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Fit City: Glow in the Park 5K & 1 Mile Walk

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG, Parks and Recreation Department

CONTACT: Kari Fuhrmann, Marketing & Information Specialist

727-893-7918  Ÿ  kari.fuhrmann@stpete.org

6TH ANNUAL FIT CITY 5K + 1-MILE WALK

St. Petersburg, FL (November 2022) – Ready, set, glow! The annual Fit City 5K and 1-mile walk returns to downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday, January 28, 2023. Healthy St. Pete, a division of the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department, is hosting the 6th annual Glow in the Park themed event with activities for all ages starting at 5:30 p.m. in North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Dr. NE, St. Peterburg, FL.

 

Fit City encourages the community to come together and promote health and wellness in St. Petersburg. Information regarding health and wellness opportunities from community vendors will be available.

 

Registration for the event is now open. The 5K race registration includes a free T-shirt, race bib, medal and glow kit if participants register by January 8, 2023. Registration fee for the 5K race is $20 until Friday, January 27, at 11:59 p.m. Day-of registration is $25. Registration fee for the 1-mile walk is $5. Racers can register online at healthystpetefl.com/fitcity.

 

The proceeds received from Fit City will be used to provide Play Packs for children throughout the St. Petersburg community. The Play Packs include interactive sports equipment, at-home social and emotional curriculum and ideas for activities that engage kids at home and encourage kids to stay active.

 

Scholarships are available for race registration. Contact Kim Lehto, Healthy St. Pete coordinator, at kim.lehto@stpete.org for more information.

 

To learn more about Fit City, contact Healthy St. Pete at 727-892-5994 or visit healthystpetefl.com.

 

About Healthy St. Pete

Healthy St. Pete – a division of the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department created from an initiative of the City of St. Petersburg – works to build a culture of health in St. Pete by making the healthy choice the easy choice through innovative programs and community collaboration.  The division improves health outcomes, reduces health inequities, implements policies and programs and encourages the community to eat, shop, live and play healthy in a city where the sun shines on all. Visit www.HealthyStPeteFL.com to learn more.

 

About the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department

The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department is nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, and with 17 recreation facilities, nine swimming pools, over 150 parks and more than 70 athletic fields, the department makes it a mission to preserve and enhance the city’s parklands and recreational facilities and engage the community in leisure activities. Visit www.StPeteParksRec.org to learn more.

 

About the City of St. Petersburg
One of Florida’s largest cities, the City of St. Petersburg is a diverse, vibrant city guided by principled progress and intentional inclusivity, where innovation, partnerships and ingenuity creates opportunity for all. Visit www.StPete.org to learn more.