I am taking part in the Rock ‘n’ Stroller 5k with my family who have been given complimentary tickets. Compensated post — views and willingness to participate are my own!
The weekend is going to be busier than usual for us. The Mr. travels quite a bit so on weekend we tend to sleep in, enjoy a family brunch, play in the yard and stay close to home as possible. We are the opposite of over-planning.
However, the next few days are go go go for us!
On Saturday I am hosting a Fall Fashion Session at South Moon Under at National Harbor, which means the kids will be with papi most of the day and Sunday the 21st we are all doing the Rock ‘n’ Stroller 5K taking place right here in Alexandria at John Carlyle Square Park!
Basically, my husband and I are going to run (he is) and walk (me!) 5K pushing our kids in their strollers. Not concerned about finish times, we are happy to be able to SHOW our kids that fitness is fun. Besides, they see me going to workout or my husband out for a run so we want them to be excited about that too!
Now, even if you are not a runner or feel super fit it’s not a problem — walk it out mamas!
It’s only 3.5 miles and you are surrounded by other parents who are packing snacks, treats, juice boxes and wipes. Afterwards you can let the kiddies out of the stroller and during the Freakin’ Fabulous Family Finish Festival, (yes, that’s what it’s really called!) with the one and only family friendly band — Rocknoceros.
I mean, if this doesn’t scream best playdate EVER and fit family fun on an early Sunday morning I don’t know what does!
So to recap here:
The 5K registration also includes the Freakin’ Fabulous Family Fun Festival which features a special live concert for the kids from Rocknoceros, arts & crafts, music, games, skills challenges and more.
Your participation also helps send local kids to Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp so that children coping with serious illnesses have a special hideout where they could simply be kids.
There is still time! You can register until Friday afternoon at 6pm and use discount code GUITAR to get $10 off adult registrations.