AAWALK – DC 5K Walk & Run Saturday, September 21, 2019

Founded in Columbus, Ohio in 2004, the National African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative (AAWALK)  works to combat the alarming numbers of African American men dying from preventable diseases. To date, the AAWALK averages upwards of 50,000 annual participants and has expanded to several cities outside of Ohio, including Washington, D.C.  On Saturday, September 21st 2019 at Anacostia Park in Washington, DC, men, women, and children will come together for the 2019 Washington D.C. AAWalk to raise awareness and take action to combat the health crisis facing African American men. [Read more…]

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

Meet Oregon’s Wine Country. People around the world have fallen in love with its premier pinot noir, and once you’re here it’s hard not to fall in love with the place too. Here you’ll find that communities are tight-knit, talented, and creative. While the country roads are quiet, the sweeping vistas, pods of old growth forest, and surrounding mountains standing tall speak volumes, especially in the early morning glow.  Lush vineyards and charming farms are tended by families old and new who still take a handcrafted approach to growing the best grapes and freshest foods, and challenge themselves to do it a little differently, just as Oregonians always have. [Read more…]

6th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration: Each One Teach One

 Words by Adrian McQueen, Photos by Leon Brittain, Henri Fisher, Garvin St Villier and Adrian McQueen

Father’s Day in the Maryland, DC and Virginia area was elevated by Fit Fathers for the 6th consecutive year with exercise, laughter, dance, music and fun. We bring dads and father figures together to demonstrate the importance of being health conscious and leading by example through positive, nutritional choices.

Hype for the event was built from engaging social media campaigns and coverage from our media partners at Radio One, Fox 5 DC, News Channel 8, WUSA 9 and a host of media outlets. Additionally, with $2,500 in prizes at stake for our fitness challenges, over 500 attendees came to the celebration ready for action which resulted in an eventful morning.


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Free! 6th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration

6th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration

Sunday, June 16th 10am to 12pm

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

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Hosted By: 
Fit Fathers Founder Kimatni D. Rawlins

– Empowering dads, father figures, families and kids –

On Father’s Day join us for a “fun-for-all” group exercise and health celebration with trainers Michelangelo Bance, Tiffani Jenkins and Conscious Crusade. Enjoy dynamic boxing routines from Coach T of Hard Training Club, healthy snacks, fitness games, an interactive playground and tunes from DJ Blinks. Win over $2,500 in prizes from Sean John, JBL Audio, Turtle Wax, Vibram, Bose, Live Nation and Strider by competing in the Mr. Fit Father push-up contest and female plank challenge.

All fitness levels and ages. Special tribute to Hip Hop Fathers!

– Basketball demo from Pat The Roc and jump rope performance by the Greenbelt SITY Stars –

*Groove & Flow yoga begins at 10 am sharp so please arrive by 9:30am

Auto Fit car show featuring active lifestyle vehicles from VW, Chrysler, Mazda, Kia and Nissan!

 

** For all things Silver Spring visit www.SilverSpringDowntown.com **

A special thank you to media partner “Radio One” known on the air as:     

93.9 WKYS, The Team 980 – Redskins Radio, WOL-AM 1450,
Spirit 1340 – WYCB
, WMMJ – Majic 102.3 – 92.7 and  Praise 104.1

 

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Stay active, eat clean and continue to energize your life!

Brought to you by Volkswagen, Meatless Monday, Mazda, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Radio-One, Mom’s Organic Market, The Washington Auto Show, Road Runner Sports, Bose, Striders, ZICO, Soul Cycle, Wegmans, JBL Audio, Kia, Hip Hop Fathers, and Vibram, the Father’s Day celebration provides dads with the tools needed to engage their families toward increased fitness, ultimate wellness and positive, nutritional habits while honoring the true meaning of fatherhood.

Fit Fathers Day also highlights the amazing work of our community partners including Men’s Health Network, WAPA, Lleft Entertainment, Kids After Hours, Powerful Beyond Measure, PanLara, Daddy’s Cool, African American Health Program, Sean John, Live Nation, Mocha Moms, Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Police, Downtown Silver Spring, Make Smart Cool, Great Kids Events, DMV Social, Vitality Health and Wellness Center and The Fit Solution.

