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.
Join us for our Thanksgiving-themed 5K run/walk in Lakewood Ranch. Plenty of turkey-themed volunteers, turkey water stop and turkey music will shepherd the runners along. Chip timing by Lakeshore Athletic Services (providers for the Chicago Marathon), then a great after party and awards ceremony.
Great Awards: M/F overall winners receive a Fit2Run gift certificate and custom engraved 6" award tile. M/F Master, Grand Master, Sr. Grand Master and Veteran receive 6" engraved award tile and gift certificate. Age group category 4" award tiles three deep to 9 & under, 10-14, and five-year age groups to 80+.
All participants receive a moisture-wicking shirt including children.
Part of the Lakewood Ranch Road Runners Triple Challenge
9/22 Life; Story 5K/10K
10/27 Boo 5K
11/17 Tidewell Turkey Trot 5K
12/21 Jingle 5K
Day of registration commences at Lakewood Ranch Main Street, Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton). Schedule as follows:
6:30 am Registration
7:15 am Kids Turkey Dashes
8:00 am 5K Run/Walk
8:05 am One Mile Walk/Run
After a brief warm-up for children the Kids Turkey Dashes start at 7:15 am. Kids ages 3-4 run 100 meters; kids ages 5 to 6 run 200 meters; kids ages 7 to 9 run 400 meters; and kids ages 10 to 12 run 800 meters. All children finishers receive an engraved medal; and top boy/girl 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each age group receive an engraved trophy. Children 12 and under registered for the 5K can run in the Kids Turkey Dashes for free!
The 5K is pet friendly and all doggies should have their owners on a non-retractable leash. Also there will be a doggie watering hole at the halfway mark and the finish.
All participants will finish to a great after party with food and beverages supplied from local restaurants.
All participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Food Bank of Manatee County.
Early packet pick-up and registration at Fit2Run UTC next to Dillard's Wednesday and Thursday, November 14, and 15 store hours and Friday, November 16, till 5:00 pm.
By participating as a "Tribute Participant," you are able to honor a friend or loved one. If you raise a minimum of $150 (above your $30 registration fee) through participant pledges, you will receive the following:
Personalized and Commemorative Race Bib.
Recognition at pre and post race party.
Awards will be given to the top 3 "Tribute Participants."