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Meet Me in St. Louis

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The Flavor Run Comes to St. Louis!

We are so excited to be bringing The Flavor Run to St. Louis on August 19th! This will be our first time there, so we’ve been doing a lot of research into fun activities in the area. Here are our top choices for family-friendly activities that you can do while you’re in town for Flavor Run:

1. Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch is a St. Louis staple and a must-see for all visitors. There isn’t anything like the view from the top! Guests are encouraged to buy tickets ahead of time as they usually sell out early and often.

2. City Museum

You’ve never seen anything quite like City Museum! Think of it as the world’s coolest jungle gym/fair/art display/caverns all under one roof (and on top), there’s even a 10-STORY SLIDE. There’s something for everyone to explore here.

3. America’s Incredible Pizza Company

Come for the all-you-can-eat buffet, stay for the 100+ arcade and carnival games. America’s Incredible Pizza Company serves up a little bit of everything, even picky eaters will be able to find something they like here. The Fair Grounds include attractions like go-karts, laser tag, and an indoor spinning roller coaster.

4. Gateway Arch Riverboat Cruise

Take a ride on the Mississippi River aboard a replica nineteenth-century paddle-wheel riverboat. There are a variety of cruise options available.

5. Raging Rivers Waterpark

A water park overlooking the Mississippi River with multiple pools, slides, and flumes to keep the whole family entertained. You’ll certainly work up an appetite here, but don’t worry, there are several concession stands to feed hungry bellies; as well as a gift shop.

See you at GCS Ballpark! And remember to smile; life is delicious!

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Busy New Year?

How to Fit it all In?
Hello Flavor Runners! It is a new year and a new you, or at least that’s what you told yourself on January 1st. Now that we are almost a month into the New Year, some of us are starting to lose steam on that New Year’s resolution. This leaves us wondering, how do I fit it all in? Some days, if you’re like me, you are jam packed with one important task after another. Even if you get up early, it feels like everything take precedence and its bedtime before you know it. So when you are lying in bed regretting skipping a workout (again?) you may become discouraged. Here are some ideas on how to get back into the saddle and keep on track.
Is getting out of bed the problem? I get it it’s cold and your bed is warm. Even here in Flavor town (or Florida as you may know it better), we are still dragging our feet when it comes to getting out of the cozy covers.
Move your alarm to across the room. Having to get out of bed to turn off the alarm is the first step to getting moving!
Set out your morning workout clothes the night before. Being able to hop up and not search for your favorite running pants or workout shirt helps get the day started on the right foot as well!
Have easy access to a preworkout breakfast. Okay, this cannot just be me, but I need to eat first thing in the morning or I get crabby before my feet hit the pavement. Having an easy and nutritious breakfast ready when I wake up helps not only fuel my workout but keep me pleasant by time I meet my swole mate at the gym. I really enjoy an early morning banana or some tasty overnight oats.

If morning work outs aren’t for you, try to sneak in a lunch break workout! It doesn’t have to be a huge weights session to get your heart rate up! Check out our Pinterest account for some great office workouts! Body-weight only exercises can be done anywhere, and whose booty can’t use a few more squats?
Lastly, at the end of the day when you are unwinding in front of the television, use commercial breaks as work out breaks and do crunches or push-ups or whatever your favorite exercise is during this time. I like to also make a game out of the shows I watch frequently. One of my favorites is Big Bang Theory (I know, I know) so every time Sheldon mentions Howard only has a master’s degree, we have to do 10 mountain climbers, when anyone mentions Star wars we do 5 burpees and It goes on like this.
What are your favorite ways to keep moving throughout the day? What show would you like to work out to? If you submit your ideas in the comments, maybe I will execute your plan and share the results! Now is your chance to put a little pressure on me to keep moving, too!!
We will be in Orlando on February 13th and Melbourne Fl. February 27th and we look forward to seeing you there! Happy running!

 

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FLAVOR RUN CONNECTING WITH GREAT LOCAL BUSINESSES – TICKET GIVEAWAY for PHOENIX with i ROCK THE BOOTS

One of the primary missions of Flavor Run is to support local charities and connect with great local businesses. And we love it when these two goals are aligned. We are very excited to have on board as sponsors i Rock the Boots for our Phoenix event!

i Rock the Boots is a t-shirt company founded by female veterans, for female veterans. They provide quality apparel that embraces the strength, yet femininity of women who selflessly serve. i Rock the Boots donates a portion of their proceeds to organizations that provide assistance to female veterans; women who may be homeless, in transition, or women dealing with trauma.

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As well as their awesome products, the website also includes; featured heroes, veteran resources, a great blog, and even to opportunity to submit your hero stories! Make sure you check out i Rock the Boots! irocktheboots.com

i Rock the Boots has also helped us put together a giveaway – 3 flavorlicious people will win a ticket to the event!

Click the link below, and do one of the following; post the link to this blog on your Facebook page, or go to @flavorrun on Instagram find the photo from this blog and repost!

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Winners will be announced February 23.

Flavor Run and i Rock the Boots look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, February 28th, at Estrella Lakeside, Goodyear. If you are not one of our lucky winners, you can use the i Rock the Boots discount code below for 30% off!

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Family Fun! Delicious Run!

New Flavor Run Contest!

It’s true. We wish we could give every single person in the world a ticket to come to the Flavor Run.

