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Runners prepare to take on a marathon with Borgess

More than 900 runners bundled up this morning to begin their journey towards the Borgess run in May.

More than 900 runners bundled up this morning to begin their journey towards the Borgess run in May.

The Borgess Health and Fitness Center kicked off its run camp this morning as runners bundled up to begin training for full and half marathons.

These runners go through 13 weeks of training, working in teams before the big run that benefits four different charities.

Cheryl Pickett, the operations manager of Borgess Run Camp, says working in teams helps people come together and support one another, and you have to look no further to see the program's success than the 72-year old woman who completed her first marathon last year.

“We have all ages here at run camp. We have some middle schoolers here with their parents, some high schoolers, all the way up to people who are retired and trying to make a comeback at life. We have all the different ages,” Pickett said.

It's not too late if you want to train with a team. You can still sign up with Borgess for the cost of $100.

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