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.
Why wait until the end of the year when Christmas comes to Clearwater in July! That's right, it's Christmas in July and this 5K ends with a finish's medal that doubles as a Christmas tree ornament! It will remind you how awesome you were to reach the finish line in the heat of the summer in July.
So Merry Christmas in July runners! Wear your fun jingle bells, lights, santa hats, and more because we are going ALL out to rock this Christmas in July. The 5K run walk begins at 9:30 at Buffalo Wild Wings In Clearwater. Check in is race day at Buffalo Wild Wings as early as 8 a.m.
Of course no Christmas party is complete with out gifts so our TOY DRIVE IS ON! It's not mandatorty but we hope each of your will bring one unwrapped new toy to race check it. All toys will be donated to dersiving kids in the Clearwater community through our teens at Finish Lines For Scholarships.
Race check in opens on race day Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 8 a.m. The Christmas In July 5K begins at 9:30. It all takes place at Buffalo Wild Wings In Clearwater. An email will go out to all registrants on race week with all the details you need on where to park and what to expect.
Everyone receives the Christmas ornament finisher's medal, the race shirt, a free food sampler inside Buffalo Wild Wings Clearwater at our post race party, and free beer for everyone over age 21. Top finisher award will be presented to the first 15 male and first 15 female finishers. All 5K runners will be electronically timed and times will be posted online later on race day at www.727CanRace.com
Merry Christmas (in Julyl) EVERYONE! Jingle All The Way! Ho Ho Ho Merrrrrryyy Christmas! We might just get a running Santa Claus!