This summer, Kennebec Valley Chiropractic is teaming up with The Kennebec Valley Kruisers to host a training series that’s sure to get Augusta moving. The Couch to 5k program is designed to take anyone—that’s right, anyone—and transform them into a runner over the course of ten weeks.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Anyone who’s interested in running a 5k is welcome to join the training program— absolutely no running experience is required.*
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? A pair of running shoes, a watch (doesn’t need to be fancy), comfortable clothes, and a willingness to try.
WHEN DOES THE TRAINING PROGRAM START? The program starts on Saturday, June 25th, and meets every Saturday morning until August 27th. Sessions will go from 7-8:30 am.
WHAT WILL WE DO AT THE TRAINING SESSIONS? The group will meet at 7 o’clock sharp inside Kennebec Valley Chiropractic on Water Street. We’ll review the morning’s workout, warm up, stretch, and hit the Rail Trail for our 25-30 minute workout. After the workout, we’ll meet back at the office for a brief training seminar. Here’s a list of topics that we’ll cover:
choosing the right footwear stretching treating sports injuries core strengthening recovery nutrition leg strengthening running safety increasing your mileage getting ready to race Race!
WILL WE RUN AN ACTUAL 5k RACE? We’ll cap off the program with our very own 5k ‘race’ around Augusta. Runners are encouraged to invite their friends and family to cheer them on. Runners will also be encouraged to sign up for The UMA 5k on September 17th.
WHAT’S THE COST OF THE PROGRAM? The program cost is $29 until May 31st, and $39 after June 1st. Your registration fee includes 10 group workouts, 10 training seminars, a team t-shirt, a complimentary 15 minute massage and chiropractic consultation, and one half-priced massage. The complimentary 15 minute massages will be available during and after the training session on August 13th.
HOW DO I SIGN UP? To register for the Summer 2011 Couch to 5k training program the old fashioned way, visit Kennebec Valley Chiropractic at 320 Water Street in Augusta for a registration form. The registration form can also be downloaded here.
Or, you can register online at active.com
*Please consult your healthcare provider before beginning any new exercise program.