2017 Destination Races: Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon


It’s the second most wonderful time of the year…. Registration for the 14th annual Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon and GunBunFunRun 5K opens December 1st. The race sold out in a record 17 minutes in 2016, so be sure to pay attention to the registration instructions below as the process has changed from previous years. This year’s race date is Sunday July 16th. [Read more…]

Cali Roots Fun Run in Monterey, CA

Cali Roots fans please join us for an energetic fun run and meet-up for 30 or 60 minutes (at your own pace) before the musical vibrations of the festival begin. Trot along with our run leader along the beautiful coastal trail towards Lover’s Point. Enjoy free drinks, fruit and an oatmeal bar with all the fixings at 9:30 am after the run. As always walkers are also welcome at Fleet Feet.


Fit Fathers & The Saturday Monterey Run Crew


Fleet Feet Monterey
472 Alvarado St.
Monterey, CA

RSVP = https://californiarootsfestival.com/cali-roots-fun-run

6th Annual SMECO 75 Bike Ride

Join us for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s (SMECO) 6th Annual SMECO 75 Bike Ride. With SMECO’s commitment to the protection and preservation of natural resources, proceeds from the 2017 event will benefit the following organizations:

  • Calvert County: American Chestnut Land Trust
  • Charles County: Port Tobacco River Conservancy
  • Prince George’s County: Alice Ferguson Foundation
  • St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s River Watershed Association

This is a non-refundable, rain or shine event.  The ride takes place on a scenic 75-mile course on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Travel through the byways of Southern Maryland to Colton’s Point on the shores of the Potomac River.  There are a couple of hills and a few curves as you enjoy the scenery with your neighbors.  Take the 29-, 47-, or 75-mile ride through Southern Maryland along portions of the scenic Three Notch Trail. Cross the finish line and come enjoy a sub sandwich, cold beverage and a delicious sweet treat as you listen to summertime music.

The 2016 event hosted about 500 participants so register early to ensure a spot and to take advantage of the low rate before May 3rd.

Event details and schedule

Pre-registration and packet pick-up will be available on June 2nd from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at SMECO’s Hughesville Headquarters located at 15035 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville, MD.  Cyclists can pick up their packets the day before the event and can get started on the course right at 7:00 a.m. on the morning of June 3rd.  No need to stop by registration again.  Just bring your Active.com confirmation email with you in order to pick up yours, your family members’ or your team mates’ packets.

On event day, June 3, 2017, registration is open from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s Hughesville Headquarters office located at 15035 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville, MD.  Cyclists can begin the route at anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and are required to wear a helmet.  The event ends at 4:00 p.m. so be sure to call for SAG support by 3:30 p.m.

Choose from any of the three routes: 29-, 47- or 75-miles.

There is plenty of parking at the start location, 15035 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville, MD 20637.

With four rest stops located on the 75-mile route cyclists will have plenty of fuel to help them stay on course.  Grab some fruit, a protein bar, water, or gatorade and back by popular demand are our delicious nutella sandwiches.  If you are not able to get back on the course or if you run into trouble on the road just call for SAG support and we’ll come pick you up, but be sure to call by 3:30 p.m. Please note that rest stops are not equipped with a repair kit, only an air pump is availabe.  Do bring your own tool kit with you in case there is a bike repair emergency.

When you make it back to the finish line at SMECO’s Headquarters location, we’ll have a delicious sub sandwich waiting for you along with plenty of water, soda or gatorade beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Enjoy a sweet treat too from the array of cookies provided.  A special giveaway item will be available for each cyclist.

See you at the 2017 SMECO 75 Bike Ride on Saturday, June 3, 2017!

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2017 AAHP Community Day: Building Bridges

2017 AAHP Community Day: Building Bridges

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Winter Run Series


End your year on the right foot and join our all new Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Virtual Run: Winter Runningland! We’re celebrating winter and all you need to keep running during the cold months!

