Tip Of The Day

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.

Alvey /Reagan/Gravely 5k Color Run

Come and join our annual Alvey/Reagan/Gravely 5k COLOR Run. Yes, this year we are starting with something new and exciting, 5k Color Run. What makes a Run a Color Run? A Color Run is not about competition. It is all about colors, having fun together and staying fit. There are color stations which you will run through and be blasted with safe and certified color run powder, each station will have  its own color.


Event details and schedule

Event Information:

WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018

TIME: 8.00 am (RAIN or SHINE)


Race participants will begin at Alvey Elementary, run to Gravely Elementary and return to Alvey for a fairly flat, straight, family-friendly (all sidewalks!) course. Strollers are welcome. ABSOLUTELY NO BIKES OR DOGS. Strollers are permitted on the course. Race day parking is limited. We encourage you to carpool, bike, or walk if possible.

Enrty Fee:

Early Registration start from Februaryy 1st till February 28th: $20.00 per participant

March 1 - April 1 : $25.00 per participant.

*Registration will close on April 1, 2018

** Registration fee includes an official race shirt for all participants.


TIMING:  The event will be un-timed

AWARDS: All school-aged participants will receive a medal.

Package Pick-up: 

Friday April 20th from 3:30pm – 6:30pm at the Alvey Elementary School cafeteria (5300 Waverly Farm Drive. Haymarket, VA 20169)



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