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.
The 44th Annual race kicks off the summer running season. It coincides with the Billy Bowlegs Festival in downtown Ft. Walton Beach, Fl. A 7:30 AM start and a festive post-race to start the day. Food, beverages and live music highlight the post-race. Packet pickup at the Gate-to-Gate race (May 28), at Run With It from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM on May 31, and race morning at FWB High School from 6:00 AM to 7:15 AM.
New start time: 7:30 AM
Packet pickup at the Gate-to-Gate race (May 28), at Run With It from 4:30 PM -6:00 PM on May 31, and race morning at FWB High School from 6:00 AM to 7:15 AM.
USAFT Certified 5K
Parking available at start/finish (FWB High School) or post-race (Liza Jackson Park East Pavilion).