National Ambassadors: Super Bowl Champions Jason and Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots. The McCourty twins were recognized for their work on and off the field and named Walter Payton Man of the Year. “We have seen firsthand the devastating consequences of sickle cell on family members and chose to use our platform to help families in similar situations,” said Jason.

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AAHP Community Day 2019

In recognition of National Minority Health Month in April, the African American Health Program (AAHP) is uniting with its partner organizations* to host AAHP Community Day 2019 in order to bridge efforts to help eliminate health disparities and to build a stronger, healthier Montgomery County. The event will be held:

Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Place
Silver SpringMD 20910

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This year’s theme is “KNOW?”.  During the event, we will be focusing on helping the attendees to know their numbers (i.e., blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, body mass, etc.).  We will kick off the day with a panel discussion on “Genetics and Minority Health Care”. We have a robust panel of experts who are confirmed to speak on the topic. The discussion will take place tentatively from 9:30 am – 10:45 am.  The attendees will also have access to various health related demonstrations, energizing group fitness activities, onsite health screenings, and interactive community information booths. The event will be a fun and interactive awareness program, focusing on childbirth and breastfeeding, HIV/AIDS prevention, diabetes prevention and management, oral health, mental health, stress management techniques, men’s health, cardiovascular disease, healthy eating, and physical fitness.

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Swim, Bike, Run: Quantico Tri

The Quantico Tri features a start near Officer Candidates School with a 750 meter open water swim in the Potomac River. Athletes transition to a 20K (12.4 mile) cycle tour of the Marine Corps Base that was founded in 1917. The Quantico Tri concludes with a 5K run, the distance every Marine must complete annually as part of the Marine Corps physical fitness test. For those desiring only to run, the MCM offers the Quantico 12K to be hosted alongside the Quantico Tri. The run is a perfect distance at the perfect time in MCM training.

Date: 8:24:19

Registration: http://www.marinemarathon.com/events/quantico-triathlon/registration

 

16th Annual Poplar Spring 5K Run for the Animals

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary will be holding its 16th Annual 5K Run for the Animals and 1-Mile Fun Walk on Sunday, May 19th. All funds raised will go towards the life saving work Poplar Spring does every day. The funds will care and feed the farm animals that live at Poplar Spring, as well as educate the public about compassion towards all animals.

Poplar Spring was given $12,000 in matching donations. So all donations will be doubled! Please share this page with your family and friends. Your involvement is critical to Poplar Spring’s success. Thank you for all your help.

Every race participant who preregisters for the race will receive a stylish Poplar Spring race t-shirt!

When: Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Wheaton Regional Park
2000 Shorefield Road, Silver Spring MD US 20902

More info: http://www.animalsanctuary.org/events/

Register here: https://www.classy.org/event/poplar-spring-animal-sanctuarys-run-for-the-animals/e219995

Join Us for Reggae Marathon 2019: Run in Jamaica’s Paradise

With the 2019 Reggae Marathon race day on Sunday, December 8, it’s not too early to start planning for Jamaica’s premier marathon event.
The Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon is Jamaica’s premier International Marathon Event. Marathoners, sports enthusiasts as well as beginners, converge in Negril, Jamaica’s capital of casual, for a fun event characterized by good vibes and lots of Reggae music. Enthusiastic supporters come out along the looped, internationally certified course to support participants. Meanwhile, hard working volunteers offer uniquely packaged water and re-hydration fluids at every mile. The pulsating Reggae music on course also keeps participants in an “irie” spirit, as they burn the mileage.

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Run to the NAIAS Public Show Opening

The Auto Show 5K makes its seventh appearance on the Motor City scene, Saturday, Jan. 19, with a run/walk that celebrates all things cars and cardio. Organized by the Michigan Fitness Foundation and Crim Fitness Foundation, the 5K run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. at the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, and takes place on the Dequindre Cut, Detroit’s celebrated trail and urban art gallery.

Finishing in time for the opening of the NAIAS Public Show, the 5K gives participants the opportunity to purchase discounted auto show tickets when registering online for the race.

Each Auto Show 5K entrant will be provided with a race shirt inspired by the urban artwork on the Dequindre Cut (must be registered by Jan. 15 to be guaranteed a shirt). All finishers will be presented with a commemorative Auto Show 5K finishers medal.

Registration is $36, and proceeds help fund health, nutrition and physical activity programs through the Michigan Fitness Foundation.

Register here for the Auto Show 5K.