Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
This is an accurate trail 10 miler & 5k within beautiful Powhatan State Park in the heart of South Central Virginia, just half an hour from Richmond and within an hour of Charlottesville. Proceeds will go to families in need in Texas (hurricane victims) and Powhatan, as well as to the Powhatan XC Team and Science Olympiad Team (solar initiative project).
Date: Saturday, March 3 2018
Location: Powhatan State Park (4616 Powhatan State Park Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139)
Race Schedule: 10 miler & 5k will start together at 9am.
Timing: Both the 10 miler & 5k will have chip timing.
Parking: Free parking (cars will just need to check in with volunteers at the gate).
Course: A course map with mile markers of the trails used will be available as soon as it is finalized.
Cause: Proceeds will go to families & individuals in need in Texas (hurricane victims) and Powhatan, as well as to the Powhatan XC Team and Science Olympiad Team (solar initiative project).
Shirts: The first 150 entrants will be guarenteed custom race shirts.
Cost: 10 miler - $25 until Feb. 1 ($30 after Feb. 1 & on race day) / 5k - $20 until Jan. 31 ($25 after Feb. 1 & on race day).
10k Awards (will be presented at a post-race banquet): Overall & top 3 runners in each age group will receive awards. Lucky Foot gift certificates will also be awarded to the overall winners & the top age-group finishers.
5k Awards (will be mailed to recipients): Overall & top 3 finishers in each age group will receive awards. Lucky Foot gift certificates will also be awarded to the overall finishers.
Age-groups: 10 miler (must be 18 to participate) - 18-24, 25-30, 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-55, 56-60, 61-65, 66-70, 71 & up / 5k (ages 7 & up can participate) - 7-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-30, 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-55, 56-60, 61-65, 66-70, 71 & up.
Restrooms: There are restrooms near and close-by the start line.
Packet-pickup: Dates, times, & locations (in addition to race day) TBA