Tip Of The Day

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.

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When and Where
Event Date:
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Event Location:
Yorktown, Virginia

Victory at Yorktown 10K, 5K, & 1 Mile Fun Run

The Victory YMCA presents the 5th annual Victory at Yorktown races, with a NEW 5K in addition to the 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run! These historical and scenic races begin on the Waterfront of historic Yorktown. Run past landmarks such as the Yorktown Victory Monument, Cornwallis' Cave, and Surrender Field. Enjoy FREE family fun! Bring the young ones for Healthy Kids Day from 8:30AM - 11:30AM. It will feature fun, active play and educational activities, some with a Revolutionary theme. Kids ages 13 and under who participate in the Fun Run will receive a free scoop of ice cream from Ben & Jerry's. Post-race activities will include music, a costume contest, craft beer, wine, soft drinks, food, an awards ceremony, and door prizes! The 10K is USATF Certified (VA-16011-RT). T-shirts are guaranteed to everyone who registers by March 21. All 5K & 10K finishers will receive participant medals. All proceeds go to the Victory YMCA. Your support helps us strengthen our community and keep families healthy- thank you!
Race Events
1 Mile Walk and Run 5K Walk and Run 10K Walk and Run 
Race Weather and Climate
Spring weather in Yorktown is often cool and beautiful, but can vary greatly. The event will happen rain or shine.
Race Fees
No fee information specified.
Race Registration
Register at https://runsignup.com/VictoryYorktown or in person (no service fee) at the Victory YMCA, 101 Long Green Boulevard, Yorktown, VA 23693

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