5K Run Update

5K Run Update & Polar Watch Prize

Malverne 5K RunTen days remain to the Malverne 5K run. You worked out hard to withstand the long distance of 5 kilometers. Could you manage 4 miles? If yes, then you are ready for the Southwest Nassau Run Series, consisting of 4 runs in nearby communities. The online registration is open till October 1st. If you cannot commit time to all four, register for selected runs at the following sites: Malverne, Inwood, Five Towns, Lynbrook. On October 1st also ends the $20 registration fee for the Malverne run and the $25 fee comes in effect. Kids up to the age of 16 pay $5 even on the day of the run regardless of the distance. Although the 200 m run is open to kids up to the age of 11 only.

On the day of the run, park at one of the HS parking lots. The usual (T.H. Herber) gym will be closed. All activities, including registration will take place at the HS. The 5K run will start at its usual location—next to the H.T. Herber middle school on Wicks Lane. No parking there. The kids run—the only one—will start at 8:30 at Pershing Blvd. behind the HS athletic fields. The kids registration will end at 8:10 promptly to allow time to walk to the start. All kids will gather at the 5K finish line. Promptly at 8:15, we all together proceed to the designated start. The older kids will line up first, followed by younger kids (with parents). Late comers can access the start using the gate located between the track and the basketball courts.

Did you volunteer last year at the Malverne 5K run and want to run this year? Come to the registration desk at the HS and you’ll get a free entry to the run. If you are ready to help this year, we welcome you. Please, arrive at 7:30 in the HS. And we are sure the runners will appreciate, if you just come and cheer on them. You’ll recognize many faces. There will be ad hoc SD employee teams drawn. A minimum of 4 teams must participate in order for team prizes to kick in. One more important note. This is a family run. Strollers are permitted, but you are not allowed to run while pushing them.

Polar, producer of heart rate monitors, and GPS sport watches is generously giving away a heart rate monitor watch (not GPS) to one male and female participants. Since the Malverne Educational and Fitness Foundation’s mission is to support youth programs in the school district, the committee is considering to award the prize to winners of either 12-14 or 15-19 age categories. Help the committee members resolve their dilemma. Is the age 12-14 too young to train with a heart rate monitor? Or is it the right age to introduce this science-based training method? Voice your runner’s opinion.

Update on October 5, 2013: The survey form was removed at the end of the public review period.

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