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Rhonda Walker Foundation celebrates the 10th annual Give and Get Fit Health and Fitness event on Sunday, July 26, 2020 by going virtual! Give and Get Fit will bring together over 500 health-conscious metro-Detroiters and friends from around the country of all ages for a fun-filled morning of health and fitness education through health, nutrition and wellness online presentations, 5K/10K run/walk along your favorite route plus exhilarating yoga, pilates and boxing classes you can take online! All registered 5K/10K participants will receive a performance shirt, medal and special discounts from our sponsors! Shirt sizes only guaranteed for 5K/10K pre-registered attendees.
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.
8 am - Online Welcome from Rhonda Walker
8 am - 10:30 am - Outdoor and Virtual Fitness Classes (Registered participants will receive the class schedule and links to virtual classes)
All Day - Choose your own route for your 5K or 10K
Not interested in running? Join us for outdoor and online fitness classes from 8 AM - 10:00 AM . All registered participants will receive a commemorative 10th Give and Get Fit Performance Shirt. Class schedules and
8 AM: Cardio and Strength Training
Join John Smith from Grindtime Fitness for a motivational workout to get your day started!
10 AM: 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).
11:00 am: Strengthening and Toning Kick-Boxing
Join Fortune and Team Jabs from JabsGym for a high-intensity strengthening and toning kick-boxing class designed for all ages!
Our 10th Give and Get Fit celebration of health and wellness takes place wherever you are! Choose your favorite place to walk or run and share your pictures with the Rhonda Walker Foundation Community of Supporters to empower inner city teen girls in Detroit!.
All registered participants will receive a medal.
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. Awards will be sent to teams after the race for the following categories.
- 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
My name is Makiah Shipp and I am a Senior at Detroit Edison Early College. I am wrapping up my 5th year in the Rhonda Walker Foundation and it has been nothing short of a life-changing experience. Growing up as a minority in an urban community, I didn’t have access to emotionally healthy opportunities. RWF has not only provided me with opportunities that I lacked, but it has encouraged me to pay that forward. As a student who hopes to study political trends and public policy, I have learned to be hopeful and optimistic about my capabilities as a young black woman. In an effort to extend RWF’s healthy practices, I hosted a Mental Health Workshop for youth in underserved communities. I aspire to further pursue activism and encourage a commitment to service among youth globally. In hopes of following in Rhonda’s footsteps, I plan to be the pioneer of change in communities like mine by encouraging both emotionally and physically healthy habits.
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