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.
Join us for the 4th annual Palm Harbor Spring Fling benefitting Elisa's Greatest Wishes. This charitable organization, in cooperation with the Pinellas Education Foundation, provides support for numerous causes including the purchase of books for school libraries, funding scholarships and projects for Girl Scouts, youth athletics, and children with medical needs to name a few. Elisa's Greatest Wishes: Helping Kids Be Kids.
The 4th Annual Palm Harbor Spring Fling 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run will feature a professionally chip timed 5K race followed by a 1 mile fun walk/run. Race course will include a portion of the beautiful Pinellas Trail. The 5K race will start promptly at 8 am and the 1 mile walk/run will follow at 9 am. All participants will receive a finisher medal. Awards given to the 5K top male and female runners and 3 deep in standard 5 year age categories. Participants who are pre-registered by April 1st are guaranteed a tech race shirt in preferred size. Shirts will be available to participants registering after April 1st on a limited basis.
We are proud to be the race with the best S.W.A.G. (stuff we all get)…Thanks to our generous sponsors, all pre-registered 5K race participants will receive a tech shirt, visor, water bottle, sweat band, and towel and many other “goodies!” Those registering on the day of the event will receive these items while supplies last.
Parking will be available at Wall Springs Park and overflow parking will be limited to select streets near the entrance. Car pooling is encouraged. All participants must sign a waiver prior to the start of the race. On site registration will be available beginning at 6:30 a.m. on race day.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. If you are unable to attend the event, you may transfer your registration to another participant. Contact the event coordinator for assistance.
***SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE. Please contact event coordinator for more information.