BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department will host a "Virtual Couch to 5K" beginning Jan. 4.

Participants can sign up now and run a 5K in nine weeks. This program is perfect for beginning runners as well as experienced runners who want to goal-set. There will be no group runs but weekly emails with workouts and tips to train in the winter, a release said.

The cost is $4 per person. Register online at For questions, contact at or (218) 333-1857.

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