Tip Of The Day

Build a Foundation

Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.

To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.

Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.

2017 Christmas Tree 5K Run / Walk

Event details and schedule

  • Early packet pick-up late registration on Saturday, December 2, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at Pacers Running Store, 3100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington VA 22201 (703-248-6883)  --  Free parking underground at Trader Joe's, 1200 North Garfield Street, Arlington VA 22201 -- 90 minutes free with any purchase
  • Race-day packet pick-up and race-day registration on Sunday, December 3, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM, on-site at Glencarlyn Park, 4955 Columbia Pike, Arlington VA 22204 -- Free parking on-street and at nearby shopping plazas
  • Race-day schedule:  
  • 9:00 AM -- Christmas tree sales begin
  • 10:00 AM -- Christmas tree sales pause
  • 10:15 AM -- Race-dat packet pick-up and race-day registration open on-site
  • 10:50 AM -- Official welcome to the race by race manager Jay Jacob Wind and race director Emily Carnes
  • 10:52 AM -- Introduction of the officers of Arlington South Lions Club and Old Dominion Eye Foundation
  • 10:55 AM -- Presentation of the colors and National Anthem
  • 10:57 AM -- Course description and safety instructions
  • 10:59 AM -- Baby stroller and wheelchair start
  • 11:00 AM -- Run / Walk start
  • 11:15 AM -- First finisher
  • 11:45 AM -- Last finisher (approximate)
  • 11:50 AM -- Presentation of awards -- 1st, 2nd, 3rd male & female overall; 1st, 2nd, 3rd male & female in 10-year age groups -- We will soon announce the awards, courtesy of our sponsors
  • 12:00 noon -- Thank you and Happy Holidays to all
  • 1:00 PM -- Christmas tree sales resume
  • For more information about Arlington South Lions Club or to become a sponsor, please contact Emily Carnes (703-536-6939) or write to ecarnes@comcast.net
  • For more information about Safety And Health Foundation or to volunteer for the event, please contact Jay Jacob Wind (703-927-4833) or write to racedirector@att.net
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