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Tiffany Chin is the Denver Editor for Miss A. She was raised in Hong Kong, and has traveled extensively around the world. She currently calls Denver her home, and can be found exploring local restaurants, attending festivals & entertainment events, and shopping to fulfill her obsession with dresses. She has found Colorado to be one of the best states in the country, and loves that it provides everything she left back home. In her quiet time, she plays the piano, cooks, sews, writes poetry and visits the mountains from time to time.

First American State Bank’s 13th Annual Fitness Festival In Denver

(photo credit: FASB Fitness Festival)

Photo Credit: FASB Fitness Festival

One of the things that draws people to move to Denver is our mindset on health and wellness. Whether it’s pumping iron in the gym, rock climbing in El Dorado Canyon, cooking a healthy meal for the family, taking a spiritual journey at the Denver Buddhist Temple – we have it all. So what better way than to celebrate health and wellness at the thirteenth annual First American State Bank Fitness Festival?

Held at Crescent Park in Greenwood Village, the Festival includes a timed 5K walk/run and 1K fitness walk. You can run individually or form a team: awards will be given to the largest community team and the community team with the most spirit! Starting point is at the First American State Bank (8390 E. Crescent Parkway) and you can click here to view the race map.

Once you register for the event, you can pick up your packet at First American State Bank between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or any of three of the Runners Roost location as well as Run Colorado right on the corner of Arapahoe Rd and Greenwood Plaza Boulevard. After the race is an after-party where participants can enjoy food sampling from some of the top restaurants in the area, live music, entertainment, silent auction and giveaways.

All proceeds from the event fund the Community Asset Project (CAP), a non-profit established to support the activities of the district’s Wellness Office that provides and supports a broad range of programs to foster healthy behavior that students would not otherwise receive. Over the past 12 years, the Festival has raised nearly $900,000 to support CAP in its efforts to foster and develop positive assets to benefit the physical and emotional health of students.

(photo credit: FASB Fitness Festival)

Photo Credit: FASB Fitness Festival

The Festival was created in 2000 by Jay and Kristina Davidson, owners of First American State Bank, as a way to support the community. They were committed to the idea that a healthy lifestyle is beneficial for the body and the soul, prepares kids to maximize their skills and academic potential which leads to a productive future.

“We are thrilled to be able to honor these outstanding educators,” said Fitness Festival Chairwoman Lyn Schaffer. “They each serve as positive role models to the children they lead, and we couldn’t think of any better way to bring our message of health and fitness to the community.”

Entry fees are $15 for children 17 and younger and seniors 60+ and $30 for adults prior to Race day. On race day, fees will $10 more. A special family 4-pack is available for $80, and includes registrations for two adults and two children ($110 Race day).

All registrants will receive a 2013 FASB Fitness Festival T-shirt, as well as admittance into the post party. If you wish to participate in the after party only, the entry fee is $10 prior to the event and $15 at the door.

(photo credit: FASB fitness festival)

Photo Credit: FASB fitness festival

WHEN: September 7, 2013 at 7:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m. – Registration begins
8:30 a.m. – 5k/walk and 1k fitness walk being
9 a.m. – After-party begins and awards are announced
10:15 a.m. – Silent Auction closes

WHERE:
Crescent Park at Greenwood Village
8390 E. Crescent Parkway
Greenwood Village

REGISTRATION: Please click here to register.

$15 prior to event/ $25 day of event:- children 17 or younger/ Sernios 60+
$30 prior to event/ $40 day of event: Adults
$80 prior to event/ $110 day of event: Family four pack
$10 prior to event/ $15 day of event: After-party only

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