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 the 4th Annual Camo for a Cause 5K-Hope for Life.
You can expect a beautiful course mapped out along the water, lots of fun booths and vendors, live music on the trail to keep you pumped as well as SDSU cheerleaders, camo face tattoo, bounce house for the kids, Camo for a Cause 5k t-shirts, bibs, and finisher medals for all participant. Special medals for first man and woman!
100% of the proceeds goes directly back to supporting our mission.
The Unbattle Project (UP) is a non-profit organization that offers free confidential counseling to men and women in the military. We believe that service members and veterans are “bent, not broken”. We want to help them get back to their lives by providing no-cost therapy in order to reduce the likelihood of homelessness and suicide.
Did you know that 1 in 5 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are diagnosed with PTSD and/or depression and that over 50% of homeless veterans have mental health issues? Did you also know that 20 veterans commit suicide each day and that veterans make up 20% of U.S. suicides? San Diego is known for being a military town. In fact, there are over 100,000 active duty and 240,500 veterans residing in San Diego County. It is very important that we get these men and women the help they need. If left untreated, many military men and women with mental health issues will continue to struggle to keep jobs. Consequently, these veterans end up on the streets, adding to our growing homeless population.
7:00 Check-in/packet pick-up
8:15-8:30 Group Warm up
8:45AM Color Guard, Anthem, and a warm welcome to all our wonderful participants
9:00AM 5K Begins (5 Kilometers=3.1 miles)
11:00AM Course Closer and Ending Announcments
Soft cotton t-shirt
Finisher medals for everyone
Special medal for first man and woman
Tax write off
This event will be held between Dewey Rd and Roosevelt Rd. along Cushing Rd. There is plenty of free lot and street parking.
We recommend that you arrive 1.5 hours before the start of the event to allow adequate time for parking, packet pickup and warmup
What to Bring:
Water and a photo ID for check-in
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable running shoes and anything camo! Wear a camo tutu, bandana, or paint your face! Have fun with it and get creative!!