Celebrate Fitness scheduled for March 10
Celebrate Fitness, an annual 90-minute fitness workshop for men and women, will be held Saturday, March 10 at the Washington University Athletic Complex. Participants will choose one of nine exercise activities, including, for the first time, a competitive 10K run managed by the Missouri Running Co.
“We added a 10K run this year because we wanted to provide a training opportunity for runners competing in longer spring and summer running events,” says Cathy Cooksey, co-chair of Celebrate Fitness. “Also, we have limited capacity with our indoor workouts, and outdoor events offer the best way to open Celebrate Fitness to more participants.”
This year’s event benefits two initiatives at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine: the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program, a support and research program focused on breast cancer patients under the age of 44, and the Director’s Discovery Fund, which provides funding for promising, cutting-edge research at Siteman.
“The Siteman Cancer Center is extremely grateful to Celebrate Fitness for having raised over $1 million that support Siteman’s innovative clinical and research programs” says Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, Siteman director. “Through their support, the volunteers of Celebrate Fitness help us give lasting hope to thousands of people battling cancer in our region.”
In addition to the 10K run, Celebrate Fitness workout options include:
- Boot camp
- Deep water aerobics
- Shallow water aerobics
- Zumba/hip hop
- 5K run managed by Missouri Running Co.
- 5K walk
- 1-mile fun walk
7 a.m.: Check in and registration
8 a.m.: Welcome ceremony
8:30 a.m.: Workouts begin
Location: Washington University Athletic Complex, Clayton, Mo.
Cost: $30 for those who preregister or $35 the day of the event
For more information or to register, visit www.celebrate-fitness.org.
To learn more about Celebrate Fitness, watch Missy Fish, one of the founders, discuss how the event came to be and what it all entails.