Have you ever wanted to run a marathon, compete in a triathlon, or join an extreme fitness program but were frightened by the length of the event or the events themselves? Well here is your chance to live your dream on a little smaller and less scary event, The 5th Annual Yerman 5K Run. This event is great for beginners and seasoned runners. The course is only 3.1 miles and is raising money to build a home for foster children in Alachua County. So, if you live in Gainesville and always secretly wanted to see if you have the endurance to finish a 5K run, then here is the information you need to sign up.
When and Where? On October 23rd, the run starts promptly at 8AM at Westside Park on NW 34th Street.
What is involved? The 5K course is a loop starting at Westwood Middle School (Adjacent to Westside Park) beginning downhill to turn 1 then flat for the first mile. Mile 2 has a steep hill with a slight downhill recovery to turn 3. Mile 3 takes you through a few rolling hills to turn 4 and finishes on a downhill sprint to the line at the back of Westside Park in front of the pool.
How to register? Visit www.moovingforkids.com. Registration before October 20th is only $25.00 if you get a shirt or $20.00 without the shirt. Registration the day of the race is $30.00 and starts at 7AM. Remember, the race starts promptly at 8AM.
This course will definitely be a challenge, but when you cross that finish line the reward will be so much more. Plus, you’re helping children who live in Alachua County. It doesn’t get much better than this. For more information visit: www.moovingforkids.com.