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.
Our 3rd Annual 5K Color Run & Kids Color Dash. This Y community event will benefit our Capital Campaign and facility expansion. BBQ is included for all paid participants and is also available to non-participants for a fee of $10 for ages 12 & up, $7 for children 11 and under, FREE for children 4 & under. For the Kids Color Dash, (Ages 3-12), please have them wear a white shirt. There will be medals for the 1st,2nd, & 3rd place winners in age groups, local vendors, games for kids, music, raffles and more! We greatly appreciate you coming out to support our Y and the community.
Online registration will close on 7/12/17 at 12:00am. After this date you must register in person at the South Orange Family YMCA Welcome Center or on the day of the race at Crane Park prior to 8:30am.
RACE # & T-SHIRT PICKUP & LATE REGISTRATION:
Friday, July 13 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at the Y
Saturday, July 14 6:30 am-8:30 am at Crane Park, Monroe
PRE-RACE SNACKS: 7:30 am
PRE-RACE WARM-UP: 8:30 am with Roby Desir
RUNNERS BEGIN: 9:00 am
KIDSCOLOR DASH: 10:00 am
BBQ & AWARDS CEREMONY: 10:30 am