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patty – Page 2 – Great Futures 5K – Sunday, June 4, 2017

2017 Event Info

2017 Event Info

Location:

Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
365 Lindell Ave
Leominster MA 01453

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2017

Divisions & Pre-Registration Fees:

  • Open Adult (18+) $30
  • Masters (40+) $30
  • Seniors (60+) $10
  • High School $15
  • Middle School $15
  • Elementary School $15
  • Corporate Cup $500

Registration at the Event – Event day Registration Fee: $40 (**tshirts may not be available for participants that register on the day of the event**)

Eligibility:

Open to all runners, walkers, wheelchairs, assisted wheelchairs and strollers

Event Day Check-In Time:  9am – 10am

Race Start:  10:30am

 To register for the event click here.

Tips to get in shape for a 5K

There are a lot of great health benefits to walking or running a 5K.

Signing up for our 5K will give you the motivation to get active.

It’s a fun event that you can do on your own or with friends and family.

According to Active.com these are some of the benefits to Running:

Improve Your Health
Believe it or not, running is actually a great way to increase your overall level of health. Research shows that running can raise your levels of good cholesterol while also helping you increase lung function and use. In addition, running can also boost your immune system and lower your risk of developing blood clots.

Prevent Disease
For women, running can actually help to lower your risk of breast cancer. It can also help reduce the risk of having a stroke. Many doctors today recommend running for people who are in the early stages of diabetes, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis, and it is proven to help reduce the risk of having a heart attack. By helping the arteries retain their elasticity and strengthening the heart, your chances of suffering a heart attack can be significantly reduced.

Lose Weight
Running is one of the best forms of exercise for losing or maintaining a consistent weight. You will find that it is a leading way to burn off extra calories and that it is the second most effective exercise in terms of calories burned per minute, following only after cross country skiing.

Boost Your Confidence
Not all of the benefits of running are physical. Running can provide an noticeable boost to your confidence and self-esteem. By setting and achieving goals, you can help give yourself a greater sense of empowerment that will leave you feeling much happier.

Relieve Stress
Stress can actually cause a number of health and mood problems. It can also diminish appetite and sleep quality. When you run, you force your body to exert excess energy and hormones. Running also helps to reduce your chances of developing tension headaches.

Eliminate Depression
When you are depressed, the last thing you likely want to do is to get up and go for a run. Yet you will find that after only a few minutes of running, your brain will start to secrete hormones that naturally improve your mood. In fact, there are few things in the world that can better or more rapidly treat depression than exercise such as running.

Learn about the Couch to 5K program on Coolrunning.com