Women's Fitness Celebration changes name, adds events

May 15, 2013 

Olympian Kristin Armstrong-Savola helps a child complete a hopscotch course, billed as Idaho's longest, at the FitOne announcement Wednesday, May 15, in Boise.

KATIE TERHUNE — kterhune@idahostatesman.com

Now known as FitOne, the event's changes are intended to build on its existing 20 years, according to information at its new website: www.fitoneboise.org.

The changes were announced Wednesday at an event on the south Capitol steps in Boise.

The event will retain its focus on women, offering a women's-only 9K this year and a half marathon in 2014. The 9K, intended to highlight the recent 40th anniversary of Title IX, is limited to 2,000 runners.

Men will get to participate in a "family wave" in this year's 5K, however - the final starting wave for the run/walk. That's intended to inspire families to be active together, the website states.

The focus on elite runners will drop to a certain extent. "Elite runners will always be invited and welcome to participate, although with FitOne’s focus on building healthier communities, resources previously utilized for travel and prize money will be re-allocated," the website states.

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