Anna & Raven 5K

Anna & Raven 5K

Anna and Raven are challenging each other in the SoNo 5K Sunday, October 6th!  They’ve each paired up with local causes that are close to them to raise funds. Anna and Raven will be training because the winner between the two of them will have a bonus… The SoNo 5k has agreed to donate $1000 to the winner’s charity! We’re asking you to join either Team Anna or Team Raven and run/walk with us that morning and to help raise funds for our charities!

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Date: Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Time: Registration begins at 6a and closes at 8a.  The 5k begins approximately at 8:35a.  Look for the Star 99.9 tent after you register to meet up with our group!

Location: Veterans Park, Norwalk, Connecticut (42 Seaview Ave, Norwalk, CT 06855)

Parking Information can be found here.

Cost: $40 per runner/walker for the 5k (Fee includes awesome race swag including a high quality performance shirt, multifunctional headwear, FREE race photos and a brag worthy finisher’s medal. Celebrate your finish at the post race party and enjoy FREE food and drinks!

How to register: Click for instructions

Questions about the race?  Email Race Director Shannon Whipple at shannon@jsendurance.com.

Questions about donating or how to join Team Anna or Team Raven? Email Anna at AnnaZap@star999.com

JOIN TEAM ANNA!

Anna has graciously chosen Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer as her beneficiary. Your donation will go directly to accomplishing their mission of funding Childhood Cancer Research and helping families with the financial burdens caused by fighting Childhood Cancer.

You can learn more about Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer by visiting infiniteloveforkidsfightingcancer.org and find out more about how and why this foundation has been laying some of its roots in Connecticut.

Click here to donate your fundraising dollars to Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer!

 

JOIN TEAM RAVEN!

Raven has chosen The Connecticut Humane Society as his beneficiary.  As an avid voice for Adopt Don’t Shop, Raven continues to strive to make sure every animal in Connecticut has a home.  Connecticut Humane Society uses their funds to help provide medical care, food, and much more to pets that still live in their shelters.  You can learn more about The Connecticut Humane Society by visiting cthumane.org.

Click here to donate your fundraising dollars to Connecticut Humane Society!

 

About the SoNo 5K:

The 5th annual SoNo Half Marathon / 5K & Kids Fun Run will take place Sunday, October 6th at Veteran’s Park.

Runners will enjoy a NEW unique and exciting course through historic South Norwalk, along beautiful coastline, down charming picturesque tree-lined streets and past many of Norwalk’s notable landmarks and attractions.

Race day kicks off at 8:30 am with the start of the half marathon, which is immediately followed by the start of the 5K race. Children will enjoy crafts and entertainment until the Kids Fun Run begins at 11:00 am.

All participants receive awesome race swag including a high quality performance shirt, multifunctional headwear, FREE race photos and a brag worthy finisher’s medal. Celebrate your finish at the post race party and enjoy FREE 26.2 Brew (21+), Truly Spiked Seltzer (21+), Colony Pizza, Mr. Frosty’s Ice Cream, goodies provided by Stew Leonard’s and MORE!

Since 2015, this event has helped raise over $100,000 for local charities and organizations. Additional funds will be raised at this year’s event from beer sales with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

For more in, or to register to #RUNSONO, please visit www.sonohalf.com.

 

Looking to train for the SoNo 5k?  Here is an outline on how to prepare! There’s plenty of time to get ready to run/walk!  Here is the SoNo 5k Training Schedule!

TRAINING! This is August’s training schedule and we will update as we progress throughout the month.  You can start at any time in preparation for the October 6th 5k!

WEEK ONE:

Three days of walk/run one mile.  Take it nice and easy. Walk/lightly run to complete one mile.

One day 30 minutes of strength conditioning/cross training:  cycling, swimming, a fitness class or strength training, to supplement your running. This will build strength and flexibility in muscles that running doesn’t utilize.

 

WEEK TWO:

Three days of walk/run one mile.  Take it nice and easy. Walk/lightly run to complete one mile.

Two days of 30 minutes of strength conditioning/cross training:  cycling, swimming, a fitness class or strength training, to supplement your running. This will build strength and flexibility in muscles that running doesn’t utilize.

 

WEEK THREE:

Two days of walk/run 1.5 mile.  Take it nice and easy. Walk/lightly run to complete one mile.

One day of run one mile. Try and complete this with no walking. Nice and easy pace.

Two days of 30 minutes of strength conditioning/cross training:  cycling, swimming, a fitness class or strength training, to supplement your running. This will build strength and flexibility in muscles that running doesn’t utilize.

WEEK FOUR:

One day of run one mile. Try and complete this with no walking. Nice and easy pace.

Two days of running 1.5 mile. Try and complete this with no walking. Nice and easy pace.

Two days of 30 minutes of strength conditioning/cross training:  cycling, swimming, a fitness class or strength training, to supplement your running. This will build strength and flexibility in muscles that running doesn’t utilize.

WEEK FIVE:

Three days of two mile runs.  Try and run this to completion. If you need to take a walk break, walk for no more then 2min and start to run again.

Two days of 30 minutes of strength conditioning/cross training:  cycling, swimming, a fitness class or strength training, to supplement your running. This will build strength and flexibility in muscles that running doesn’t utilize.