OCTOBER 18, 2014
Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon With Ivy Funds
RUN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COURSES IN THE MIDWEST
5K HALF FULL RELAY KIDS
SPRINT TO OCTOBER PHOTO CONTEST
The Sprint to October is on! Take a photo of you preparing for this year’s run (be creative). Send the photo via email to Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to submit is June 29. A photo album will be created on the Official Waddell & Reed KC Marathon with Ivy Funds Facebook Fan Page. Once the album is posted, you will have the ability to tag yourself and encourage family and friends to “like” your picture. The winner with the most “likes” will receive a Motorola XOOM with WI-FI from Sprint! The winner will be announced in the July newsletter. CLICK HERE FOR CONTEST RULES
CREATE A RELAY TEAM
Want to run a marathon but know you can’t do the full 26.2 miles? Recruit your friends and family to join you and create a relay team. Each relay team consists of five members who will collectively run the marathon distance. There are three categories for competing as a team: 1. Male – all five male members, 2. Female – all five female members and 3. Coed – at least two male and two female. Each leg of the race will be a different distance. (Leg #1 – 3.1 miles, leg #2 – 6.0 miles, leg #3 – 4.0 miles, leg #4 – 6.7 miles, and leg #5 – 6.4 miles.) Click Here to register
CLINIC – “KANSAS CITY MARATHON KICKOFF MEETING: HOW TO TRAIN FOR YOUR HOMETOWN MARATHON & HALF MARATHON”
Coach Valdez will share the most important training guidelines to set yourself up for a positive first time experience or PR. The clinic will be held June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ward Parkway Center Garry Gribble's Running Sports. Please RSVP at email@example.com
WADDELL & REED KIDS’ MARATHON PRESENTED BY CHILDREN’S MERCY HOSPITALS AND CLINICS
Registration is open for the Waddell & Reed Kids’ Marathon Presented by Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics on Saturday, October 20 - giving young runners all summer to train for their own mini-marathon! Proceeds from the Kids’ Marathon benefit Children’s Mercy.
The Kids’ Marathon – spanning 1.2 miles – starts just north of Crown Center and kicks off at 11 a.m. As part of the fun run experience, participating kids kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged to “train” by tracking 25 miles on their own leading up to race day and will complete their last 1.2 miles to finish their “marathon” at the Kids’ Marathon event. Click here to learn more and download your training log.
CONNECT WITH US ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK
Hooked on social media? Love to Tweet? Have a smartphone? Then follow the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds on Twitter at @KCMarathon and check out the Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/kcmarathon. Meet other runners and share your stories and advice. Stay up-to-date on all the latest news before you line up on October 20.
VOLUNTEER AND CHEER ON THE PARTICIPANTS
Volunteers are one of the most important parts of a running event, ask any runner. You don't have to be a runner to play an important role in the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon. Volunteers are one of the most important pieces in the marathon process, and there is NO WAY we can exist without you. Come join us as a volunteer and thousands of people will thank you. CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER
TRAINING TIP OF THE MONTH
TRAINING IS A BALANCING ACT
by Eladio Valdez III, Coach of The Runner's Edge and SmartPace Team Coordinator
There are complimentary training schedules for the half marathon or marathon created by Coach Valdez that you can find in the training section of the race website. These are applicable to most runners, from beginners to veterans, and for those with a goal to simply make it to the finish line or to finish within a certain time. Regardless of which training schedule you choose to follow, treat this entire training experience as an experiment. As long as you are able to stay healthy and notice improvement, follow the schedule. However, if you start to feel extra tired, listen to your body and back off as needed.
Realize that sometimes your life schedule (work, family, church, hobbies) may warrant less versus more mileage in order to stay healthy and become more fit. Conversely, you may get a window period where you'll be able to get in more training. No matter what, a few ironclad rules to follow to improve your chance for success are as follows: 1. listen to your body and adjust accordingly, 2. start every run with a super slow warm up, 3. run at the appropriate effort for each type of workout, 4. drink enough water, 5. eat healthy, and 6. get enough sleep.
Good luck as you officially begin training for the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon!
JOIN THE FIGHT AND FUND RAISE WHILE TRAINING
Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer, and every ten minutes someone dies of a blood cancer. Researchers funded by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are all over the nation working hard to find a cure and put an end to this terrible disease. We are fortunate to have several in the state of Missouri including one at the Stowers Institute here in Kansas City. The backbone of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is to raise funds to support our mission to find a cure.
Funds raised by participants of the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon also go directly back to support the mission of LLS. Please consider joining the fight and fundraising while you train for the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon. Every dollar you raise, every mile you run will aid in the fight against blood cancers. Any donation made is 100% tax deductible and goes directly back to patient support and research here in the Kansas City area. Click here to start your fundraising journey and help save a life.