Barry Paschal is a Columbia County resident who serves as senior director of marketing and communications for Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA - He retired after 30 years in Augusta media, most recently as publisher as The Columbia County News-Times. Follow on Twitter @barrypaschal
Posted April 29, 2013 10:47 am - Updated April 29, 2013 11:43 am

Raining? What's your choice for indoor training?


Been running lately?


The weather sure hasn’t been much help. It’s warming up, but unless you’re pretty hard-core, it’s tough to run in the rain. For indoor training, I have a stationary bike and an eliptical, having given away my balky treadmill. But there’s just no substitute for pounding the pavement.


What’s your choice for indoor training?




If you’re planning to take part in one of the area’s upcoming races, here are a few on the schedule:


• The Rock N’ Glow 5K to benefit Golden Harvest Food Bank will be held May 4 at the H. Odell Weeks Center in Aiken. Sign up through Thursday, May 2 at .


• The second annual Miles for Giles Cross-Country 5K will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4 at Blanchard Woods Park. Register at


The Run to the PBR Half-Marathon will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4 along the Augusta Canal. Register at


The Trot to Clot 5K for Hemophilia of Georgia will be held Saturday, May 4, at Savannah Rapids. Register at


• The second annual Run for Shelter 5K will be held at Augusta Common at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Sign up at


• The Shine Your Light 5K, a fundraiser for the Mexico mission team from West Town Community Church, 779 North Belair Road in Evans, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4. (Yes, 8 p.m. - under the streetlights in the Northwoods subdivision.) Register at


• Action Ministries’ Walk for Others 5K will be held in downtown Augusta, starting at 303 Hale St., at 7:30 a.m. May 11. Call (706) 722-8195 for information.


• The annual Buzzard Blast 5K will be held at 8 a.m. May 11, starting at the Jefferson Hospital in Louisville, Ga. (I can’t wait to see the T-shirt for this one!) Go to, or register at


• The VA2K, a national event benefiting homeless veterans, will be held at all Veterans Administration locations May 15. Contact Sheri Loflin at


• A Jamaica youth mission trip fundraiser for Kiokee Baptist Church, the Jamaica’n Me Run 5K, will be held at Savannah Rapids at 8:30 a.m. May 18. Register at


• The second annual Armed Forces Day 5K will be held May 18 at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans (that’s a beautiful, but challenging, off-road 5K course). Sign up at




And, as always, let me know of any other future races you’d like to promote.




Let’s hit the road!