2017 Polar Express 5K
December 9 @ 9:00 am
Event Info: The race will start and finish in the last parking lot on Satterwhite Point, down from the community building ‘Glass House’. Enjoy a scenic
route through the closed campgrounds of Kerr Lake State Recreational Area, in a loop that gives a closer look at nature and a beautiful view of Kerr Lake as
you complete the Polar Express 5K.
For additional information:
Call 252.438.2144 or visit hendersonymca.org
Registration: Pre-register by November 27 to guarantee a t-shirt! Register online, by mail, or at the Henderson Family YMCA. (Click here for form)
Registration is open 9-10 AM race day.*
Packet Pick-Up: Friday, December 8
12-1:30pm and 4-6pm.
Race Day Pick-Up 9-10am.
Proceeds from the Race benefit Girls on the Run and the STRIDE Program.
Over a period of 10-12 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 5th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of each season, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event. Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.
For more information go to www.GOTR.org
STRIDE is a fun afterschool character development program for boys. The boys look forward to time with their friends and making new friends. Throughout the program, the focus is on doing one’s personal best, not competing with each other. Each STRIDE team meets twice a week for 10-12 weeks. Trained volunteer coaches start each session with an introduction of the day’s character-building lesson, followed by a warm-up, group discussion, running workout and interactive games. In each session, the boys build the stamina, techniques and confidence to run a 5K. Boys who demonstrate excellent character are rewarded with a STRIDE dog tag at the end of the lesson. At the conclusion of the ten-week session, the boys celebrate by participating in a 5K with their coaches, parents and running partners.
STRIDE gives boys the opportunity to share and explore issues that they face in school, at sports, in the community and at home. They learn the importance of being a good friend, working as a team, saying no to drugs and making good decisions. We want to help boys become young men who KNOW what is right, CARE what is right and DO what is right.
For more information go to www.ymcastride.org