Time to start training for the 10th Annual RCAF Run

It’s not too soon to begin training for the 10th Annual RCAF Run, to be held on May 27, 2018, even if you’re a novice runner, says Antoni Kieloch, a fitness and sport instructor with Personnel Support Programs (PSP) at 17 Wing Winnipeg, Manitoba. Just make sure you have a proper plan for it.

The RCAF Run takes place every spring at 17 Wing. Registration is now open!

The run, which is open to the public, is a day of fun and exercise that raises money for a pair of causes, Support our Troops and Soldier On, which help Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans and their families.

Participants can choose to compete in the half-marathon, 10-kilometre and 5-kilometre timed races. There’s also a 3-kilometre family run and walk. The events are Athletics Canada-sanctioned road races alongside 17 Wing’s runway.

Running is often the first choice of new fitness enthusiasts because of the low start-up costs, the fact that you can do it just about anywhere and there are no long term dues or fees associated with running. Mr. Kieloch describes a beginner runner as someone who has either never run a competitive race or has done only one or two such races in the past, and probably “hasn’t done serious training” for a race before. An intermediate runner is someone who runs on a regular basis and has run multiple races.

“Advanced runners are competitive at running, and have a large training history behind them,” he said. “They are competitive at the local level or higher, or…

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