Archive for Healthy Events

28 Feb 2015

Fit Kids Eat Launches at the Southern Exposure Produce Council Conference

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We are so excited to be attending the 2015 Southeast Produce Council Southern Exposure conference in Orlando, Florida. This is an amazing opportunity for us as we launch our Fit Kids Eat initative with Food Revolution Tampa. We will be partnering with healthy produce, brands and organizations that are passionate about feeding kids healthy food!

At Fit Kids Playground we talk about moving more, eating healthy and pushing away the screen. It has always been our mission to educate parents and empower them to make simple changes in their life to get healthy. We believe in the power of play as exercise and eating simple and healthy foods. Pushing awaaay the screen is a way of life that encourages families to get outside, go travel and get active in any way!

We are excited to form new partnershipsin this endevor as we embark on this new feature for our Fit Kids audience.

Please connect with us if you are interested in learning more!


Thank you to the Tampa Bay Bloggers and Produce For Kids for the invitation to attend this event!

18 Jan 2015

Push Away The Screen: Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon 2015

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Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon

Fit Kids Playground Youth Triathlon Training Tips

We wanted you to be the first to know that we have opened up registration for this year’s Kids Triathlon. This event will take place on March 21, 2015 at Busch Gardens’ Adventure Island!

If you want a heads up on how awesome this youth sports event is, check out our recap of 2014 here.

Be sure to register early as prices increase February 1st.

To register, or find out additional information, please visit:

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Click here for tips on training for a youth triathlon.

06 May 2014

Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run Comes to Fit Kids Playground

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Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run Team Comes to Fit Kids Playground in Tampa Bay, Florida

4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 6th
Curtis Hixon Park
Tampa, Florida

International runners will pass the Torch at Fit Kids Playground on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Curtis Hixon Park.

A 12-member Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run team from 6 different countries left New York on April 19th and will be 4-months on the road running over 10,000 miles across the US, Mexico and Canada. Along the way the torch relay visits schools, youth organizations and local events to give everyone an opportunity to express their own wishes for peace. Millions of people in over 140 countries worldwide have participated in events with the Peace Run since 1987 as they strive to promote friendship and understanding among all.

Joining the team Today will be Cathy Oerter, wife of Olympian Al Oerter and co-founder of Art of the Olympians and Lesley Bush, gold-medalist in diving from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Come hold the Peace Torch and run or walk as the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run team shares their experiences of harmony around the world and here at home.

For more information on todays events, please contact:
Marisa Langford
Founder, Fit Kids Playground

02 Sep 2013

Push Away The Screen with the Girl Scout Tagalong Trot and Thin Mint Sprint

No Comments Active Kids, Fit Kids, Fun Run, Healthy Events, Non-Profit, Play, Push Away The Screen, Race, Tampa, Tampa Bay

Many of you ask about fun runs for your fit kids! We love to keep you informed of such events. Often times they aren’t put infront of the parents that would love to register! If you have one coming up, please let us know!

In the meantime, check out what the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida has created! Looks like a super fun time for your fit kids to us! Details are below and you DO NOT need to be a Girl Scout (or a girl) to register and run. And bonus, it supports a really great cause!

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida’s Thin Mint Sprint and Tagalong Trot

Sept. 28, 2013, Safety Harbor Marina
110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor 34695

Click here to register

All runners, first-time racers, Girl Scouts, families and friends are invited to join us for the inaugural Thin Mint Sprint and Tagalong Trot! The event is expected to have over 500 participants from elite runners to walkers.

5K and 1 mile race events includes medals for all finishers and certificates for top finishers. Virtual race includes bib and race shirt. Proceeds from the event help support Girl Scouting! Rain or shine. No refunds. Click here for packet pickup locations!

ADDED BONUS! The top 50 male and top 50 female finishers of the 5k will receive a box of Girl Scout Cookies, compliments of FITniche!

Race Times:
8 a.m. Thin Mint Sprint 5K (no strollers please) – $25
9 a.m. Tagalong Trot 1 mile – $15

Price goes up on 9/22: $30 (5k) and $20 (1 mile). Race day: $35 (5K) and $25 (1mi)

02 Jul 2013

Fit Kids Playground Moves Inside Glazer Children’s Museum for July’s Playin In The Park!

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We are excited to announce that for our July 2, 2013 event of our Playin’ In The Park, we will be hosted by the Glazer Children’s Museum on the 3rd floor! The rain won’t keep our fit kids at home for long!

Come out and play at the Glazer Children’s Museum on this Target Tuesday, July 2nd, where admission is FREE! Enjoy all that the Glazer Children’s Museum has to offer and then pop up to the 3rd floor and come play with Fit Kids Playground! We will have our usual Fit Kids activities (at least the ones we can fit in doors) and a special guest: Radio Disney! Thanks to Kid Care, Radio Disney will join us from 2pm-5pm with games and activities for all! As always, we will have Whole Foods with healthy snacks, Humana with free water, frisbees, jump ropes and balls as well as a GoGo squeeZ applesauce snack for all attendees!

Please visit our Playin In The Park page for all details on the event!

In addition to our move inside, we will be canceling the Fit Kids Unplugged Fun Run. (We will be offering FULL refunds to all those who registered. You will be contacted via e-mail for your refund.)

We can’t thank the Glazer Children’s Museum for making our rainy day into a day filled with sunshine for all!