Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gabbers Rock the Run

What’s your motivation for running a 5K?

Still running off those chocolate bunnies from Easter? Looking for an excuse to buy a new pair of running shoes? Committed to benefiting a worthy cause? At Gab, we’re interested in all of the above. Lucky for us, there’s Rock the Run.

Rock the Run, hosted by Life Time Athletic Boca Raton and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, isn’t your typical “run”-of-the-mill 5K. At each 1/2 marker, acoustic musicians will be jamming from the sidelines, keeping you pumped ‘till the finish line! Get a group of friends together to “walk the run,” or test your endurance solo up the shaded race course, which begins at the entrance of the Arvida Park of Commerce Course on Yamato Road.

Get ready: The race starts at 8am on Saturday, May 1.

Did we mention it’s being hosted by the area’s largest (and most exclusive) health resort, with 70,000 square feet of fitness bliss including indoor and outdoor pools, their gourmet LifeCafe, basketball and squash courts, an inventive range of fitness classes, and the serene LifeSpa?

A portion of the proceeds from Rock the Run will benefit the Life Time Fitness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation supporting healthy kids and healthy communities, and The Children’s Place at Home Safe in Boca Raton, FL.

In addition to bringing a smile to the faces of children and families in need, there is an extra bonus at the end of the finish line. After the race, LifeSpa is offering one-hour Deep Tissue Massages for only $64 (regularly $85), and $75 Cabana Massages (regularly $90) for all pre-registered runners!

It’s only 3.1 miles to a healthier you and a happier community!

Think you can’t run a marathon? You can. Some tips for first-timers:

If you think your current sneakers have treaded more than 300 miles, it’s time to buy a new pair. As if we needed another excuse to go shopping…

Fuel your engine with a light high-carb meal, like oatmeal with a banana, one to three hours prior to the start of the race.

Enjoy it! Don't put pressure on yourself to achieve a super fast time for your first race. Your goals should be to finish the race, and, of course, have a blast doing it.

See you at the finish line!

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