By Gregory Gammill |Staff Writer|
Attention all CSUSB students, on your mark, get set…RUN!
CSUSB Coyote Running Club gives males and females the opportunity to enhance the longevity of their life since it was established in May 2013.
Running provides several excellent health benefits for short and long term progress.
According to Runner’s World, “running makes you happier, helps you get skinnier, will keep you sharper even as you age and reduces your risk of cancer.”
Corey Moody is the current president of the Coyote Running Club.
“Our goal is to provide a safe and friendly community for running enthusiasts to become a part of. We also serve as a platform for men and women at CSUSB who want to compete as a club,” said Moody.
The club participates in several different kinds of racing activities that can range anywhere from three miles, all the way to a full 26.2 mile marathon.
“We run competitively against other schools and we participate in community races, such as a 5K, 10K and marathons,” said Moody.
The club meets up to four times a week to practice and develop their skills with each other during runs.
“This quarter, our club meets Monday through Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. and Thursday at 7:30 a.m. We meet in front of the gym,” said Moody.
CSUSB students have a few options when it comes to signing up for the running club.
CSUSB Coyote Running Club offers their members several contributing factors that will help them out in running and outside of it.
“Members have the opportunity to meet other people with similar interests and compete together as a club. They will develop team skills as well as build friendships with one another,” said Moody.
New members to the club have nothing to worry about if they have no prior running experience.
“Our club is open to anyone who wants to run. All skill levels are welcome. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there is a place for you,” said Moody.
Members will be learning valuable running techniques needed to succeed in races and practice.
“Our runners, most times, learn from each other. Each of us has different experiences so we share our knowledge together and are always learning new things,” said Moody.
CSUSB runners are in for a real treat with all the wonderful advice and training they will receive from veteran Coyote runners.
“If you are looking for a place to have fun, stay in shape, or compete against other colleges, this is the place for you,” said Moody.
CSUSB students and faculty of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to contribute to the Coyote Running Club to add some extra health benefits to their own life.
The running club is a good program to connect with like-minded Coyotes who are into running and other activities.