MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Have you always wanted to run? Are you new to running? An avid runner who wants to improve performance? Prevent injury? Mark Cucuzzella, M.D., will be conducting monthly Running Clinics at The Wellness Center at WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center.

Dr. Cucuzzella, nationally ranked distance runner, local physician, and founder and organizer of Freedom’s Run and the Harpers Ferry Half Marathon, will be conducting running clinics to promote proper form, injury prevention, and improve performance. The clinics are geared to runners of all levels. The next clinic will be held on from 5-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.

Clinics will be held in the Aerobics Room at The Wellness Center on the campus of Berkeley Medical Center. The program is free and open to all. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 304-264-1287, ext. 31814, or email ddejarnett@wvumedicine.org.

For information on group runs and ongoing clinics, visit the Freedom’s Run Headquarters website at Two Rivers Treads www.tworiverstreads.com. Click on the sections on “clinics” and “group runs."

The 37th annual Apple Trample 5K will be held on Oct. 22. For more information or to register, visit www.appletrample.com.

For more information: Teresa E. McCabe, University Healthcare Vice President of Marketing and Development, 304-264-1223