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Running Start Program Returns to Bowdoin College

November 15, 2022

Running Start Program Returns to Bowdoin College 


Brunswick, Maine – Mid Coast Hospital’s Community Health and Wellness department is pleased to announce the Running Start program at Bowdoin College has returned. 

Led by Clinical Exercise Physiologists, the supervised fitness program has two parts. The track program incorporates proper warm-up techniques, stretching, calisthenics and aerobic exercises tailored to individual needs. The pool program offers shallow water aerobics and/or lap swimming.   

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays. The track program runs from 8 to 9 a.m., while the pool program goes from 9 to 10 a.m.   

 Running Start, which debuted more than 40 years ago, is open to the public. Each participant must complete a medical clearance form. Cost for the track program is $40 a month, while the pool program costs $45 a month.   

Please call Contact Mid Coast Hospital’s Community Health and Wellness at 373-6585 to receive the appropriate paperwork and to arrange payment. Pay-per-class and cash payments are no longer allowed. 



About Mid Coast–Parkview Health: 

Mid Coast–Parkview Health is a dynamic healthcare system that addresses a full continuum of community health, wellness, and prevention needs with a full-service 93-bed hospital (Mid Coast Hospital), a diverse medical group (Mid Coast Medical Group), senior health care (Mid Coast Senior Health), and home healthcare services (CHANS Home Health & Hospice). Mid Coast–Parkview Health is part of MaineHealth, the largest health system in northern New England, with approximately 22,000 employees providing preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. 


About MaineHealth: 

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.” It consists of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,500 employed and independent physicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 employees, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland. 


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