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2014 Healthy Strides Community 5k/10K, Burke Lake Park, April 26, 2014

2014 Healthy Strides Community 5K/10K

A message from the Race Director

Thank you, runners, for making this year’s Healthy Strides Community 5k/10k a success!  We had a great turn out with 511 registered runners!  Hope you all got a chance to take advantage of the offers in our ‘green’ Virtual Race Bag! 

I will be delivering your used shoes to the Nike Outlet this week for the Reuse-a-shoe program!  Your old shoes will be recycled to make playground surfaces!  Thanks for participating!

Runners: you will receive a survey about your experience.  Please fill this out; I really do listen!  I want to make this event your favorite race of the year, every year!

Mark your calendar on April 25th, 2015, for next year’s race!  We plan to open registration on October 1st, 2014.  We were sold out this year, so remember to register early!

-- Julie Beck

Health & Fitness Expo

A message from the Expo Director

Thank you to the exhibitors, sponsors, and participants for another successful Healthy Strides Health & Fitness Expo! Despite the torrential downpour, we had over 60 exhibitors and 400+ participants at the expo this year. Unfortunately, the weather forced us to close the Kid’s Challenge Course, but we were still able to have a Fun Run inside the Expo for the kids – they loved it!

Thank you to the Healthy Strides runners who came to pick-up their race packets and stayed to enjoy our health-focused exhibitors and complimentary massages. A big thank you goes out to Edward Daniels at Scorpio Entertainment for his top-notch announcing, and giving us all an excuse to dance! We hope the kids enjoyed the Kaiser Permanente’s Spin Art bikes and corn hole games, the moon bounces, the drum circle, the amphibians and adoptable dogs, as well as the indoor play area.

Many thanks to the volunteers to supported this community event with their time and energy. Also, I would like to acknowledge the numerous donations from community businesses that furnished the giveaway prizes (as well as our race awards the next day!), as well as refreshments for the kids events, volunteers, and racers.

I hope you will plan to attend the Healthy Strides Expo next year – save the date for April 24, 2015 at 4-7:30pm. Keep your fingers crossed for sunny skies!

Wishing you wellness throughout the year!

-- Liz Ittner


Title Sponsor:

Kaiser Permanente


Fairfax County Park Foundation

Expo Sponsor:


Supporting Sponsors:

Giant Food IPS Logo INOVA Logo

Sandy Spring Bank Walmart Fitlinxx


The Healthy Strides Community Race & Expo
is a Take 12 Steps for Health Event.

Take 12 Steps for Family Health
To find out about the program and sign-up for the free e-newsletter, please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/Take12 or email Take12@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Healthy Strides Flickr Album
Click to view race pictures on Flickr

Race Results:

2014 Healthy Strides Community 10k Results

2014 Healthy Strides Community 5k Results

Strongest School Competition Winner:
*Participants will be contacted to setup the Pool Plunge at South Run RECenter.

Healthy Strides 2015 Save the Date

Entertainment Provided By:

Scorpio Entertainment

Race Support:

Potomac River Running
Commonwealth Timing
Burke Lake Park
Bike Swim Run Photography
FCPA’s Promotional Services
Republic Services

Race Stretching Areas Provided By:

Kaiser Permanente
Northern Virginia Community College – Massage Therapy Program
Palmercare Chiropractic

Race Refreshments Provided By:

Whole Foods Market – Fair Lakes
Calbee Snapea Crisps
Giant Peapod
Mary's Gone Crackers
Mott’s Applesauce

Race Bags Provided By:

FCPA’s Take 12 Steps for Health
Live Well Fairfax County Workforce Wellness Program
Crunchmaster Crackers
*Many of our sponsors and exhibitors also participated in the Virtual Race Bag, supporting our effort to make Healthy Strides a "green" event.

Race Awards & Expo Drawing Prizes Provided By (in alphabetical order):

A-1 Cycling
Barrel Oak Winery
Barrel Oak Winery
Bowl America
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Drum Daniel
Epiphany Pilates
FCPA - Aquatics Section
FCPA - RECenters
For the Health of It!
Great American Restaurants
Language Stars – Fair Lakes
Let's Dish
Live Well Fairfax County Workforce Wellness Program
Metro Run & Walk
Mrs. Green's Natural Market
Nando's Peri Peri - Alexandria
Noodles & Company - Fair Lakes
Nova Family Auto Center
Paradise Springs Winery
Potomac River Running
Radiance Medspa
River & Trail Outfitters
Sports Authority
The Little Gym
The Perfect Pita
Uptown Pet Bistro and Boutique
Wheel Nuts Bike Shop

Exhibitors (in alphabetical order):

AdvoCare – Independent Distributor, Jackie Matsumoto
Aradia Fitness
Arbonne - Executive Area Manager, Megan Bucelli
Breakthrough Chiropractic
Center for Vein Restoration
CenteredBeing Studio
DC Metro Area Dietetic Association
d?TERRA – Consultant, Seema Nechel
Drum Daniel
Epiphany Pilates
Fairfax County Animal Shelter
Fairfax County Council of PTA’s
Fairfax County CSB – Mental Health First Aid
Fairfax County Health Department
Fairfax County Libraries
Fairfax County Office for Children
Fairfax County Park Foundation
Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office
FCPA – Aquatics
FCPA – Camps/Rec-PAC
FCPA – Frying Pan Farm Park
FCPA – Golf
FCPA – Hidden Pond Nature Center
FCPA – Massage Therapist, Jeff Burden
FCPA – Parks, RECenters, Community Connections
FCPA - Reflexologist, Julie Mackin
FCPA – Skate Parks
FCPA – Sports Tournaments
FCPA – Take 12 Steps for Family Health
FCPS – Safe Routes to School
Food, Health and Nutrition, LLC
For the Health of It!
Foxy Mommy Bootcamp
Heart Starts
INTotal Health
It Works! Global – Independent Distributor, Amber Mears
Kaiser Permanente’s Kids Activity Area
Kaiser Permanente’s Mobile Health Vehicle
Live Well Fairfax County Workforce Wellness Program
Metro Run & Walk
Mrs. Green’s Natural Market
My Great Garden
Northern Virginia Community College – Massage Therapy Program
Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition
Northern Virginia Senior Olympics
Palmercare Chiropractic
Passanante’s Home Food Service
Primary Eyecare Associates
River & Trail Outfitters
Romy Nathan, RD – Nutritional Services
Roselle Center for Healing
Sandy Spring Bank
Street Medals
Target Clinic
The Bike Lane
US Marines

Expo Event Support:

Go Jumps!
South Run RECenter
Republic Services

Staff/Volunteer Support & Refreshments:

Calbee Snapea Crisps

SPECIAL THANKS to all of the Healthy Strides Volunteers! There were over 100 volunteers that gave their time to support these community events.

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