On Your Mark, Get Set, Run – in HAP’s 5K Challenge on Sept. 25!

Running isn’t bad for you.

Bad running is bad for you.

More than 100 HAP and HealthPlus members and guests learned this at a kick-off meeting for HAP’s 5K Challenge, which is Sunday, Sept. 25 at Oakland University.

Sherry McLaughlin, exercise expert from the Michigan Institute for Human Performance, coached on great running form. She covered the top-five running injuries and running pain.

McLaughlin also shared helpful nutrition tips, including balancing protein, carbs and water.

0891 5k kickoff POST 2HAP members got moving with some light exercises after the presentation.

Lace up your shoes – training begins soon

HAP and HealthPlus members will train with McLaughlin and her team at meetups every other week in north Oakland County. They’ll be following a nine-week training schedule. Members can also run virtually with the Orange Strivers using HAP’s iStrive® for Better Health digital wellness manager.

HAP members, log in to your hap.org account.

  1. Click on My Health & Wellness.
  2. Click on iStrive for Better Health.
  3. Click on Enroll in the HAP 5K Fall 2016 Challenge.

HealthPlus members, contact us to access iStrive. You can sign up for the challenge once you’re in iStrive.

If you need new gear to get you through the race season, HAP Advantage’s member discounts can help.

Ready to commit to a 5K?

You don’t have to be a HAP member to run the HAP Brooksie Way on Sept. 25. The race events begin on the beautiful campus of Oakland University and are open to anyone. Register here.

If you’re a HAP or HealthPlus member, log in to your HAP or HealthPlus account to receive your race discount code. HAP members can train with us via iStrive digital wellness manager.

Already a 5K’er and want to kick it up a notch?

While the Orange Strivers will focus on conquering the 5K route, the HAP Brooksie Way includes 5K, 10K and half-marathon courses.

Good luck Orange Strivers. See you on Race Day!
To learn more about training for your first 5K, see “4 Easy Steps to Get Ready for Your First 5K.”

Categories: Get Involved, Get Healthy

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