In the United States in 2017, around 60 percent of people participated in some form of running, jogging, and trail running. Relieving stress, having fun, staying healthy, are 4 of the most popular reasons behind those individuals deciding to run.

There are more than 30,000 running events every year. Training an event can be a great way to get into shape and look forward to something fun at the end, in the process.

While most runners are middle-aged women, men, young adults, and people of all ages can run, making it an ideal way to both stay in shape and have fun. A 5k run is a great way to start.

If you’re getting excited for German Oktoberfest and are looking for a way to experience it differently this year, you have plenty of time to train for the annual 5k bier run.

But where should you start? Keep reading to find out all about how you can train for a 5k.

Start Running and Make a Plan

If you’re already a runner, you’re a step ahead. If you’ve never run before and are looking for a great way to feel an adrenaline rush and a newfound sense of accomplishment, then it’s time to start running!

Try to go for 3, 30-minute runs your first week. But don’t worry about walking during that time. If you’re running, walking, or doing a bit of both, you’re one step closer to finishing that race!

There are many forums and plans available online. It all depends on how many weeks of training you have before a race. That being said, you want to increase your running time and frequency each week so that you’re fully prepared on the day of the big race. If you’re looking for the best Nashville TN events, feed your soul with the annual 5k bier run and then feed your tastebuds with the best Oktoberfest beer and lots of yummy food.

Establish a Pre-Run Routine

It isn’t just about the run, but how you lead up to that run on a daily basis. Having a routine will make things safer, and much more enjoyable.

Make sure you’re hydrated before you run. If you’re not used to running, you might consider drinking something with electrolytes before you set out on a run. In addition, it’s best to run an hour after you’ve eaten at the very least. If you can, wait 2.

Develop a warm-up routine. The ideal warm-up routine is different for everyone but the main goal is the same: you want to stretch your muscles and get your heart rate going. Doing a hip opener stretch is one of the most important. After that, you can narrow it down to a few more simple stretches that will loosen up your muscles.

Get Excited for Your 5k Run

If you’re coming to German Oktoberfest in Nashville and you’ve decided to participate in the annual 5k run, you’re in for a fun-filled weekend!

Call your friends for support. They’ll cheer you on and then accompany you to enjoy all the delicious food that Oktoberfest has to offer.

Have you made your decision and decided to do it all? Take a look at these VIP tickets so that you can make the most of your weekend.