Calories Earned. Calories Burned. Fit Foodie 2016!

Yes! Once again I’ve been picked to be an Ambassador AGAIN for Cooking Light & Health’s Fit Foodie Race Weekend in Fairfax, VA!


This year’s festivities are hosted by John Hancock. The life insurance company. Not to be confused with…


…that guy or…


…Will Smith as Hancock.

As in previous years the festivities will be held in the fantastically hip Mosaic District of Fairfax where as has become my tradition I will go to the Target post-race for a giant Starbucks. But there are also some changes this year such as the date – May 20 through 22 – when in previous years it was held in June and featured all the uncomfortable humidity that one might expect in the mid-Atlantic right around that time.

Some other new additions for 2016 include meet and greets with four-time Boston Marathon and NYC Marathon Champ “Boston Bill” Rogers and the winner of the 2015 Boston Marathon, Caroline Rotich and the the new John Hancock Vitality Village celebration featuring fitness and cooking demos and so much more. Speaking from experience, the food they give out after this race is DELICIOUS.

Another cool new thing is the introduction of a PREMIUM registration which will get you a participation tank top and a $5 donation to a Fit Foodie charity. Oh and for those you of who love race bling, everyone will receive a finisher’s medal this year!

So you want to join me (and some of my other favorite local bloggers) right? Here’s some registration info for you:

Fit Foodie 5K – Saturday, May 21
$35 until April 24, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
$45 until May 20, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
$55 on race day – May 21, 2016

Fit Foodie 5K Premium – Saturday, May 21
$55 until April 24, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
$65 until May 20, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
$75 on race day – May 21, 2016

$35 to sign up for a race with some great swag and entrance into the post-race festival is really quite incredible, so if you are in the area (or not like I am and feel like traveling a bit) I encourage you to jump on that before the prices go up on April 24. Additionally I can sweeten the deal by offering you a discount code: RUNSALTRUN at check out for 10% off!

There will also be options to attend the entire Fit Foodie weekend! This includes entrance to the kick-off party on Friday night, the 5K and post-race shenanigans, the Sweat Session led by fitness pros and celebrity trainers plus a delicious, healthy brunch on Sunday. Or just the Sweat Session and brunch if you can’t make it Friday night. I’ll have more information on those as soon as registration opens up!

I hope to see some of you there!




7 thoughts on “Calories Earned. Calories Burned. Fit Foodie 2016!

  1. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    I just jumped for joy when I read this!!! So glad you are coming back!! I hope we can have a repeat after party 😉 Minus the rain!

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