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Running clinic will focus on proper run technique and injury prevention for athletes in soccer and football.

Scott e. Rupp The Tampa Tribune
Published:   |   Updated: March 26, 2013 at 01:44 PM

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Hit the Trails, a running and outdoor gear shop in Lithia, 16144 Churchview Drive, will host a physically demanding running clinic July 30-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-10 from 7 to 10 a.m. at Hawk Park in FishHawk Ranch.

The clinic is designed to help people 13 and older learn how to run properly, with instructors teaching participants the techniques of running fast and building endurance.

Also, the clinic will provide instruction about proper nutrition, hydration and injury prevention. The clinic will prepare athletes for cross country, soccer and football.

Everyone who completes the clinic will receive a certificate of completion, personal evaluation and T-shirt at the end of the two-week clinic.

Cost is $200 and a $25 nonrefundable deposit is required by July 1 to reserve a spot; full payment is due July 25.

Payment can be made in cash, check or credit card at the store. A waiver of responsibility will need to be signed if the participant is under the age of 18.

The clinic will be taught by Steve Dunn, owner of Hit the Trails, who is an active marathoner and certified running coach with 25 years of experience, and Larry Bass, currently a running coach at Riverview High School with more than 30 years of coaching experience. Bass has competed in more than 250 races and is an Ironman tri-athlete.

Call: 681-6141 for information.

Scott E. Rupp can be reached at 657-4510 ro by e-mail at srupp@mediageneral.com.

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