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.
The American Legion Auxiliary, Emerald Coast Unit 402 will host the Third Annual Patriot 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds will benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation, Snowball Express Program and the Thomas Drive Volunteer Fire Department.
It starts at the American Legion proceeds out to Griffin Blvd, then a mostly flat shaded course to the entrance of the Commerace park and back to the Legion. Food and drinks will be available post race.
Every registered participant will receive an original "Patriot 5K" t-shirt. Awards for Overall male and female finishers. Additional awards three deep in age groups starting at under 10 age group to 70+.
Race starts at 8:05am following moments of reflection at 8:00am to honor those who have served and are presently serving our nation.
Early Registration is $30.00 ($15.00 for age 12 and under) Race day registration $35.00 ($20.00 for age 12 and under) Pack pick up will be October 12th. from 1-7pm. At race site. 17680 Ashley Dr. P.C.B., Fl. 32413
Special Note: Strollers, wagons, baby joggers and any hand pushed or pulled vehicules will be allowed on the course but at a walk pace capacity only. Absolutely NO in-line skates, roller skates, skateboards.