In 1993, Women’s Fitness Celebration co-founder Anne Audain had a vision to inspire women to come to the starting line and finish a 5K distance. Over the 20 years since the event was founded, there have been awe inspiring leaps in the participation of women in run/walk events from the 5K to the marathon and beyond.
In December of 2001, St. Luke’s became the Presenting Sponsor of the Women’s Fitness Celebration. In collaboration with Anne, St. Luke’s identified an even greater opportunity for the event. Under the leadership of Kristin Armstrong, St. Luke’s Executive Director of Community Health, and Heather Hill, Event Director, the idea of FitOne was born. With FitOne, we are committed to providing further opportunities to inspire women, children and families to become active participants of fun, healthy living – ultimately building healthier communities.
Being fit is not a destination; it is a way of life, and through FitOne our mission is to inspire women and families to come to the starting line every September and encourage progressive steps in a healthy direction throughout the year.
With the picturesque 5K run/walk through downtown Boise, a new Family Wave for families to participate together in the 5K, an all-new women’s only 9K for 2013, the 2-day FitOne Expo, and a women’s only half marathon on the horizon for 2014, FitOne is a community event, organized for the benefit of the participants and the promotion of health and fitness. Move For Fun, Get Fit For Life!