Rock the Block News

$10,000 Grant Beautifies White River Township Trail Roundabout

On July 20, 2017, Posted by , In Updates, With Comments Off on $10,000 Grant Beautifies White River Township Trail Roundabout

Erin Smith, left, and Susan McCarty, co-owners of Pay It Forward Johnson County at the Roudabout Project in White River Township. GREENWOOD, IN – A $10,000 grant has enhanced the beauty and maintenance of a White River Township roundabout. Pay It Forward Johnson County provided the grant, which was funded…

Pay It Forward Johnson County to Focus on Running/Walk Event

On July 7, 2017, Posted by , In Updates, With Comments Off on Pay It Forward Johnson County to Focus on Running/Walk Event

FRANKLIN, IN – A fundraising organization that has raised nearly $250,000 for dozens of Johnson County nonprofits will concentrate on a community-wide run event this next year. Pay It Forward Johnson County will discontinue its fall golf outing for 2017. Instead, organizers will devote their time on their spring 2018…

Rock the Block Race Day Checklist

On April 20, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,Updates, With Comments Off on Rock the Block Race Day Checklist

By Monica Harvey for RTBR Are you ready to Rock it this Saturday at Rock the Block? We are! Here are some important details and tips for a successful race day. Packet Information You can pick up your packet on Friday, April 21 from 3:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. or…

The Timeline for Our Rockin’ Day

On April 11, 2017, Posted by , In Updates, With Comments Off on The Timeline for Our Rockin’ Day

Our schedule for Rock the Block Run and community celebration is as follows: 7:30 a.m. – Main Street booths OPEN! 8:00 a.m. – Warm Up sponsored by Franciscan Health 8:15 a.m. – National Anthem by Sh’boom 8:20 a.m. – Invocation by Adam Allen of Raymond James Financial Advisor 8:35 a.m….

Running Gear to Help You Rock the Block

On April 7, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With Comments Off on Running Gear to Help You Rock the Block

By Monica Harvey for RTBR From clothing and apparel to fitness trackers and watches, there’s a lot of cool stuff that runners can buy to enhance their running experience. Many of these items can get expensive. But let’s share some of the basic items that will come in handy as…

8 Common Running Injuries

On March 30, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With Comments Off on 8 Common Running Injuries

By Monica Harvey for RTBR At some point or another during your running career you will likely have an injury. Here are some common running injuries that you should know. Shin Splints – This pain occurs in the front of your lower leg along the shin bone. Shin splints are…

How to Stretch Out Those Muscles

On March 23, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With Comments Off on How to Stretch Out Those Muscles

By Monica Harvey for RTBR Running uses several different muscles in your legs including your hamstrings, calves, quads and hips. Stretching the different muscles before and after running helps to prevent injuries. Static stretching is stretching a muscle in one position for several seconds. Dynamic stretching includes repetitive motions of…

Explore Parks and Trails on Your Run, Walk

On March 17, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With Comments Off on Explore Parks and Trails on Your Run, Walk

By Monica Harvey for RTBR Are you tired of running on the dreaded treadmill? Have you run around the neighborhood so many times you are dizzy? Running the same paths everyday gets boring and can be hard on your feet. Try running on the grass or a trail path at…

10 Tips for Staying Motivated

On March 9, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With Comments Off on 10 Tips for Staying Motivated

By Monica Harvey for RTBR It can be hard to wake up extra early and hit the gym especially during the cold winter months. Some days it’s difficult to fit in that workout or run at the end of the day. Here are 10 tips to help you get motivated…

Healthy Meal and Snack Options for Runners

On March 3, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With Comments Off on Healthy Meal and Snack Options for Runners

By Monica Harvey for RTBR When preparing to fuel up for your next race consider adding these items to your grocery list: Almonds and Nuts Sweet Potatoes Bananas Mixed Berries and Fresh Fruit Yogurt Bagels Energy Bars Peanut Butter Salmon and Chicken Whole Grains – Pasta and Bread Find a…