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.
Diamond Minds Transformational Leadership Academy and Early Beginnings Academy invite you to the 2nd Annual Legacy 5K Run & Walk at the beautiful Bill Baggs State Park as we celebrate Earth Day by sharing time and experiencing nature with family and friends.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park offers the best views of Key Biscayne. This ideal run venue will captivate your imagination and inspire your feet. Our Earth Day family event begins near the pier and winds through a butterfly garden, nature paths, boat docks, and the Cape Florida Lighthouse. Festive post-race activities begin at 9:00 am offering families and participants an opportunity to explore outdoor adventures including fishing, swimming, kayaking, and beach yoga. Your registration packet includes a finisher medal, refreshments, and access to our Oceanfront Gathering.
Children under the ages of 2 are free. All proceeds from the Legacy 5K benefit educational programs for United Community Options which operates programs throughout Miami-Dade County dedicated to ensuring that each child receives a holistic education which nurtures their physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Participants should arrive at the entrance to Bill Baggs State Park by 6:30 am. Park entry fees are waived for participants. Once inside follow the signs to the parking lot near the lighthouse entrance and walk toward the pavilions near the pier (D14 & D18). Registration begins at 6:15 am and the race begins promptly at 7:30 am.