The Great Lakes Bay Region Be Greater Race Prep is designed help you prepare for the upcoming race season. Novice to experienced walkers and runners are welcome to participate. We want to support you in reaching your individual goals; whether it’s running your first race, completing your first half marathon or getting a PR! Each session will include a combination of classroom instruction and time for walking or running. Participants will learn mental and physical aspects of training; proper stretching, strength training and yoga techniques; the right shoes to wear; how to protect your hips and knees; maintaining proper running form; the proper fuel for the run or walk and race strategy and etiquette. Speakers will include physicians, physical therapists and dietitians from MidMichigan Health as well as other therapists and fitness and running specialists. Classes meet Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., beginning March 14 at the Community Center. The cost for the Race Prep is $35 per person; training shirt and end-of-prep celebration included! Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.