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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…

2019 Darby Creek INSPIRE Ambassador Team: Details Coming Soon!

FLIP’s Darby Creek Trail Run: INSPIRE Ambassadors For the second year, we will have a team of ambassadors representing our race who are particularly passionate about living a lifestyle that prevents cancer and inspires others to do the same! Keep your eyes open for the 2019 application! Meet Your 2018 INSPIRE Ambassador Team! Join your INSPIRE ambassadors as they take simple steps to FLIP lives and the conversation on cancer in our nation from reactive to proactive, one day at a time! Check out their social handles and be sure to follow them to stay ‘in-the-know’ with race updates + even receive special discounts and giveaways! Libby Wallick Facebook  Her reason to FLIP Cancer: My mom, who always stayed active and maintained a healthy diet,…

Darby Creek Trail Run 2019! Save the Date!

      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 Registration Page Coming Soon!! 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…

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…

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

  Did you know… that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month since 2000 when President Bill Clinton made the declaration? In fact, March 3 was National Dress in Blue Day to recognize those lives that have been affected by colorectal cancer. The American Cancer Society has reported that not only are colorectal cancer cases rising among young adults, it is the third most common form of cancer in the US. Tips to lower your chance of getting colorectal cancer: Get screened before the recommended age of 50 Maintain a healthy body weight Increase the intensity of your physical activity Limit red and processed meats *As recommended by the American Cancer Society

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 Darby Creek Trail Run

What/Why: FLIP’s Darby Creek Trail Run- 5k Run/Walk & 10k Trail Run When: Saturday, August 20th.  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 out and…

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