What do you love about the FitOne 5K, 10K and Half Marathon? The thrill of the competition? The epic dance party at the start line? The fact that it benefits the St. Luke's Children's Hospital? We want to share it all with you this September!

This year's FitOne fun run/walks benefiting the St. Luke's Children's Hospital take place on Saturday, September 22!

You Should Join Our Team If You Like Free Stuff

BoHo Kitty Headband Modeled by Michelle Heart

If you join the 107.9 LITE-FM "Good As Gold" team  be prepared to get showered with FREE stuff! You'll find out the very special reason our team color is gold this year in a bit, but it's essential that we wear as much gold as possible on race day, so the first 100 people signed up for our team will receive a pair of limited edition GOLD LITE-FM sunglasses to rock on race day.

We'll choose one lucky member of the team to rock one of these gorgeous BoHo Kitty headbands (a $50 value) on race day and hook them up with some fun goodies from our friends with Team Run Boise.

We'll also provide ALL LITE-FM participants 12 and under with a special LITE-FM finisher's medal, regardless of which distance they do!

Register on National Running Day and Save!

Michelle Heart, Townsquare Media

Make sure you click HERE to sign up for the 107.9 LITE-FM "Good as Gold" team starting Wednesday, June 6! On National Running Day ALL distances (5K/10K/Half Marathon) will be discounted to just $20 (children 12 and under are FREE with an adult registration.) How much of a steal is that? Here's a look at some other popular races in the Treasure Valley and how much they cost!

Famous Idaho Potato Races: 5K ($35,) 10K ($35,) Half Marathon ($45)
Fit For Life: 5K ($25,) 10K ($28,) Half Marathon ($38)
Onward Shay!: 5K ($30,) 10K ($45,) Half Marathon ($60)

By the way for EVERY person who registers on National Running Day, Axiom will donate $1 to the St. Luke's Children's Hospital. They'll do that for up to 10,000 people! That means there's a potential to raise $10,000 for the kids on June 6! Which leads me to why we REALLY want you to join the 107.9 LITE-FM "Good As Gold" team (which...again I tell you to click HERE and do that on June 6!)

But This is the Real Reason We Want You On 107.9 LITE-FM's Team!

Running's always been a passion of mine. Between high school track, fundraising with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training and putting in some steps with my friends from Team Run Boise, I've met some really incredible individuals. One of those individuals is Angelyn Wade, a 14-year old who's already done more charitable work than most of us have in a lifetime.

Angelyn and the Wade Family

A few years ago, Angelyn met a toddler who was battling cancer and was heart broken when she saw older kids picking on this little girl because she had lost her hair as a result of chemo treatments. In that moment, she was determined to make a difference by donating over 12 inches of her hair to Wigs for Kids to help create wigs for kids bravely fighting childhood cancer. Along the way, she raised almost $7,000 for the little girl who inspired her to cut her hair.

I met Angelyn through her mom Nikki and my running club.  The first year they were on my FitOne team, the whole family showed up decked out in gold and I didn't know why.  That's when Angelyn explained to me that September (when the race takes place) is also Childhood Cancer Awareness month and that her family wears gold to spread the message.

Michelle Heart, Townsquare Media

This year, she reached out to me and my friend Elizabeth Challenger-Lizberg, the executive director of Camp Rainbow Gold, to see if we could team up and make the official LITE-FM team color gold to help spread the word.  Without hesitation, I agreed. I've had the honor of being a bus monitor for Camp Rainbow Gold in the past and the difference that Camp makes in not just the lives of kids battling cancer, but their family's lives as well is amazing.  The kids I met on the way to oncology camp were wise beyond their years because of what they've been through at such a young age...but at the same time were just so sweet and innocent as they were talking about horseback riding, campfires and swimming. The amount of fight and resilience in those kids is something I can't put into words. I can just say that I'm blessed to have been part of their lives for a few hours.

Michelle Heart, Townsquare Media

Camp Rainbow Gold provides Idaho kids fighting cancer to experience summer camps and more, in a place where their diagnosis doesn't rule, but being a kid does! They also offer a sibling camp for kids who may feel a little forgotten as their parents worry about their sick brother or sister and a family camp for the family to spend time together. All of these services are FREE to campers.

Camp Rainbow Gold has amazing partnerships within St. Luke's Children's Hospital and MSTI Pediatrics, so to team up and make our FitOne team color "gold" in honor of their campers and other children battling cancer...it was a no brainer.

So What Say You?

So what do you say?! Can we do it this year?! Can LITE-FM have the biggest team at FitOne to honor those kids and give back to the people who help them heal at St. Lukes?! We already know that Team Run Boise, Girls Scout Troop 659, our friends from the Sunrise in Caldwell and Michelle Masters graduates, Becci and Emily, will be by our side on race day! We want you there too! Remember to click HERE to sign up on June 6!