The Arizona Cancer Center’s Better Than Ever (BTE) fitness training program is recruiting participants for the spring season of its 10th year. BTE, a supportive outreach program of the Cancer Center, encourages people of all fitness levels to make exercise a part of daily life through running, walking and biking in a fun, non-competitive environment.
BTE provides participants with a training schedule, training tips, a weekly e-newsletter and multiple weekly training sessions. Volunteer team leaders guide and motivate team members as they all build mileage and train for their event.
Participants can choose to train for:
• Catalina State Park 5.2 mile Trail Race on April 10
• Tour of the Tucson Mountains 27 mile course on April 25
• Cinco de Mayo 10K Run/Walk on May 2
Spring season registration is open through March 15.
Better Than Ever is hosting a spring season kick-off event Saturday, Feb. 27 at Ramada G at Brandi Fenton Park, 3482 E. River Road. New participants should arrive at 9:30 a.m. for an information session. At 10:30 a.m. team members will meet their training leaders and each other, listen to the experiences of past participants and jumpstart their training with a one-mile walk on the river path followed by light refreshments.
Since its inception in 2000, BTE has raised more than $1.5 million for women’s cancer research at the Arizona Cancer Center and encouraged more than 3,000 individuals of all ages, sizes and abilities to increase their fitness.