Public Safety

Cedar Rapids police to host safety class for runners, joggers, walkers

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department is hosting a free safety class Thursday for area runners, joggers and walkers.

The “Running, Jogging and Walking Survival Strategies” program aims help those who enjoy the area trails, parks and recreational areas to learn various ways to stay safe.

The class will be led by police investigator Sarah Lacina, who will share tips to strengthen participants’ mindsets and empower them about personal safety.

Lacina was the winner of CBS’s “Survivor: Game Changers” in 2017 and completed seven marathons in seven days on seven continents as part of the World Marathon Challenge in 2018.

The program starts at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Whipple Auditorium at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE.

For more information, visit the Cedar Rapids Police Department’s Facebook page at

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