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5K runs are generally safe for most people, but it is important for each individual to assess their own health and fitness levels before participating. If that's the case, no worries you can still attend our event, just avoid running in the race and enjoy our other activities! These are suggestions only. CPC is not a medically professional organization and do not offer official medical advice.


Guidelines for preparing for a 5K

Whether you plan to run, walk, dance, or roll through the course, here are some suggestions to prepare for a Super Spectacular day!

  • Start Training Early: Begin your training at least 6-8 weeks before the race. Gradually increase your running distance and intensity to build endurance and stamina.

  • Follow a Training Plan: Look for a 5K training plan suited to your fitness level and goals. Many plans incorporate a mix of running, cross-training, and rest days to prevent overtraining and reduce the risk of injury.

  • Consistency is Key: Stick to your training schedule as much as possible. Consistent training builds endurance and improves performance.

  • Warm-up and Cool Down: Always start with a proper warm-up to prepare your muscles and joints for the run. After the run, cool down with some gentle stretches to aid recovery and reduce muscle soreness.

  • Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to any signs of fatigue, pain, or injury. It's okay to push yourself but know when to rest and recover to avoid overtraining and potential injuries.

  • Stay Hydrated and Eat Well: Hydration and nutrition play crucial roles in your performance. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially on training days and leading up to the race. Eat a balanced diet rich in carbohydrates, lean proteins, and healthy fats to fuel your runs and aid recovery.

  • Gear Up: Invest in proper running shoes that provide adequate support and cushioning. Wear moisture-wicking clothing to stay comfortable during the run. Consider using gadgets like a GPS watch or smartphone app to track your progress.

  • Practice Race-Day Strategies: Familiarize yourself with the racecourse if possible. Practice pacing, hydration, and fueling strategies during your training runs to determine what works best for you on race day.

  • Stay Positive: Running a 5K can be challenging, but maintaining a positive mindset can make a significant difference. Visualize yourself crossing the finish line and focus on your progress rather than comparing yourself to others.

  • Have Fun: Ultimately, running a 5K should be an enjoyable experience. Celebrate your accomplishments, regardless of your finishing time, and savor the sense of achievement that comes with completing the race.

Who Should Speak to their Doctor before Participating.

There are a few considerations for people who should speak to their doctor first and/or avoid participating:

  • People with allergies or asthma: If you have allergies or asthma, it is best to talk to your doctor before participating in a new activity.

  • People with respiratory problems:  If you have any respiratory problems, it is best to talk to your doctor before participating in a new activity.

  • People with open wounds: If you have any open wounds, it is best to cover them with bandages or gauze before participating in an outdoor activity.

  • Women who are pregnant: It is always best to talk to your doctor before participating in any new activity.

  • Infants and small children: 5K runs can be a lot of fun for kids, but it is important to supervise them closely. Make sure they have sunscreen and water. For children 6 years and younger, we will have a family walk option with toddler-friendly activities so everyone can enjoy the fun!

If you are unsure whether or not you should participate in a 5K, it is always best to talk to your doctor. Remember, everyone is welcome to run, walk, skip, dance, roll, or any other movement that is fun for you! 

Additional Tips

  • Even though it's September, the days can still be pretty warm! Plan to have sunscreen, shade, and water! We will have hydration stations. Bataan Memorial Park has limited shade covering. 

  • There will be several info & activity booths so plan to spend the day enjoying the many activities! Including the Foam party at the end of the day!

  • There will be food vendors, if you choose to eat at the park from their offerings.

We hope this information is helpful! Feel free to email us with any questions.

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