BOISE – The inagural FitOne event saw thousands of smiling participants hit the streets of Idaho's capital city on Saturday.
Over 7,000 people celebrated fitness, family, friendship, and helped donate to St. Luke's Children's Hospital in Boise.
This is the first year of FitOne, it evolved from the women's fitness celebration, and it started with a bang.
While there were some similarities between FitOne and the Women’s Fitness Celebration, there were a lot of changes as well, including a new race, a 9K.
For the past two decades this event was a 5K only. But with the change in the name came a new race - the 9K. It started at the Old Pen and weaved through Boise.
"Everyone had fun,” said FitOne Director Heather Hill. “Everyone loved the new 9K course. They said it was one of the most beautiful courses in Boise.”
More familiar was the traditional 5K course with the starting line near the Capital.
But even that had changes. For the first time men and boys were able to take part in the new family wave.
Along the course we caught up with several racers, here’s what they had to say.
"Oh we love it. Best day of the year, best day of the year."
"We do this as a class reunion just a group of friends of ours that graduated from Jerome High school."
"It's fun to get together with a big group and take part in something like this, because we think it's fantastic what St. Luke's is doing."
Regardless of what race people ran, walked or rolled in, they had fun. They were moving, they were getting fit.
"That's our goal, to continue to give people further opportunities to set higher goals, reach for higher things, just be out, be active and have fun," said Hill.
Next year organizers plan to hold another race, a half marathon to go along with the 5K and 9K.