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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Mayor Broome to Host Fifth Annual Family Fit Day on Saturday, May 19

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 16, 2018 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Healthy BR, BREC, Humana, Ochsner Health System, and Our Lady of the Lake invite residents to attend the Fifth Annual Baton Rouge Family Fit Day on Saturday, May 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at BREC’s City-Brooks Community Park.

“Family Fit Day is our chance to showcase the abundance of healthy lifestyle resources our parish has to offer,” said Mayor Broome. “Each year, we look forward to bringing community partners from across the parish together to promote holistic, healthy habits for adults and children in our community.”

Activities include runs, walks (for people and pets), and bike rides. Organizations will offer fitness classes such as Zumba, yoga, and karate; healthy cooking demonstrations; children’s activities, bike safety classes, and much more. All activities are free and open the public.

Family Fit Day 2018 will also feature two new events. “Bike with the Mayor” offers participants the opportunity to bike alongside Mayor Broome, EMS paramedics, and representatives from Bike Baton Rouge and Front Yard Bikes around the City Park Golf Course. Riders should bring their own bicycles in order to participate; ride starts at 11 a.m.

This year’s event will also debut the Inaugural Family Fit Day 4K in partnership with Sports BR. Registration for the run is $20 and will benefit the following local charities:

  • Abounding Love Ministries
  • Adult Literacy Advocates
  • Anna's Grace Foundation
  • Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
  • Deaf Focus
  • Fathers On A Mission
  • Forum 35
  • Maison des Amies of Louisiana
  • March of Dimes Baton Rouge
  • SportsBR Foundation
  • STAR (Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response)

For more information or to register for the run, visit:

Schedule of Events:

  • 8:30 a.m. – Family Fit Day Kickoff
  • 8:45 a.m. – Family Fit Day 4K Begins
  • 9:00 a.m. – Zumba Class
  • 9:30 a.m. – Line Dancing
  • 10 a.m. – Fitness Class
  • 10:30 a.m. – Karate Class
  • 10:55 a.m. – Greetings by Mayor Broome
  • 11 a.m. – Bike with the Mayor
  • 11 a.m. – Hula Hoop Contest
  • 11:30 a.m. – Kids/Family Yoga
  • 11:50 a.m. – Raffle* drawing
    *Grand prize is a bicycle from Mid City Bikes.

Healthy BR will provide restrooms, drinking water, giveaways, and more. Participants will receive a free fitness tracker that tracks time, steps walked, distance, and calories burned. Any participant who walks more than 2,000 steps or visits 15 tents on the day of the event will receive a Family Fit Day T-shirt.

For additional details on Family Fit Day, visit: or contact Jared Hymowitz at

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