Community Event in South Lyon focuses on fitness and fun for all ages
South Lyon – In what has become an annual tradition of family fitness for the South Lyon community, Footprints Fitness proudly presents its 3rd Annual Pint Sized Marathon at 11:30 a.m. on April 29 in downtown South Lyon. With an original partner in Witch’s Hat Brewing Company, this 2.62-mile fun run and walk is a family friendly event that is accessible to all ages and levels of fitness.
An event for the entire family from grandparents to young children, Footprints Fitness hopes to raise awareness for lifelong fitness and funding for their programs in the local schools. The “Movement and Mindfulness” Programs offered in the community schools show children that being healthy and staying active can begin at an early age and continue their entire lives. Their program focuses on strength, balance, mindfulness and breathing. Trained teachers are passionate about sharing their practice of yoga with children of all ages and ability levels, including working with children with special needs through the offering of “Adaptive Yoga”.
In addition to bringing wellness programs to local schools, Footprints Fitness has 5K and 10k training programs for adults and children. Participants who have never run before have completed 5K and 10K races with the training programs.
“Footprints Fitness is passionate about doing our part to combat childhood obesity in our community,” says Stephanie Rife, founder and director of Footprints Fitness. “By showing children that fitness can be part of their lives and that being healthy can be fun, we are leading by example by spreading our love of movement to the whole community.”
Rife has struggled with lifelong obesity and found yoga and running to be the keys to health and fitness. She is as strong role model for her three young daughters who exercise with her and cheer her in completing 12 half marathons.
What: Footprints Fitness Pint Sized Marathon
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:30am
Where: Downtown South Lyon
Details: 2.62-Mile Fun Run/Walk, Fast Runner start (9 min/mile pace or less) Adult participants earn: t-shirt, medal, pint glass, Witch’s Hat Brewing Company beer ticket, sticker, Under 21 participants earn: t-shirt, medal, water bottle, sticker, Kids Dash (4 and under): medal and water bottle, and Discounts for teams (4-10 people)
Come out with the entire family to enjoy a day of fun and fitness and to support Footprints Fitness who is striving to improve the health and wellness of our South Lyon community. Adults can also “toast” while enjoying a Witch’s Hat beer!
For more information, visit www.footprintsfitness.com. Facebook/footprintsfitness
About Footprints Fitness
Footprints Fitness is a non-profit, 501(c)3 based in South Lyon, MI. Our Mission: Footprints Fitness is dedicated to raising awareness of the benefits of an active lifestyle by offering holistic youth and family focused programs to improve the health and wellness of the community. Our Vision: We envision a community that loves movement and adopts an active lifestyle beginning at an early age.