Celebrate Fitness 2014

My fellow blogger Katie from Mom’s Little Running Buddy runs an event called Celebrate Fitness on March 8th.  I wanted to tell you guys about the event because I thought some of you might be interested– in addition to a 5k/10k race there are all kinds of great workouts being offered, and the proceeds from the event benefit the Siteman Cancer Center, which is fantastic.

Celebrate Fitness Beneficiaries

ALVIN J.SITEMAN CANCER CENTER at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Care Center and is an international leader in patient care, cancer research, prevention, education and community outreach.

THE YOUNG WOMEN’S BREAST CANCER PROGRAM at Siteman Cancer Center is dedicated to providing support, raising awareness and conducting research focused on the unique issues surrounding breast cancer diagnosed in women under the age of 44. Of the over 180,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer, over 12% will be 44 or younger. These women experience higher recurrence rates and the lowest five-year and overall survival rates. There is little research focused specifically on young women with breast cancer and few support programs available to them.

THE DIRECTOR’S DISCOVERY FUND enables Siteman Cancer Center’s director to respond to promising new discoveries and scientific breakthroughs, providing the most advanced patient care in the region. Siteman Cancer Center is changing the face of cancer through personalized therapies, impacting the lives of its patients and those who love them.


I wasn’t able to attend last year, but this year I can! I’ll be doing the bootcamp class. I considered the run but decided it would be more fun to do something more unusual (and it starts just a little bit later, ha!)

Have any readers done this event in the past?

Okay, here’s all the basic information you need to know:

Date: March 8th, 2014

Location: Washington University Athletic Complex

Registration Fee:

  • $30 in advance
  • Junior Registration for ages 13 – 19 = $20
  • Day of Registration = $35; Junior $25


  • 6:30 am 5k/10k Check-in & Registration
  • 7:30 am 5k/10k run begins
  • 7:30 am Workout Events Check-in & Registration
  • 8:30 am to 10:00 am Workouts Begin

Event Options:

  • 10K Competitive Run
  • 5K competitive Run
  • 5K Walk
  • 1 Mile Fun Walk
  • Boot Camp
  • Water Aerobics –Shallow
  • Water Aerobics – Deep
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

See the registration form for more details.

Participants get to choose between a shirt and a goodie bag.  Katie tells me the goodie bags are filled with great stuff and that that is one of her favorite parts of the event.  I have tons of shirts, so I chose the goodie bag—I can’t wait to see what it is!

Come on March 8 and get your workout on to Celebrate Fitness!

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