Season Begin Saturday May 4

Kickoff Saturday May 4, 2013 at 7 am

The time is here for another season of USA FIT Albany. For those of you who have not signed up yet, this is our last reminder email. We will begin to roll all of our emails to registered participants only.

I just want to say WOW! The number of new and returning runners is awesome! This is going to be a great season. We will be taking registrations until May 18 but you do not want to miss the first two weeks.

General Information
May 4, 2013
7:00 am
Back parking lot of the Rudy A Ciccotti Recreation Center at 30 Aviation Rd, Colonie, NY 12110.
Drawing for $15 certificate from RoadId. Bring a friend for an extra chance to win. (If you have a friend that you encouraged to sign up who is new to USA FIT Albany this year and already registered that counts too.)
Sign ups will be taken in person (check or cash only) or for credit card registrations visit http://www.usafitalbany.com and click on Register.

I was here last season, should I come to this event?
Yes! We have new information, a few new coaches, our fun timetrial run and a drawing for a $15 RoadId gift certificate and an information packet with a few great discounts.  Bring a friend who is new to USA FIT Albany to be eligible for a second drawing.

I do not know which event I want to run yet.
That is ok. Come to the kick off and you can talk to our coaches and other runners to help you find the event that is right for you.
Many of your new running friends are running the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon/Half. Read below on how to obtain a spot in this event.

Do you still have bibs available for the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon or Half?
Yes! We have a very limited number of bibs still available.  These are only available to USA FIT Albany participants and are at the regular price. Note that these bibs are not included in your training fee price. In anticipation of a quick sellout we reserved a small number of bibs so we have a very limited quantity.  If you have indicated that you wanted a bib and have not received instructions yet, please contact Jennie at info@usafitalbany.com immediately.

If you have already signed up for USA FIT Albany….
Please take a few moments to read the sections below and print off the maps.  Also, get an early start meeting your fellow runners through our social media sites.

Sign up for Social Media
Facebook at www.facebook.com/usafitalbany
Twitter at www.twitter.com/usafitalbany
Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/usafitalbany
Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/USA-FIT-Albany-Marathon-and-Half-Marathon-Training/

This week’s schedule
Agenda

  • In-person registrations – cash or check only.
  • Meet and Greet – Meet your coaches and fellow runners.
  • Safety and Information seminar – Learn more about the program, runner safety and the coaches.
  • RoadID Gift card drawing for registered participants (bring a friend for an extra chance to win).
  • Time trial run for registered participants.

This Saturday’s run is a timetrial. No sprinting allowed 🙂  It is just an opportunity for us as coaches to determine your general pace and the right training plan for you. You run this at a conversational pace, chat with your new found friends, enjoy the scenery and at the end we will give you a shiney colored shoe tag that tells you the plan to follow. It is that easy.

Take some time to become familiar with the maps of The Crossings area. Each week we change it up a bit based on mileage and to keep it fresh. A full schedule will be provided to you at this Saturday’s kickoff event.

Full Marathon Group
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/33500737

Half Marathon Group

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/200065920

We will see you on Saturday!!