This year the Turkey Trot Training Group has combined with the GWTC Beginning Running Group which is led by Elizabeth Kamerick and Brandy Fortune. The class started on September 21, 2022 and will meet every Wednesday evening until November 9, 2022. Start time is 6:00 pm at Cascades Park by the Korean War Memorial and the goal race is…Turkey Trot!
The classes are focused on building a runner’s endurance and working towards completing a 5k (3.1miles). There are volunteers that will be leading various speed groups to help you achieve your goals. There will be continuous running groups at various paces and run/walk groups at different intervals.
Classes meet at the Korean War Memorial at Cascades Park. Please make sure to plan enough time to park and get to the location. If the parking lots adjacent the park are full, there is additional parking on Myers Park Drive near the ballfields. It is an easy walk down the hill to Cascades Park from there.
Prior to each run, the leaders will have a guest speak to you about various aspects of running. You can expect to learn about how to choose good running shoes, techniques for stretching before and after your runs, ways to continue with your training and more!
They will also introduce you to the volunteer runners who will lead the pace groups each week. Choose the group that you think is best for you. You do not have to stay with the same group each week. If you think you are ready to go a little faster, you can move to a different group. If you need to go a little easier, that is also an option. If the group you chose for the night is going too fast, it is okay to drop back to the next group behind you. Just let your volunteer leader know!
Here’s how to sign up:
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/GWTCBRG
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