Cardiologist leads 5K training program



A cardiologist with the Providence Heart and Vascular Institute is leading the Providence Heart to Start 5K Challenge.

The challenge is a training program designed to prepare participants for the Heart Breaker 5K on Feb. 9 at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.

Dr. James Beckerman will host weekly training runs and walks beginning Tuesday, Dec. 4. The training events will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at Duniway Park, Southwest Sixth Avenue and Sheridan Street in Portland.

To get started, visit to download the training schedule and learn more about the program.

Weekly tips and videos will be posted on the Providence Health & Services Facebook page,, and Twitter feed,