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Co-Branded Collaboration Expands to Three Weekend-Long Celebrations of Food, Fitness and Fun in Fairfax, VA, Austin, TX, and San Diego, CA

Ten Percent of All Ticket Sales Will Benefit City of Hope, the Official Charity Partner

New York, NY & San Diego, CA (May 5, 2014)—Time Inc.’s leading healthy lifestyle brands Cooking Light and Health today announced the expansion of their successful The Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend to a series of events in three markets beginning later this year. The series will kick-off in Fairfax, Virginia on June 20-22, followed by Austin, Texas on September 12-14 and conclude in San Diego, California on November 14-16, where last year’s inaugural race took place. Cooking Light & Health’s The Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend is a production of Fast Forward Event Productions based in San Diego, CA.

“More than 2,000 passionate consumers from all over the country converged on San Diego to experience the Cooking Light and Health brands at last year’s event. Given its tremendous success, we’re excited to add two markets creating a larger footprint and giving access to thousands more food and fitness enthusiasts at the most delicious 5K race weekend ever,” said Cooking Light and Health Group Publisher Diane Oshin.

Cooking Light & Health’s The Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend festivities in each market begin on Friday evening with an intimate pre-race VIP Light Up The Night tasting event. Guests will join editors from both brands for a healthy and delicious dose of food and motivation before race day. The race takes place on Saturday morning and concludes at the Finisher’s Village, where runners and supporters are invited to celebrate their hard work in style. Activities include chef demonstrations, food samples, wine tastings, giveaways, lively discussions and classes from renowned health and fitness experts.

To close each weekend on Sunday, guests will have a choice of a sunrise yoga session featuring celebrity yogi and Health contributor Kristin McGee or a Power Systems’ boot camp session led by celebrity trainer Patrick Goudeau, followed by a healthy brunch.

Sponsors to date include: Power Systems, Cetaphil, Hawaiian Host, RockMyRun, and Sartori. More sponsors and participants will be announced soon.

Ten percent of all ticket sales will benefit the official charity partner, City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases. City of Hope’s scientists were among the first to make the connection between physical activity and breast cancer risk, and they encourage fitness as an important part of lowering risk of cancer, diabetes and other diseases.

Tickets and registration for Cooking Light & Health’s The Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend can be purchased at For the most up-to-date news on the event, visit The Fit Foodie website or the event’s Facebook page. Follow @FitFoodieRun on Twitter and join the conversation with #FitFoodieRun or #tweetyourfeet.


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Caitlin Eadie, Health, 212-522-0398,

Erin Clinton, Cooking Light and Health, 212-522-2710,

Jessica Gago, Fast Forward Event Productions, 619-312-1212,



Cooking Light is one of the largest epicurean magazine brands and is uniquely positioned where great food meets good health. The brand delivers innovative recipes, nutrition advice, and resources to live a healthful lifestyle via its magazine, website, and portfolio of cookbooks; across all tablets; through the highly-acclaimed Cooking Light Quick & Healthy Menu Maker app; and on social media platforms, including, Facebook, Twitter (@Cooking_Light), Pinterest, Instagram (@cookinglight), and Google+.  In 2013, Cooking Light received two James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards. Cooking Light is owned by Time Inc., one of the largest media companies in the world.



Health ( motivates women to feel happy and healthy every day. Health is the go-to resource for the latest news on nutrition, fitness, health and beauty, delivering smart, actionable advice to help consumers live better. A dynamic multiplatform franchise with a print magazine, robust website, tablet and mobile editions, books, and a strong social media presence, Health reaches a total monthly audience of 17 million. Health is published ten times a year by Time Inc., one of the largest media companies in the world.  Health. Happy Begins Here.


Fast Forward Event Productions is a turnkey event management and marketing solutions provider specializing in the creation of world-class trade and consumer events, brand activation and experiential marketing strategies, street team and mobile marketing tours. For more information, contact us at 619-312-1212 or visit



City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics in Antelope Valley and South Pasadena. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit or follow City of Hope on facebook, twitter, youtube or flickr.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014