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Same day registration opens at 7AM at Rivard Plaza! We hope to see you there!
Rhonda Walker Foundation hosts the highly anticipated seventh annual Give and Get Fit health and fitness event on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 8AM at the lovely Detroit Riverfront Rivard Plaza. Give and Get Fit brings together over 500 health-conscious metro-Detroiters of all ages for a fun-filled morning of health and fitness education through health, nutrition and wellness exhibits, 5K/10K run/walk along the Detroit River and Dequindre Cut plus exhilarating yoga, pilates and boxing classes along the riverfront! All participants will receive a performance shirt, medal and goodie bag!
Plus, meet this year's Celebrity Grand Marshal Shaun Robinson, TV personality, author, producer, Emmy award-winning journalist and Founder of the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls!
Proceeds benefit Rhonda Walker Foundation's award winning health and wellness youth programming through its five-year Girls into Women career, personal development, education and mentoring program for inner city teen girls. We encourage all participants to become a Camp I Can Champion by fundraising $250 - the amount needed to send one teen to Camp I Can. Camp I Can is a weekend leadership and self development retreat with fun-filled activities that stress team building, self-esteem and confidence building and overcoming barriers.
Same day registration opens at 7AM on race day! Only runners will be chip-timed (not walkers).
7AM | Race Registration, Packet Pick-up and Health/Nutrition Exhibits Open
8AM | Warm-up by Jabs Gym
8:30AM | Race and Fitness Classes Begins
9:30AM | Cool Down by Jabs Gym
9:40AM | Awards Ceremony
11AM | Event Ends
Parking is available on the street, in the Beaubien garage, located off of Beaubien between Jefferson and Atwater for $15 per vehicle, or the GM Surface Lot next to Rivard Plaza for $10 per vehicle. Only credit card payment accepted at the GM Surface Lot. No parking on Atwater please.
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Not interested in running? Join us for our 20 minute sample classes from 8:30AM - 9:30AM!
8:30AM: Box Jam Kickboxing
Join Kickboxing instructor Sydni Jones from Jabs Gym Eastern Market for a high intensity cardio Kickboxing JAM class focused to burn, tone and shed! This class is designed for all ages to get results while having a BLAST!
8:50AM: Gentle Flow Yoga
Urban Solace's "Gentle Flow" Yoga class, led by Michelle Moten from Urban Solace, is an energizing practice style designed to introduce Give & Get Fit participants to the functional fitness benefits of yoga (strength, balance, and flexibility).
9:10AM: Flex & Flow Club Pilates Fusion Class
Join Kristen Cronin & Lisa Mills from Club Pilates for a Core focused Pilates flow to lengthen, strengthen and tone. Find your inner and outer strength in this fun and fluid all levels class.
Please bring your own yoga mat.
Our race course begins and ends at the Riverfront Rivard Plaza and winds through Milliken State Park, along the river and on the Dequindre Cut. Along the course, enjoy entertainment from the Detroit Circus, cheerleaders and more!
All participants will receive a medal. In addition, awards will be presented to the overall top female and male finishers in the 5K and 10K as well as the first place female and male finishers in each age group: 9 and under, 10-13,14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and older.
Set up your own fundraising page to raise additional funds in support of the Rhonda Walker Foundation! You can upload a photo, write a personal story, set fundraising goals and invite your friends and family to donate in support of your run or walk! You will also receive a custom url address you can use to promote your page! We encourage all participants to become a Camp I Can Champion by fundraising $250 - the amount needed to send one teen to Camp I Can, a weekend leadership and self development retreat with fun-filled activities that stress team building, self-esteem and confidence building and overcoming barriers.
The top fundraiser will receive a Give and Get Fit gift bag filled with goodies and recognition with an award during the ceremony!
Teams aren’t just limited to family members! Groups of friends, coworkers, community and civic organizations, towns, and even whole schools have found that banding together is an effective way to increase the amount of money they can raise for the Rhonda Walker Foundation! By officially registering your team online you will now have access to powerful recruitment and fundraising resources. All teams will receive a sign along the race course. During the awards ceremony, awards will be provided to the team who:
- Has the most team members (Valor Award)
- Has the most team spirit (Spirit Award)
- Raises the most funds (Champion Award)
Plus, each member of the team that raises the most funds will receive a complimentary drop in class at Club Pilates!
How to Create/Join a New Team
How to View/Manage a Team
“The Rhonda Walker Foundation has created a new person in me; confident, successful and intelligent. Prior to being a member of the Foundation, I had two of these qualities, successful and intelligent, but this program helped me learn that there is no limit to either. The RWF also introduced me to a concept I had often heard but never mastered, confidence. As a young lady, I was shy and had low self-esteem and confidence. Through the Foundation, I have developed self-love, become extremely confident and realized my worth and potential. All I can do is thank the Rhonda Walker Foundation for providing me with these skills.”
Brianna is in her 5th year with the RWF and is a great leader, role model and mentor for the other teens in the organization. Her transformation into a strong, confident and successful student, leader and athlete has been remarkable. As a senior at Renaissance High School, Brianna is an honor student and excels in varsity volleyball. She serves as a consultant for the TLabs Accelerated Learning Center and last summer participated in a STEM Intensive program at Kettering University. Please join us as we congratulate Briana on her full ride scholarship offer from Harris Stowe and acceptance letters to date from seven other universities including Xavier, Howard University and Michigan State University!
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