Cardiologist leads 5K training program

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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 http://www.providenceoregon.org/healthyheart 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, www.facebook.com/providenceoregon, and Twitter feed, www.twitter.com/provhealth.