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October 16, 2013 09:00 ET

Cooking Light & Health Magazine Debut "The Fit Foodie Race Series Presented by Citi®" at the 2013 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Join the Ultimate Celebration of Food, Fitness and Fun This November 22-24

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - October 16, 2013) - Fast Forward Event Productions is proud to announce the launch of Cooking Light & Health's The Fit Foodie Race Series Presented by Citi -- the first of which will debut on November 23, 2013 in tandem with the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival™ Grand Tasting Event. The Fit Foodie 5K in San Diego takes runners through America's Finest City with beautiful views of San Diego's Embarcadero and ends at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, where runners will celebrate their hard work in style at the Finisher's Village.

"We are thrilled to be adding The Fit Foodie Race Series to our roster of events," said race co-producer, Michelle Metter. "The Fit Foodie Race was originally borne out of my desire to integrate my passion for great food with a healthy and fit lifestyle and what better way to do that then teaming up with the editors at Cooking Light and Health. We look forward to offering likeminded consumers an action-packed weekend of fitness and gourmet experiences at every turn."

The inaugural event weekend features a variety of activities, including:

  • Southwestern Holiday Showstoppers Presented by Cooking Light
  • Location: Macy's School of Cooking
  • Date: Friday, November 22
  • Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Price: $75

Join Chef Tiffany Vickers Davis, head of the Cooking Light Test Kitchen, as she takes you through a host of holiday fare from the Southwest.

  • Cooking Light & Health's The Fit Foodie Pre-Race VIP Dinner, Presented by Citi
  • Location: San Diego Hilton Bayfront
  • Date: Friday, November 22 
  • Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Price: $45

Fuel up for the big race with a delicious and nutritious dinner! Editors from both Cooking Light and Health will be on-hand to share expert tips and tricks for having a great race while runners enjoy their pre-race meal.

  • Cooking Light & Health's The Fit Foodie 5K Race Presented by Citi + Grand Tasting Experience
  • Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North
  • Date: Saturday, November 23
  • Race Start: 7:30am
  • Finisher's Village 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Grand Tasting Event: 12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Price: $135

  • Cooking Light & Health's The Fit Foodie 5K Presented by Citi
  • Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South/Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  • Date: Saturday, November 23
  • Race Start: 7:30am
  • Finisher's Village 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Price: $55

Put those running shoes to work as you navigate your way around San Diego's waterfront, enjoying the beautiful views of San Diego's Embarcadero in the process. After cruising across the finish line at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, relax at the Finisher's Village.

Featuring:

  • Citi Refuel Station: Grab a healthy snack and then capture the moment in the "Citi Photo Finish" booth!
  • Healthy Holiday Swaps Presented by Crest Pro-Health: Get ready for the holiday season with Cooking Light Executive Chef Anna Bullett as she demos delicious recipes for participants to sample and gives tips for enjoying a healthy holiday.
  • Finisher's Village Demo Stage: Watch live cooking demos from locally and nationally known chefs! Demos will begin at 8:40 am, with a new demo every 30 minutes.
  • Food Truck Gathering at the Finisher's Village: Healthy and gourmet food trucks will be on-hand selling a variety of made-to-order dishes!
  • Pre & Post Race Stretch Sessions: Celebrity Yogi, Kristin McGee will lead racers in both a pre-race warm up stretch and a post-race cool down stretch.
  • Get Fit Gear at the Finisher's Village: Health's Fitness Editor, Rozalynn Frazier will share her top picks in running gear as well as fitness demos at Health's tent

  • Sunrise Yoga & Brunch Hosted by Celebrity Yogi Kristin McGee
  • Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  • Date: Sunday, November 24
  • Yoga: 8:30am
  • Brunch: 9:30am
  • Price: $100

Join Cooking Light and Health for a refreshing sunrise yoga session at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Afterwards, gather with fellow yogis for a delicious and nutritious brunch, featuring a talk by celebrity yogi Kristin McGee.

To lend their expertise during The Fit Foodie Weekend, the inaugural celebrity lineup currently includes:

  • Kristin McGee, Celebrity Trainer in Yoga, Pilates, and Fitness
  • Clare McHugh, Editor, Health
  • Rozalynn Frazier, Fitness Editor, Health
  • Scott Mowbray, Editor of Cooking Light
  • Anna Bullet, Executive Chef of Cooking Light
  • Tiffany Vickers Davis, Cooking Light Test Kitchen Manager
  • Melissa d'Arabian, TV Host of Food Network/Cooking Channel
  • Elaine Ardizzone, Co-owner of Sweet Cheeks Baking Company
  • Donna Cellere, Co-owner of Sweet Cheeks Baking Company
  • Mareya Ibrahim, "The Fit Foody"
  • Bernard Guillas, Executive Chef of La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
  • Jeff Rossman, Executive Chef of Terra American Bistro

Tickets for Cooking Light & Health's The Fit Foodie 5K Race Presented by Citi are now on sale at: www.sandiegowineclassic.com/thefitfoodie

Tickets for the race can be purchased individually or in a package that includes admission to the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival's Grand Tasting Event on Saturday, November 23. For more information about the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival™ and for a schedule of events, visit www.sandiegowineclassic.com.

THE FIT FOODIE RACE SERIES

Cooking Light & Health's The Fit Foodie Race Series Presented by Citi is the ultimate celebration of food, fitness and fun, taking place on Saturday, November 23, 2013 during the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival™. Bringing together those with a passion for food and fitness, The Fit Foodie Race takes runners along a 5K course with beautiful views of the San Diego Bay. The race ends with a scrumptious finish line at the Finisher's Village, where runners can enjoy Citi refuel stations, chef demonstrations, fitness and nutrition consultations, giveaways and more. For more information, visit www.sandiegowineclassic.com/fitfoodie or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Produced by World of Wine Events and Fast Forward Event Productions. For more information call 619-312-1212.

SAN DIEGO BAY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

The 10th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an international showcase of the world's premier wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities, and gourmet foods. Held November 20-24, 2013, the event benefits culinary arts and enology scholarships awarded by The American Institute of Wine & Food and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Over 200 wineries, breweries and spirit companies, 70 of San Diego's top fine dining restaurants and 30 gourmet food companies participated in the 2012 Festival. For more information visit www.sandiegowineclassic.com. Produced by World of Wine Events and Fast Forward Event Productions. For more information call 619-312-1212.

ABOUT COOKING LIGHT

Cooking Light is the nation's leading epicurean magazine brand with the largest audience and most epicurean editorial. It is the only epicurean brand positioned where great food meets good health. Cooking Light received two James Beard Foundation 2013 Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards. The brand delivers innovative recipes, nutrition advice, and resources to live a healthful lifestyle via its magazine, website, and portfolio of cookbooks; across all tablets; through the highly-acclaimed Cooking Light Quick & Healthy Menu Maker app; and on social media platforms, including including Facebook, Twitter (@Cooking_Light), Pinterest, Instagram (@cookinglight), and Google+Cooking Light is part of the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, a division of Time Inc., the largest magazine media company in the U.S.

ABOUT HEALTH

Health (www.health.com) motivates women to feel happy and healthy every day. Health is the go-to resource for the latest news on nutrition, fitness, health and beauty, delivering smart, actionable advice to help consumers live better. A dynamic multiplatform franchise with a print magazine, robust website, tablet and mobile editions, books, and a strong social media presence, Health reaches a total monthly audience of 14 million. Health is published 10 times a year by the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, a division of Time Inc., the largest magazine media company in the U.S. Get happy with Health. 

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