Summer Speed & Distance Bundle

Summer Speed & Distance Bundle
Starting the week of June 19th
Registration opening June 5th

Summer Speed & Distance Bundle

Cost of the Summer Speed & Distance Bundle is $75 and that includes 8 weeks of Thursday night workouts on the track, 8 weeks of Saturday morning long runs on the Greenway, newsletters, access to Coaches who can answer questions and more! We do require that all Summer Speed & Distance participants be 18 or older.  

Who is Summer Speed & Distance Training for?

For the Speed Series: Anyone who is already able to run a 36 minutes 5K (11:35 minute pace) or faster and wants to have fun, improve their speed and learn about track workouts and races!

For the Distance Training: Anyone who is already able to run or run/walk 3-5 miles.  Pace groups will include 9-10, 10-11, 11-12, 12-13 and run/walk interval (run 2 minutes, walk 1 minute). 

Where and when do workouts take place?

Thursday night workouts take place at 6pm at the Patrick Henry High School Track.

Saturday morning workouts take place at 7:30am at Reserve Avenue Fields North, across the street from Carilion Clinic- 3 Riverside.

How do I sign-up for the Summer Speed & Distance Bundle?

Registration for the Summer Speed & Distance Bundle will open on June 5 and be available online.  Cost is $75.

Can you tell me more about what the Summer Speed Series will involve?

The Summer Speed Series will include four track workouts, followed by four open invitational track meets.  The track workouts will offer a variety of workouts, speeds and paces.

The Open Invitational Meets will feature different races each week, with each race being repeated twice throughout the four-week period.  All Summer Speed participants will be able to race the meets for FREE, while outside competitors will have to pay a fee per race.  In addition to the open races, there will also be FREE kids races.

Schedule of Open Invitational Races:

July 20th: Kids 100, Open 100, Open 400, Open 1500
July 27th: Kids 200, Open 200, Open 800, Open 2-Mile
August 3rd: Kids 400, Open 400, Open Mile
August 10th: Kids Race TBD, Open 100, Open 800, 4x400 Relay

Can you tell me more about what the Summer Distance workouts will involve?

Each week, a loop will be provided for Saturday morning workouts.  The loop will be between 3-5 miles.  Depending on what the participant is training for, they can run one loop (3-5 miles) or two loops (6-10 miles) to get the distance they need.  Mentors will be provided for one and two loop options for Saturday morning workouts.  Paces include 9-10 minute, 10-11 minute, 11-12 minute, 12-13 minute and run/walk intervals (run 2 minutes, walk 1 minute).

Any rules?

  • All Summer Speed & Distance participants must have identification with emergency contact information on them at all workouts
  • Earphones are NOT allowed at workouts
  • Participants mush have reflective gear and lights when warranted.
  • Participants must have a hydration system with them during all workouts; do not need to run with it but have it at the track for the Speed Series.
  • No strollers at workouts.
  • No animals at workouts

What does the cost of the Summer Speed & Distance Training go towards?

The registration fees go towards coaching staff, equipment, insurance and part of the registration goes back to the City of Roanoke to help maintain the Greenways and facilities that we use.

 

Questions?  Contact us!

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