|This weekend’s Anthem 5k Fitness Classic kicks off the Louisville Triple Crown of Running presented by Novo Nordisk. It’s not too late to enter.
Online and early registration has ended but you can still enter both the Triple Crown and the Anthem at the packup pickup for the Anthem on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Louisville Slugger Field. Registration for the Triple Crown will be $90 and registration for just the Anthem will be $40.
If you wait until Saturday morning to register for the Triple Crown, the cost goes up to $105 and the cost of the Anthem goes up to $55. Credit cards can be taken as well as check or cash. To download a registration form, click here.
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|Triple Crown Time!
The Louisville Triple Crown of RunningSM presented by Novo Nordisk is a series of well-established road races of varying distances. Runners may participate in any or all three "legs" but must enter and finish all three in the series to be eligible. Participants of the series will receive a T-shirt (in addition to individual race shirts) and the official winner of the series will also receive a special award. There is no additional entry fee required to participate.
In an effort to help more runners and walkers in the Kentuckiana area embrace a healthy lifestyle and achieve the goal of completing the three-race series, Louisville Triple Crown of Running race officials have announced the dates for the 2012 race series: Saturday,March 3 will be the Anthem 5K Fitness Classic, followed by the Rodes City Run 10K on Saturday, March 17 and the Papa John’s 10 Miler Saturday, March 31.
|Anthem 5k Fitness Classic 5k Run/Walk
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
First leg of the Louisville Triple Crown of Running.
Flat, fast 5k through Downtown Louisville. Races for the kids too! For more detailed information and to register, click here.
All proceeds benefit the Crusade for Children.
|Rodes City Run 10k Run/Walk
Saturday, March 17th, 2012
Second leg of the Louisville Triple Crown of Running presented by Novo Nordisk.
2012 is the 32nd running of the Rodes City Run. Scenic course starts in downtown Louisville then winds along Cherokee Park and the Cherokee Triangle then back down Main Street to finish at Louisville’s Waterfront Park.
For more detailed information and to register, click here.
|Papa John’s 10 Miler
Saturday, March 31st
More than 10,000 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the Papa John’s 10 Miler. Participants from more than 28 states will compete in the fifth largest 10-mile race in the country and what Runner’s World has named one of the top five 10-mile races in the country.
For more information, click here.
|Prescription for Wellness 5k Run/Walk
On April 14, 2012 the American Pharmacists Association will host its 1st Annual Prescription for Wellness 5k Walk/Run & Health Fair, presented by Uptown Art Uncorked! Beginning at Hogan’s Fountain in Cherokee Park, the 5k route will continue through the beautiful Cherokee scenic loop.
Following the race will be a health fair, where attendees can receive preventative health screenings and services…and the best part? The health fair is FREE to the public!
Some of the free screenings, services, and activities that will be offered include
– Blood Pressure
– Blood Sugar
– Body Mass Index (BMI)
– Dental Screenings
– Health and Wellness Counseling
– Red Cross Blood Drive
– Kids activities
All money raised will benefit Sullivan University College of Pharmacy’s chapter of the American Pharmacists Association. We are a non-profit organization comprised of student pharmacists. Since June of 2010, our chapter has been offering free Operation Heart Health Screenings in the Kentuckiana area. Each screening offers free blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol readings. During this first year and a half we have targeted underserved areas and have screened over 500 patients.
For more detailed information and to register online, click here.
River City Races
Rise & Run: How to Become a Morning Runner
by Linzay Logan, Competitor Magazine
Making small adjustments is key to transitioning from night owl to early bird.
For most night owls the thought of being a morning runner sounds like a dream in a far away land. Waking up early when the snooze button is within reach can seem like an impossible feat for a runner more inclined to sleep in and sneak their run in later in the day. For many runners, however, necessity forces them to run in the morning or they risk not running that day. With a job, family, endless errands and responsibilities, finding time for a run later in the day can seem near impossible at times.
Waking up even just a half hour earlier in the morning is one way to ensure your run happens before you set about tackling your daily schedule and responsibilities. Learning to skip the snooze button and become a morning person is the tough part, but Atlanta psychiatrist and psychologist Tracey Marks, who authored the book "Master Your Sleep", knows anyone can make themselves a morning person. "I do think its possible for people to switch from being night owls to be able to be more energetic and more alert in the daytime," Marks says.
Marks notes that making this change is not an overnight marvel, but requires making a change to your lifestyle. "It really is more of a lifestyle change. It’s not a quick fix," Marks says. "If you’re up until midnight on your iPad [becoming a morning person] is not going to work."
A runner who makes small adjustments to his or her sleep schedule and works toward becoming a morning person-rather than trying to make the switch over night-will find more success. Here are some of the small lifestyle changes Marks suggests for making the transition to from night owl to early bird.
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