Written on May 4, 2012 at 1:43 pm , by Karla Walsh
Unless you’re an elite runner, you’ve likely been intimidated toeing the starting line at a race. This month, there is a stress-free opportunity to complete your race—while helping a good cause—no matter where you live!
From now until May 31, you can sign up to Outrun (or walk) the Sun and complete a race on the day and at the distance of your choosing. Your $12 entry fee will support skin cancer education and melanoma research, so don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and hat! It’s the perfect time to practice and support sun safety, as May is National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month. Scary stat: Melanoma kills one American every hour and more than two million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year.
Runners, walkers and athletes of all kinds are often at higher risk than the general population, due to their frequent outdoor pursuits. So participants will receive more than the pride that comes with finishing a race—they will also get a reminder about the importance of sun safety.
For more about Outrun the Sun, click here.
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Written on May 13, 2011 at 3:43 pm , by Karla Walsh
This week’s fit links from around the web:
- Under pressure…How to stay on the healthy when your pal’s idea of fun isn’t hitting the gym — That’s Fit
- Is food offered at schools any better than what’s served up in prisons? — GOOD
- Slather it on! The makings of an effective sunscreen — The Washington Post
- The link between online imagery and size prejudice — Healthland
- Fact of fiction? Uncover the truth behind common exercise rumors — Fit Sugar
- Just in time for weekend brunch: Seven pancake recipes that don’t break the calorie bank — Daily Spark
- Spa treatments that are wild—in the truest sense of the word! — NY Post