Floyd Mayweather Foundation 5k race set for April 17 in Las Vegas
The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation (TFMJF) is proud to present the 2nd Annual Fight 4 Fitness 5K Race, 2K Walk, Kids Fun Run, and Community Day taking place Sunday, April 17 at Sunset Park in Las Vegas.
Participants can warm-up before the race with a free yoga session courtesy of Power Yoga+Pilates+Fitness, prior to the start of the 5K Race and 2K Walk, which will begin at 8 a.m. Children can take part in a fun-filled scavenger hunt before the Kids Fun Run (one half mile run for kids 12 and under) which kicks off at 10 a.m. The race is followed by an awards ceremony honoring all of the 5K Race participants. The event’s presenting sponsors are Mayweather Promotions, Mayweather Sports, The Money Team and SHOWTIME.
More than 500 people participated in the activities last year and another large, energetic crowd is expected this year. Philanthropist and comedian Rick Smith, who used his platform to form the Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere (RAKE) Foundation, will host this year’s event.
Fight 4 Fitness will also feature live performances from 11-year-old singer-songwriter Sunny Malouf and Dance Connection, plus free Zumba sessions from Zumba Las Vegas. In addition, there will be a boxing ring where anyone will be able to learn some tricks of the trade from Mayweather Promotions’ stars.
“My foundation genuinely cares about the Las Vegas community and we are honored to be able to bring this great event to the city once again,” said Mayweather. “Being active is so important to living a healthy life. We hope to once again spread this positive message and encourage people of all ages to exercise and live healthy lives.”
TFMJF donated $25,000 last year to the Clark County School District that was divided amongst designated schools for support of athletic programs, physical education and related field trips.
The mission of Fight 4 Fitness is to form community alliances where awareness and empowerment serve as the nucleus for an improved quality of life. From children to adults, everyone is welcome to join the “fight” in reversing health trends that are adversely affecting our quality of life. Fight 4 Fitness is a movement toward good health through the possibilities of change that can enhance one’s own life and the lives of those around them. Participating in the Fight 4 Fitness event can be the catalyst needed to create a vigorous, happy and healthy Las Vegas community. This unique experience invites all members of the community to run/walk independently or with friends, family, and coworkers.
The full schedule of events is listed below:
7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. – FREE yoga session
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. -5K Race, 2K Walk, Kids scavenger hunt
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Kids Fun Run & Awards Ceremony
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Community Day
Registration for these activities is currently underway and can be completed here.