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.
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."