Fitness and family fun 5K run


Runners sprint to the finish line of the Paws to Cure Cancer 5K held north of the campanile Oct. 6. The 5K is a fundraiser for the Boo Radley Foundation which strives to promote comparative medicine because dogs suffer from many of the same diseases as humans.

Alexis Myszka

Orangetheory Fitness is teaming up with the Ames school district to host the first annual 5K Family Fun Run on April 27 in Ada Hayden Park. All proceeds from the event will go to the Ames Community School District.

The event will go from 9:30 a.m. to noon, with the first activity will beginning at 9:50 a.m. with a five minute HIT workout for the kids to participate in prior to the race.

The fun run will begin at 10 a.m. with the course forming a figure eight through Ada Hayden park.

Following the run will be an after party at Olde Main beginning at noon.

The price is $40 to register, and after April 21 will raise to $45. 

Currently there are about 160 registrants for the race. Orangetheory Fitness’ goal is to raise at least $5,000 for the school districts.

Orangetheory is a science-based, technology-tracked and coach-inspired fitness studio, designed to produce results from the inside out, giving people a longer, more vibrant life, according to their website.

One of the company’s core values is giving back to the community, and they are hosting the 5K in support of these efforts.

Orangetheory Fitness is also in the process of planning a charity workout in order to bring awareness to domestic violence, they will be hosting a runner’s safety class with all proceeds going to the Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support (ACCESS).

Anyone can register by visiting the OrangeTheory Fitness facebook page, or on the registration website.