Summer Speed Series

Summer Speed Series
First Workout is June 22!
Registration is now open!

Summer Speed Series

Cost of the Summer Speed Series is $45 and that includes 8 weeks of Thursday night workouts, newsletters, access to Coaches who can answer questions and more! We do require that all Summer Speed Series participants be 18 or older.  First workout is Thursday, June 22.

Who is Summer Speed Series for?

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!  

Where and when do workouts take place?

Workouts take place on Thursdays at 6pm at the Patrick Henry High School Track.  First workout is Thursday, June 22.

How do I sign-up for the Summer Speed Series?

Registration for the Summer Speed Series is online.  Cost is $45.  Click here to register!

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.  First workout is Thursday, June 22.

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 $5 fee per night to race.  In addition to the open races, there will also be FREE kids races.

AND..... all Summer Speed Series participants will be automatically entered into the Under Armour Grand Prix!  The Under Armour Grand Prix will include first, second and third place prizes for overall winners and Master's winners!  More details to come!

Schedule of Open Invitational Races:

July 20th: Kids 100, Open 100, Open 400, Open Mile
July 27th: Kids 200, Open 200, Open 800, "RUN WITH GRACE 5K"
August 3rd: Kids 400, Open 400, Open Mile, Mixed 4x200 Relay
August 10th: Kids Race TBD, Open 100, Open 800, 4x400 Relay

The Run with Grace 5K event will be in honor of Grace Lovegrove, former Patrick Henry High School student who passed away after a training run with her college cross country team.  Learn more about Grace at www.runwithgrace.com

Any rules?

  • All Summer Speed Series 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.
  • No strollers at workouts.
  • No animals at workouts

What does the cost of the Summer Speed Series 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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