What do you love about the St. Luke's 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? All of it is back IN PERSON in 2021 and we want you on our team! 

This year's St. Luke's FitOne fun run/walks benefiting the St. Luke's Children's Hospital takes place on Saturday, September 25!

What To Know About 2021's St. Luke's FitOne 5K/10K/Half Marathon

This year, St. Luke's is giving you TWO different ways to race! If you really enjoyed last year's virtual race because you didn't have to wake-up early, stand in line for port-a-potties or run Depot Hill, the virtual option is back again this year. You can complete your race anytime between September 19-25 and still get your race shirt, bib, medal and swag! (That will be mailed to you.)

If you've been itching to toe a starting line for months, you can join us for the IN-PERSON race on Saturday, September 25! This year's in-person race will be a bit smaller to control crowds. There will only be 6,350 in-person entries available split up over the three distance, so you absolutely don't want to wait to sign-up once registration opens on Wednesday, June 30!

You Should Join Our Team If You Like Free Stuff

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 also treat one lucky team member to their first live performance night out in a long while! That lucky teammate will get to pick a pair of tickets out of the LITE-FM Prize Vault. Right now that includes Simone Biles's "Gold Over America" Tour, James Taylor and Jackson Browne or Kane Brown! Depending on upcoming concert announcements, you could have even more shows to pick from!

Register on Wednesday, June 30 and Save Big

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 30! For one day only ALL distances (5K/10K/Half Marathon) will be discounted to just $30 (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'd cost to run if you signed up the same day.

Famous Idaho Potato Races: 5K ($30,) 10K ($30,) Half Marathon ($50)
Boise Marathon: 5K ($30,) 10K ($40,) Half Marathon ($65)

Also, if you want to sign-up for the in person race, you'll want to jump on our team on Wednesday, June 30 so you don't miss out on one of the limited spots in the race. The 6,350 spots will be broken down like this:

  • 5K Entries Available: 3400
  • 10K Entries Available: 1750
  • Half Marathon Entries Available: 1200

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 high school student 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

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 Boise

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. This year they're getting ready to hold their first camps at their brand new location "Hidden Paradise" in Fairfield.

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 St. Luke's FitOne to honor those kids and give back to the people who help them heal at St. Lukes?! We already know that in addition to Camp Rainbow Gold our friends from Team Run Boise will be by our side on race day! We want you there too! Remember to click HERE to sign up on June 30!

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