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Virtual Run 2016 is back! Winter Runningland is a chance to run an awesome Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event wherever and whenever you want! Brave the winter and run through your favorite park, stay warm on a treadmill or run with a group to capture these Winter Runningland medals! These medals can help you earn all the gear you’ll need to keep running through the snowy winter weather! You’ll get some of the same benefits as running one of our races in person, including a runner’s bib, the finisher zone, exclusive finisher medals, discounts, and more! [Read more…]

2017 Silver Spring 5K Race: Run/Walk for Global Health


The Silver Spring 5K Race will take place on Sunday April 9, 2017. The 5K Race will be followed by an Award Ceremony.

Race Benefit:

Proceeds from this race will benefit a local health and wellness organization doing great work in the community and globally. The name of the organization is The WellnessPlex Global Health Foundation. [Read more…]

2016 Race for Every Child 5K and Kids’ Dash


On Saturday, October 1, at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, D.C., Children’s National Health System will host its fourth annual Race for Every Child 5K and Kids’ Dash. On this day, Pennsylvania Avenue is transformed into a village of family fun activities from fitness challenges to face painting. Children’s National touches the lives of nearly every child in our community. The Race for Every Child is an opportunity for the community to come together to have fun and help kids grow up stronger.

By supporting the Race for Every Child Fit Fathers is helping Children’s National raise critical funds to ensure that the nearly 220,000 children who it treats each year can receive the same level of world-class service and care, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.


Join us in helping Children’s National continue to provide specialized medical care, innovative treatments, and wellness and preventive services that children and families in this region—and around the world—so urgently need. Visit raceforeverychild.org to learn more and register for this year’s event, which includes a 5K run/walk, a Kids’ Dash, and a host of family-friendly activities.

Registration is now open at www.raceforeverychild.org. Participants can create or join a team, sign up as an individual, or participate virtually.

 Supporting Messages:

  • Proceeds from the 2016 Race will help fund specialized medical care, the development of innovative treatments for childhood diseases, and important wellness and preventive services to help kids grow up stronger.
  • Children’s National Health System touches the lives of nearly every child in our community. Last year alone, more than half a million children received treatment at Children’s National.
  • This year, the goal of the Race for Every Child is to raise $1.4 million, which will have a tremendous impact on children’s health, now and in the future.
  • The Race for Every Child offers something for everyone from serious runners to walkers with a 5K course, a Kids’ Dash for ages 3 through 10, and a host of family-friendly activities.

We hope to see you at the finish line!



Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon


The 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, sponsored by Toyota, will rock the City of Brotherly Love September 17-18 so make sure to join the Fit Fathers squad for 13.1 exciting miles. Running here is fun because they infuse miles with music, medals and moments that make the race series one of a kind. New this year will be a 5k that takes place on Saturday, September 17. Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon will bring thousands of runners and walkers to Philadelphia in addition to thousands of spectators, family and friends. [Read more…]

Dale City Track Club Athletes Qualify for USATF Junior Olympics


The Dale City “LIGHTNING” Track Club (DCTC) have 3 athletes that have qualified to compete in the 2016 50th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, being held July 25 – July 31in Sacramento, California.  In the spirit of the Rio 2016 Olympics, USATF athletes will travel from across the USA to compete in various track and field and multi-events. Athletes had to finish in the top 5 amongst all athletes competing in their age division for each track event in both state and regional championships. Raven Evans (12), qualified in the 100m, Ruquyuah Byrd (10) qualified in the 400m and Taja Honay (16) qualified in the 100m. [Read more…]

Phil Taylor & Kyle Arrington All Pro Football Camp


Please join us as Denver Broncos’ Phil Taylor and Baltimore Ravens’ Kyle Arrington present their annual “All Pro Football Camp” on Saturday July 9th at their Alma Mater Gywnn Park High School in Brandywine, MD. This free event is sponsored by WKYS, Chick-Fil-A, BodyArmor, Hip-Hop Fathers, Fit Fathers, Modell’s, The Taylormade98 Foundation and Konaice. This will be one of biggest and brightest football clinics in the DMV this summer. See you there!

Register at www.Allprofootballcamp.info. Questions can be directed to Antone Barnes at Abarnes@TheBrandArchitects.biz