BOISE -- Celebrating fitness, friendship, and education, the second-annual FitOne event happens September 18th through the 20th.
The three-day event includes 5k, 10k, and half-marathon races. There's also health seminars, food and entertainment, along with more than 100 exhibitors focused on overall health and wellbeing.
New this year, organizers are emphasizing participation from the whole the family in every race. The push completes FitOne's transition from the Women's Fitness Celebration, as it was formerly known. There's also a renewed emphasis on the whole family taking part in the fesitives, along with the addition of a half-marathon event this year.
FitOne is partnering with St. Luke's Children's Hospital in Boise. Individual participants can create a personal fundraising page or a team fundraising page to donate to St. Luke's Children's Hospital (but are not required to). You can also join KTVB's team, 7's Sisters!
Register here. Or register in person at the FitOne Expo on September 19-20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Boise Centre, 850 Front Street.
Get tips on how to make teams and fund-raise here.
Join KTVB's team by clicking here and searching for 7's Sisters.
HEALTHY SCHOOLS CUP
New for 2013, the event has partnered with the University of Idaho to host the Healthy Schools Cup. Participating schools can encourage children to form teams of students, parents, and teachers, and compete for cash prizes to benefit their school's physical education programs.
The mission statement of FitOne is to inspire women and families to come to the starting line every September and encourage progressive steps in a healthy direction throughout the year. Organizers say the event will continue to provide further opportunities to inspire women, children and families to become active participants of fun, healthy living - ultimately building healthier communities.
RACES ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
FitOne offers several 5K waves starting at 8:52 a.m. in front of the Idaho Statehouse on Saturday, September 21. The race ends in Ann Morrison Park.
- 5K Red Wave (Competitive Run)
- 5K Green Wave (Competitive Stroller Division)
- 5K Fit & Fun Purple Wave (non-competitive run or walk, no wheels)
- 5K Fit & Fun Blue Wave (non-competitive run or walk, no Wheels)
- 5K Family Wave presented by Chobani (Orange Wave - family/stroller/all wheels division)
The FitOne 9K women's-only race begins at 8:39 a.m. at the old Idaho Penitentiary. The race merges with the 5K race at the Boise Art Museum. Race day registration is not available for the 9K event.
For participants looking for a shorter option, they may follow the FitOne.2 course, a 1.2-mile course that starts with the 5k, then runs along the Greenbelt from the Boise Library to Ann Morrison Park. Participants in competitive waves may not follow the FitOne.2 course if they want to qualify for an age group medal.
Participants in both the 5K and 9K events, children and adults alike, will have a stickered timing chip included on their bib at no extra cost. Through the ChronoTrack timing chip, participants can take advantage of some fun new ways to share their race day experience with friends and family. The chip will offer participants access to course photos and real-time mobile results.
COST, RACE PACKETS, AWARDS
Race registration cost ranges from $12 to $40 depending on age and race category. Register here.
Please pick up your t-shirt, participant number, and other event materials at the FitOne Expo on September 19th or 20th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Boise Centre. T-shirts and participant numbers are also available for pick up the morning of the event at the day-of registration booth in Capitol Park, starting at 7 a.m.
The FitOne awards ceremony begins shortly after 10:00 a.m. on the main stage in Ann Morrison Park. Participants over 70-years old and age group winners will be recognized during the awards ceremony.
Participants can catch a free shuttle from the Boise Towne Square Mall to the 5K race start line beginning at 6:45 a.m. on Saturday. The shuttles will run until 8:15 a.m.
Reservation-only shuttles are available from St. Luke's Hospital in Nampa. Shuttles for the 9K race are available at the St. Luke's Shoreline Facility in Boise and begin running at 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.
Return shuttles will depart from Ann Morrison Park starting at 10 a.m.
For complete shuttle and parking information, see the FitOne parking website.
FITONE 2-Day EXPO
- Thursday September 19th – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Friday, September 20th – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Located at the Boise Centre – 850 Front Street
FITONE EXPRESS SEMINARS
Each seminar will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by Q&A. All seminars will be held in the Summit Room at the Boise Centre, 850 W Front Street in Boise.
9/19 - THURSDAY
10:30 a.m. -- "Pantry Potential: A great dinner tonight with what you already have on hand!" Presented by Stacy Beeson, Registered Dietitian
12:30 p.m. -- "Vein Pain Got You Down? Today's Varicose Vein Treatment" presented by Michael Tullis, MD, Board Certified Vascular Surgeon
3:30 p.m. -- "Happy Healthy Joints" presented by a panel of St. Luke’s joint experts
5:30 p.m. -- "Managing Menopause" presented by Katie Lliteras ,MD, OB/GYN
7 p.m. -- "Inspiring You to Be Your Best" presented by Kristin Armstrong, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Executive Director of Community Health for St. Luke’s Sports Medicine
9/20 - FRIDAY
10:30 a.m. -- "Save Their Brains: Recognizing Concussion in Kids" presented by Matt Kaiserman, Concussion Clinic Community Relations Coordinator and former BSU football player
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. -- Lunch & Learn about Idaho’s health insurance exchange, hosted by Blue Cross of Idaho. Get answers to common questions about health insurance and the new exchange. Find out if you might qualify for a break on costs and pay less. Learn how to enroll and be prepared October 1 when the exchange opens. Space limited to the first 60 people. Boxed lunches will be provided. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Tuesday, September 17.
12:30 p.m. -- "I Pee When I Sneeze!" presented by Kara Taggart, MD, Board Certified Urologist
3:30 p.m. -- "Know Your Spine: Steps to a Healthy Back" presented by Patrick Gray, St. Luke’s Spine Program Manager
5:30 p.m. -- "Solving the Diet Dilemma" -- Presented by Stefanie Fry, MD, Board Certified Cardiologist
7 p.m. -- "Mining Your Family History: What Your Genes Tell You" presented by Christina Ikard, Certified Genetic Counselor
For more information on the FitOne express seminars, see the official website.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch & Learn about Idaho’s Health Insurance Exchange, hosted by Blue Cross of Idaho
Do you have questions about Idaho’s new Health Insurance Exchange? Get Answers to common questions about health insurance and the new Exchange? Find out if you might qualify for a break on costs and Pay Less. Learn how to enroll and Be Prepared October 1st when the Exchange opens. Space limited to the first 60 to RSVP. Boxed lunches will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, September 17.