FIT 5K around the corner

Never run a 5k before? Make this your first
Brandi Barhite
Apr 30, 2014
The annual FIT Challenge 5K Run/ Walk events are great for many reasons.

One, you don’t have to be athletic to participate. Everyone is welcome, even if it is your first 5K.
Two, if you are a regular runner, we want you to participate. Your skills are an inspiration to those in the FIT Challenge.

Click HERE for photos from last year's race

This first of this year’s two FIT Challenge 5K Run/Walk events will be 10 a.m. May 25 in downtown Sandusky. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the Register parking lot.

Download a registration form below or register online HERE

This season’s five FIT Challengers will participate, along with their friends and family. Last year, about 60 community members came out and joined them.

This will be the first time FIT Challenger Trina Crosland has ever run in public.

The 38-year-old has been participating in the Register-sponsored weight-loss program since mid-January.

She entered Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay Santa Hustle 5K last year and recently shaved 10 minutes off her time at the Erie County Humane Society 5K.

“I only walked them. I just started running not that long ago” she said.

Her trainer, Ryan Rose of Health & Strength, has been her inspiration.

“Ryan works really hard at getting me ready for it,” Crosland said in a message. “I truly feel blessed and lucky that he’s my trainer”

The run starts at 10 a.m. at the Sandusky Register and will continue along the scenic Sandusky shoreline. Water stops will be included, as well as FIT Challenge stops for the FIT Challengers.

The entry fee is $15 by May 12 and includes a T-shirt. T-shirts are available to all pre-registered entrants and while supplies last on race day.

“The FIT Challenge 5Ks are a great race series to get out and try your first 5K if you haven’t done one. It is also good for those who keep coming back as we see familiar faces from race to race,” said Jason Werling, FIT brand manager. “We had great weather and a great race last year and expect the same in downtown Sandusky for this year”