April Newsletter – 2017

  April 2017

 

We time bike races too!

You all know 3 Way Racing as your go-to timer and race manager for running events and triathlons, but did you know that we time bike races too? We sure do! We are the race timer for many of the Kentucky Point Series Mountain Bike Races here in Central Kentucky.

If you are multi-sport athlete just like we are a multi-sport timer, you might be interested in one of the upcoming MTB events. We’ll be timing two of them this month.

Go to http://www.kentuckypointseries.com/ to learn more and get registered!

 

–The 3 Way Racing Team, Matt, Skip, Jen & Paul.

Upcoming Races

Butterflies for Maddie 5K
April 15, 2017 @ 8am CDT

University of Kentucky Live Well 5K
April 15, 2017 @ 10am EDT

Bullpup Run for Fun 5K
April 22, 2017 @ 8am EDT

Schoolhouse Champions 5K
April 22, 2017 @ 5:30pm EDT

Murray Half Marathon, Relay and 5K
April 22, 2017 @ 7am CDT
New CERTIFIED Course!!!

BreyerFest 5K

We’ve told you the BreyerFest 5K will have FINISHER MEDALS FOR ALL THE 5K PARTICIPANTS! Do you want to see it?  We know you do!  Just follow this link to see the medal and get registered.

If you cannot attend on race day, but still want the medal, sign up for the VIRTUAL RACE. We will ship the medal and shirt to you, and you can run the 5K when your schedule allows.

 

 

 

March Newsletter – 2017

 

  March 2017

 

Does it matter if a race course is certified?

When you are looking at a race, do you check to see if the course is certified to be the correct distance through USATF ? The answer is probably “no”, but you should if you are attempting to set a Personal Record. 

USATF course certification exists to guarantee consistency at each race distance. If you run a PR, and the course is not certified, how do you know if you ran a Personal Rrecord because you have improved or because the race course was short? When a course distance is certified, then you know your PR is proof that your hard work is paying off. Certification gives you a good comparison from course to course and race to race.

Course measurement is done on a bicycle using a Jones Counter calibrated on an known length course and involves all math you didn’t want to study in school. The course is ridden using the shortest path possible at least twice.  Measuring for certification cannot use a Garmin watch or a measuring wheel – it’s much more involved!  This is why runners often find their Garmins or Fitbits show a longer distance than expected – Garmins meaurse point to point via satellite, not direct lines, and it’s nearly impossible for a runner to cover the shortest possible path with each step of the race.

The next time you choose a race, look to see if the course is certified. If it is not, then maybe run it for fun, but don’t use it to compare times with a certified course. If you are looking to test your ability and training, then picking a race with a certified course, is the only way to guarantee that you are comparing apples to apples on your finish times.

Are you involved with planning a race and want to pursue certification?  Contact us for more information – we measure race courses of all distances and submit them to USATF.

 

–The 3 Way Racing Team, Matt, Skip, Jen & Paul.

Upcoming Races

A Run for the Arts 5K

Kappa Delta Shamrock Shuffle 5K

Family Enrichment Center Run and Walk for Children

(UN)PLEASANT HILL TRAIL RUNS

BreyerFest 5K

Registration for the BreyerFest 5K on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 8:00am at the Kentucky Horse Park is open. This year, BreyerFest is traveling to India, celebrating its diverse culture and landscape! The race includes commemorative super soft T-shirts (guaranteed to all participants that register before July 3rd), chip timing, overall and age group awards, a DJ spinning upbeat, Bollywood-inspired dance music, post race snacks, cool Breyer door prizes, and new for this year, FINISHER MEDALS FOR THE 5K PARTICIPANTS!

We’ll also have an untimed 1 mile fun run/walk for those not interested in the full 5K (3.1 mile) distance. If you can’t make the race but want to support the cause you can register as a Virtual Runner/Walker and we’ll send you your commemorative race T-shirt and finisher medal.

 

 

 

January Newsletter – 2017

 

  January 2017

 

Baby, it’s cold outside

 

Winter can be the hardest time of the year to get out and run. It’s cold and dreary outside and it gets dark pretty early in the evening. Did we mention that it is also cold? Very few of us want to get out in those conditions, so what can you do? Below are a couple of tips we’ve found from around the web and some of our own.

1. Find a running group or a buddy to run with. This actually helps year round. When you are not motivated to go our for a run, most of the time your buddy is and vice versa. You can push each other to keep going.

2. Pick a spring race and go ahead and sign up for it. Use it as motivation to keep running. You’ve already paid for the registration, so you are more likely to keep training.

3. Get the right gear. You don’t need to start out looking like the Abominable Snowman because you are going to generate some body heat while running. You do, however, need to have a little bit more than shorts and a T-Shirt. Get a good hat to keep the noggin warm, and some gloves or mittens. We find that on colder days, mittens are better than gloves. You’re not really using your hands anyway. Also, get some good moisture wicking long sleeve shirts and layer over them.

4. If the roads and sidewalks are snow and ice covered, you may want to consider the treadmill. We don’t want anyone getting hurt trying to run on ice. If you don’t have a gym membership or treadmill at home, some gyms will let you use their facilities for a small daily fee. This may work well for you if you only need it a couple of times a year. 

If all else fails, you can get a pre-race warmup by shoveling your local track:  

Whatever you do this winter, don’t stop running. Some rest is good, but taking too long a break makes getting back into shape a daunting task.

 

–The 3 Way Racing Team, Matt, Skip, Jen & Paul.

Frigid 4 -Miler is less than 4 weeks away

  

The Frigid 4 Miler & 1.5 Mile fun run is just one month away. We are preparing for a great event at the Kentucky Horse Park on Februray 11th. There will be chip timing, overall and age group awards, along with a rocking DJ to keep you moving so that you will stay warm. Our friends at Estepp Shell will be providing coffee and hot chocolate for you as well.

All participants that are registered prior to January 30th will be guaranteed a stylish beanie hat with the new Frigid 4 Miler logo embroidered onto it. A little something to keep your noggin and ears warm for the rest of the winter running season.

Charity Partner:
We are proud to be helping support Arbor Youth Services with a portion of the proceeds from the Frigid 4 Miler and 1.5 Mile fun run. Arbor Youth Services provides safe alternatives for at-risk children, youth and their families through services and referrals that promote positive growth and development.

Check them out and learn more about what they do by liking their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ArborYouth/) or go to their website http://arborky.org/.

Register Now:
Go ahead and sign up to reserve your spot and hat. Just click on the Register button below. If you have already signed up, then invite your friends. It is more fun to run with friends.

 

 

 

January/February/March Races

 

Here are some other races from around the area that 3 Way Racing is involved in.