5k Nutrition

Your body needs the proper fuel before you run a 5k. The more time there is before the race begins, the more calories you should consume. If you’re eating about one- two hours before your race, consider the following:

  • trail mix with dried fruittrail mix
  • a bagel with peanut butter
  • a bowl of cereal with milk
  • almond butter/honey/banana roll up
  • instant oatmeal
  • plain non-fat greek yogurt
  • eggs
  • watermelon
  • hummus with veggies

If you’re eating approximately 30 minutes before your race, consider the following:

  • a piece of toast with jelly
  • granola bar
  • one serving of cereal and one cup of grapes.

Remember, what your stomach will tolerate will be primarily decided by what you choose to consume. It’s wise to practice race-day foods during training to be sure those food choices work best for you.