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Brief: Fitness on the Run and Friends Raise More Than $5,000

Will feed more than 70 families for Thanksgiving.

— Fitness on the Run, a fitness studio in Old Town Alexandria, chose to benefit the Carpenter’s Shelter in its Thanksgiving fitness and food donation challenge, “Fit for Food.” Through this effort, it raised more than $5,000 in cash/food donations to aid the Carpenter’s Shelter in its annual distribution of Thanksgiving meals.

In addition to encouraging giving within the community, the “Fit for Food” Challenge is designed to keep people “fit” for the holidays, encouraging participants to walk/run/hop/skip/jump at least 150,000 steps during the month of October and to donate at least one food basket with a monetary value of $75 to the Shelter.

Winners and Prizes:

  • 1st Place - Most Steps - One free personal training session: Eli Rakis (450,346 steps).

  • 2nd Place - 2nd Most Steps - Two free healthy meals: Rita Foss (365,575 steps).

  • 3rd Place - 3rd Most Steps - Box of FOuR Bars: Eliza Jacobs (327,064 steps).

  • Greatest Number of Donated Food Baskets = One free personal training session: Holly Currier

  • Most Steps in One Day - Fitness on the Run shirt: Glenn Anderson (26,711).