The Apple Harvest 5 Mile race is one of our favorite races and we're pleased to once again be partnering with the Southington YMCA to host a training program to get you to the Finish Line (and earn your delicious fritters!)
This program is great for any runner who can currently run 2 miles - especially good if you have recently completed a 5k (3.1 miles), but is appropriate for those who can run a 10k (6.2 miles) and want to get faster.
The training program begins on Saturday, July 28 at 8:00am and culminates with the Apple Harvest 5 Miler run on Sunday, September 30. Most of the Saturday morning group runs will start/end at the Southington YMCA - though we will take a few field trips to West Hartford to run from Fleet Feet Sports (participants can take advantage of special discounts in the store on these days).
There are optional runs on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm (from Fleet Feet Sports) and Thursday evenings at 6:30pm (at St. Joseph College track).
The registration fee is $100 (does not include race registration) - but does include your training plan, coaching with a low coach-to-participant ratio, a cool tech tee and other surprises along the way.
Your head coach is the amazing Amy Kubisek who is in her 3rd year coaching with us and is a favorite among all participants. She will be joined by several assistant coaches who will be with you every step of the way. Each week they will send you a weekly e-mail newsletter with your training plan and additional tips to stay healthy. Special mini-clinics will ensure that in addition to training properly, you learn about footwear, socks, insoles, sports bras, hydration and other important topics that can improve your enjoyment of running.