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.
This 17th annual charity run is a challenging, family and community oriented 5K run/walk through downtown historic Smithfield and our beautiful Virginia countryside. All proceeds benefit the Christian Outreach Program in Isle of Wight County.
We are so excited you've decided to join us at the 17th Annual Smithfield Hog Jog. We will send you email updates periodically, but you can see some basic info below:
Friday, October 12th, 6p-8p, Christian Outreach, 402 Grace Street, Smithfield
Saturday, October 13th, 7a-8:30a, 100 Commerce Street, Smithfield
Race Day Schedule:
7:00 A.M. Race Day Registration (closes at 8:30am)
9:00 A.M. 5K Run/Walk
10:15 A.M. Kids Piglet Run (Ages 10 and under)
10:30 A.M. Awards and Post Race Party featuring Gwaltney hot dogs, soda, and beer.
This is a rain or shine event, and being as we are in Virginia, October means it will either be 70 and sunny or 40 and rainy, with any combination in between. Dress for the weather, dress in costume (pigs are always a plus!), as long as you're dressed!