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.
The McDonough Methodist Academy 5k is an annual tradition that starts from the gymnasium of McDonough Methodist Academy and goes through the beautiful and historic downtown McDonough square. A fairly flat course with some mild rolling hills will keep you running like a Bunny and looking forward to the breakfast following the event. Sign up by March 8 to guarantee that you get a shirt!
This race is a USATF certified Peachtree Road Race Qualifier and uses electonric chip timing.
AGE GROUPS & AWARDS (5K)
Awards will be presented to the Top overall male and female and Top Masters male and female. Medals will be presented to the Top three male and female 5K runners in each of the following age groups:
10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29. 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older.
6:45 AM - nunber pickup and race day registration begin
8:00 AM - 5K Run Start
8:45 AM - 1 Mile Fun Run Start
9:00 AM - Awards ceremony
Early number pickup will be available - details coming soon!