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Aloha Run 5K Race Preview

Author: Cara Walsh

September 08, 2015

Aloha Run 5K Race Preview

Author: Cara Walsh

September 08, 2015

 

 

Get ready for Hawaiian-themed fun at the Aloha Run 5K Race! The race will be held in San Diego on September 13, 2015 and in Long Beach on October 4, 2015, with proceeds benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. The festivities kick off at September’s race with registration and bib pick-up at 6:30 am. There are two starts to the race – one at 7:30 am for the 5K runners, and the next at 8:15 am for fun run participants and walkers. This means that regardless of your fitness level, you can participate! From 8 to 10 am, there will be an Aloha After-Party complete with Polynesian music and live entertainment.

Not only is exercise an important part of any weight loss and diet plan, it can also be a great way to connect with others in the community. The spirit of the Aloha Run is one of celebration – every participant will receive a finisher medal. Winner medals will be awarded to top racers participating in the first wave.

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to help out a great cause while having fun? The Aloha Run 5K Race needs volunteers to help with packet preparation and distribution during packet pick-up on Saturday, September 12. There are three shifts available that are in need of volunteers – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Packet pick-up will be held at Road Runner Sports San Diego, which is located at 5553 Copley Drive.

On race day, volunteers are needed for all kinds of duties including registration, setting up and tearing down the festival, giving out water, stuffing treat bags, and more. All volunteers will receive free parking, snacks, a T-shirt, and plenty of smiles!

Tips for Race Preparation

Whether you choose to run the first wave of the race or participate in the fun run/walk, proper preparation is important to your health and safety. To avoid injury, warm up before starting the race. Light stretching can help loosen up your muscles and prepare your body for physical activity.

When it comes to pre-race eating, opt for a light breakfast to give your body the fuel it needs to perform at peak efficiency. Rather than reaching for something sweet and sugary (like donuts or pastries), opt for protein-packed foods like eggs, salmon, or peanut butter on whole grain toast. A smoothie made with Greek yogurt and fruit is another good choice, especially if you don’t have an appetite for breakfast.

Staying Motivated After the Race

It’s easy to feel motivated about getting healthier and stronger while participating in an event like the Aloha Run race. But how can you keep your motivation going strong afterwards? Recruit some help! When you enter a Medifast Weight Control Program, you not only receive valuable resources and tools, but also the friendly, helpful services of a certified Weight Control Counselor who will create a customized diet plan to suit your needs. In addition, you’ll meet with your counselor every week for guidance, support, and program maintenance. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss, which is why our counselors offer individualized support that is customized to the needs of each client they serve.

Medifast – Your Partner in Weight Loss

At Medifast Weight Control Centers, we’re here to stand by you through every step of your journey to a healthier body. Our multi-faceted approach to weight loss and wellness provides you with everything you need, including pre-packaged meals that offer optimal nutrition and ultimate convenience – especially when purchased ahead of time. By having healthy food available at all times, you’re less likely to fall victim to unhealthy temptations. Our tasty, satisfying meals were developed by a medical doctor to be nutritionally complete and ideally balanced to give your body what it needs. Call or visit a Medifast Weight Control Center today to learn more about our programs and what we can do for you!

About the Author:

Cara Walsh
Counselor at The Carmel Mountain Ranch Medifast Weight Control Center
Cara Walsh is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Weight Control Counselor. Cara received her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science from San Diego State University and completed her dietetic internship to become a registered dietitian through the Utah State University. Cara is currently completing her Masters in Dietetic Administration through Utah State University. Cara has always had a passion for healthy eating and cooking. She loves to focus on how food can heal and provide nutrition-while tasting delicious. Cara thrives on helping others reach their full potential nutritionally. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going to Pilates and running the boardwalk on the Pacific Ocean with her son and husband.

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