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Pre-registation is closed! Same day registration begins Sunday morning at 7AM. $40 per adult/$15 per child. We hope to see you there!
Rhonda Walker Foundation hosts the highly anticipated eighth annual Give and Get Fit health and fitness event on Sunday, July 29, 2018 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 5K/10K participants will receive a performance shirt, medal and goodie bag!
We are thrilled to announce that Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press columnist and award winning author, will serve as Give and Get Fit's Grand Marshal. Jason Hall, Co-Founder of Slow Roll, will receive special recognition as a Game Changer for his commitment and dedication to health.
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, confidence building and overcoming barriers.
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
Not interested in running? Join us for our FREE 20 minute sample classes from 8:30AM - 9:30AM that take place during the 5K/10K Run/Walk. Donations are encouraged. Receive a gift bag. Please bring your own yoga mat.
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 Lisa Mills of Fit Society for a fun filled core workout while lengthening, strengthening and toning.
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!
Parking is available on the street, The Smart Parking Lot for $3 per vehicle (cash only and located at 936 Woodbridge Street), the GM Surface Lot next to Rivard Plaza for $10 per vehicle (credit card only) and in the Beaubien garage for $15 per vehicle (located off of Beaubien between Jefferson and Atwater). No parking on Atwater please.
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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, 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)
How to Create/Join a New Team
How to View/Manage a Team
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"The Rhonda Walker Foundation has been a major asset to my life. It has exposed me, not only to people who could actually help me throughout my life and future career, but to a strong bond of sisterhood that can never be broken. Whether it's learning how to ski, zip-lining, or etiquette class, the Rhonda Walker Foundation has offered me opportunities that I would have never imagined getting. I found my voice, gained confidence within myself, and I am currently growing into the strong and responsible woman I am meant to be. If I had never been in this foundation, I would have never been close to the person that I am today.
My dream is to become an astronaut, so I can inspire other young girls from Detroit by showing them that the sky is not the limit. I applied to Western Michigan University, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Oakland University, Tuskegee University, Wayne State University, Grand Valley State University, Saginaw Valley State University, and Oakland Community College, and I got accepted into all nine! In the fall of 2018, I plan to attend Central Michigan University with a major in Physics and a minor in American Sign Language."
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