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You matter... and so does your health! 

Get fit and stay fit this summer.  Join together with your fellow Liberty University co-workers as we train for the Genworth Virginia 10 Miler with more than 3,000 runners from around the world.
 

Friday, Sept. 28

Packet Pick-Up
4:30 p.m.  at Amazement Square and Riverfront Park

Amazing Mile Children’s Run
Start: 6 p.m. at Riverfront Park
 

Saturday, Sept. 29

The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler
Start: 8 a.m. at E.C. Glass High School
Finish: E.C. Glass High School

The Virginia 4 Miler Run
Start: 8:10 a.m. at E.C. Glass High School
Finish: Randolph College

The Virginia 4 Mile Walk presented by CENTRA
Start: 8:10 a.m. E.C. Glass High School
Finish: E.C. Glass High School

Register online and remember to keep your receipt; Liberty will refund the registration fee for the first 200 employees who register! Take printed receipt to Auxiliary Services. Refund check will take one week to process.

 

Get on your feet!

Liberty has great resources for you to train for the race!

The Lynchburg trail system has almost 30 miles of paved and earthen trails for training as well! Keep us posted on your training process. Tweet your progress! #YMFitness.
 
 

Starting Out
(Sourced from Men’s Health Magazine)
 

1. Step Up to the Challenge
"Everyone is an athlete. But some of us are training, and some of us are not."
Dr. George Sheehan, runner, writer, philosopher

2. Warm Up Before You Stretch Out
"Try some light jogging or walking before you stretch, or stretch after you run. Stretching 'cold' muscles can cause more harm than good."
Runner's World editors

3. Pace Yourself
"The 'talk test' means running at a pace comfortable enough to converse with a training partner — but not so easy that you could hit the high notes in an Italian opera."
Runner's World editors

4. Relax to the Max
"When running, let your jaw hang loose, don't bunch up your shoulders close to your ears, and occasionally shake out your hands and arms to stay relaxed." –Dave Martin, Ph.D., exercise physiologist

5. Stay "liquid"
"Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate; in cold weather and warm. We use water to sweat, lubricate joints, tendons, and ligaments, and to carry blood efficiently to major organs. I work all day at hydrating." –Dr. Alex Ratelle, former masters running great

 

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