5 Do’s and Don’t’s for Race Day


Quick and easy tips to improve your race day experience, regardless of your running level.

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As the Road Race Series is in full swing, and many of you are training for various fall races from 5k’s to marathons, we thought we would put together some helpful tips to get the most out of your race day experience:



Hydrate and fuel well leading up to a race. It’s not necessary to “carb load” for a 5K or 10K, but eat good, nutritious food leading up to race day and make sure to drink plenty of water in the days before the race. And for longer races such as half and full marathons, incorporate more carbs into your diet the week leading up to the race. Not necessarily more food, but foods that have more carbs in them.

Remember racing etiquette. If you need to walk or slow down, move toward the right shoulder so as not to cause a traffic jam. Use only…

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