Fit Fathers “Track & Field” Social Workouts

There is always a reason to hit your local high school track for a quick or full social workout with a group of friends. This simple-to-plan fitness event can take place daily, weekly or monthly. For example, whenever visiting my hometown from Maryland I set up impromptu track and football workouts with my Eastern High School fam and Fit Fathers crew. [Read more…]

Kimatni Rawlins Selected as BE Modern Man 100 Men of Distinction

I’m honored to be featured and selected as one of “100 Men of Distinction” for Black Enterprise’s Modern Man (BEMM) Council. The journey to happiness has landed me in a position to guide others with the resources, knowledge and expertise I have ascertained along the way. From a poor family growing up in the raucous streets of Camden, NJ to a fighter for life enhancing change — no matter the city or indigenous country I set foot on — the goal is always to give back and help your fellow brothers and sisters even at the sacrifice of your own comfort.  [Read more…]

2017 Fit Fathers Day Celebration: Lead by Example So Your Child Becomes The Example!

Words by Adrian McQueen & Kimatni Rawlins / Photos by Adrenaline Lifestyles, Fisher Concepts & On The Trak Photo

Fatherhood was achieved on Father’s Day and will follow suit each day henceforth with a continuous movement where Fit Fathers commune for the benefit of their kids. We share and learn from one another to enhance positive experiences for our families, friends and communities. For the 4th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration (FFD) life enhancement manifested once again in the form of festive and healthful activities. [Read more…]

5th Annual STRIVE Youth Splash N Dash Race

Please join us for the 5th Annual STRIVE Youth Splash N Dash Race at the Ellen Linson Splash Park in beautiful College Park, MD. The STRIVE Splash N Dash is a fun and fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming; while building confidence within a supporting community. This USA Triathlon Sanctioned youth-friendly events are open to all ability levels in a safe course which consists of a pool swim, transition to a run on a closed trail then complete to an amazing finish line of family and friends. [Read more…]

4th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration: Silver Spring, MD

— Empowering dads, father figures, families and children —

Sunday June 18th 10am to 12pm

— FREE —

Silver Spring Civic Center, At Veterans Plaza
8525 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

— workout begins at 10am and the yoga warmup at 9:30am —

On Father’s Day join us for a “fun-for-all” group exercise with trainers Michelangelo Bance, Tiffani Jenkins, Styves Exantus and the Ravens’ Kyle Arrington. Also enjoy fitness games, Zumba by Z Sweat Dance and Fitness and Ray & Roze Zumba, healthy snacks, yoga led by 5 Sense Wellness, an interactive playground and music from DJ Blinks and PanLara steel drum. Attendees can compete for over $2,500 in prizes from Nike, Bose, Road Runner Sports, Modell’s, Soul Cycle, Strider Bikes, Thule, Live Nation, Yokohama Tires and Vibram in the Mr Fit Fathers, Fit Mom, Fit 50+ and Fit Kid contests. Also the reigning 2-time Mr. Fit Father, James Paul Swink, will be back to defend his Gym Source title against any takers of the grand prize.

Hosted by Fit Fathers Founder Kimatni D. Rawlins

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CALI ROOTS PARTNERS WITH FIT FATHERS FOR ITS FIRST EVER FUN RUN

Fit Fathers, a fathers health education nonprofit and website, and Fleet Feet, Monterey’s Saturday Run Crew, are teaming up with California Roots Music and Arts Festival to host their first fun run before the music starts on Saturday, May 27. Come enjoy the beautiful coastal trail while benefitting your health, right before all the festival magic begins. [Read more…]

Free!!! Fit Fathers Day Vibe Ride in Atlanta

Vibe Ride and Fit Fathers invite you to a fun and energetic indoor cycling class, featuring fitness technology and music videos to celebrate Fit Fathers Day! We will host up to 35 riders on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 1:30pm-2:15pm and are looking forward to creating a fun workout for all fitness levels. Please book your bike by June 12th by clicking this link: http://theviberide.com/schedule/ and navigating to the #FitFathersDay class on 6/17. Either select “First Free Class” if you are new to Vibe Ride, or select single class and use promo code “FitFathersDay” so that there is no cost. [Read more…]

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.

PRESENTED BY:

Fit Fathers & The Saturday Monterey Run Crew

SATURDAY MAY 27TH at 8:30AM

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!

Check out the routes here:

 Ride with GPS here: