Train for the once-in-a-century Culver City Centennial Screenland 5K with a professional triathlete and an Olympic medalist on Sundays, 4 pm, at Culver City High School track to get you ready for your Academy Awards Sunday morning journey through two movie studios and a towering rainbow.
All ages and abilities are invited to the free weekly workshops that will run right up to race day, Feb. 26, 2017.
“This is the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy being active as a family. We will start with easy run and walk intervals building up each week to running the full 5K on race day,” said training session leader Kirsten Bell, who completed her third Ironman Triathlon in Quebec’s Mont Tremblant this past summer. Bell ran the Senshu Marathon in sister city Jap
an as a representative of the Culver City Sister City Committee.
Olympic Games bronze medalist Rod Dixon will assist several of the weekly sessions. Dixon, a four-time Olympian, two-time World Cross Country Championship medalist and winner of the New York City Marathon, brings his KiDSMARATHON program to Culver City to experience the joy of exercise and nutrition, and develop positive life-long habits.
Runners on the Ocean League champion Culver City High School cross country team also will participate in several of the Sunday, 4 p.m., walking and running activities.
Kirsten Bell’s sister, Monica, an assistant principal at El Marino Elementary School, is among school leaders assembling fun teams for the race. The Council District PTA team already has levied a jesting challenge against the school administration team led by Superintendent and CulverPride advocate Joshua Arnold, who leads an active lifestyle in his pastime of outdoor adventuring with family.
Email info@screenland5K.com to reserve your spot in the free training sessions.