Hike distance: 8 miles
Duration: 2 1/4 hrs
Pace: nonstop, moderate to fast
Event Leader: Cindy Price
Look for us in the pavilion.
Welcome to our training series "Hike the Half for St. Jude". Once a week we will be training to maintain pace while gradually increasing distance over the next few months to prepare for the Rock and Roll St. Jude half marathon. Our goal is to maintain a 16 minute per mile pace so as to make the four hour cut off requirement with a little bit of time to spare to cover time lost to crowds, water breaks, etc. A 16 minute pace is very doable. YOU can do it!
Note: You do not have to be registered for the race to enjoy the series with us. If you are interested in increasing your stamina and fitness level, come join us. :)
We will do this nonstop hike at a moderate to rapid pace, walking on the paved path along the Little Harpeth River until we get to Crockett Park. We will then walk along various paths within the park before we turn around and return.
Please be aware that the event hosts usually arrive 15 minutes early and that we are waiting for you. If you change your mind and decide not to go, please change your RSVP. The hike begins at 9:00 am but if everyone arrives early we will leave early.
Meetup organizers/leaders are not guides. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members can not be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.