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.
Course Info: Don’t be fooled by the relatively short distance of this race. This great 5 Miler manages to pack in all forms of trail running to test even the most seasoned trail junkies. On the single track course (map) you will encounter rocks, gnarly roots, rolling hills, stream crossings, a few climbs, and some speedy (scary) rocky downhill descents! Course marshals will be stationed throughout the race, in addition to the well-marked trail, to provide assistance and direction. A water stop will also be available, and you will pass there twice at Miles 1.5 and 4.
Race Day: Participants can park at Chimney Rock Park parking lot off Chimney Rock Road, with the registration area at the end of the lot near the park bathrooms. Be sure to check in and collect your bib, The pre-race briefing will be given in the registration area before heading to the start/finish area, which is a short walk down the paved pathway toward the playground.
Awards: Top 3 Male & Female Finishers. Custom Rock Trophies. Awards are also given for the top 2 Male & Female finishers in 10 year age bands. 10-19; 20-19; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80 and over.
Pricing: Participants will be able to take advantage of early registration pricing before March 1st, and then normal pricing will take effect.
Before March 1st: RVRR Members - $22 Non-RVRR - $25
March 1st - March 30th: RVRR Members - $25 Non-RVRR - $28
Day of: ALL participants - $30 Cash or Check ONLY please
Refreshments & Post-Race Party at Chimney Rock Inn, 800 Thompson Ave. Bound Brook, NJ 08805. Please note that your family and friends are certainly welcome to celebrate with everyone at the Chimney Rock Inn for an additional $16 per person to be collected at the Inn.
JOIN RVRR: Raritan Valley Road Runners has been New Jersey's Best Running Club since 1983! We host multiple group runs each week, organize local races throughout the year, and help to promote the sport that we all love in as many ways as possible. We run hard and play hard, and we would love to have you join us! Check out our club page at www.rvrr.org and stop by for one of our weekly club runs on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday!