Beginners run -- Marsha Demaree runs at Oakland Mills Middle School. Howard County Striders will offer "First Step!" - a program to help people of all ages, sizes and fitness levels become stronger, feel better, establish a habit of exercise and lower their risk of health problems. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 24 at the Wilde Lake High School track. To download an application: www.striders.net. Click on "Programs & Running Groups" and click on "First Step." A program for women, "G.I.R.L." (Getting Inspired to Run for Life), is also available.