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2023 Fit Family 5K

Register for 2023 Fit Family 5K

The 12th annual Fit Family 5k Run and Walk Race takes place on Saturday, September 16th, 2023. The race starts on the campus of Walsh University and runs through the surrounding neighborhoods. Finishing on the campus, runners will hear the support from volunteers as they approach the downhill finish. After the race, there will be music, awards, and a bake sale! This fast road race serves as an excellent tune up for the Akron Marathon!

The race was created to encourage fitness and health for people of all ages. All registrants will get Subway coupons, Chick-Fil-a coupons, and a free dance class from Prestige Ballroom Dancing!

In addition to the 5k race, there will also be a Kids Fun Run!  The fun run will take place in the center of campus where the kids will complete a two-lap course in the beautiful academic circle of campus. After the Fun Run, there will be awards with exciting prizes and a bounce house. Kids will also have the opportunity to participate in fun activities supervised by Walsh Physical Therapy students!

We will also be offering babysitting for the parents and caregivers of Fun Run kids who want to run in the 5k!

We are officially sold out of t-shirts!!

Premium and Gold Sponsors: Prestige Ballroom Dancing, Rodrick Linton Belfance, Walsh University Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program

All money raised will go towards the Walsh Univeristy Doctor of Physical Therapy class of 2025. This money will be used to assist students when traveling to conferences and with their educational endeavors. If you would like to donate, please use the link provided below.
fundraiser page.

The Fit Family 5k is also accepting donations for GiGi's Playhouse, a local achievement center for individuals with Down syndrome. On race day, we will have donation bins for supplies needed by this nonprofit. Some of their wish list items include: dispoable utensils, bottled water, dish soap, paper towels, stamps, envelopes, copy paper (8.5"x11"), 2-pocket folders, paper plates, and gift cards. If you are able, feel free to bring in an item to support their organization!

Walsh University - David Center Building
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, OH US 44720

7:15 AM - Packet Pickup/Registration
8:00 AM - Kid's Fun Run Start
9:00 AM - 5K Run & 5K Walk Start

5K Run:
Top 3 Overall Male and Female
Top 1 Male and Female in each age group: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & up

5K Walk:
Top 3 Overall Male and Female

Kids Fun Run:
Age 9 & under

5K Course Map:

Please contact Emily at escheel1@walsh.edu if you have any questions.