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Running – or walking - is a great cardio activity for diabetics. It is one that can be done within a block of your house and with little to no extra special equipment. A good pair of sneakers is the minimum you should have to participate.

Weekly

The Lancaster Road Runners Club (LRRC) will meet up Tuesday run at Long’s Park.

March runs

The Run 4 Luck next month benefits the Junior League of Lancaster. The run itself will be Saturday, 15 March and runs through the School Lane Hills Neighborhood. Run by yourself or with a team. Registration is $22 until 1 March. Then it goes up to $25. For more information, go to http://www.run4luck.com/index.html. Registration closes on 13 March.

The Mission Connect 5K will be held Saturday, 29 March at the Worship Center, 2384 New Holland Pike. The fundraiser supports missionary family, Dale & Tracy Weaver. Early registration (before 12 March) fee is $25. To register, click here.

April runs

Capital BlueCross is presenting the Hershey 10K Race in April but registration is limited. A portion of the proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania and other local charities. The 2,500 runners will run through Hershey Park. In addition to the Park, Hershey Gardens, Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction, The Hershey Story Museum will also be open! The run is scheduled for Sunday, 13 April. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. Registration is currently $40 and includes a race t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, bib with timing device and refreshments afterwards.

May runs

Registration is now open for Shadey’s Rugged Run. The run will be held on Saturday, 3 May at Lancaster Bible College (LBC), 901 Eden Road. This is a 3.5 mile mud/obstacle course. Runners will race through water, fire and walls, as well as mud. The proceeds will benefit LBC’s Athletic Department and the Penn State Hershey Children’s Miracle Network.

Friends of Angels will hold Kat’s 5K Family Run/Walk in Strasburg on Saturday, 10 May. It will benefit the Sweet Pea Project which provides support and gentle guidance to families who have experienced the loss of a child. The event will begin, and end, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 40 West Main Street. Early registration is $25. To register with Pretzel City Sports, click here.

The Never Forget 5K will remember first responders on 10 May at the Worship Center, 2384 New Holland Pike. The 5K will stretch out through farmlands, beginning and ending at the Worship Center. The annual race recalls those who perished on 9-11. The 5K begins at 8:46 a.m., which is the time that Flight 11 hit the North Tower. The one mile walk will begin at 9:03 a.m., which is when the second plane, Flight 175, hit the South Tower that fateful morning. Registration is $28 for the 5K and $28 for the walk. The rates increase on 20 April. For more information, go to http://neverforget5k.org.

The Run for Hope will be 10 May at the Smoketown Airport. The 5K will benefit Hope International. All racers will be provided with a free breakfast. Registration is $20 before 19 April. After that, the registration is $25. Breakfast begins at 7 a.m. The race itself is scheduled to begin at 9:35 a.m. and will last one hour. Fore more information, go to http://smoketownairportcrit.info.

The Manheim Rock-N-Glow 5K is scheduled for Saturday, 31 May. Last year was the first race and it had over 1,500 racers. The event is an evening event held on the Market Square downtown. The evening festivities begin at 6 p.m. with live music and entertainment. The race itself steps off at 9 p.m. Registration is $25 for those 15 and older. Younger runners are $15. For more information, go to www.manheimdowntown.org.

NOTE:

This article is not intended to replace the medical advice of your physician. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of diabetes, make an appointment with your physician. Before beginning any exercise program, consult your physician.

Upcoming Events & Information Request

Lancaster City is located in South Central Pennsylvania. Home to over 60,000 people, it is the County Seat. Do you have an upcoming event or information that would interest the Lancaster community? If so, please email Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman at jeanne.eckman@comcast.net.

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