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Sign Up Now For The iRUNpigs 5K 2014

18 Aug

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PA Foot and Ankle Associates is proud to once again sponsor the 3rd Annual iRUNpigs 5k and Piglet run September 14th, 2014 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. The race is open to runners, walkers and kids under 12 (Piglet run).

Once again this year, PA Foot and Ankle Associates is assembling a team for the race. We’re looking for ten team members, each of whom will receive a complimentary registration, a really cool PA Foot and Ankle Associates tech shirt to wear the day of the race, and all of the swag in the standard registration package from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs: commemorative tech t-shirt, chip timing results via text message, and a free entry in an IronPigs team memorabilia raffle. There will also be prizes for overall male and female winners among age groups.

If you’d like to join our team as a walker or runner, send an email to Heather at PA Foot and Ankle Associates (marketing@pafootdoctors.com)  and let her know that you want to be part of our team. She’ll send you the details. Everybody else can sign up for the iRunPigs 5K here

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Our iRunPigs 5k 2013 team (we were known as East Penn Foot and Ankle Associates last year)

The iRUNpigs5k has been redesigned for this year to insure a safer run for everyone. As always, the race will conclude on-field at Coca-Cola Park. Over 1,000 runners and walkers have taken part in the event since its 2012 debut.

Pre-registration and online registration ends on Friday, September 5 at 11:59 p.m. If you miss the deadline, you can sign up at Coca-Cola Park on the day of the event.

100% of the proceeds benefit IronPigs Charities, a non-profit organization striving to provide educational and recreational opportunities for children in the Greater Lehigh Valley area.

East Penn Foot And Ankle’s iRun Pigs 5k Team 2013

29 Aug

5K_Sponsor 3East Penn Foot and Ankle Associates is sponsoring the Lehigh Valley IronPigs i-Run 5k and Piglet run September 15th at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. The race is open to runners, walkers and kids under 12 (Piglet run).

We’re psyched to announce the members of the East Penn Foot and Ankle iRun Pigs 5k team. They’ve each received a complimentary registration, a really cool East Penn Foot and Ankle Associates tech shirt which they’ll wear the day of the race, and all of the swag in the standard registration package from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs: commemorative tech t-shirt, chip timing results via text message, and a free entry in an IronPigs team memorabilia raffle.

The EPFAA 2013 team ranges in age from 26 to 63, and is from all over the Lehigh Valley. We have three 2012 team members making a repeat appearance.

  • Angela Smith, Breinigsville
  • Clint Phillips, Catasauqua
  • Heather Mastropieri, Whitehall (2012 member)
  • Katherine Kressler, Emmaus
  • Jackie Hollan, Laurys Station (2012 member)
  • Whitney Roe, Northampton
  • James Rissmiller, Breinigsville
  • Roxy Fatzinger, Emmaus
  • Kevin Dolan, Nazareth (2012 member)
  • Mary Ellen Rudoi (2012 member)
  • Michelle Halwick, Allentown

A personal message from Dr. Teichman: Make sure your feet and ankles are in top shape for the race. Come see us for a complimentary evaluation or to discuss a current condition. We’re excited to sponsor the iRun 5K again this year and we’re looking forward to seeing you in the office and at the race!  Call 610-432-9593 and please mention this offer when making your appointment.*

We still have a few spaces left if you’d like to join the 2013 East Penn Foot and Ankle race team. The early bird complimentary registration has passed, so you’ll have to pay your own way, but we have have really cool East Penn Foot and Ankle tech shirts for everyone who runs. To get more information and sign up for the race click here.  After you sign up, send an email to Heather Chase at marketing@eastpennfoot.com and let her know that you want to be part of the team. She’ll then send you everything you need to know.

Stop by our table at the race to register to win an official Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs / East Penn Foot and Ankle Ball Girls jersey and a $25 gift card to the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Coca-Cola Park.

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Dr Adam teichman from East Penn Foot And Ankle and 2012 team member Heather Mastropieri. Click to see pics of the 2012 race.

I-Run Pigs 5K quick info:

Over 500 runners participated in the inaugural run last year

A 5k is 3.1 miles

If you’d like to walk instead, the course is 1.5 miles

The Piglet Run for kids 12 and under is a Fun Run around Coca-Cola Park with special gifts for each child who runs from team mascots FeRROUS and FeFe.

