Races

There is nothing quite like the atmosphere at a race! Electrifying, inspiring, emotional, all of these and so much more to boot. Races have the power to make us excited, nervous, fearful, self reflective, scared, competitive, powerless, covering every aspect of the full spectrum of human feeling.

Each race that you run is a snapshot in time – we have worked with 100’s of athletes to help them prepare for a race to enjoy their best possible race experience. We have partnered with a number of races to provide support systems for their runners to prepare for each race in a way that connects those runners with joy, with a positive attitude, with rational expectations, with enthusiasm, and with directed nervous energy. We all love to race when we’re feeling at our best – we can help you achieve that!

The key to your best race experience is guided imagery. Guided imagery has been successfully used by many elite athletes preparing for competition across a broad spectrum of sports since the 1960’s. David Hemery, a Great Britain athlete won a gold medal and set a new WR in the men’s 400m high hurdles at the 1968 Mexico Olympics having visualized exactly what he would need to do to beat every other athlete in the field. “The more an athlete can image the entire package, the better it’s going to be,” said Nicole Detling, a sports psychologist with the United States Olympic team. (Check out this feature on the prevalence of guided imagery in Olympic sports in the New York times.) Until now, guided imagery has only been available through employing a sports psychologist, whose expertise and techniques are very effective, and costly to everyday athletes. activacuity® brings the expertise of a sports psychologist into a user friendly, accessible app that delivers audio sessions that guide the user to connect with their imagination in a powerful and positive way.  A session can involve visual, auditory & kinesthetic (movement or physical feelings) imagery. When you use your imagination in a directed way, you create new neural patterns and connections in the brain, in exactly the same way that you use drills to improve your running form, and create new neural pathways to your muscles.

Your mind is one of your greatest assets, and yet it is also one that very few athletes pay much attention to.  Mental training is at least as important as physical training, and should be part of a daily training regimen for all athletes, regardless of pace level or ability. The daily sessions contained in activacuity® provide a mechanism to train the mind, develop new neural pathways with a positive focus, that result in enhanced focus, confidence, experience and performance for all athletes. Use activacuity® on a daily basis leading up to your race, and create a positive support system for your optimal race performances.

activacuity™ for enhanced focus, confidence, experience and performance for all athletes

Races that provide activacuity® customized guided imagery access for their races:

Vacation Races was founded in 2012 when they launched registration for the Inaugural Zion Half Marathon. Since then, they’ve added ten more races to their calendar, each centered around a different National Park. Their goal is to put on beautiful half marathons and encourage people to visit and enjoy our amazing national parks. They have convenient refund options, excellent military pricing, and innovative cup-free policy for each race in the series.
  • Shenandoah
  • Great Smoky
  • Grand Canyon
  • Lake Powell
  • Everglades