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5 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer at Local Races

Whether you’re running or biking roads or trails or even competing in a triathlon, there’s nothing like race day morning. The excitement of the starting line, the camaraderie of friends, and the smiling faces of people working the race all make the experience special. While you may only communicate with the race director, races take a lot of hands.  Setting courses, staffing water stops, packet pickup, and even parking direction all have to be done by someone. Timing and race companies will have a handful of employees, but races largely run on volunteers. This post will cover 5 reasons why you should volunteer at local races other than for free race entries.  To encourage--How many of us have been “saved”...

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3 Halloween Costume Ideas with Ponya Bands

You wake up, drink your first cup of coffee, make your mental lists for the day, feel prepared, and then it happens. You see get a calendar notification about a Halloween run or event. You need a costume quickly and easily for you, your child, or both. Sound familiar? You start digging through closets, leaving a pile of clothes in your wake. Maybe you find nothing but regular old clothes. Maybe you find that child’s pair of bunny ears that constantly slide off. Maybe you find a stash of tulle or other fabric and nothing else. As you panic and scavenger the house, don’t overlook the many ways Ponya Bands can enhance a Halloween costume or tie one together. This...

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How to Stay Comfortable for Cool Morning Workouts

The leaves start changing, the humidity drops, and fall approaches. All of a sudden, you’ve forgotten how to dress for the cooler weather. We get so used to tanks and short or skirts in the summer to hit the roads or trails, it can be hard to figure out what to wear before it gets really cold. It becomes a guessing game. Should I wear this long sleeve yet? Will I get too hot? Will I stay cold? You don’t want to have so much on you sweat through everything and chill, but you want to make sure you won’t stay cold either. Often, it’s the small details that can make all of the difference. This post will cover 3...

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How to Make Stroller Running More Fun

If you hit the parks of Louisville early in the morning, you see them. Squads of moms, and sometimes dads, running with strollers. Single strollers, double strollers, strollers everywhere. Of course, its popularity usually lies in the convenience, not the challenge. Most of us would prefer running free, sans stroller, any day. It’s a lot easier when you’re not pushing half your bodyweight or more or having to keep kiddos happy. In fact, many parents dread the stroller run, but you don’t have to. There are ways to make stroller running more enjoyable for you pushing and the kids riding. This post will cover how to make stroller running more fun for everyone with tips from our past and current...

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How to run races safely during COVID-19 crisis

In the Louisville area, we’ve had some small road and trail races this summer, mostly with limited participants and wave starts. Slightly bigger races are gearing up, however, like the Downtown Doubler 15K and 30K road race across the river in Indiana. In its third year, this growing favorite is on for September 20th, bringing racing safely to the forefront of people’s minds. This post will cover 5 ways to run races safely during this COVID-19 crisis.   

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