Everyone who runs or walks gets an iRun Pigs 5k tech shirt and a raffle ticket for a chance to win IronPigs merch. Runners are timed by chip for highest accuracy.

Register online before September 10. After that date, register only on race day and add $5.

5K – $28.00

Walk – $25.00

Piglet Run (Kids 12 & Under) – $10.00

100% of the proceeds benefit IronPigs Charities, a non-profit organization striving to provide educational and recreational opportunities for children in the Greater Lehigh Valley area.

*offer for new patients only, does not include x-rays or treatment*

For Kids and Walkers – Training for the i-Run Pigs 5k and Piglet Run

28 Aug

East Penn Foot and Ankle is sponsoring the Iron Pigs i-Run 5k and Piglet run September 16th at Coca-Cola park in Allentown. The race is open to runners, walkers and kids under 12 (Piglet run).

More information and registration for the i-Run Pigs 5k is here. This post is for Piglets (kids under 12) and Walkers.
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Whether you’re running or walking, we want you to join the East Penn Foot and Ankle team! Details on how to race for free are here.

Walking the 5K

No one should ever start a 5K cold. Just because you’re not running, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t warm up and condition your muscles before the race. For some, walking 3 miles/5k is a breeze – a literal walk in the park. For others, it will be strenuous activity. In either case, you should condition your body beforehand with a proper diet, a stretching routine and a practice course. And it goes without saying that you should wear a good pair of athletic shoes.

Follow our runners diet plan

Even though you’re not training for a marathon, our diet plan for runners is the best way to get the proper balance of nutrients your body needs to perform. It’s also very low in fat and high in protein. Say no to all fast food and focus on fresh food prepared in your home. When you prepare it yourself, you know what you’re putting in your body.

Don’t forget to stretch

Stretching exercises warm up your muscles, which makes them less likely to strain during exercise (or any other time). Stretching also strengthens your muscles, so it’s a simple way to take care of your body. Learn some basic stretches on our exercise page.stretching before running

Warm up mentally and physically

Know what you’re in for by charting a 3 mile course around your neighborhood or a favorite park and walk it a few times before race day. If you’ve been sedentary for the past year, the amount of effort required may surprise you. As we age, or if we have a health crisis, it becomes more difficult to stay in shape and to get back in shape, and we assume we can do the same exercise routine as we did previously… until we can’t. So take things slowly and ease yourself into it. Start walking today.

For Piglets (kids under 12)

Whether your child is active or sedentary, they should know what to expect on race day. Children frequently overestimate their physical abilities, so have them tag along with you on your course a time or two before the race. The Piglet run is only one mile, so if they can comfortably walk your course, they should be able to do the Piglet run. Walking will also help to warm up and condition their muscles.

Running is the simplest form of exercise for a child and the competition between the kids helps to build confidence. Keeping their bodies fit while young will serve them well as they grow into adulthood.

See you at the run!

Previous posts in this series:

Part 1 Training for the i-Run Pigs 5K: Lessons for first-timers

Part 2  Start your running diet plan now

Part 3 Time to train harder

Part 4 Time to sweat

Part 5 Training for I-run Pigs 5k and Piglet Run – week 5

Part 6 Increase your stretching routine

***Health check: If you have a history of heart disease, obesity or lung ailments, please check with your physician before training. 

Win a free registration for the i-Run Pigs 5K!

27 Aug

Would you like to be part of the East Penn Foot and Ankle team in the i-Run Pigs 5k?

If you are in good health, can run or walk about 3 miles (5K), and are willing to wear an East Penn Foot and Ankle t-shirt in the race, we’d like to hear from you.

The i-Run Pigs 5K will be held on September 16th at Coca Cola Park in Allentown and the proceeds benefit Iron Pigs charities. There is also a 1.5  mile piglet run for kids under 12, so it’s a real family event.

To enter, please send an email to heftmedia@gmail.com with “i want to i-run” in the subject line. Include your name, age, address, health status, and email address in the body of the  email. Deadline to enter is September 9, 2012.

We’ll be giving away 5 registrations to winners chosen at random from all entries received (a $28 value). We’ll contact you by email if you’re chosen to be one of the team.

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More information on the i-Run Pigs 5k is on the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs website.

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