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.
Come and be part of the 1st Annual Ayrshire Farm Heritage Breeds Festival 5K! Not only will you be able to run through one of northern virginia's most beautiful heritage breed farms, but you can stay and enjoy the family friendly demonstrations, hayrides, games, music and meat tastings! 5K is held on Saturday, but the event runs Saturday and Sunday. The grounds will open at 9:30am for race participants to pick up packets. Please arrive early if you wish to register for the race on the day of. Note that participants registering after September 17th are not guarenteed a tshirt and same day entries will pay 35.00. Race starts at 10:30am. Please head over to Gentle Harvest and look under events to be directed to tickets for the festival and keep up with us on Facebook for updates! Can't wait to see you!
Packet pickup will be in the morning before the race. Gates will open at 9:30am for race participants. Race will begin at 10:30am. Please bring ID and follow signs for parking upon arrival.