Important Announcement

We’ve been tracking the virus as well as consulting with Lehigh Valley Road Runners and other directives. In order to have a safe and successful First Strides® season, we need to follow strict safety standards. For example, participants and mentors are required to wear a mask when outdoors (including during our workouts), conduct temperature checks/health surveys, and maintain six feet of social distance. While walking or running outside with others is considered a lower risk activity, any activity in larger numbers with individuals outside your family begins to significantly increase the risk of the transmission of COVID-19. Also, with the increasing cases across the nation, many states are rolling back their reopening plans. Therefore, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel our First Strides® Summer/Fall workshop. While we know this is disappointing, we hope you can understand the steps we’re taking to help keep our participants and mentors safe and to do our part to control the spread of the virus.Thank you for your interest and support of First Strides® , and for your understanding during these unprecedented times. We hope that you will follow us on Facebook where we will encourage you to participate virtually. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Michelle Sames and Tina Hertel Co-leaders of First Strides®

About First Strides

Do you  imagine yourself fit and strong, striding comfortably down the road during an easy workout or a 5-K race? This gradual 10 week program will help you comfortably progress from the couch to walking, jogging or running at a pace that’s right for you.

If this sounds like something you are interested in please click on one of the locations below for more information and registration instructions.

First Strides® meets weekly, offering presentations on topics from what to wear to injury prevention. We then stretch and do a group walk/run. Please come dressed for activity.

Women from ages 12 to 112 are welcome to attend. Bring your daughters, mothers, neighbors, co-workers and friends.

Our mentors are First Strides® graduates,  Women’s 5K Classic committee members and Lehigh Valley Road Runners (LVRR) members.

First Strides® is now a participating member of the LVHN My Total Health reimbursement program.