Marshall Recreation Center to host Pump and Run competition

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Pump and Run, a competition featuring a combination of weight lifting and a 5k run, will take place at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Marshall Recreation Center on the Huntington campus. Michele Muth, the recreation center’s assistant director of marketing and memberships, said Pump and Run is a great opportunity to get an intense workout, train for other Pump and Run races, and enjoy the competition.

The pump – or weight lifting portion of the race – is first, followed by the 5k run on a Marshall Recreation Center treadmill.

There will be five age divisions ranging from 19 and under to 50 and older as well as male and female divisions. Participants must be at least 16 years of age to compete. Scores will be determined by the 5k time and number of repetitions. Participants can take up to 15 minutes off their running time by shedding 30 seconds with each repetition in the pump portion of the event.

Awards will be given to the overall top male and female contenders and to the first-, second- and third-place finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions.

Anyone interested in signing up may do so at the Marshall Recreation Center welcome desk or at All participants must be pre-registered by Dec. 3. The entry fee is $20.

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