Mini Exercise Event: 5K

Focusing on the active part of our meetup, we'll be starting a new series of exercise meetups, each focusing on a different style of working out.  The idea behind this is to have the classes be free (or possibly by donation to a charity) and led by members of the meetup.  While we will certainly welcome professionals leading these meetups, anyone who has experience in a type of exercise will be welcome to teach a class.

For this meet-up we'll be running a 5K.  A 5k is a 3.1 mile race, and the NOG Run Club hosts a weekly Monday evening run through downtown Raleigh.  Running helps develop cardiovascular strength and endurance.

The run starts at 6:00 pm, and proceeds through historic Oakwood before heading up past the NC Capitol Building and down Fayetteville Street.  All pacers are welcome, but I usually aim for a 9:00 per mile pace.

One race per month is dedicated as a fund raiser for a given charity. The Nog's May charity raising money and food for the Women's Center of Wake County.  You can make a cash donation or bring any of the following requested items:  Canned meat (tuna, beef stew, etc), peanut butter, pasta and sauce, and canned fruits/vegetables (all donations should be in regular and NOT economy sized cans).  Donations will receive a raffle ticket for a free pair of New Balance running shoes.  I wear New Balance shoes, because they're the only ones wide enough to fit my duck feet.

If you've never attended the NOG run club before, please arrive early to register and sign the necessary waiver forms and bring $1.00 for your snazzy key fob.  There is a $1.00 pasta and salad bar for runners, and usually some sort of beer special.  If there's enough interest we can see about forming a trivia team for the post run trivia contest.

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  • Sal

    Be there or be Reyna :P

    May 20, 2013

    • Reyna

      *slow.....clap*

      1 · May 21, 2013

  • John M.

    At a table inside.

    May 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Where?

      May 20, 2013

    • John M.

      Inside the Nog at a table in front of the stage.

      May 20, 2013

  • Lauren

    You guys have fun! Take care of john if that crazy man decides to run again! ;)

    May 19, 2013

  • Harsha

    anyone interested in racing me :P

    April 29, 2013

  • Katicon

    So I am more of a "Maybe" because I will be driving back from VA that morning and then working as well.

    April 28, 2013

  • Regina T.

    This course is also really walkable if running isn't your thing. I used to walk this every Monday for awhile. People don't care if you walk, they just want you to get up and get moving!

    1 · April 24, 2013

    • John M.

      Good point, Regina. The club provides laminated map cards for the routes, so if you lose sight of the main group (which is kinda unlikely anyway) you won't get lost.

      April 24, 2013

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  • John M.
    Active 2013, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Jason
    Active 2013
  • Harsha
    Active 2013
  • Reyna
    Active 2013
  • Sal
    Active 2013
  • A former member
  • A former member

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