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ST. LUKE’S FITONE SIGN-UPS KICK-OFF ON NATIONAL RUNNING DAY

POSTED ON May 29, 2019, BY ANITA KISSÉE

Runners and walkers can get a jump start on their registration for Idaho’s most-popular fitness event, save money, and have a chance to win prizes. Even better, they’re helping raise extra donations for St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital just by registering on the first day.

St. Luke’s FitOne 5k, 10k and Half Marathon takes place this year in Boise on Saturday, Sept. 28. To get people excited to sign up, FitOne holds a registration blitz on National Running Day. Starting at 12 a.m. on June 5 through 11:59 p.m. that night, people can register for the 5k, 10k or half marathon at the reduced price of $20. Plus, kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. 

Runners and walkers who sign up on National Running Day are also potentially helping to raise an extra $10,000 for St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. Axiom Fitness pledged to donate $1 for every registration that day, up to $10,000. 

Those folks who register on National Running Day will be entered in a grand prize drawing that includes a Traeger Grill from RC Willey, a Benno cruiser bike from Spokey Joe’s Bikes and Gear, a season pass to Bogus Basin and a year membership to Axiom Fitness. 

National Running Day and FitOne registration parties are planned at the Axiom Fitness locations on Parkcenter in Boise and in Meridian off Meridian Road. Participants are encouraged to come register in person sometime between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in order to have a chance to win prizes like Albertsons gift cards, shoes from Shu’s Idaho Running Company, Massage Envy gift cards, a custom fitting from Foot Dynamics and more. 

Because last year was such a success, St. Luke’s FitOne will continue with its new satellite registration locations. People can also now sign-up in person at St. Luke’s Medical Centers in Nampa, Meridian, Boise, Elmore and Twin Falls from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Registration is always available online

FitOne is the largest one-day running event in Idaho, drawing up to 12,000 participants every year. Money raised from entry fees goes to support St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, Idaho’s only children’s hospital, along with other community health initiatives aimed at children and families. In the first six years, $538,000 was raised. 

In addition to the run/walk, St. Luke’s FitOne will host a two-day Healthy Living Expo September 26 - 27, where participants pick up their race packets. It's free and everyone is welcome, and this year the event will be held at JUMP.

The Healthy Living Expo is a chance to interact with St. Luke’s FitOne sponsors, attend cooking demonstrations, participate in fitness classes and activities, and learn from health-and-wellness related vendors.