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.
The 5th Annual Casey Jones Shamrock 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, March 11th at Casey Jones in LaPlata, MD. The race will weave through the streets of LaPlata and end at Casey Jones for a post-race buffet, awards and entertainment
The beneficiary of this year’s race is Farming 4 Hunger. Their mission statement is "To feed the hungry and help feed the soul. Hunger comes in many different ways. Healing the mind, body and spirit is at the core of Farming 4 Hunger. We believe if you serve others, you too will be fed. "
Registration fees are $35 until 2/28/17 and $40 thereafter. T-shirts are included for all racers who register by 2/28/17. Awards will be given for the top qualifier of the 5k run. In addition, a prize will be given for the best St. Patrick’s Day costume. The post-race buffet will be included for all participants who register by Wednesday, March 7th. Non-race participants can purchase the buffet for $10 on the day of the race. Post race entertainment will be provided.
Packet pick-up will take place at Coal Road CrossFit, 403 Charles St #2A, La Plata, MD 20646 on Saturday, March 10th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and beginning at 7:00 on race day.
Race will take place rain, snow or shine and is nonrefundable.
Leashed dogs may participate. Owners are expected to clean up after animals on the race course.
Parking is available through out the town.