Fit Foodie Festival and 5K set for Saturday in Round Rock

The Fit Foodie Festival takes place Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.


Imagine a fitness event that’s all about food, with a 5K run featuring food stations at every mile and a finish line festival with a lineup of local chefs.

That’s what’s on tap at the Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Festival & 5K at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock this Saturday.

The family- and dog-friendly event will feature local restaurants, meet-and-greets with John Hancock Elite Athlete Ambassadors, a beer and wine garden, plenty of local chefs and fitness demonstrations.

The event celebrates a balance of healthy food and a fun, active lifestyle. At the post-race John Hancock Vitality Village Food and Fitness Festival, runners can sample food from local restaurants, participate in mini-workout classes, watch cooking demonstrations and meet Olympic marathoners Ryan Hall and Desiree Linden.

A portion of proceeds from will benefit No Kid Hungry, a non-profit organization that works to end child hunger in America.

Tickets are $45 (prices increase May 19), and available here. All events are rain or shine. The 5K run starts at 8 a.m. at Old Settlers Park, 1371 Harrell Parkway; the festival follows from 8 to 11 a.m.

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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