Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend set for June 12-14

Cooking Light and Health magazine's Fit Foodies 5K Weekend includes a 5K race, cooking demonstrations, food tastings and exercise classes.
Cooking Light and Health magazine’s Fit Foodies 5K Weekend includes a 5K race, cooking demonstrations, food tastings and exercise classes.

For those who run so they can eat (more), may I present the Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend.

The event, brought to you by Cooking Light and Health magazines, features a bunch of cooking events and tastings wrapped around a 5K race, some yoga and a Pure Barre session.

Sound tasty?

The three-day event is scheduled for June 12-14 at Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Boulevard.

The weekend starts with a VIP party with the editors of both magazines on Friday night. The actual race takes place Saturday morning (dogs invited.) After crossing the finish line, runners enter the Fit Foodie Finisher’s Village Celebration, where they’ll find food and drink, plus fitness and culinary demonstrations. The weekend wraps up the next day with the choice of a yoga session or a Sunday Sweat Session, followed by brunch prepared by a celebrity chef.

Organizers call it “the most delicious 5K ever,” and race producer Michelle Metter says that it shows that “a fit and healthy lifestyle can co-exist with a love for great epicurean experiences.”

No word on whether you’ll need larger running shorts when everything is over.

Registration is $55 per day, or $150 for all three days. To sign up go here. A portion of proceeds from race entries and T-shirt sales will benefit The American Diabetes Association.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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