A couple weeks ago I mentioned that my October was busy because some of my favorite races were going on in October. Like the Fit Foodie 5k!
The Fit Foodie 5k is one of my all time favorite races ever. Mostly because it's so much more than just a race. Run by Cooking Light and Health Magazine, it's a weekend of amazing food, great fitness events, and an atmosphere that's unlike any other race I've participated in. With the amount of giveaways, it's a race that really caters to runners. This year there's an added emphasis on charity and giving, because it's always nice to be able to give back.
This year the Fit Foodie Weekend is October 21-23.
Friday, October 21, 2016 is the "Party With A Purpose." This is the straight foodie portion of the weekend. Celebrity chefs, Editors from Cooking Light and Health Magazine, and of course, yummy food.
Saturday October 22, 2016 is the main event. This is where the food and fitness meet. First comes the race, along the Embarcadero in Downtown San Diego. Which is currently my favorite race course. Along the bay, a view of the water, weaving through gorgeous trees. After the race is John Hancock's Vitality Village, with both food demos and fitness "classes." And of course, row after row of vendors who are pressing you to take as much as you can carry.
Sunday October 23, 2016 is the Sweat Session, a high intensity cardio sweat session. But don't worry, it's geared toward all levels. Heck, I even did it when I was pregnant with Thatbaby!
And I'm super excited about what's new this year!
* In addition to a 5k, this year the event is also offering a 10k! Which means a longer beautiful run.
* Friday night's "Party with a Purpose" is collecting a donation for Soles4Souls. If you're like me, you have a stockpile of old, worn out running shoes. This is the time to say your goodbye and donate them for a worthwhile cause.
* Speaking of charity, this year the race is offering a "Fit Foodie Premium" package. In addition to all the regular swag, this package includes a Fit Foodie tank, but more importantly, a $5 tax deductible donation to the Fit Foodie official charity, The American Diabetes Association.
* This year's elite athletes include “Boston Bill” Rogers, and Meb Keflezighi
Seriously, what's not to love about this race? Which explains why I was so super excited to be invited once again this year to be an ambassador for the Fit Foodie Run. Y'all remember what that means right? It means you should stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway for a race entry. It also means that I have a discount code for you to use if you don't want to wait for that. Just sign up at fitfoodierun.com with the code PAVEDWGOODINTENTIONS for 10% off your entry for either the 5k or 10k.
Can't wait to see you there!