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.
Join us for our Inaugural Atlanta Memorial Day 5K Classic to pay homage to our men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have sacrificed their lives for our great nation. The Soldiers Final Mile is to pay tribute to the fallen heroes that gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. When you are running the 5K and you get to that final mile, 2.1 mile mark on the course, think of all the soldiers that lost their lives in battle and that is where you need to leave everything on the course. We will be scoring the Soldiers Final Mile by overall and age group awards, so please take it seriously!
The actual start/finish will be on Edgewood Drive between Peachtree St. and Park Drive.
There is plenty of parking as well as the Five Points Marta Station.
PRE RACE PACKET PICK UP & REGISTRATION :
Sunday: 12noon to 5pm
West Stride Running
3517 Northside Pkwy. #11
Atlanta, GA 30327
MONDAY, RACE DAY:
Race day registration and packet pick-up 7am.
Race start is at 8am.