Thursday, September 9, 2010

Training Walk sponsored by Metro Run & Walk

Mark Russell, owner of Springfield's Metro Run & Walk, will be leading a 9.0 mile, fully-supported training walk through gorgeous suburban roads and into Lake Accotink state park. After a scenic lap around the lake, you'll return to the store and be invited to use your Challenge Walker-exclusive $10 coupon on anything in the store! Email for your coupon. Here's what you need to know:

Where: Metro Run & Walk is located at 7261 Commerce Street in Springfield, VA. It's one minute off of 95 at the intersection of 495 and 395, or you can catch a Fairfax Connector bus 321/322  to their store from the Franconia-Springfield metro stop.

When: On Sunday, September 12th, Metro Run & Walk has generously offered to provide breakfast for our participants from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at which point he'll lead the way onto the route. The walk should take about 2.5 to three hours.

What: After the walk, Metro Run & Walk's expert employees will be on hand to answer any questions you have, from what kind of socks to bring with you to how your ankles are affecting your stride. Even better: the store doesn't open until noon, so you'll have their full attention after the walk!

Throughout the walk, there will be access to facilities, as well as water and sports drink supplied by Metro Run & Walk. Please RSVP to Mark and let him know whether you'd like to walk the full 9.0 miles, or modify the walk to be shorter (no lap around the lake) or longer (2 laps around the lake).

This is an amazing opportunity, and an incredible way to get in your daily training with fellow Challenge Walkers and walk enthusiasts!

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