One of my biggest struggles especially since I’ve become self employed has been managing my weight. I LOVE to eat. It’s something Luna and I really do have in common. Not only do I love to eat, but I am obsessed with eating good and flavorful food. I’m spoiled and also a bit in trouble because Northern Virginia is peppered with so many good restaurants of all types of cuisines. Mexican. Indian. Sushi. BBQ. Hamburgers. Pizza. You name it, we have it. Some places are even walking distance from my front door.

I’m not the type of person who will eat the same meal over and over. And unfortunately, plain chicken breast just won’t do. It wasn’t until last year that I really realized you can make tasty food at home that doesn’t pack on the calories. I stumbled across the magazine Cooking Light and fell in love with many of the recipes that it contained. Then, a few months in I saw an advertisement for a Fit Foodie Weekend that was going to take place right in my own backyard.

The whole theme of the event is “Calories Burned. Calories Earned.” MY PEOPLE!

I was so excited that I became a Fit Foodie Ambassador for 2016 and had a blast during the entire food + fitness celebration with my boyfriend, Ralph, and Luna. Luckily, the Fit Foodie 5K came back to Northern Virginia for 2017 and I’m happy to be a Fit Foodie Ambassador again this year!

If you live near Fairfax, VA, I highly recommend you come and check out this spectacular food and health filled event!

John Hancock Hosts The Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Festival & 5K - Fairfax, VA - June 3, 2017

What is the Fit Foodie Festival & 5K?

John Hancock Hosts The Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Festival & 5K is the ultimate celebration of food, fitness, and fun. The 5K race kicks off Saturday morning with tasty bites at every mile. The race is followed by cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs and fitness demonstrations by acclaimed professionals.

Better yet? The race is pet friendly!

The event takes place on June 3, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia. THAT’S THIS WEEKEND!

Packet Pick Up and the 5K Race will happen in Old Town Fairfax, but there’s a catch. Online ticket sales end this Friday (June 2)! You can purchase tickets at the door, but the price will increase to $55.

So act fast if you want to run with Luna, Ralph, and I in the race. And don’t forget to enter our promo code BEAGLESANDBARGAINS to save an extra 15% off your race ticket purchase.

If you don’t live near Fairfax, don’t fret! The Fit Foodie Weekend will also take place in four other locations.

Austin, Texas – May 20, 2017
Fairfax, Virginia – June 3, 2017
Denver, Colorado – July 29, 2017
Tampa, Florida – September 9, 2017
San Diego, California – October 7, 2017

John Hancock Hosts The Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Festival & 5K - Fairfax, VA - June 3, 2017 - Ralph + Luna in 2016

What Does the Fit Foodie Festival & 5K Include?

Each ticket to the upcoming Fit Foodie Festival & 5K in Farifax, Virginia includes a ton of great stuff including a donation made to No Kid Hungry. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.

With your Fit Foodie Festival & 5K registration you will receive:
Bites at Each Mile
A Finisher’s Medal
Access to the John Hancock Vitality Village Food and Fitness Festival
Delicious Tasting Stations from The Oval Room, True Food Kitchen, Inspired Cravings & more!
Finish Line Celebration Drinks
Goody bag Full of Gifts from Top Health and Wellness Brands
Meet-and-Greets with John Hancock Elite Athlete Ambassadors
Cash Reward for Top Finishers
Happy Hour at Bib/Packet Pick Up

Register today >>

Don’t forget to enter our promo code BEAGLESANDBARGAINS to save an extra 15% off your race ticket purchase!

John Hancock Hosts The Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Festival & 5K - Fairfax, VA - June 3, 2017 - Luna is ready!

I’m really excited for this amazing event and if you’re near Fairfax, I hope to see you there. It’s going to be full of fitness, food, fun, and lots of SWAG! Who doesn’t love SWAG? If you are coming to the 5K race or festival in Fairfax, be sure to leave a comment below so we can find you and say hello!

TWO lucky Beagles & Bargains readers will a pair of Fit Foodie Festival & 5K tickets (Fairfax, VA ONLY)!

Residents of the United States are eligible to enter via the Rafflecopter below. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Winners will be notified via email within 24 hours of the giveaway closing and will have 12 hours to respond and claim their prize.

Two (2) winners will each receive two (2) tickets to the Fit Foodie Festival & 5K in Fairfax, Virginia on June 3, 2017. Winners will receive a promo code to register. Registration MUST be done by 11:59 PM EST on June 2, 2017. Promo code may ONLY be used for this race location and date. No substitutions.

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HUGE Thank You to the Fit Foodie Festival & 5K Sponsors!

Disclaimer: I was given a free ticket to the Fit Foodie Festival & 5K and some other small gifts to help spread awareness of the Fit Foodie Festival & 5K. I received no other compensation or additional benefits for mentioning the products in this post. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business.

Jessica Shipman
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