That makes it a little difficult for us to help out our AMAZING CHARITY PARTNERS – so we are doing the next best thing:

For the month of December, we are giving away free tickets EVERY WEEK to our awesome Flavor Runners to attend Flavor Run events in ORLANDO, JACKSONVILLE, FT PIERCE, AND TAMPA BAY!

To be eligible, you just need to log in to Facebook and do the following: 

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So please! Help us out by inviting all of your friends & family to the Flavor Run closest to you -AND- be entered to win!

And don’t forget – Any delicious runner that purchases a GIFT TICKET for any 2015 Flavor Run event will be entered to win a ticket for themselves!

(If you have already, we will enter you too!)

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Go to: http://www.FlavorRun.com

Give the gift of FLAVOR!

The Flavor Run is taking over Phoenix, AZ!

Yes. You heard correctly. The Flavor Run is coming to Phoenix, AZ on February 28th, 2015!

We know what you’re thinking. We’re pretty excited too.

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The Flavor Run began with the drive to create an affordable, quality fun, and family-friendly event. Our first Flavor Run was held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, FL in August of 2013, and in 2014, we expanded to Jacksonville, Orlando, and Sarasota. We are super excited because 2015 is going to be the most awesome year yet!

The Flavor Run Phoenix is going to be held at at the beautiful Estrella Lakeside and will benefit Playworks, a nonprofit organization that supports learning and physical heath by providing safe and inclusive play to low-income students in urban schools.  The Flavor Run Team is excited to be working with Mission Driven Events (producers of Salute our Troops) on this event and we can’t wait to see you in February!

To registerflavorrunphoenix.eventbrite.com

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Announcing Giveaway Winners & the 4th Annual onbikes Winter Wonder Ride!

The Flavor Run Team loves supporting local events!

onbikes is a Tampa-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on a mission to provide at-risk kids with an experience no one should be denied…their first bike. They have an AWESOME upcoming event during the winter holiday season!

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Put on your finest reindeer themed gear and polish your spokes! Enjoy a scenic bike ride through the heart of downtown, along the waters of Bayshore Blvd. Try incredible food from local vendors and dance the night away at our famous post-ride celebration. Proceeds from the 4th Annual Winter Wonder Ride go towards the purchase of bicycles and helmets for at-risk kids throughout the Tampa Bay area this holiday season.

Important info:

  • Date: Saturday December 13, 2014
  • Time: 2-10:30 pm
  • Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602)

General Admission: Ticket price includes: entrance to The 4th Winter Wonder Ride, an exclusive event-only 4th Annual Winter Wonder Ride t-shirt, and access to some of the best food, beverage and live entertainment the local community has to offer.  Price: $50 (Day Of: $60)

 VIP TicketsYou get everything included in general admission plus: access to the exclusive “Reindeer Lodge” where you will enjoy complimentary seasonal brews courtesy of Cigar City, free wine by Gallo Wines, vodka by Titos, and choice food options at no additional cost, and special VIP bike parking.  Price: $100 (Day of: $150)

DISCOUNTUse the code FLAVOR and save $10 on General Admission or VIP Tickets!

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WINNERS OF THE FLAVOR RUN ORLANDO GIVEAWAY!

Congratulations to Tracey, Cassandra, and Brittany on each winning an entry to the Flavor Run Orlando –  MORNING event!
Congratulations to Cat, Thomas, and Debbie on each winning an entry to the Flavor Run Orlando – AFTERNOON event!

*Winners will receive an email from the Flavor Run Team on how to receive their FREE TICKETS! Thanks to everyone who participated!

Get excited for the Flavor Run Orlando!

Calling all Runners, Walkers, Cartwheelers, Fruit-Lovers, & Flavor Fairies!

The Flavor Run is the original fruit-flavored color powder run and we are so excited to return to Orlando, FL this January!

YES. We said “fruit-flavored” powder – Blueberry, Strawberry, Orange, Banana, Watermelon and Grape! Plus, we have an awesome Post-Run Flavor Festival that includes everything from fruit, vendors, live entertainment, and kid’s activities! We are a family-focused, quality fitness 5k event, where volunteers flavor you in fruit-flavored color powder!RFB2

What’s so cool about the Flavor Run Orlando?!

First, the Flavor Run Orlando will take place at the scenic Bill Fredrick Park, located along the shores of Turkey Lake. Centrally located, and minutes away from big attractions like Universal Studios, Bill Fredrick Park is a beautiful 183 acre oasis that will make you forget you’re in the middle of Orlando!

Second, we have some awesome new and delicious plans for 2015:

  • New 2015 Strawberry Finisher’s MedalStrawberry-Medal
  • Awesome Live DJ & Entertainment
  • Mystery Flavor at the Start/Finish lines! (more flavor = more awesome)
  • New 5k route with over 50 course markers and more traffic controllers
  • Sweet Flavor Swag including new T-Shirts and Flavor Tattoos!
  • Buying tickets is now SUPER EASY using Eventbrite.com!

Mark your calendars:

  • Date: January 24th,  2015
  • Location: Bill Fredrick Park at Turkey Lake

This year we are holding TWO back-to-back Flavor Run events!  Choose between:

  • The MORNING Flavor Run – starts at 9 am
  • The AFTERNOON Flavor Run – starts at 2 pm

Buy Tickets NOW at a super low price!

That’s right! Tickets cost only $25 when you sign up as a family or join a team! But there’s only a limited quantity available at this price so act fast!

Buy tickets here:  flavorrunorlando.eventbrite.com

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