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Darby Creek Trail Run 2019! Register Today.

  What/Why: FLIP’s 8th Annual Darby Creek Trail Run- 5k Run/Walk & 10k Trail Run When: Saturday, July 13th  Registration begins at 7:45am. Races begin at 9am… After party directly when races are complete (RAFFLE PRIZES GALORE) Where: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park REGISTER NOW! Race Background/Information: The course will be a 5k and 10k trail run through the picturesque but challenging terrain of Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. The 5k is relatively flat and can be enjoyed by runners and walkers of all skill levels. The 10k is a true challenge ending in a stair climb that has become infamous among the Columbus trail running community. In keeping with FLIP’s goal to encourage a cancer preventative lifestyle, FLIP encourages every level of fitness to…

Summer FLIP Interview – Meg Sexton

Summer is here, and with it comes vacations, family time, warm weather, outdoor #fun and plenty of opportunities to checkout what Columbus has to offer. We’ve decided to interview the newest member of the FLIP team, Meggie Sexton. Meggie is FLIP’s marketing coordinator and co-race director for the 7th annual Darby Creek Trail Run on Saturday, July 21! Learn a little more about what #inspired Meg to join the FLIP team and all of her community efforts below! Name:   Meg (Meggie) Sexton Age:  34 (but I still feel like I’m 25, does that count?) Hometown: Kirtland, Ohio  Job(s) title(s):  Marketing + Events Consultant for some really awesome non-profits in Columbus, including FLIP! Passions:Long-distance running, writing, strong coffee (two toddlers in tow and a third on…

Recap of FLIP’S First Annual PREVENT EVENT!

The Columbus Prevent Event was an interactive and proactive event dedicated to cancer prevention! Thank you to all that attended – as either speakers, fitness instructors, participants or just silent supporters!   We hope to make this an ANNUAL event with the support of our Columbus community! Please keep your eyes open for details about 2019! Thank you again to all of our partners + vendors! Improvement Warrior Fitness Thank Yoga Orange Theory Fitness Swerve Hip Hop Fitness LIT Life Yoga Jimmy Fryer of Human Form Amy Magorien of American Cancer Society Dr. Darrell Gray + The OSUMC Lindsey Mathes Nutrition Julie Wilkes Balm Skincare Well Berri  Advanced Wellness Center of Grandview Skaates Family Chiropractic American Cancer Society Let Me Run  Yelp Columbus Hello Fresh…

FLIP’s Fitness Before the Feast!

Fitness Before the Feast Calendar! Fall brings colder weather, which also typically brings with it a decrease in physical activity.   FLIP wants to keep you active this fall with “FLIP’s Fitness Before the Feast”. This workout challenge is 4 weeks long, ending the Friday before Thanksgiving (hence the “feast”). The goal will be to motivate each other by completing each daily task and posting progress by tagging FLIP on facebook and instagram posts. Even better motivation, the person who posts the most by tagging FLIP in their photos will receive a $150 gift card to Second Sole Gahanna at the end of the challenge! (highest number of points wins! 1 point = each tag / 5 points = each bonus activity listed)   Of course FLIP’s mission…

DCTR 2017 Result & Wrap Up

WOW is all that we can say! Thank you to everyone that joined us last Saturday for the 6th Annual Darby Creek Trail Run. The energy around the start/finish line was fantastic, inspiration was running high and the weather was perfect! We are so excited to surpass our highest race turnout this year BY FAR with 327 total participants signing up (with 60% of the runners taking on the challenging 10k)! Congratulations to the 5k winners: Ansel Nalin and Taylor Koenig and our 10k winners: Andrew Ziminski & Molly Dengler! For the rest of this year’s race results and finish line photos, check out the Race Penguin & It’s Your Race page here: 2017 DCTR Race Results Also, check out the dozens of awesome race day photos captured by Sommertime Creative Photography and many fantastic…

Spring Board Member – Melinda Urani

Spring is here, which means the warmer weather and outdoor activities are just around the corner! We’ve  decided to interview one of our board members, Melinda Urani, to see what she does for #fun around the #community throughout springtime! Name:   Melinda Urani Age:  39 Hometown:  Republic, PA, a small town South of Pittsburgh (that’s where I consider home) but I live in Columbus Job title:  Principal Consultant at Navigator Management Partners Q: How long have you been a part of FLIP’s Board?  A: Approximately 1 year (June 2016).  I was asked to be a board member based on the work I have done with my firm’s Pelotonia fundraising/talent show efforts and my overall support of non-profits. My participation/volunteering at the Darby Creek Trail Run last summer…

FLIP’s Darby Creek Trail Run 2017

What/Why: FLIP’s 6th Annual Darby Creek Trail Run- 5k Run/Walk & 10k Trail Run When: Saturday, July 15th.  Registration begins at 7:45am. Races begin at 9am… After party directly when races are complete (RAFFLE PRIZES GALORE) Where: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park Registration Page: http://www.racepenguin.com/events/darbycreektrailrun/ Race Background/Information: The course will be a 5k and 10k trail run through the picturesque but challenging terrain of Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. The 5k is relatively flat and can be enjoyed by runners and walkers of all skill levels. The 10k is a true challenge ending in a stair climb that has become infamous among the Columbus trail running community. In keeping with FLIP’s goal to encourage a cancer preventative lifestyle, FLIP encourages every level of fitness to come…

March – Prevention Through Sports

Prevention through Sports FLIP’s theme for March is: Prevention Through Sports! Sports are a big part of our mission, because they take us back to that time in life when it wasn’t about staying fit or losing weight… it was all about having #FUN! You will notice FUN is a huge theme for FLIP. Dust off an old passion, or try a new sport… don’t force fitness… have fun! ‪#FUN‬ ‪#simpleFLIPs‬‪ #PreventionThruSports‬ Tip: Anchor your activity for the week with a sport. It will keep you committed to a scheduled day; give you something to look forward to every week #FUN; provide a great way to stay up with friends #SOCIAL; and is an easy way to get someone active with you #INSPIRE #Community: Where in Columbus can you get friends together for a sport? Check…

FLIP’s Darby Creek Trail Run 2017

What/Why: FLIP’s 6th Annual Darby Creek Trail Run- 5k Run/Walk & 10k Trail Run When: Saturday, July 15th.  Registration begins at 7:45am. Races begin at 9am… After party directly when races are complete (RAFFLE PRIZES GALORE) Where: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park Registration Page: http://www.racepenguin.com/events/darbycreektrailrun/ Race Background/Information: The course will be a 5k and 10k trail run through the picturesque but challenging terrain of Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. The 5k is relatively flat and can be enjoyed by runners and walkers of all skill levels. The 10k is a true challenge ending in a stair climb that has become infamous among the Columbus trail running community. In keeping with FLIP’s goal to encourage a cancer preventative lifestyle, FLIP encourages every level of fitness to come…

FLIP’s Fall Board Member Interview

Name: Nicki Meyer Dennis Age: 26 Hometown: Gainesville, Florida Hobbies: Quality time with family & friends, exercising, crafting/pinteresting  Passions: The three F’s; Family, friends & faith   Q: How long have you been a part of FLIP’s Board? A: 7 months   Q: What excites you most about being a board member on FLIP’s team? A: The ability to educate people in healthy living and cancer prevention.     Q: How would you describe your current state of health and wellness? Also, what is your #1 tip for living a cancer preventative lifestyle? A:  I have always been very health conscious. I grew up with parents that tried to be really healthy and educate us to live healthy, too. My #1 tip is to just be aware. There are so many harmful things out there…

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