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 Fairfax Salvation Army is hosting the 5K Hero’s Run/Walk event. The 5K will be held in our community on Saturday, October 20, 2018 (rain or shine).
The Fairfax Salvation Army delivers essential support for families in our community. The after-school programs run three days a week, giving youth of all ages, from Kindergarten to Seniors in high school; a safe place to do homework and hang out with friends. On Wednesday evenings, we provide various music classes along with the instruments for all the program participants during the season.
The idea of the 5K Hero’s Run/Walk is to remember what we have been through, what we have learned and push ahead to the future. The youth in our communities are future citizens, employers, employees, teachers, leaders, inventors, doctors, etc. We are just one small part of their lives but we pray that they are loved, nurtured, grow, and enjoy the time they spend in our programs.
Philippians 3:12 says: “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” (NIV)
We have several volunteers who are committed to our program, they spend time with the youth, helping with homework, instructing with musical instruments, or just by playing games in our Youth Center or gym. All children and all families are welcomed into our program.
We need your help to make this event a success so that we can continue to provide transportation from specific local schools, so that we can repair our instruments, so that we can provide a healthy snack to each child, so that we can maintain our gym equipment, and get supplies for special projects and events.
The 5K Hero’s Run/Walk invite participants to dress up as their favorite hero. Anyone who the participant considers their hero, from Batman to Wonderwoman, to a doctor or firefighter; not all hero’s wear capes. Run or walk the 5K and hang out for pictures and a mini celebration after crossing the finish line.
The funds raised through this event from sponsorships and registrations will benefit the local Fairfax Salvation Army youth programs.
Thank you for your consideration and for allowing us to serve this community for the past 60 years.
EVENT SCHEDULE: Race Day:
Walk-UP Registrations open until before last run/walk. 7:15am – 8:50am.
Package Pick Up: 7:15am – 8am
Warm UP/Music/Stretch: 8:00am -8:10am
1st Wave (up to 15 Runners): Race starts at 8:15am
2nd Wave (up to 15 Runners): Race starts at 8:20am
3rd Wave (up to 15 Runners): Race starts at 8:25am
4th Wave (up to 15 Runners): Race starts at 8:30am
5th Wave (up to 20 Walkers): Race starts at 8:35am
6th Wave (up to 20 Walkers): Race starts at 8:45am
7th Wave (up to 20 Walkers): Race starts at 8:55am
9:15am Door Prize for Runner Participants
10:35am Door Prize for Walker Participants
After your race is finished, visit the photo booth, grab a breakfast item/snack, listen to music, relax and check out what The Fairfax Salvation Army is doing in this community.
The Salvation Army 5K Hero’s Run/Walk proposed route:
Start at the Fairfax Salvation Army parking lot.
Runners/Walkers will go left on side of route 123 (Ox Road) (walkway).
Than cross over Zion Drive (654) and Left onto path on Zion Drive. (Intersection of Zion and Ox).
Left onto Sideburn Road (Intersection of Zion and Sideburn).
Left onto Braddock Road (620). (Intersection of Sideburn and Braddock).
Left onto route 123 (Ox Road). (Intersection of Braddock and Ox).
Finish at the Fairfax Salvation Army parking lot close to start.
There is a paved path/sidewalk that is to be used. This event is untimed do to all the intersections we are crossing and limited running space on sidewalks and paths.
Main event will be held on Salvation Army Property (start/finish).
Arrival and Parking information will be shared at a later time.
We invite you to dress up as your faviorite Hero. (Super or Local (Spiderman or Nurse)) Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes and this is a family event.