Walk, Jog or Run at the ACT Women's and Girl's Jogalong. Held on the first Sunday of every month commencing at 9 am (8 am in Summer) at Western Park. The start and finish lines are near the Prescott lane. All welcome, you don't have to be a member of the club to participate, just turn up to on the day and give it a go!
6 km event:
The Jogalong is a 6 km walk jog or run on tracks and bikes path. It is a handicapped event, with walkers starting first and the faster runners leaving progressively from higher groups. Witches hats mark the course, so look out for the witches hats along the way. This event is limited to women and girls only.
3 km mixed event:
The 3 km mixed event is for all female ages and boys under 13 years. The course initially follows the Jogalong course, but turns 1.5 km and returns to the Jogalong start line. The event commences with Group one of the Jogalong.
This event is 1.6km for girls and boys under 13 years. A handicap system is applied to the event with barrel prizes on offer as well as medals for the first three eligible placegetters on handicap. The 'Robert De Castella' and 'Lisa Martin (Ondieki)' trophies are awarded at the end of the year to the boy and girl who top the point score.
All events start and finish near Prescott Lane, Weston Park.
Entry is FREE to members of the YMCA Runners Club.
Non-members single event entry is $10 for adults and $5 for under 18 years of age.
Race record 6 km event is held by Susan Hobson with a time of 21 minutes and 16 seconds.
The Jogalong events are all about participation and enjoyment. It aims to encourage women and girls to get out and get active by providing a physical challenge in a friendly and social environment and a regular opportunity to improve on your own personal best. A handicap system is used for the event so if you are new, report it to the registration table before the event begins. Our club volunteers there will help you to establish a handicap group which you will start in.
Our aim is that you should feel a sense of achievement at the end and want to return as a regular participant. This gives you the motivation to train each week so that at each event you can continue to improve.
Regular exercise is one of the keys to a healthy lifestyle. An advantage of running and/or walking for exercise is that you don't need a specific place to do it and aside from appropriate shoes no specialist equipment or coaching is needed to get you started.
Our hope is that one you get started wit running you will choose to become a member of the club and pursue other running events and training groups that we offer. All of our events and training groups are coordinated by volunteers so if you have an area that is of special interest get involved and volunteer.
If you would like to know more the contract details for current volunteers Jogalong coordinators can be found in the latest edition of the monthly newsletter Jogalong Jottings.