Parents’ Info

Welcome to FAB!

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The Fit Active Beautiful Foundation (FAB) would like to welcome you (FAB Parents) and your daughters (FAB Girls) to the 2017 FAB Girls 5K Challenge Program.

It is our goal to ensure you receive all of the information you need to know about the FAB program and the activities the FAB Girls are involved in so they will get the most enjoyment from their FAB experience.

The following is an overview of the program and events

Over 12 weeks, from March to June, FAB Girls will learn goal-setting skills to train and prepare for crossing the finish line of the FAB 5K Community Challenge.

The girls will meet for 90 minutes each week with volunteer coaches to participate in running activities and games, talk about setting running and personal goals and record them in their goal-setting journal.

Depending on the weather, most sessions will be held outside even on cold, hot, or rainy days; please ensure your FAB Girl arrives with a water bottle wearing running shoes and comfortable, weather appropriate clothing.

Kick-Off Assembly (Saturday, April 1,2017)

This event will take place at Bennetto Community Center in Hamilton. FAB girls from all locations will gather together to kick-off the start of program! The FAB Girls 5K Challenge Program assembly will take place in the morning, and the FAB Girls Empowerment Program assembly will take place in the afternoon. For specific bus pick-up times, please click here for the FAB Girls 5K Challenge Program (grades 6-8) and here for the FAB Girls Empowerment Program (grades 9-12).

Community Runs

As part of training FAB Girls to improve their endurance and gradually increase their distance, they will participate in three community runs.

1. 3K Mud Run (Saturday May 6, 2017)

This event takes place at the Cumis Group Lands in Burlington. FAB Girls will join boys and girls from Adventure Kids racing to run through trails and streams.

2. 4K Challenge Run (Saturday May 27, 2017)

This event takes place at Confederation Park in Hamilton. Held at the same location as the final 5K run, it is a day for FAB Girls to run the route to test their progress. They will receive their new running shoes on this day.

Any FAB Girls who are celebrating Ramadan and are unable to participate in our FAB 5k Community Challenge on June 10 will have the opportunity to complete a 5K distance at this event.

3. FAB 5K Community Challenge (Saturday June 10, 2017)

This is the big day the FAB Girls train for! All of the FAB Girls from across the city will gather at Confederation Park to complete the FAB 5K Community Challenge together.

FAB Parents are encouraged and welcome to attend each run to cheer on their FAB Girls and watch them cross the finish line!

FAB Girls collecting pledges for the FAB 5K Community Challenge

While fundraising is not expected or required from FAB Girls, in the past, they have been keenly interested in collecting pledges. If your FAB Girl chooses to collect pledges, please click here for a printable pledge form.

Bus Transportation is provided to and from all events.

The following schedule provides event dates, locations, and pick up and drop off times for each location.

EVENT LOCATION DATE EVENT INFO
 Kick-Off Assembly Bennetto Community Center, Hamilton April 1, 2017 Click here for the FAB Girls 5K Challenge (grades 6-8) Kick-Off Assembly Info Sheet

Click here for the Empowerment (grades 9-12) Kick-Off Assembly Info Sheet

3km Mud Run Cumis Group Land, Burlington May 6, 2017 Click here for the Mud Run Info Sheet
4km Challenge Run Confederation Park, Hamilton May 27, 2017 Click here for the 4K Challenge Info Sheet
FAB 5km Community Challenge Confederation Park, Hamilton June 10, 2017 Click here for the FAB 5K Information Sheet

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