Get off to a good start in 2014 with 'Fit Community'


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Health and fitness are twin goals for many people as they begin a new year. To keep those New Year's resolutions going strong, the Fitness and Triathlon Club is offering the 4th annual Fit Community event on Saturday, January 18.

Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K run/walk and the 10K run starting at 9 a.m. and the kids' 1K fun run starting at 10 a.m. The awards ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.

The 10K will feature a redesigned course that offers more challenging hills and views of the lake. The 5K run/walk will follow the same course as in the past three years along Canyon Lake Drive South. The event will include a health fair, DJ entertainment, Thunder mascot, kids fun area and more.

Pre-registered participants will receive a goodie bag filled with free merchandise from sponsors, a T-shirt and post-race refreshments. Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and female runners in the 5K and 10K, and medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age division. Kids participating in the 1K fun run will receive a finisher's ribbon.

A portion of the proceeds of the event this year will go toward upgrades in Canyon Lake’s recreational areas.

Registration forms for the event can be downloaded at www.canyonlaketriathlonclub.com/fitcommunity.htm. Or, participants can register at Active.com at www.active.com/canyon-lake-ca/running/fit-community-5k-10k-2014. Non-runners and walkers also can sign up to be a volunteer, vendor or sponsor of the event. For questions or to inquire about volunteering and/or sponsoring, e-mail events@canyonlaketriathlonclub.com.