I have a race coming up what do i do to get ready for it?
Practice and more practice. To win the race, you will have to work out and keep practicing. You should follow runner's instructions, so as to do it as you are supposed to. Get some running tips from http://completerunning.com/archives/2006/09/12/100-beginner-running-tips/.
Run run run run run run run run run
Train but you also need rest and eat healthy
Run BigMac Run!!
Run forest run!!!!!
train and all that but get pumped about it
Run run run....