ADM Recovery Challenge 5K

2017 ADM Recovery Challenge 5K

Saturday, May 20 at 9am

The 5th running of the ADM Recovery Challenge will take place on Saturday, May 20th on the grounds at IBH, 3445 S Main St, Akron. Challenge yourself, your family, and your friends with the 9 obstacles and 3.1 miles of fun. This family-friendly event includes runners of all ages. 

Registration for the 2017 ADM Recovery Challenge 5K begins Tuesday, February 14, 2017. We are offering special pricing to those who sign up early. Don't miss our fifth year! Register here.

Sign up for our Facebook page for race updates. See you in 2017!

ADM Recovery Challenge

The road to recovery is traveled by many and presents obstacles for all. In recognizing the challenges of recovery, the Summit County ADM Support Committee invites you to participate in the annual ADM Recovery Challenge 5K fundraiser (part of the Ohio Challenge Subway Series). This obstacle course offers fun competition for athletes of all ages and abilities. Get set to tackle the challenges, cheer others on, and support those who are in recovery!

Follow the challenge on Facebook for the latest race information!


Are you a Dave Matthews fan? Let's see how LUCKY you are!
 
We are running a promotion to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Register for our race this Sunday 3/19/17 by 11:59 p.m. and you'll get a chance to win our drawing for 2 tickets to see Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds at Blossom on June 14th. Don't worry...if you already registered, you're already in the drawing for tickets! (Tickets courtesy of our partners 91.3 the Summit & Rock and Recovery). We will draw a number and corresponding name from the participants that have registered by the deadline (3/19/17 by 11:59 p.m.) and the winner will be announced on Monday, March 20th.
 

 

A recap of the 2016 race


Each year, over 26,000 Summit County residents and their families face the challenge of recovery from mental illness and addictions and turn to the ADM Board for treatment and support. The continuum of care runs throughout the lifespan – from services and programs for toddlers to older adults. It includes preventative and treatment services, housing support, employment assistance, respite, peer support, recreation, and educational services.

We are committed to meeting these needs in our community, but we cannot meet the challenge alone. Your generous sponsorship and participation benefits the Summit County ADM Support Committee, Inc. in its future levy campaign activities on behalf of the County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADM) Board.

Are YOU up for the Challenge?

Course Map

Looking for a training plan?

Our partners at Akron General Health & Wellness Center have teamed up to us to offer a training plan to get you started toward our finish line! 

Run Your Fastest 5k

Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1

Easy Run
15-20 min

Interval
30 sec
(Repeat 8-10x)

Rest

Fast Finish
15-20 min
5 min FF

Cross Training
20-30 min

3 mile

Rest

2

Easy Run
20 - 25 min

Tempo
30 min

Rest

Fast Finish
20 - 25 min
5 - 10 min FF

Cross Training
20-30 min

2 mile

Rest

3

Easy Run
20-25 min

Interval
1 min
(Repeat 8-10x)

Rest

Fast Finish
20-25 min
5-10 min FF

Cross Training
20-30 min

4 mile

Rest

4

Easy Run
25-30 min

Tempo
35 min

Rest

Fast Finish
25-30 min
5-10 min FF

Cross Training
20-30 min

3 mile

Rest

5

Easy Run
25-30 min

Interval
2 min
(Repeat 6-8x)

Rest

Fast Finish
30-40 min
10 - 15 min FF

Cross Training
20-30 min

5 mile

Rest

6

Easy Run
25-30 min

Tempo
40 min

Rest

Easy Run

Rest

RACE DAY

Rest

Advanced Training Running Terminology

Run: When the schedule says "run," that suggests that you run at an easy pace. How fast is easy? You need to define your own comfort level. Don't worry about how fast you run; just cover the distance suggested--or approximately the distance. Ideally, you should be able to run at a pace that allows you to converse with a training partner without getting too much out of breath.

Fast: For the Saturday runs, I suggest that you run "fast." How fast is "fast?" Again, that depends on your comfort level. Go somewhat faster than you would on a "run" day. If you are doing this workout right, you probably do not want to converse with your training partner, assuming you have one. It's okay now to get out of breath.

Long Runs: Once a week, go for a long run at an easy pace. (Notice use of the word "easy!") Run 60 to 90 minutes at a comfortable pace, not worrying about speed or distance. Think minutes rather than miles, which allows you to explore different courses that you have not measured, or run in the woods where distance is unimportant. You should be able to carry on a conversation while you run; if not, you're going to fast. Don't be afraid to stop to walk, or stop to drink. This should be an enjoyable weekend run, not one during which you punish yourself.

Interval Training: To improve your speed, train at a pace somewhat faster than your race pace for the 5-K, about the pace you would run in a 1500 meter or mile race. Run 400 meters hard, then recover by jogging and/or walking 400 meters. A second variation is to run 200 meter repeats at 800 race pace with 200 jogging between. Before starting this workout, warm up by jogging a mile or two, stretching, and doing a few sprints of 100 meters. Cool down afterwards with a short jog.

Tempo Runs: This is a continuous run with an easy beginning, a build-up in the middle to near 10-K race pace (or slightly slower than your pace in a 5-K), then ease back and slow down toward the end. A typical Tempo Run would begin with 5-10 minutes easy running, build to 10-15 minutes at 10-K pace, then 5-10 minutes cooling down. You can't figure out your pace on a watch doing this workout; you need to listen to your body. Tempo Runs are very useful for developing anaerobic threshold, essential for fast 5-K racing.

Stretch & Strengthen: An important addendum to any training program is stretching. Don't overlook it--particularly on days when you plan to run fast. Strength training is important too: push-ups, pull-ups, use of free weights or working out with various machines at a Health Club. Runners generally benefit if they combine light weights with a high number of repetitions, rather than pumping very heavy iron. Mondays and Wednesdays would be good days to combine stretching and strengthening with your easy run, however, you can schedule these workouts on any day that is convenient for your business and personal schedule.

Rest: You can't train hard unless you are well-rested. The schedule includes one designated day of rest (Friday) when you do nothing and a second day (Wednesday) when you have an option to also take a day off. The easy 3-mile runs scheduled for Mondays are also to help you rest for the next day's hard workout, so don't run them hard! The final week before the 5-K also is a rest week. Taper your training so you can be ready for a peak performance on the weekend.

Today, I Am in Control of My Future.
Faces of Hope: Jerod Jerod received services through IBH Addiction Recovery Services and Oriana House - ADM Crisis Center.
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