In the midst of the tragic circumstances of the BAA Boston Marathon, we want to pass along our prayers to all those involved today and in the days to come.
Several members of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon are in Boston today, including the race director and personnel from the Prevea medical team who are assisting with the situation. Our thoughts are with the event leaders and public safety officials and everyone who has been affected.
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With a little more than a month to go and both distance races almost sold out, the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is seeking fundraisers to take part in its Run for a Reason program. The program offers an easy-to-use web-based platform that makes fundraising simple. After creating a personal fundraising page complete with personal statement and photo, fundraisers are able to email out their page to friends, family, training partners, and co-workers. People who create a fundraising page and raise $300 or more get ONE FREE ENTRY to any Cellcom Green Bay Marathon event (other than the Relay). This means you can still get into the half marathon by helping out our charities. CLICK HERE or on the image below for more information.
The Prevea Luv2Run (L2R) program is seeking schools to participate in its training program for the Cellcom Green Bay 5K. Prevea L2R is a six-week program designed to prepare elementary and middle school age children for the 3.1-mile Cellcom Green Bay 5K being held on May 18.
Groups participating in the program are provided with a six-week training curriculum designed by Prevea Sports Medicine, training run supplies and free consultation with Prevea’s athletic training staff. The curriculum can be facilitated by any adult, regardless of running experience.
We provide the tools to make it easy to launch a program at any school. All it takes is a parent, teacher or community member who is willing to step up and support the students. The program is free and students who complete the training are able to participate in the Cellcom Green Bay 5K for only $5. Coaches are able to run for just $10.
The Luv2Run program was developed in 2008 through a partnership between the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay and the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon to increase youth interest in the sport of running. The program aims to engage youth in a positive free time activity that can turn into a lifelong healthy hobby. Prevea signed on in this year as the title sponsor of the program.
“We are excited to be part of the Luv2Run program as it’s helping our youth become active in a fun and safe environment,” said Ashok Rai, MD, President and CEO of Prevea Health. “This program provides the youth in our community with another form of exercise that they can do their entire life leading to a healthy lifestyle.”
The deadline for schools to sign up is March 29. Coach kick-off meetings will be held on April 3 and April 4. For more information or to register, contact Tanya Sharp at L2R@cellcomgreenbaymarathon.com.
Say it loud and say it proud! Download your Cellcom Green Bay Marathon event badge and post it to your Facebook wall, make it your Facebook profile picture, pin it on Pinterest, post it on Tumblr, share it…wear it! Finisher badges will also be available post race. Share this with others signed up! Hope to see you all represent out there in social media land and thank you for registering for our event!
Green Bay—March 6, 2012—Runners need to stay hydrated to perform at peak levels, but the body also needs other types of fuel to push toward the finish line. Boston Marathoner and Prevea Health Nutritionist, Deb Guenterberg, will offer tips on how to stay properly fueled during both training season and race day, including how to train on a gluten-free or vegetarian diet. Deb will also discuss foods to avoid and how certain foods can boost or hinder performance.
Nutrition for Runners
Wednesday, March 6
7 to 8 p.m.
Titletown Brewing Co., 200 Dousman Street, Green Bay (second floor)
Prevea Pints & Pointers is a free educational series where expert speakers offer tips and answer questions about running to help prepare runners for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and other long distance running events. Members of the Prevea Sports Medicine team and Cellcom Green Bay Marathon are on hand at each event to answer questions. Events take place at Titletown Brewing Co. so participants can relax, enjoy refreshments, mingle and learn from fellow runners. All abilities are welcome—from first-time half marathoners to veteran full marathoners.
For more information about Prevea Pints & Pointers including the remaining four events, visit http://www.prevea.com/Pints_and_Pointers.nws.