News Briefs - AUG 2015
Two Running Clinics at Fleet Feet Sports
ALBANY – Fleet Feet Sports will host two running clinics in August at their Albany location as part of an ongoing education series during prime racing season. Both clinics are free and open to the public. The first event on Tuesday, August 11 at 6pm, will feature a “Let’s Roll and Recover” clinic by Trigger Point Performance Therapy that’s led by their tech rep. Attendees at the clinic will receive 15% off of all recovery accessories.
The second event on Tuesday, August 25 at 6pm is a “Run with Power” strength training clinic led by Korey McCoy, owner and coach at Plaza Fitness Performance in Albany and Latham. Attendees at the clinic will receive 15% off cross training footwear. All runners and walkers are encouraged and welcome to attend. For more info, go to fleetfeetalbany.com.
Running Seminar with Nark Running Strategies
ALBANY – A complimentary running seminar will be held on Monday, August 17 from 6-7pm at Plaza Fitness Performance at Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany. Open to anyone, this running seminar will touch on a host of topics that are essential to reaching your absolute best on any given race day. Conducted by Mat Nark of Nark Running Strategies, the seminar will be an open forum where attendees can ask questions, and be given relevant strategies that will help them improve – and get results as close as possible to a PR.
This free event is open to anyone who is interested in improving their running. Topics will include pacing strategies, season planning and racing nutrition, as well as a question/answer session. For more info, checkout: narkrunningstrategies.com.
Lake George Open Water Swim
HAGUE – On Saturday, August 29, Hague Public Beach will be the base for the 2.5K US Masters Swimming Open Water National Championship, as well as the 5K and 10K swims with wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions. The 2.5K championship swim will be a non-wetsuit race. The beautiful venue for open water enthusiasts is sanctioned by USMS and supported by the town of Hague. All participants will receive a race shirt, finisher gift, and be eligible for overall or age-group awards.
The event is organized by Green Leaf Racing, and they are proud to have hosted swimmers from around the US, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, France and Australia at previous LGOWS events. GLR credits the volunteers, emergency personnel, residents, and Hague for their continued support, and helping turn it into a national championship venue in 2014 and 2015. For details and registration, visit: lakegeorgeswim.com.
Inaugural Good Karma 5K Run/Walk
HALFMOON – Registration is now open for the first annual Good Karma 5K Run/Walk to be held at the Halfmoon Town Park in Halfmoon on Saturday, September 12. The race is flat, fast, and held entirely within the park on the USATF 5K certified course. The run/walk starts at 9:30am with a 15-minute yoga warmup at 9am. Open to runners and walkers of all abilities, the event is a fundraiser for AIM for Seva. Post-race festivities include Indian street food, henna tattoos, Indian folk dances and more until 12:30pm. Gender specific T-shirts will be guaranteed to anyone registered by 8/31. To register or for details, go to: goodkarma5k.eventbrite.com.
The race is being organized by the local chapter of AIM for Seva to increase awareness and provide access to education for children from remote and tribal villages in India. Started over 10 years ago, AIM for Seva (All India Movement for Service) and its goal of caring for the least privileged children, has demonstrated an innovative cost-effective public/private partnership model by building more than a 100 free student homes next to established schools – so children can go to school, be fed, clothed and receive health care in a nurturing environment. To learn more, visit: aimforseva.org.
Great Cow Harbor 10K Run
NORTHPORT – Billed by Runner’s World as one of the nation’s top 100 elite races, the 38th annual Great Cow Harbor 10K Run is set for Saturday, September 19, in this point-to-point classic on Long Island Sound. The race is well-known for its hometown friendliness, community support, cheering spectators and scenic views of the bay. Despite its reputation as being hilly, the course features several downhill sections for some rolling hills.
It’s also the Road Runners Club of America’s 10K Championship Race. Over 4,000 runners are expected to participate and registration is open. This year’s race supports Special Olympics, the Veterans Administration, and the local food pantry. Registration and details at cowharborrace.com.