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.
A portion of the proceeds from this race benefit the local area foodshelves. With an average of 1000-1700 runners across the two distances, this is a great race for the competitive runner as well as the recreational. Strollers, walkers and dogs are welcome at this family affair. Overall winners receive turkeys and pumpkin pies. Awesome giveaways for those making a donation to the foodshelves. Through the years we have donated over 35,000 pounds of food ant clost to $10,000. Carolers on the course will put you in the holiday mood if you aren't already there.
Headphones are allowed. Please be aware that this is an open course, so be extra careful about watching for traffic and your fellow participants.
Strollers are allowed. Please start near the back of the pack for the safety of your little one and your fellow participants. If you're super fast even with a stroller, then you can start farther up at the start line, but please situate yourself near one side or the other and avoid the middle.
Pets are allowed. Dogs, anyway. Monkeys and pythons are discouraged. Please only bring your pet if they're friendly and not freaked out by a thousand people, and start at the back of the pack.
Additional information and course profiles can be found on our website: http://www.trifitnesswbl.com/fastbeforethefeast