National Race Walking Championship, this Sunday at Newell Stadium

Did you know that there will be a National Race Walking Competition At Newell Stadium this Sunday morning? For those who would like to learn more about the sport, there will be a learn-by-doing workshop “Walk Like an Athlete” Clinic on Sunday, August 10 at the Gloucester HS track on how athletic / race walking can benefit fitness and be an alternative competition event.
The clinic is for beginners, dedicated walkers, and people doing other activity—all ages welcome. The teaching is low key, and step-by-step. Participants will learn how to incorporate the techniques of race walking into a fitness program and how race walking technique will enhance fitness or serve as an alternative to running
The clinic, 10:30 to 11:00 at the GHS track will close with a timed one mile novice race for youth, beginners and people who attend the clinic. There is no charge for the clinic or the novice race.
The clinic is part of the One Hour Race Walk Championship, sponsored by USA Track & Field and hosted by the New England Walkers. Race walkers from the east coast will see how far they can go in the one hour limit. The faster walkers will be speeding along at under 8 minutes a mile! Men’s race at 8:30, women’s at 9:45.
More information: Steve Vaitones at USA Track and Field 617-566-7600 / svaitones@usatfne.org or Ed Vaitones at GoldenSpikes@comcast.net