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    June 15, 2012

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    Registration is open for the 9th Annual Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and Oro Valley Hospital 5k.

    Register by July 5th and use the discount code AZEARLY to save $10 off your registration. You must be registered by Wednesday Night, July 4th to be able to use the coupon code. REGISTER NOW!

    The 8th Annual Event was the biggest and best yet. Check out some great photos here. From the start line celebration with Mayor Hiremath to an amazing course highlighted by Honeybee Canyon (one of the world's largest populations of Saguaro Cactus), to the post race celebration at Ventana Medical Systems, it was a spectacular event.

    The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador is again a Proud Sponsor and The Official Race Headquarters Hotel of the 2013 Arizona Distance Classic. We have blocked a limited number of rooms at a special discounted rate for race participants. Stay at the Hilton and your VIP Goody Bag will be ready for you when you check in.

    This year we will limit registration to the first 3,000 participants. If you have not visited Oro Valley, Arizona for the event you are missing one of the best celebrations of the Active Healthy Lifestyles in the Southwest. Come join us!

    "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."

    ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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    Yogi 1 Yogi's Corner
    Renowned Tucson-based yogi Amanda Belch

    Hello Runners and Walkers!! Welcome to the first Yogi's Corner! This column is dedicated to helping you stretch those muscles and tendons shortened by running, walking and similar exercises to allow greater ease of movement, freedom in your body, faster recovery time, and of course fewer injuries! As you know, running is a great way to burn calories, stay in shape and just have fun exercising. As you may also know, it is hard on muscles, tendons and joints. Adding a stretching and yoga routine of just a few minutes a day to your running regimen can counter negative effects of your beloved sport. We want you to have longevity in what feeds your soul! Every month we will offer one pose or series of simple poses to do just that; help you balance body and mind.

    Pose of the month for June;

    Sukhasana-Easy Pose

    This is a simple(relative term) cross-legged seated pose. First, sit cross legged on the floor with a foot under each knee. Notice in the photo the knees are level with the hips. If this is not how your seated posture looks or is at all painful to your knees, begin to fold towels or thin blankets and place them directly and only under sitting bones rolling forward as needed to rotate top of pelvis forward not allowing low back to round. Pillows are great for props as well. Use as many props as needed to level hips and knees, this will allow hip flexors to begin to open and release. Sit for 5 minutes, eyes closed, breathing into any areas of tension or holding. Switch cross of legs, repeat.

    This simple 10 minute exercise will help counter the shortening of hip flexors, stretch the all important psoas muscles and promote calm.

    Enjoy and keep stretching!



    Thank you!
    All of us at M3S Sports want to thank all of our participants, volunteers, partners and the Town of Oro Valley for helping us build a world class event in this world class town in just 9 years.

    This has truly become a boutique event that the community and all of our participants really appreciate.

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