The Brenner FIT 5K Challenge is THIS Friday! Get ready to run, walk or do the fun activities from the FIT Zone such as the balanced plate relay, life size Jenga, and much much more! This is the fourth year of the event so get ready for a great evening.
Here is more info from the website:
The 4th annual Brenner FIT 5K Challenge will be on Friday, September 12 at 6:30 pm at WFU Deacon Tower. The 5K run/walk will start at 6:30 pm with the FIT Fun Run starting directly afterwards at 6:45 pm.
FIT Zone opens at 5:30 pm with lots of fun hands-on activities-
Sugar Beverage Game
Fruit and Veggie Twister
Balanced Plate Relay
Play a game of dodgeball, our version of course!
Flavor Fear Factor-Do you dare taste!
Play mini game of tennis with WS Open
Shoe-fitting with Adidas
Get in the dirt and start on own garden!
Play the Exercise Walk with YMCA
Spin the wheel for prizes from Omega Sports
Tasty treats from Brynn’s Frozen Yogurt
Chili Contest- taste two healthy chili’s prepared by Dr. Joey Skelton, Director of the Brenner FIT program and Chef Alfred, from WFBMC Food and Nutrition Services then tell us which one is your favorite!
You may have seen the blue and white yard signs around town for the last couple of weeks and wondered what is the Brenner Fit Challenge? It is Brenner Children’s Hospital 3rd annual kick off for the fall season with a fundraising walk, professional bike race, and lots of family fun!
image via Dashing Through Winston-Salem
When I moved to Winston-Salem as a young bride I had no idea how important it would be to me as a mom to have a world class Children’s Hospital in our city. Brenner has seen us through numerous emergency room visits including guzzling some benadryl, stitches, and more boy related visits. We’ve also had planned visits like getting tonsils out. I thank God knowing that Brenner is two miles away from our home.
Brenner Fit will take place this year on Saturday, September 7th at Wake Forest University’s Bridger Field House. This new location plus added activities will surely make the third year the most successful one yet! Families tie up your shoe laces and get ready for this fun 2.5 mile walk complete with physical and educational activities for those that participate.
image via Brenner Children’s Hospital
This community event encourages all of us to get out and move, learn about healthy eating and help fight childhood obesity. Proceeds from the event benefit the Brenner FIT (Families in Training) Program, a family-centered, evidence based approach to weight management.
Following the walk, spectators will enjoy seeing a professional bike criterium. The bike races begin at 11:30 am and are limited to professional bikers. This is not just an ordinary road race, but a high speed race on a short track, where the intensity is sure to thrill and leave your family ready to get on your bikes at home.