Join This Virtual 5K Race To Help Juvenile Arthritis Research

Group of teenage runners lined up ready to race in a 5K in Corpus Chrisiti

Make sure if you are in the Corpus Christi area you register for this virtual 5K race — the 2017 Running of the Bulls. This race, actually offered as either a 5K or 10K, will benefit  children suffering from juvenile arthritis. 15 percent of the proceeds will go toward funding research relating to the disease and its cure.

What’s This 5K Race About?

Mark your calendars for the month of July because it is officially Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. In recognition, Corpus Christi will be hosting their annual Running of the Bull race. Before you let the words “running” and “race” discourage you, make sure you keep reading. This is a virtual race that can be run or walked whenever and at whatever pace you can deem acceptable. The actual Running of the Bull ceremony takes place every year in Spain during the month of July. Registration will be $17 and your official medal and bib will be mailed to your home. The race can be completed anytime in July and in whatever setting you choose. Make sure you register online and don’t miss out.

July Is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

It is a common misconception that only people older in age develop arthritis. This fallacy was clearly shattered when studies last year showed that more than 300,000 children were diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. By signing up for this race, 15 percent of the profits will be going to fund research for a cure. You can read up more on how you can make a difference in a child’s life. Also, make sure to wear some blue during the month of July to support Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Act today and post all of your support on social media! The smallest amount can make a world of difference to somebody.

Preparation For Future 5Ks

Although this isn’t exactly a conventional 5K race, you can use these quick tips to prepare for a future one. Here are some general tips to help you prepare for any upcoming race, no matter the distance. The first thing you should do is to lay out all gear and clothes the night before. That way, you are sharp and not stressed out the morning of the event. The next thing to do is make sure you drink plenty of fluids, not just the day of, but the night before as well. A few extra ounces of water can make all the difference on your actual race day. Most runners suggest getting to the race about 30–45 minutes early for proper sign-in time and moderate stretching. Stretching is an often neglected task for many people and can lead to a lot of extra stress on your body.

Finally, the saying “slow and steady wins the race” might not always be true, but if you are beginner runner you may want to pace yourself. Walking a few laps is very important when adjusting your body to regular running. Make sure you stay hydrated during the race and continue breathing properly. Most importantly, have fun. Too many times, people take the charitable ones too seriously. Don’t be that guy – just have fun with it! Read up more on strategy and race etiquette before competition day.

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