STOMP The Monster 5K Training Program

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Get your Runner’s High on with our beginner friendly 5K training program sponsored by
Saucony. This 9-week training program, held twice a year, is designed to help you start
running, train and cross the finish line at our spring program goal race, STOMP the Monster 5K
on June 3, 2018. Whether you are new to running or looking to get back into the sport, you
will find a welcoming, motivational environment filled with enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff
here to help you achieve your goals. During coach-led group trainings, participants will learn
proper warm up drills and running technique; as well as, receive weekly emails, additional
guidance and information to support his or her new running lifestyle.

ABOUT THE RACE:
STOMP the Monster 5K Run & Festival, a family friendly event, will be Central Jersey’s most festive USATF-NJ sanctioned race this Spring. The race helps support the STOMP the Monster charity which assists cancer patients and their families. Race day festivities include but are not limited to: giveaways, food and drinks, entertainment and beer garden for adults.

RACE DATE & LOCATION:
June 3, 2018, Marlboro NJ

TRAINING PROGRAM INFORMATION MEETINGS:
Have questions? Looking for more information? Learn about the program by attending one of our information meetings.
– Tuesday, February 27 at 7:15 PM in Metuchen, NJ
– Thursday, March 1 at 7:15 PM in Freehold, NJ

TRAINING TIMES AND LOCATIONS:
– Metuchen – Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
– Freehold – Thursdays at 7:00 pm

PROGRAM DATES:
Training Dates – April 3 through June 3, 2018

PROGRAM ORIENTATION MEETINGS for registered participants:
– Tuesday (3/27) at Metuchen at 7:00PM
– Thursday (3/29) at Freehold at 7:00PM

COST:
– $69.50 from 2/1 – 3/25
– $74.50 from 3/26 – 4/9
NOTE: race registration is not included in program cost

PARTICIPANT BENEFITS:
– Training Schedule and Coach-led Group Trainings
– Complimentary gait analysis at Runner’s High
– Hands on coaching
– Tech Short Sleeve Shirt sponsored by Saucony
– Exclusive deals
– Weekly Emails and more!

REGISTER NOW! Limited to the first 75 participants.
– For online registration click here
Download a registration form and mail it in, post-marked by March 19
– Register in-person at one of our convenient locations

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. Can I bring my dog, friend, family member or child to training?
We love fur babies, your friends and family members too! However, we’d like to respect the
safety and well-being of your peers; as well as, provide undivided attention to registered
participants, and ask you to refrain from bringing them. Make it a buddy system and have your friends/family register with you.

2. How long is training?
Great question! Training will generally last no more than one hour.  We may have additional
meetings during the week for a seminar, and/or incorporate these into the days we meet for training. This may extend our meeting time over an hour. Participants will be provided with a schedule of the seminars.

3. I can’t make all the trainings. Should I still sign up?
Yes! This program is all encompassing. Your weekly emails and training schedules are provided to keep you motivated and on task. Furthermore, a group forum will be available for participants to link up to train together. Lastly, you’ll have the group support, companionship and team camaraderie on race day.

4. The program has already started; can I still register?
Yes! As long as we have not reached our cap of 75 participants, we will accept registrations up to April 9, 2018. Yes! However, this program is designed to gradually and safely build up endurance and
fitness; therefore, we will accept registrations no more than one week after the start date.

5. Do you run in the rain or snow?
Certainly! While our target race is in June, and the chances of snow are highly unlikely, you never know what kind of weather race day will bring. Being prepared to run in all types of weather is an integral part of training; that is unless, safety is an issue. We will not run in thunder, lightning or extreme temperatures, hot or cold.

6. What if I cannot run the whole thing?
You don’t have to go fast, you just have to go. Our goal is to get you from the starting line to
the finish line. It’s your race, your pace. Depending on your goal, walking breaks can be incorporated. We strongly encourage you to stay consistent with training. Consistency is key to success.

7. I listen to music while I exercise. Can I wear my headphones during training?
One of the many benefits of group training is meeting others alike and making new friends.
Leave the headphones at home, meet new people, and also stay safe. With headphones on, it’s difficult to hear directions or other sounds.

8. Is there an age limit?
Yes. Participants between the ages 16 and 18 may register, as long as they are participating
with his/her parent(s).

9 . I’m not a runner, or I used to run…like, twenty years ago. Is this program for me?
Absolutely! No time like the present to tackle new goals. This is a beginner friendly program aimed to gradually build up endurance and distance.

10. How do I register for the program?
Simple! You can register online, download a registration and mail it in, or stop in any one of
our convenient locations to pick up a registration form.
– Freehold 130 Schanck Road, Unit B Freehold, NJ 07728
– Metuchen 454 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840

11. What do I need to participate in the program?
A “can do” attitude! Because we know you can do it too. There will be an orientation meeting
for registered participants approximately one week prior to the beginning of the program where we will discuss the upcoming program, and participant expectations, including needed and recommended items.

QUESTIONS?
Email gail@runnershighnj.com

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