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.
A Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Event, the 5K will support Friends of York River State Park, a nonprofit organization that supplies funds, materials, and labor for projects at York River State Park, as well as Walsingham Academy’s Athletic Booster Club. Runners and walkers welcome!
The 5K Run is the kickoff event for a fun-filled family day at Estuaries Day at the York River State Park. This is a wonderful day for your family. Bring your running shoes, run the race on August 25, and then treat the family to a day of kayaking, canoeing, hiking and exploration at the York River State Park. Admission to the park is included in the race registration. For more information regarding Estuaries Day contact York River State Park at (757) 566-3036.
7:00 am to 8:15 am - Registration and packet pickup
8:00 am - One mile fun run/walk start
8:30 am - 5K run/5K walk start
9:45 am - Awards Ceremony
Course: 1 mile asphalt (park entrance road), 2 miles dirt. Wide, hard-packed dirt trails through scenic woods around pond. Portions are flat, with 2 hills.
Shirts: First 200 registered entrants will receive a short-sleeve T-shirt in their requested size. Race-day entrants will receive shirts while supplies last. Sizes are not guaranteed for race-day entrants.
Awards: Top three overall men and women in the 5K race. Top three men and women in five-year age groups, from 14-and-under through 70-and-over in the 5K race. Top three men and women in the 5K walk.
Directions: From Interstate 64, take exit 231B (Croaker exit) onto Croaker Road (toward York River). Follow for about ¾ mile and turn right onto Riverview Road. Go about 2 miles and turn left onto Park Road (this is the entrance to York River State Park) and follow to the end.