We are excited to announce the inaugural Ft. Myers Seventh-day Adventist church 5k/1m Fun Run and Health Fair. We have partnered with Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida/Lee Memorial Hospital to raise funds for their Mission Nutrition endeavor to teach children how to eat healthier. For that reason we have entitled the 5k/1m fun run/walk:

Run On A Mission For Nutrition!

This event will be held Sunday March 16th, 2014 at 9a.m.

This weekend is all about a high energy and friendly environment in which entire families in southwest Florida can come together and celebrate family health.

Along with the 5k/1m fun run there will be many health fair booths that include the following and more:

1. Health screenings: Dental, Vision, Chiropractor, blood work, BMI check, Glucose
2. Healthy food samples
3. Physical fitness classes
4. Fort Myers Police SWAT team will be conducting an obstacle course for the kids.
5. WAY FM will be present playing music for us through out the morning.
6. RED SOX pre-season tickets will be auctioned off as part of the fund raising!
7. Lee Health Solution educators will be present to consult on how to manage disease.
8. Kid Care: Helps parents receive insurance free or discounted for their children.
9. Golisano Children’s Hospital Injury Prevention: Teaching safety for children and educating parents.
10. Rehab & Wellness-Physical Therapists

Bagels will be provided for ALL registered 5K/1m fun run participants, come early! Thanks to The Bagel Factory of Ft. Myers!

This is an event for the entire family! Even if you don’t run/walk the 5k/1m there will still be much for you to enjoy with your family.

We would also like to invite you to a free special presentation on Saturday March 15th @11a.m. with Dr. Hans Diehl. Dr. Diehl was chosen “One of America’s 20 Superheroes of Health,” Dr. Hans Diehl directs the Lifestyle Medicine Institute at Loma Linda, California. Offering more than 20 years of leadership experience in the emerging field of lifestyle medicine, it’s a talk you will not want to miss!

For more information on the event or if you would like to help sponsor our race/health fair  please feel free to call: 239-275-9190
You can also email any questions to: 5Khealthfair@fortmyerschurch.com

*make sure to continue scrolling down for more info on the 5k/1M Run/walk!

So don’t delay REGISTER (<—click now) for the 5k/1M fun run todayFMSDA5k1!

Important 5K/1M info:

HAVE FUN!: First and foremost we want everyone to have fun, be safe, and hopefully be inspired and get informed regarding nutrition and fitness! Yes there will be some runners going for a personal best and that’s great! Yet if this is your first 5k or your just out to get your run in the morning and support our great cause we welcome ALL!:-)

Race FEE’s: We want to remind everyone that ALL proceeds of this event benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital.
$20-Until Mar. 1st, 2014 (register by Mar. 1st to guarantee a race tech shirt!)
$25-Mar. 2nd-13th, 2014 @12p.m. (online registration closes on the 13th @NOON!)
$30-Same day as event (March 16th!)
Though we highly recommend that everyone register online (see registration link above!) You can also download the registration form here—-> 5KREGISTRATION FORM, fill it out and mail a check made out to: Ft. Myers Seventh-Day Adventist Church: P.O. Box 60477 Ft. Myers, FL 33905.

Course: Race begins and ends at the church parking lot. From the church parking lot runners/walkers will cross Ortiz Ave. (Ft. Myers Police will be present to block street!) turn left and proceed on the paved trail. One mile turn around and 5K turn around will be clearly marked and volunteers will be present. We ask that ALL runners/walkers stay to your right as those in the front will be returning on the same paved road.

Time/Starting line info: Race starts @ 9a.m. for both the 5K runners and the 1 mile fun run. Runners will be lined up in the front ALL walkers please line up towards the end.  ALL runners and walkers please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start!

Awards: Awards will be given out to 5k participants only (but we are so proud of the 1 mile walkers/joggers!:-):
TOP 3 OVERALL Finishers
Men and Women – Top 3 finishers: under 20
Men and Women – Top 3 finishers: 20-29
Men and Women – Top 3 finishers: 30-39
Men and Women – Top 3 finishers: 40-49
Men and Women – Top 3 finishers: 50-59
Men and Women – Top 3 finishers: 60-69
Men and Women – Top 3 finishers: over 70

Goodie bags/Prizes: We will be giving away 3 iPod shuffles  All runners/walkers will receive a raffle ticket in their ‘goodie/swag bag’ for a chance to win, plus several ‘other’ goodies:-)! The tote bags are provided by one of our sponsors Creation Health. We may have a few more prizes to give away…stay tuned! Register today to guarantee your race tech shirt (see above dates)! 

We are also thankful to our neighbors The Calusa Nature Center   They are providing FREE ENTRANCE (on that same day, March 16th) TO ALL REGISTERED 5K/1M RUNNERS/WALKERS! You can cross the street after our event and see all they have to show you about our beautiful planet! They are also giving half price to those who are not registered participants! 

Race Timing System:

Timing by LIN-MARK Sports, Inc. of Cape Coral FL & Mantua, NJ, utilizing the Chronotrack Timing System. The disposable Chronotrack B-tag will be attached to your race bib and will remain there for the entire event.

Friends and relatives of 5K runners/walkers will be able to sign up for race tracking of their athlete(s) during race week.

Race day results will be text to all finishers who supply a mobile phone# during the registration process. In addition LIN-MARK Sports will be posting results live on their website as every 50 persons finish the race.

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