4RUN3 Holiday Race Series

Event Date

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Address

East Longmeadow, MA

About This Activity

Get in the holiday running spirit this season with 4RUN3!  This program was so much fun last year that we decided to do it again!  Yes, this year will be a different, but it will still be fun!  We'll make the most of the virtual races by doing them together (optional) and making our own events!

Choose from 3 options:

1.     Session I: Fall 5K/10K Program Only: 9 Weeks for $60

  • Begins on Thursday, 10/29/20
  • Holiday events/races: 4RUN3 Halloween Costume Fun Run, Stuffing the Pantry 5k, 4RUN3 Hot Cocoa Hustle 5k, and Gordy's First Race 5k/10k (race registrations not included in program fee)
  • 18 group workouts (including race days)

2.    Session II: Holyoke 10K Program Only: 11 Weeks for $75

  • Begins on Thursday, 1/7/21
  • Concludes at Holyoke St. Patrick's Day 10K (potentially virtual - status TBD)
  • 22 group workouts (including race day)

3.    Entire Holiday Series: 20 Weeks for $120

  • Get both sessions at a discounted price (40 group workouts total)

Meeting Locations:

  • All Session I group workouts will begin and end at the store (78 Center Square in East Longmeadow) 
  • Session II group workouts: Thursdays from store, Sundays from Cyr Arena in Forest Park

Series Races/Events: For virtual races, we will offer a group session with pre-planned local route (PLEASE NOTE: registration fees are not included in our program fee, but races with a * will provide us with a coupon code/discount)

  • Thursday, 10/29/20: Halloween Costume Fun Run (Private run with the group - no fee)
  • Thursday, 11/26/20: Stuffing the Pantry 5k* (East Longmeadow) - VIRTUAL
  • Saturday, 12/6/20: 4RUN3 Hot Cocoa Hustle 5k (Private run with the group - no fee)
  • Friday, 1/1/21: Gordy’s First Race 5k or 10k* (Westfield) - STATUS NOT YET DETERMINED
  • Saturday, 3/20/21: Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day 10k* (Holyoke) - STATUS NOT YET DETERMINED

Training Overview:

  • All levels of runners, run/walkers, and walkers welcome!
  • Headlamps AND blinking/reflective things are REQUIRED in this program.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
  • Group sessions on Thursdays @ 6:00 P.M and Sundays @ 9:00 A.M. (no sessions on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve)
  • Participants should be able to comfortably run, run/walk, or walk 2 miles.
  • Session I program routes will be between 2 miles and 6.2 miles in length (depending on which track - 5k or 10k - that you choose).
  • Session II (Holyoke) program routes will be between 3 miles and 6.5 miles in length.
  • Route maps with turn-by-turn directions provided.
  • Additional navigation support available using RunGo app
  • All members will receive a program packet with suggested training schedule(s), strength training routines, stretching suggestions, and more (program packet will be sent electronically before program starts - hard copy available upon request).
  • 4 runs per week recommended (2 with group) plus 1-2 days of strength training (routines provided).
  • Coaching lessons/talks will be provided virtually through the private program Facebook group.
  • All workouts begin with dynamic stretching and light balance work to warm up and help avoid injury.
  • Recommended post-run stretching routine provided.

Registration Fee Includes:

  • two group meetings per week
  • Session I: customized program technical shirt 
  • Session II: customized program winter beanie
  • post-run hydration (and sometimes treats!)
  • detailed route maps
  • suggested strength training routine
  • punchcard coupon loaded with in-store savings possibilities
  • team support and encouragement
  • group support on race days
  • group runs provided for virtual races
  • race discounts (excluding Hot Chocolate Run)
  • weekly training eNewsletter
  • and more!

 

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