It is time to Step into Spring!
The final preparations are underway and the course is waiting for us to arrive! And of course, we can't wait to see you! Before the big day, we have a few tips on preparing for the big event!
What should I wear?
The weather forecast is in the mid-70s. It will be warm when you are walking or running the course. Wearing your race-shirt will probably be plenty. If you tend to be a bit cooler, dressing in layers will keep you warm before and after the race. On the course, you can take a layer off and tie it around your waist. Costumes are invited and bring even more fun to the event. Show us your best costume!
Would you like to make a donation?
The Mid-Del Food Pantry will be at the event. If you like to make a donation, please bring a non-perishable food item. A plastic bag will be in your goody-bag to make it easy to carry food items to the park.
What time should I get there?
The festivities begin at 12:30 p.m. with lots games, activities and wellness information at the the Wellness Expo. Midwest City Jazzercise will do a demo at 1:30. The group warm-up begins at 2:30 and the race starts at 3:00 p.m. Also, if you didn't pick up your packet on Friday or Saturday, packet-pick up at the race is at 12:30, but we strongly recommend picking your packet up at the YMCA on Friday from noon-8:00 or Saturday from 8:00-5:00 to avoid long waits.
What should I eat for lunch?
The key is to avoid heavy food. Bagels, bananas, and peanut butter are good choices. A favorite of ONIE is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on whole wheat bread. These foods give you energy that will last throughout the whole race. Foods like cheeseburgers, pizzas, and fried foods can give you a stomach ache when you are active; not good.
What should I drink?
Drinking water and staying hydrated are an important part of your race day. You asked for more water and we heard you. Before the race, we will have little cups of water available and two water stops along the course. As you cross the finish line, a bottle of water will be there for you. We also encourage to bring your own bottle that you can fill from our containers.
What if I come in last?
The Step into Spring is a complete not compete 5K race. The goal is to have fun and be active. For those of you who want to know how fast you are, we will have a time clock going at the start and finish. Wear your finishers medal proud, you just beat the thousands who are on the couch on their Sunday afternoon.
What if I get separated from my friends and family on the finish line?
Create a plan before the race, and agree upon a place to meet friends and family after the race.
The last and best tip!
It is all about having fun and spending time with your friends, family, and community. ONIE, the Midwest City YMCA, and lots of volunteers will have tons of encouraging signs and people along the course to help keep you on route and cheer you on as you finish!! Have a great time and enjoy the music, games, and activities at the Wellness Expo. We will be there to take your picture at the Family Fun Photo Booth..
We can't wait to see everyone at the race on Sunday! Let's Get Midwest City Moving!