The Women Run Arkansas Running/Walking Club is hosting the 22nd annual “Women Can Run” running and walking clinics.


The events will be held Tuesday, March 5, through Saturday, May 11, and includes a clinic at Pine Bluff, according to a news release.


The local women’s running/walking clinic will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. Sessions will be held from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Pine Bluff High School track. The alternate location will be the amphitheater area at Regional Park, according to the release.


The 10-week training clinics are for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced runners and walkers and will culminate with a 5K run/walk graduation event May 11 at Conway.


By the end of the training clinic, each participant will be able to run, run/walk or walk a 5K (3.1 miles). Each clinic meets twice a week, according to the release.


The club doesn’t charge for the clinic training, however, there is a $25 fee for the 5K graduation event. The fee covers the participant’s entry for the 5K, which will also include a T-shirt and other items. It also helps cover the expense of the clinics and a portion of every entry is donated to a charitable organization of the club’s choice. All clinic directors and leaders volunteer their time.


“Come on and join in the fun with other ladies learning to walk and run,” a spokeswoman said in the release. “You will make new friends and possibly meet someone to walk and run with on a continuous basis, even after the training period and 5K.”


The Women Run Arkansas Running/Walking Club is a RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) and is dedicated to promoting healthy living among women through running and walking activities.


Participants can pre-register for the clinic at www.womenrunarkansas.net or at the first night of the clinic or by contacting Sandra Jackson, 870-692-5318, or Toni Jasper, 870-540-6036.