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.

Jack's Abby/United Way 5K

Framingham brewery Jack’s Abby has partnered once again to host the Jack’s Abby/United Way 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. Runners start and finish at the brewery (100 Clinton St.) and get a cozy long-sleeve t-shirt and one free lager after the 3.1-mile race — provided that they’re over 21 with proper ID, of course. Proceeds from the $30 registration fee ($25 for kids 14 and under) benefit several United Way programs, including 3 local food pantries; Call2Talk, a mental health, emotional support, and suicide prevention help line; and Ready to Read, an early literacy program that provides 12 books a year to at-risk children from birth until they enter kindergarten. Run for a cause, sip a cold brew, then relax and feel good about supporting local community programs. There will be music, a photo booth, 50/50 raffle and prizes for male and female winners in eight age categories . When you order food from Jack’s Abby delicious food menu a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the United Way. The race will be capped at 600 runners so register early and reserve your spot soon!
Race Events
5K Walk and Run 
The race will begin and end at Jack's Abby Craft Lagers, 100 Clinton Street, Framingham, MA 10:00 am
Race Weather and Climate
The race will take place rain or shine.
Race Fees
No fee information specified.
Race Registration
Register online through October 9 or register day of the race beginning at 8:30 am. Registration limited to the first 600 runners. T-shirt sizes guaranteed to registration received before August 26.

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