No Practice - Rest and Pick-up Your Race Bib
Come to the RBO booth at the Health and Fitness Expo to pick-up your:
Race Packet, shirt and Bib
Look for the yellow RBO booth
We’ll be there from 9 am to 4 pm.
Here are Race Preparation Tips:
Get your z's two nights before. Pre-race jitters tend to strike the night before the race, interrupting your sleep. ...
Pre- race warm up is important
2018 Half Marathon Runners
Keep it light. During race week, your running mileage should decrease. ...
Fill the tank. On race morning, be sure to eat the breakfast you've practiced in training. ...
Get there early....
5K Runners arrive at 6 AM and
Half Marathon Runners arrive at 8 AM
Warm-up at the RBO Booth in ‘Race Village’ at the start/finish line.
Get in line for a fun run!
We’ve practiced all season for this great day!
Now is the time to have Fun and Run!
On Race Day look for the RBO Tent at the race start line in Eastshore Park. All RBO Runners: students, mentors and volunteers must wear your RBO shirt.
5K Runners: plan to arrive at 6:30 AM. Race starts at 7:30 AM.
Half Marathon Runners: Arrive at 8:30 AM. Race starts at 9:30 AM.
Hooray to a Great Run Season!
Practice will kick-off with Awards and Recognition.
When you return from your run, we’ll have an end of season par-tee. :-)
**Be sure to drink plenty of water before Saturday. **
After practice, it is essential that you foam roll, stretch, and hydrate.
Will warm-up with fun drills before running.
· Grades K-2: Will run 1.5 to 2 miles = 3 big loops around the Channel.
· Grades 3-5: Is planned to run 2 miles at Lake Merritt and then up the Cleveland Cascade stairs.
· Grades 6-12: Will run 2.5 to 3 miles to the Columns at Lake Merritt and then up the Cleveland Cascade stairs.
Half Marathon Runners
· After a .5-mile warm-up you will run a relaxed and comfortable 5 to 6 miles.
*For students that have missed last Saturday’s practice, suggested distance is 8 to 9 miles. *
Remember: “Slow and steady wins the race. Continue to maintain your pace!”
Saturday, there will be a special guest, Magda Boulet, Olympic marathon runner and 2015 Ultrarunner of the Year. Magda will share advice on how to prepare for the 5K and half marathon race. As well as, her journey as an immigrant in the U.S. and how she became an athlete and found success. It’s a great inspiration that everyone will enjoy.
Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders:
41st Annual Couples Relay & 10K
The LMJS Couples Relay is a two person relay with each team member running one 5K lap around Lake Merritt, Oakland. Single runner 10K option available.
For Runners that have registered: Plan to arrive at 8 AM, race begins at 9 AM.
Adams Point, 568 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
Near the Lake Merritt Boating Center
Look for the RBO Table @ 8AM
to Collect Your Bibs and to Warm-up.
There will be Prizes!
The top 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranking teams of the following divisions will be recognized:
Overall Mixed Teams of 2
Overall Women's Teams of 2
Overall Men's Teams of 2
Age Group Division Teams of 2 for each of the 3 categories
Goodies from race sponsors will be on site along with our traditional banana racing bread.
Team members might receive a lightweight backpacks.
Race day in San Francisco at Golden Gate Park.
For those who signed up to run either the 5K or the 10K and have made arrangements to ride the bus with RBO plan to:
Meet us at Channel Park at 6:15 am on Sunday, February 3rd.
If you have volunteered to help at RBO’s water station, plan to be on-site at 6:30 am. We are the first water station. Early runners are expected to pass at 7:00 am.
Please email nancy to confirm your participation
CANCELLED! First practice for K-12 Students!
WAY TO GO RBO!
Big success for RBO first practice at our new location:
Kudos to all the students who showed up and release all this incredible energy, making great effort to run the whole way and with a big smile!
Many thanks to all the volunteers who reserved their Saturday morning to run with the students, but also to help with enrollment, snacks and more...
A special Thank You to Kym Sterner from the YMCA who came to run a form clinic with RBO middle school and high school students, checking arms, feet, legs and more to adjust everyone's running motion.
Nice to get a nice crowd at the A's Game in the evening too! Fun to see you all in section 326, cheering and dancing!