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Register Now for the Fitness Challenge at Nathan Benderson Park

Jan 02, 2014 04:09PM

Fit2run and area CrossFit facilities are hosting a Fitness Challenge to Benefit The Family Partnership Center. The proposed Inaugural PINWHEEL 5K Run/Walk is taking place at Nathan Benderson Park as a multi-event 9at 9am on Saturday April 19, 2014. Registration starts at 7am at the National Rowing Center, Nathan Benderson Park off of University Parkway in Sarasota.
This is a multi-family oriented athletic event which includes a 5K Run/Walk, One Mile Walk, Kid’s Races plus a feature 5K Run and elite fitness competition with stations sponsored by regional CrossFit “box” facilities.
The 5K Chip Timed PINWHEEL Run/Walk route takes in the perimeter of the scenic rowing center at Nathan Benderson Park. There is also a one mile walk and Kid’s races for 3 to 12 years. In addition to the PINWHEEL 5K, there is a 5K run and elite fitness competition sponsored by CrossFit Bradenton, CrossFit Lakewood Ranch and CrossFit Sarasota which includes various fitness station challenges. These athletes will perform and compete in the various activities associated with the programs found in these and other CrossFit gyms. This fitness competition will be the first in a series created by Natural Awakenings publisher Jason Cross.
April is designated as Child Abuse Prevention month and this event features “Pinwheels for Prevention,” part of national campaign to draw attention to and promote individual action to make children a priority. Family Partnership Center (FPC), the benefiting organization, was founded in 1994 with an unchanged mission to provide quality parenting education programs to strengthen families and prevent child abuse. FPC supports families and protects children by providing in home and group parenting education programs to address the unique needs of each family. Currently the Center services 3,500 families and children annually in DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Services are free to families. FPC strives to provide parenting resources and tools to help children reach their full potential, safe from abuse and neglect.
For more information visit or contact race director Doug Schiller at 941-932-6147.
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