SUBMITTED By AHLI-SHA STEPHENS
CHEROKEE LIFE CENTER
If you like to run, jump or throw, you’re definitely going to find an event or a few events to get excited about. The Cherokee Life Center, in collaboration with Healthy Cherokee, is hosting Cherokee’s 1st Annual Youth Track Meet on Friday, July 20 at 9am at the Acquoni Expo Center (old high school track). Registration is free and registration forms must be turned in by Wednesday, July 18 by 5pm. Registration forms may be picked up and turned in at the Cherokee Life Center.
As you are deciding your event it is important to remember to choose an event you really enjoy to do. It does not matter if you’re faster then a bolt of lighting right now. If you’re serious about training for you event(s) you’ll eventually get some spark in your step.
Track meets only work if you work hard yourself. So, if you’re thinking about competing one option is to come to the Life Center and train with a the CLC staff member to help improve your running technique, train for the event you would like to compete, and get in shape while having fun. Trainings will be offered everyday at various times, just call or drop by to see what time will work best for you.. Parents please call, email or speak with fitness assistant about your child so we can coordinate before hand what specific running event your child will be running. Another option is train at home with your brothers and sisters, your parents, friends or cousins. Perhaps you and three of your friends can run a relay together. Pick up a sheet of training tips from CLC if you would rather practice at home.
Are you ready to get off the starting line? It’s easy to register and choose your event or events. What events can you compete in? Well, depends on your age. Grab your parent and pick no more then three events you would like to complete in, turn it back in and start training!