January 12, 2011: YMCA Trains for Monument Avenue 10K
For the third consecutive year, the Richmond County Family YMCA has formed a training team to participate in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K on April 2, 2011. The purpose of the YMCA training team is to take well interested participants and give them all the tools they need to succeed in the annual 10K, no matter your previous experience. The training team plans to meet on Saturday mornings at 9 am beginning January 22. The YMCA will provide coaches for each group of walkers, joggers, and runners. Benefits for being a member of the YMCA training team include Child Watch for each training session, passes for cross training at the YMCA, team in training tshirt and a nutrition seminar from YMCA staff member Dr. Richard Honey. Last year the YMCA had nearly 60 participants that trained and half participated in the Monument Avenue 10K, one of the largest 10K events in the world. “We have high hopes to get even more participants to join our training team this year. We also hope to get all of them participating in the race in Richmond as well.” says Barbie Miles, YMCA Health & Wellness Director.
There will be a meeting for all interested participants on January 20th at 6:45 p.m. at the Richmond County YMCA. For more information call 333-4117.