The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has selected the Hilton Head Island Marathon as the RRCA South Carolina State Marathon Championship. The RRCA Championship Event Series is the largest grassroots organized running series in the US, attracting over 320,000 runners each year. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run events and to award top performing runners in the open, masters (40+), grand masters (50+), and senior grand masters (60+) categories for both men and women. Overall male and female winners in each of these categories will receive RRCA Marathon Championship awards.
The 2017 Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K will take place on Saturday, February 11th at 8:00am. Runners will depart from Jarvis Creek Park and follow a course that will take them on the Cross Island Parkway, through several parks, numerous neighborhoods and over Broad Creek. Both The Marathon and Half Marathon will feature all standard male and female divisions.
The scenic Marathon course ‘Boston Qualifier’ is fast and flat except for the bridge crossings. Post race festivities include live music, vendors, and a craft beer garden.
To register, volunteer or for more information, call Bear Foot Sports at 843-757-8520 or visit bearfootsports.com.
The YMCA of Beaufort County, located at 1801 Richmond Avenue in Port Royal, announces the 2016 dates for their Youth Boating Program and their Adult Power Boating Class.
2016 marks the third season for the Y Youth Boating Program and is offered in partnership with the Spirit of America Foundation, America’s Premier Youth Boating Education Program. This is the only program of its kind in Beaufort County and the YMCA will offer financial aid to those who may not otherwise be able to participate. This one-week program teaches rising 7th-10th grade students the skills required to become safe, successful mariners using STEM-based (science, technology, engineering, math) practices, safe boating environment awareness, leadership development and physical fitness.
The non-traditional classroom setting of our local waters provides both encouragement and inspiration, helping to reverse the decline of outdoor recreation among our youth and fostering a lifetime love of the outdoors and appreciation of our Lowcountry wildlife, ecology and natural surroundings. The program not only emphasizes safety around the water and in using (5) different types of watercraft but students take the SC DNR Boating License class and exam.
One Yoga Sanctuary, located at 73 Sea Island Pkwy. in Beaufort, is offering “Brainy and Bendy,” a workshop dedicated to the art of backbends, on Saturday, March 28, from 1-3:30 p.m. One Yoga instructors Carol Morrissey and Stacy Hannah will lead participants through an exploration of the movement necessary to achieve safe, satisfying backbends. The cost of the workshop is $25 and advanced registration is required, as space is limited in order to provide individualized attention.
By Walter Urban
Research has proven that stress, anger and anxiety, when triggered in an athlete, can tighten muscles, tense up the body, hamper and negatively affect breathing, and generally act as a hindrance to performance. This result is no different if you are 25, 35 or 45.
In short, many athletes don’t reach their performance potential because of thinking too much and improper breathing.