Race Like a Mother: Kansas City

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Race Like a Mother: Kansas City

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★ RACE LIKE A MOTHER: KANSAS CITY ★ 

Ready to have the most fulfilling 10K, half-marathon, or marathon of your life?

Ready to be supported by an expert team, including a coach, sports psychologist and running-focused nutritionist?

Ready to share some miles—and finish-line tales—with local running friends, both new and old?

Then you’re ready to Race Like a Mother on Saturday, October 19, at the Kansas City 10K, Half-Marathon, or Marathon.

Race Like a Mother Kansas City

Race Like a Mother incorporates all the accessible, comprehensive elements of the Train Like a Mother programs you already love and trust and adds three new dimensions to them:

1. A Local Element: In addition to regular weekend group runs led by local #motherrunners, you’ll attend two in-person clinics with Train Like a Mother Head Coach Dimity McDowell.

Also, $20 of every Race Like a Mother registration will be donated to Women’s Intersport Network for Kansas City (WIN for KC), a local non-profit that empowers the lives of girls and women through advocating and promoting the lifetime value of sports and fitness, while providing opportunities for participation and leadership development.

2. Nutrition Advice: You’ll (virtually) take part in two interactive sessions with Stephanie Howe, Ph.D. in sports nutrition and elite ultra runner; she’ll devote one to eating on the run, and the other to eating for the run.

3. Mental Fitness Focus: Twice during the training cycle, you’ll (virtually) hang out with Dr. Justin Ross, sports psychologist, who will help you set appropriate race goals—and then help you thrive during training and nail race day.

How does it work? Glad you asked.

STEP ONE: PICK YOUR DISTANCE + PROGRAM
Select what race distance you’d like to go on October 19, then check out the program options and starting dates.

★ We have 15 unique programs included in Race Like a Mother, so you can pick the program that is perfect for your training preferences, race distance and overall goals:
Three 10K Programs: 10K Run; 10K Race; Running by Heart Rate: 10K
Six Half-Marathon Programs: 13.1: Run/Walk; 13.1: Run; 13.1: Race; 13.1: Crush; Running by Heart Rate: Half-Marathon, Level 1*; Running by Heart Rate: Half-Marathon Level 2*
Six Marathon Programs: 26.2: Run/Walk the Distance; 26.2: Go the Distance; 26.2: Crush the Distance; 26.2: Obliterate the Distance; Running by Heart Rate: Marathon, Level 1*; Running by Heart Rate: Marathon, Level 2*

*Because of the length of the programs, Running by Heart Rate: Half Marathon + Marathon carry an additional $25 fee.

STEP TWO: START TRAINING (POSSIBLY)
Depending on the number of weeks in your program, you may or may not start training prior to our first in-person session. Here’s the line-up of starting dates.

Race Like a Mother Kansas City

STEP THREE: PEN IN SATURDAY, JUNE 15 FOR KICK-OFF!
On Saturday, June 15th, from 8:30 am to noon at Run 816, Dimity + Members of Team AMR will lead a half-day training session that includes a short run, strength class, foam rolling instruction, light brunch and plenty of our favorite swag for you.

We’ll also distribute a schedule of group training runs and locations so you can plan accordingly.

STEP FOUR: REGISTER FOR THE RACE
We’ll share a code for 15% off registration for the Kansas City 10K, half-marathon and marathon on October 19, 2019.

STEP FIVE: EMBRACE THE 360-DEGREE TRAINING EXPERIENCE
As you log your miles, bask in support and inspiration: you’ll have access to an interactive Facebook group, complete with weekly Q + A sessions with your coach, and weekly newsletters. If you hit a speed bump with injury or inspiration, we’ll help you with next best steps.

Attend group runs as you can; all are encouraged to attend, regardless of your race distance, specific workout that day, or pace.
Race Like a Mother Kansas City
You’ll build your mental fitness with two interactive webinars with sports psychologist Dr. Justin Ross.

You’ll focus on best nutrition practices, both on and off the road, during two interactive webinars with Stephanie Howe, Ph.D. in sports nutrition and elite ultra runner.

STEP SIX: WEAR YOUR RUN KC HAT AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE
Ok, you don’t have to sleep in it; we just wanted to call out the special Run KC hat, designed for this program and included with your Race Like a Mother registration.

STEP SEVEN: PEN IN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 FOR CELEBRATION!
Dimity + the AMR Team will be back in KC for race day! We’ll gather the evening of Friday, October 18 to chat about race day, laugh more than we should, and make sure you’re ready to rumble.

Race Like a Mother Kansas City

STEP EIGHT: RACE LIKE A MOTHER!
We can’t wait to cheer you on!

Product Description

Can you recap what’s included with the
Race Like a Mother Kansas City registration?
(And can you please use the star symbols?)

Ys and Ys!

When you register for Race Like a Mother, you receive:
One of 15 comprehensive Train Like a Mother training programs, which feature a detailed PDF of your program; a Training Peaks account with program workouts loaded; expert coaches to answer your questions and help you over speed bumps; a private Facebook page + Strava club.
Two interactive nutrition webinars with Stephanie Violett, Ph.D.
Two interactive sports psychology webinars with Dr. Just Ross
Two local in-person clinics with Dimity and Team AMR Members: one to get you psyched up to train, and one to calm you down to race
A bundle of our favorite training gear
A community of local teammates and access to regular training runs
15% off your Kansas City 10K, Half-Marathon or Marathon race entry
And let’s not forget the Run KC ht!

Do I have to live in Kansas City to participate?
Nope. You can live anywhere and still Race Like a Mother in Kansas City. The in-person elements definitely add a level of connection and community, so if you’re kinda nearby, we’d love for you to join us for the Kick Off and Celebration.

What if I’m local but can’t make the June 15 or October 18 dates?
We’d still love to have you join the program! If you can’t make June 15, we’ll be sure to deliver your special package, filled with your Run Kansas City hat and training gear we love, and also get you all the additional training information we distribute. Ditto for October 18: We’ll miss your presence, but we’ll be sure you don’t miss anything important!

What if I’m busy during one of the nutrition or sports psychology webinars? 
We’ll put out a call for questions in advance, so we’ve got you covered then. Then we’ll record the sessions and share them, both in video and podcast format, so you can watch and/or listen at your leisure.

How much does it cost?
The comprehensive Race Like a Mother package is $199. Because of the length of the Running by Heart Rate: Half-Marathon and Marathon programs (20 and 24 weeks, respectively), there is an additional $25 charge.

Is race entry included with Race Like a Mother registration?
No, but we provide a 15% discount code so you can save on your 10K, half-marathon or marathon entry.

What’s in the bundle of “our favorite training gear?”
Think strength training aids, our favorite socks, Nuun tablets, GU products, and a few other must-haves from the AMR vault.

What if I realize this isn’t the right training program for me? 
We definitely want this to work into your life and your running lifestyle. You can email us within 2 weeks of starting the program and we will set you up with another program or a credit for an upcoming program. We will not be able to issue a straight-up refund.

What if I get injured or really sick?
With a smart training plan, doable strength training, and advice on foam rolling and other self-care, we’re going to do our best to keep you injury-free. That said, if you have an injury or illness that totally slays your training, let us know. We’ll work with you to get you a credit for an upcoming program.

Other questions? Happy to help: just email us.

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