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Race 13.1 - The Extra Mile, April Edition      
Race News

 Our spring race season is about to kick back into action! We'll have five races throughout the next four weeks, starting with Race 13.1 Evans, GA this Sunday, April 26!

ICYMI: We added another race since our last newsletter - Race 13.1 Tallahassee, FL on November 15! Registration for the half marathon is only $50 through May 18, so you'll save $15 if you sign up before then! The race will start and finish in SouthWood community, a location that offers more than 1,000 acres of green space, including the SouthWood Nature Trail, which circles the 123-acre Central Park and Lake at the center of the community. The flat, looped course will also feature the St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail.

Registration for Race 13.1 Winston-Salem (Oct. 25) will be open within the next week! We're also working hard on adding two more races to our schedule for December in North Carolina and South Carolina. Stay tuned for details!

  Don't forget to check out our 2015 Season Pass - run ALL 2015 Race 13.1 events for just $199! If you've already registered for or completed a Race 13.1, email info@race131.com for details on how to upgrade to the Season Pass!

 
Tips for Race Weekend 

• You can change your race distance online up until packet pick-up begins. After packet pick-up has started, you must change your race distance in person to ensure that you have the correct bib!
• You must be present to receive your medal and/or prize! If you win an award, please see a Race 13.1 team member before leaving to pick it up. We are unable to mail awards or medals!
• For details on packet pick-up, parking, awards, spectator locations and other important race info, please refer to your Athlete Guide, which is linked on each race page. Each race has a race-specific guide that will answer most of your race questions!
• We're here to help! If you have any last-minute race questions, you can contact us!
Become a Race 13.1 Brand Ambassador

We're looking for runners who are excited about the Race 13.1 series, their communities, and encouraging others to get active and healthy to become a Race 13.1 Ambassador! Our ambassadors will help promote Race 13.1 - our brand, our races and our love for running and health - throughout their community using various forms of social media and through interaction with runners at running clubs, races, expos and other events!

2015 Ambassador Expectations:
  • Represent Race 13.1 at two race expos/events per year
  • Represent Race 13.1 at two run clubs per month
  • Promote Race 13.1 through your own social media and blogs
  • Promote race registration through unique registration links and discount codes
2015 Ambassador Perks:
  • One free Race 13.1 race entry every four months
  • Race 13.1 Swag (race t-shirts, bumper sticker, promotional shirts as available)
  • Race 13.1 Ambassador t-shirt
Interested in becoming a Race 13.1 Ambassador?
Click here to apply!
Tip of the Month: Fueling During Races         
April's Tip of the Month is from a guest blogger, Emma Moyer, an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and an AASDN-Certified Nutrition Specialist who is training for Race 13.1 Richmond, VA on May 9.  You can read more of Emma's posts on her blog, Be Mom Strong.

As Race 13.1 Richmond nears, it’s hard not to think about race day decisions: What to eat that morning, what to wear, what songs to put on my playlist, what to eat during the race.

I can’t help you with the music or clothing (I’m awful at both), but food, that I can do.I see so many people at the start of races with their GU gels lined up in their runner fanny packs.  While GUs are just trying to keep you from bonking, they aren’t always needed and can actually hurt you. Your body is perfectly capable of exercising for up to 2 hours with the storage it already has, given that you’ve properly fueled before.

So, what to eat before?

It depends (doesn’t it always?).  Find something that doesn’t upset your belly and practice using it. Some love bagels with nut butter, others grab a protein breakfast bar, maybe a mimosa would help ease the pain?

Now, take this next advice as what I have researched and believe in.

1.  Stay away from fiber.  We all now what that does for you and as it may be good for your diet, not so much for race day

2. Stay away from artificially flavored drinks, GUs, etc.  They just aren’t clean and NOT what God put on this earth to fuel you to the best of your ability.  Enough said.

 
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