The Nov. 24 run/walk is the perfect post-Thanksgiving workout.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Dan Lambert
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Spaces are quickly filling up for the 4th annual Beverly Turkey Trot. The 5K is open to both runners and walkers and participants of all ages. What better way to shake off some of that Thanksgiving feasting than with a nice family walk? The race will make its way through the historic North Beverly neighborhood on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. Things kick-off at Kellogg School, 9241 South Leavitt St. The cost is $30 for adults, $20 for kids and $60 for an unlimited family pass. Proceeds will benefit the the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and the 19th Ward Youth Foundation. To register visit the event's page. A map of the route is included with this post, as well as some helpful tips for getting to the race. Follow us on …
Planning to run a 5k? Here, key training tips and strategies from an expert personal trainer and running specialist, plus a list of upcoming local 5K Run/Walk races.
Training for a 5K is a great way to boost your cardiovascular health, reduce stress or simply add more running to your routine. With five great local 5K Runs (or Walks) coming up it’s a great time to get up off the couch or push away from the desk and do something for you! The Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn and Mt. Greenwood and Beverly offer some excellent spaces to run and train, including Saint Xavier University’s Outdoor Sports Center, Oak Lawn’s Wolf Wildlife Trail, the local high schools and lots of forest preserve trails where you can commune with nature while getting into shape. A 5K, or 3.1 miles, is perfect for beginners, but it does take some training to gain the endurance to go the distance. Raina Hafer, NCSF, certified personal …