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.
Registration begins at 7:00am, race at 8:00am. Age divisions: 0-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Register at Smith River Church of the Brethren, 2282 Bob White Road, Stuart, VA, with transportation being provided to starting line; finish line back at the church. Visit www.CoveredBridge5K.com for more information.
The course will begin near Worley's Machines at the intersection of Route 8 (Woolwine Hwy) and Elamsville Rd. Runners will then travel south on Route 8, and turn right on Jack's Creek Rd. Runners will run through Jack's Creek bridge and double back to the starting line. Then runners will turn right on Elamsville Rd and head towards the church and finish in the church parking lot.
Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age division per gender as well as the top overall male and female finishers.
Chip Timing will be offered by Go! Sports Timing. Performance shirts will be offered this year with only those registering by May 25 being guaranteed availability and size.
The Covered Bridge Festival will begin at 10:00am shortly after the race finish. The festival will include food and craft vendors, live music, horse and buggy rides, and a rubber duck race down the stream. https://www.facebook.com/virginiacoveredbridgefestival/
Pre-register by May 25, 2018 for reduced rate and guaranteed performance shirt.
Register at event: 7:00-7:45am
Race start time: 8:00am