This was released a few weeks ago, but I came accross it recently. A really great idea for those looking to get a jump start on some spring races.
FastForward Sports, Colorado’s premier endurance sports training group, announces a one-of-a-kind training opportunity for aspiring runners and triathletes in 2011 by offering a scholarship towards a season of run or triathlon training.
Scott Fliegelman, executive director and head coach of F4, stated, “This scholarship is a great opportunity for someone to set and reach their fitness goals, but who might not have the know how to do so. It also supports and gives back to the endurance sport community by offering volunteering opportunities.”
The scholarship will allow two Coloradoans the opportunity to train with FastForward during their spring running or triathlon program (March-June) which prepares athletes for local running races like the Cherry Creek Sneak, Bolder Boulder 10k, Summer Open Triathlon or Boulder Triathlon Series. For those looking for longer distances FastForward’s Summer Program (June-October) prepares athletes for running races up to the marathon distance. Along with getting fitter and reaching fitness goals, awardees will have the opportunity to give back to the endurance sport community by volunteering at different events.
There are no specific criteria to apply. Anyone looking to get fitter, faster, do their first or farther race should apply. Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2011 and winners will be announced by March 7.
FastForward Sports provides group training for running, triathlon, fitness and fun in Boulder and Denver to athletes of all ability levels. Unique to clubs, FastForward Sports athletes are paired with others of a similar ability level and a coach who is specifically trained to work with that level of athletes. All athletes are also provided with a training plan geared to help them reach their individual fitness goals.
“FastForward athletes look forward to meeting up, learning, making improvements and sharing their experiences with one another,” adds Fliegelman, “I love seeing the great amount of support and encouragement that naturally happens among athletes and our coaches during training and on race day.”