Running group for Moms with or without your babies and strollers.
Anyone who loves running, wants to try running and wants a community of support
6 Weeks – April 24th – May 29th
Lighthouse Charity 5km Race: June 1st, 2019 @ 8:30 am
Moon Run in June 5km or 10 km: June 1st, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Baby to 5km
Were you an avid runner before baby? Not sure how to start up again – safely? Looking to get back into it the right way?
Maybe you’ve always had a 5km as a goal to try?
This running series is for ladies with or without strollers. We’ll work on proper running techniques, how to properly get back into running after baby and improve your endurance over 6 weeks.
Each participant will set and work on their own individual goals – but as a group we’ll support & encourage each other every week.
Then it’s time to celebrate with an official 5km race! You can choose from a morning race or an evening race.
June 1st: 8:30 AM Lighthouse Charity Run
June 1st: 8:00 pm Moon Run in June
Both races do not permit Strollers – however, both provide fun for the family.
Reserve your spot now!
First run is Wednesday April 24th @ 9:30 am
Last run is Wednesday May 29th @ 9:30 am
Every Wednesday at 9:30 am
Put aside 45-55 mins for our sessions – This includes warm up, running (approx 30 mins) and cool down & stretch
Each week we will work with participants on running techniques, breathing and endurance. We will incorporate timed running intervals, running for 5 mins walking for 1 min (as one example) and work towards increasing each week.
Not every participant will begin at the same stage. We’ll work in small groups – ensuring to match fitness levels – to help encourage and support each other to meeting your goals.
Each participant will be provided with the tools and techniques to, if they choose, to run in between sessions.
We will meet at JC Saddington Park – 53 Lake Street – in the second parking lot – closest to the water
June 1st (Morning Race Option)
Lighthouse Charity Run in Oakville Ontario – 8:30 am
June 1st (Evening Race Option)
Moon Run in June – Burlington Ontario – 8:00 pm
6 Week Series with Lighthouse Charity Race: $135.00 + HST
6 Week Series with Moon Run in June Race $145.00 + HST
6 Week Series: No Race Option: $90.00 + HST
Let’s break this down – Your registration fee will cover:
5Km Race Entry Fee: $45-$55/race
Fitness by the Lake Running Shirt: $25.00
6 Weekly Running Session: $10/week ($60)
Lighthouse Charity Run – Oakville Ontario – 8:30 am
Join the Lighthouse Charity (supporting grieving children), for the annual Run4Lighthouse on June 1st at teh scenic Lioins Valley Park in Oakville. You can participate in the 5km run or walk, or 1km Superhero Challenge! There is also a 100 meter Tots Trop options or the younger childern followed by a free hearty BBQ, fun kids activites and music.
For more information, go to www.run4lh.com
The Moon in June course is a flat fast one loop certified 5km and 2 loop certified 10km of down town Burlington. The route highlights the fabulous Burlington Waterfront at sunset and the downtown core. The finish is at Civic Square at City Hall where the after party and awards will be held following the race.
Following the race enjoy the Mij after party in Burlington Civic Square. The party is not to be missed – live music, food, a beer garden and the awards ceremony.
More information: www.mooninjune.ca
Owner & Operator, Fitness by the Lake
What will I need to bring?
The right gear can make all the difference. It’s important that you have a proper pair of running shoes. Grabbing an old pair of Gym shoes or your everyday sneakers will lead to muscle soreness and cramping. We all have different running styles – so no one show will be right for everyone. Here’s a link to a great Runstastic article to help you determine the type of shoe that is best for you. Choosing the Right Running Show
Always ensure you have water with you to stay hydrated and avoid muscle cramps. It’s also important to drink water prior to our run session as well. Dress for the weather. Layers is always a good idea as it may be chilly to start – but as your body warms up, it’s easy enough to take a layer off.
I have a toddler, toddler & baby, or will be running on my own sans kids – can I still participate?
Absolutley – this group if for women who’d like to start running or have a running community to join – whether you have your toddler with you, your toddler and baby or you’re on your own – it’s for everyone.
I have never run before, but like the idea of starting with a group, is this right for me?
We welcome new comers! Learning with a group provides you with not only the confidence to start and complete your training and race, but with a community to encourage and support you.
I used to run all the time before baby, when is the right time to start again?
It is extremely important that you’ve been cleared by your doctor to begin regular exercise. Once you’ve been cleared, next is to understand your limitations. Your body needs time to recover. If you’re running without baby, we can start slow with walking and running intervals. If you’ve opted to run with baby/stroller – we do suggest that baby is at least 6 months or when they can hold their head up to ensure safety of your baby.
Do I need a running stroller?
Proper gear when running is extremely important – whether it’s the right pair of running shoes – or a jogging stroller. Jogging strollers have large tires and adjustable shocks that minimize bouncing and ensure that your little one is comfortable. You can find affordable jogging strollers on mom groups or kijiji. It is recommended but not required. For Toddlers and older babies, many lightweight stroller will do.
I have tried running a few times since baby and it has been uncomfortable (leaking, breasts are heavy) etc. What would you suggest?
Your body needs time to recover. Sometimes we have to reconcile our minds with our bodies. If you’re experiencing leaking while running or jumping or performing normal activities, please contact a pelvic health therapist. Strengthening your pelvic floor will get you back to what you love. In the meantime, we can work with walk/run intervals that will match your comfort level.
I’ve always wanted to run but am nervous everyone will be faster or stronger than me?
Running groups have all types of fitness levels – and we can work with you to help you feel confident and strong. Your only measure will be yourself. No time limits on your 5km – the finish line is your number one goal.
Will we be running as a group on race day?
Race day is exciting! You may want to run the race on your own, but by race day find you just can’t leave the group 🙂 What you decide will be supported by everyone!
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