Racing seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson on the track would most likely bring a disappointing ending. We say better to try your luck at the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Fit Fest Monday, May 29 at the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, SC. At the Fit Fest you can compete against yourself, friends and Jimmie on foot or bike. Kids five through 12 can get into the fun with an obstacle course created just for them. All this good, clean, competitive fun while supporting the Jimmie Johnson Foundation which focuses on funding K-12 public education through its Champions Grant program. Here are all the ways to be active with Jimmie on Memorial Day!
Lace up your sneakers and start the day-long event day by running either a 5K or 8K around the beautiful Anne Springs Close Greenway. If you are ready to add to your 13.1 racing bib collection, there’s a half marathon too!
Photo credit: Elizabeth Kreutz Photography and JimmieJohnson.com
What’s better than an hour mountain bike race across fun and challenging terrain? A four hour race around a 9.5 mile loop. Kick those endorphins up a notch individually or as a team.
Spartan Kids Race
No matter how you compete, we know the kids are going to LOVE the Spartan Kids Race. This is a dream come true for five to 12 year olds who can run, jump, climb and get muddy over the 10-plus obstacle course. Plus every kid gets a free t-shirt and finishers medal. How cool is that? There will also be a heat for Special Spartans, children with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and those with cognitive learning or vocational delays. We love when everyone can have fun.
Food and music
Reward yourself for spending the day chasing Jimmie Johnson with some great food and music. Or skip the competition all together and dig into great eats from food trucks like The Donut Guys, The Tin Kitchen, Yummi Banh Mi, The Chili Man and many more. May we suggest some great tunes with your tasty vittles? Bring a blanket and tap your toes to Harvey Cummings II and friends featuring the HamilTones, Simplified, Caleb Davis and David Childers.
Even if you can’t catch Number 48 on foot or by bike, you can help him and his family support children, families and communities in need throughout the United States. Now that’s a day worth stepping out for! Register today.