I just signed up for the Training Kick-Off Event taking place this Saturday, June 12th at the New Balance store in Cardiff, California between 6:45 a.m - 10:00 a.m.
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure website describes this Training Kick-Off Event as "a beautiful and exhilarating flat coastal 3-mile walk led by our wonderful volunteer training walk leaders." Sounds gorgeous, right? Plus, since I'm beginning my training this week, this is perfectly timed.
The Trainig Kick-Off will be at the New Balance store at 2009 Newcastle Avenue in Cardif, California. Click here for directions from Google Maps. The schedule for the event is:
6:45 a.m. Training walk sign-in begins
7:10 a.m. Clinic begins
7:30 a.m. First 3-mile training walk departs
8:15 a.m. Training walk sign-in begins
8:40 a.m. Clinic begins
9:00 a.m. Second 3-mile training walk departs
The schedule repeats so you can attend either walk or clinic.
The clinic will be hosted by New Balance and will focus on apparel and shoes for the 3-Day. I've been to the New Balance store myself and have found the staff to be overwhelmingly well-trained and knowledgable about shoes and how to match the proper shoe to your activity and foot shape and size.
The Training Kick-Off Event should also be a great way to meet other walkers. Since I still haven't met any other walkers in person yet I am really looking forward to talking to people as excited about the 3-Day as I am!
The Training Kick-Off Event page on the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure site mentions you should arrive 30 to 45 minutes early for either walk and they also suggest bringing a jacket (since the coast can get chilly and windy) as well as a water bottle. Parking for the event will be on the streets surrounding the store.
As an added benefit the Cardiff New Balance store also offers shoe recycling. They will be accepting old shoes to "pass them on to someone who needs them". Pretty great, right?
If you'd like to attend the Cardiff Training Kick-Off Event you must R.S.V.P. Click here to read more about the event and to sign up.
I hope to see you all there!