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Looking for a way to staff active this summer? Check out the Summer Activities that will be hosted by the Furman Fitness Center:
Training for the Red, White, & Blue Shoes 5K Run
Looking to run your first 5K or improve your current race time? Mickey McCauley will be available to provide a 10 week training program for the Red, White & Blue Shoes 5K run. The race will be held on Furman’s beautiful campus on July 4th at 8 a.m. Mickey currently serves as an assistant coach for the Furman cross country and track and field programs. He is a Level II USA Track and Field certified coach and an American College of Sports Medicine certified Personal Trainer.
Participants will be given a discounted entry fee for the event ($20 instead of the typical $30). Mickey will also be available for training advice, questions and weekly feedback.
Race details and map of the course can be found here: http://RWBSrun.com
Level: All fitness levels welcome, including beginners
Limited to 25 participants
Contact: Mickey McCauley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 294-2420 to participate.
Dodgeball will be held in the PAC gym. Healthy snacks will be provided.
Levels: All fitness levels welcome
Dates: 12:15 p.m. Thursdays May 19th, June 2nd & 30th
Contact: Heather Newman at email@example.com or 294-3586 to participate.
Furman Walking Group
Take a 30-45 minute stroll or brisk walk around the beautiful Furman campus. Healthy snacks will be provided. Meet on the porch of the Herman W. Lay Physical Activities Center (PAC).
Dates: Wednesdays & Fridays at 11:45 a.m., May 18– June 29
Contact: Heather Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 294-3586 or just show up!
Beginner Bike Ride
Owen McFadden will lead beginner bike rides throughout the summer. The fitness center has 5 bikes & helmets that can be used on a first requested, first reserved basis.*
Healthy snacks will be provided.
Level/ Distance: Easy pace for 6-8 miles.
Dates: Thursdays- May 12th & 26th, June 16th & 30th
Time: 12:00 pm– Meet in front of the PAC; 12:15 pm- Depart
Limited to 10 participants
Contact: Owen McFadden at email@example.com or 294-2414 to sign up and/or to reserve a bike.
Try a morning ride on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
The fitness center has 5 bikes & helmets that can be used on a first requested, first reserved basis.*
Level/ Distance: Moderate pace for approximately 15 miles on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. The ride will include a cafe stop.
Dates: Thursdays – May 12th & 26th, June 2nd, 16th, 23rd & 30th
Time: 7:45 am- meet in front of the PAC; 8:00am- Depart
Limited to 15 participants
Contact: Heather Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 294-3586 to sign up and/or reserve a bike.
Paris Mountain Climb
For intermediate level and experienced cyclists, try a bike ride up beautiful Paris Mountain.
Limited to 10 participants- Appropriate road riding gear required.
Level/ Distance: 12 miles moderate pace but difficult climb up the back of Paris Mountain Rd.
Dates: Wednesday, May 25th & June 8th
Time: 8:00am – Depart from the front of PAC
Contact: Heather Newman at email@example.com or 294-3586 to sign up.
*All participants must sign a waiver to take part in the activities. Anyone using a bike provided by the Furman Fitness Center must also fill out a bicycle waiver.