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 4th Annual Coastal Edge Surf For The Cure Aloha 5K Fun Run/Walk and Paddleboard Clinic takes place at one of Virginia Beach's notorious landmarks, the 64th Street Narrows, First Landing State Park, on Saturday, OCTOBER 6, 2018.
The producer of this event, The Wahine Surf Club, is an avid promoter of healthy, active lifestyles and is committed to giving back to the community. This year, in addition to the 5K WALK/RUN, we are offering the Paddleboard Clinic because of its therapeutic attributes in health restoration and rehabilitation. It empowers individuals physically and mentally, giving the person a sense of freedom and independence as well as increasing their self-esteem and self-confidence. All proceeds support The Coastal Edge Surf For The Cure in order to benefit Susan G. Komen of Tidewater. So sign up online for as many categories as you like...you can run, then paddle, then volunteer!
***ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, AT 5 PM ***
PACKET PICK UP AND LATE REGISTRATIONS ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
4 PM TO 7 PM
21ST STREET & ARCTIC AVE
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23451
For Late Registration, forms will be available 7:30am the morning of the race and the cost increases to $35. Also, a t-shirt is NOT guaranteed at that time.
Walk-on sign ups for the Paddleboard Clinics will also be taken pending any available slots – bring $20 donation, water & towel. Free to breast cancer survivors, all others $20
There will be a $5 CASH fee ($7 for out of state) for parking inside the Park. The best location to park during the race is in the large parking lot near the boat ramps…just follow the main road all the way to the end. Again, please come prepared to pay $5 for parking; you will not be able to drive your vehicle into the Park otherwise.
This event is not just for runners; you can sign up for a Paddleboard clinic as well. Whether you are new or advanced, we are offering 1-hour clinics for $20 by some of the best, certified and experienced, local surf/paddleboard instructors. In addition to the paddle board instruction, participants will enjoy the serene waters of the First Landing State Park. We will provide everything including paddles, leashes, paddleboards & personal flotation devices (PFDs); however, you may bring your own Stand Up Paddleboard and/or paddle if you would like. All registered participants will receive a t-shirt and goody bag as well.
5K FUN RUN/WALK:
The race will start at 8:00 am, just in front of the Narrows, which is located bout 1.5 miles from the 64th Street Park entrance, on the left. All registered participants will receive a t-shirt, finisher medal, on-course hydration and post-race refreshments, and a goody bag.
The 5K is an out and back trail course that is generally flat. However, you will encounter a few small hills and some sandy terrain. See map below.
COST: $30 before 3 October 2018, $35 late registration
7:00am – State Park opens
7:30am – Packet pick-up/same day registration
8:00am – 5K Race Start
9:30am – Awards