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Sound to Narrows: Beginner's guide to training for a 12k

Posted on Apr. 17, 2017 ( comments)
News image: Sound to Narrows 2016: Beginner’s guide to training for a 12k
The 2017 Sound to Narrows is Saturday, June 10.

The 45th annual Sound to Narrows is just around the corner. Now’s the time to start training!

Whether you’re planning to run your first race or need a refresher course, our tips from an elite runner and sports and wellness dietitian will help you get ready for the Sound to Narrows 12k race on Saturday, June 10.


Register for Sound to Narrows by April 24 with promo code READY2RUN and save $5


Part one: Setbacks to my first 12k
Part two: Tips from a Sound to Narrows champion
Part three: What to eat when training

Where should I train?

Try these trails and parks — a mix of hilly and flat — in the Tacoma and South Sound area:

  • Point Defiance Park
  • Chambers Bay
  • Foothills Trail in Orting
  • Cushman Trail in Gig Harbor
  • Fort Steilacoom Park
  • Sequalitchew Creek Trail in DuPont
  • Narrows Bridge
  • Ruston Way

Register today

Register for Sound to Narrows by April 24 with promo code READY2RUN and save $5


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