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 Striders 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 Mazda, VW, Nissan and Kia!

 

** 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.

Marathon Presenting Partners

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10K Training Partners

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5K Community Partners

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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.

Mountain Bike Night Rides

Description

Grab your bike, a light, and hit the trails at night! Join St. Louis Area Mountain Bikers (SLAMB) and Gateway Off-Road Cyclist (GORC) for a new season of night rides in a St. Charles County park each month. These challenging rides are open to experienced cyclists and take place on Friday nights. All riders must wear a helmet and have a light (600 lumen or greater is recommended). Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Check the RainOut Line at 636-707-0011 or www.stccparks.org for any weather or trail related changes or cancellations.

Date: Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 6:30 PM (CST)

LocationBangert Island Wildlife Area  1704 S. River Road St. Charles, MO  63303

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Enjoy a Weekend of Achievement!

Come join Mickey and friends for an extraordinary race weekend—put your endurance through the paces, enjoy amazing entertainment and earn commemorative medals. Dare to test your limits? Try a multi-race challenge for the chance to earn even more medals. No matter your skill level, you’ll be a part of a community of fun-spirited runners—uniquely Disney!

January 9 – 13, 2019     Walt Disney World Resort

Register: https://www.rundisney.com

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2019 Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego

San Diego’s Finest Cycling Event! – Open to ALL Levels of Cyclists

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Little Italy  1608 India Street San Diego, CA  92101

Finish Line and Cycling, Helath and Wellness community Expo at Seaport Village Ruocco Park

The Ride –Southern California meets Italy in this celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego’s picturesque water front. Held in beautiful Downtown San Diego, the two-day festival features a mass-start, timed GranFondo with 4 route options, timed King and Queen of the Mountain, The Cycling, Health, & Wellness Expo with local Community Bike and Fitness Speakers, challenging and picturesque routes, outstanding Campagnolo ride support, and delicious food on course.

The Party —You will be cheered into the finish line, awarded your medal, and ushered into enjoy the Fantastic Finish celebration with live music, bike valet, Italian Pasta Festa, Beer Garden, and a well-deserved massage. Please check Opening and Closing times and plan accordingly[Read more…]

Kevin Curry and Rip Esselstyn celebrate Meatless Monday in Panera Bread’s “Food Interrupted” series

Tune in to watch Kevin Curry and Rip Esselstyn show how easy it is to swap beans for beef and cook up a meatless chili for a table of hungry firemen in busy Los Angeles County. Meatless Monday is front and center in today’s “Food Interrupted” episode produced by Panera Bread to demonstrate their commitment to plant-forward and meatless meals. Kevin Curry, influencer and author of “Fit Men Cook,” hosts the series and is joined in the episode by the creator of plant-forward The Engine 2 Diet, and former fireman, Rip Esselstyn.

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