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.
The Dunedin Half Marathon Celebrating Honeymoon Island along with 10K and 5K distance is our opportunity to showcase Downtown Dunedin to locals and over 18 US states who join us each year! Runners and walkers from around the world travel to Dunedin Florida to experience the best destination town in America! The event showcases our downtown Dunedin district.
Be sure to see all of the details below and we'll see you in Dunedin November 4, 2017. Please book hotels stays early as we very carefully scheduled this race to showcase the Annual Art Harvest event and we want each of you to stay as close to downtown as POSSIBLE!
I know many of you ask for race map but the course is entirely on the paved shady and beautiful Pinellas County Trail so it is stroller-friendly and good for all ages. Please note we understand that the price goes very high as we approach race week so that we can limit registration as a local race management company it is our job to give you a good race experience and limit the number of participants while still being able to cover the budget. We appreciate your hard earned money and if you need a discount to participate please do not hesitate to email us and we will work with you as we never want anyone to miss a race due to finances.
Several have asked if this is a usatf certified course...years ago we made the decision to no longer pay the very high fee to certify a course as most of you wear GPS watches and you will see that each distance is perfectly accurate. The half marathon in Dunedin November 4th is a two-loop course and it will be very well-marked, staffed and explained by our bike lead and logistics team. Of course is fully staffed by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office for your safety.
We hope to see you in Dunedin and remember you are in one of the best home towns in America! Plan to spend the day and take advantage of one of our wonderful restaurants for a late lunch or early dinner to celebrate your amazing accomplishment.
Suzanne and Michael Mannino
Xanadu Race Management
727-CAN-RACE for text
Packet pickup will be held race morning only. Because we are offering a variety of distances and limiting this race to 400 participants there will be plenty of time to get you checked in on race morning beginning at 6 a.m. at the venue of race start and finish 520 Douglas Avenue Dunedin Florida 34698. All participants are encouraged to Park South of the venue across from Dunedin Stadium at the senior Hale Center on Douglas Avenue.
A very informative email will be sent out to all registrants on Race week which will accompany your race bib number and your waiver of release. All finishers in every distance will receive the crossed palm trees unique finisher's medal and this will be the year we retire this medal before we go to the downtown metal which will be issued in 2018.
To maintain our less competitive crowd we issue Awards to the top 15 males and top 15 female finishers in each distance. We realize many of you appreciate age group Awards however we find that this is a much more enjoyable experience however we do bring additional awards for those who might be in a senior citizen category or category outside of the fastest 15 in each distance so please do not hesitate to send an email if you are racing for something special which merits you a top finisher. Again nobody goes home without their finishers metal.
The race includes a technical race t-shirt your finisher's medal a post-race pasta meal and a free beer and post-race awards party.
Race Start Times!
Check in race morning open at 6 a.m.
7:10 am half marathon start
7:30 10K start
7:45 5K start
All distances begin at the start line at Bauser’s, 520 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, FL 34698 With Parking At The Hale Center….details below… (an email will go out race later as we approach race weekend to notify you of any changes)
As with all Xanadu events if you cannot attend the race November 4th simply email Suzanne at XanaduRaceManagement@gmail.com with your first and last name and you can transfer to another race on our calendar (over 2 dozen to choose from each year at www.727CanRace.com so that you do not lose your hard earned money. Simply email a couple weeks prior to the next race you are able to participate in and I will send you the online transfer code.