Fit Foodie 5K Heads to San Diego

The Fit Foodie weekend includes several events, the main one being a scenic, 5K run

Courtesy of The Fit Foodie 5K

A 5K race catered to foodies hits San Diego this weekend, highlighting both fitness and food.

The Fit Foodie 5K Race, presented by “Cooking Light” and “Health” magazines, takes place Saturday at Embarcadero Marina Park South in downtown San Diego. A group stretching session is set for 7:30 a.m. before the scenic race begins at 8 a.m.

After the run, participants can enjoy a post-race party at the “Finisher’s Village,” which includes refuel stations, special giveaways, fitness demos, culinary demos and unlimited samples prepared by local restaurants. Beer and wine tastings top off the event and each runner gets to take home a swag bag filled with healthy snacks.

According to organizers, the fitness and food event is a perfect pairing, as “a calorie burned is a calorie earned.” To register for the race, which costs $55 per runner, visit this website. Keep in mind, the registration deadline is 8 p.m. Friday.

The Fit Foodie 5K also includes a couple more events before and after the big race. On Friday, a VIP cocktail party at Music Box on India Street will feature tasty bites and sips, plus a chance to mingle with editors of “Cooking Light” and “Health.”

On Sunday, the fitness fun concludes with a “Sweat Session and Brunch” from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Marina Kitchen at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. The 60-minute, mat-based workout involving arms, abs and legs will be led by an instructor certified and trained in the Tracy Anderson Method. After the burn, a healthy brunch follows.

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