Women's Fitness Festival

Women's Fitness Festival

Women's Fitness Festival

( 4 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Sacramento,
    United States
  • June
  • 3 miles/5K
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Olivehurst, California, United States
8 4
"Run Like a Girl"
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Christa 's thoughts:

This is the best 5k race that I have attended! There was also a 10k and a Princess 1/2 Mile at this event. Held at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, this year had over 4,000 women, young and old, in attendance!

I gave 5 stars for Race Management because it was definitely the most organized race I've been a part of. Their website clearly explained every detail of the event and had easy registration for the distance of my choice.

The first 500 people to register for the race not only got their bib and t-shirt, but also a free Momentum Jewelry Motivate Wrap! I was unlucky enough to miss this opportunity. The bib was pretty and purple and I was able to customize it with my name. The shirt was pretty to look at but also made of a breathable material as opposed to standard cotton t-shirts I've received at most races. This is a plus for me because I will actually wear it to exercise and it won't just get buried in a pile of race shirts I never wear.

I gave this race 5 stars for parking because I was able to park right across the street from the Capitol. Much to my surprise, the parking was even free! I arrived to the event at 6:15 A.M. when the race starting time was 7:30 A.M. Perhaps getting there that early helped me get my great parking spot.

This was an easy and enjoyable run. It's a completely flat course and it was early in the morning so the weather was nice and cool. This was a relief from the usual NorCal heat of June. We were running in the heart of downtown Sacramento but there were tons of tall and beautiful trees among the city buildings. Plus, you just can't beat the monumental views of the glorious Capitol building!

There was 1 water station along the 5k route which was great. There were lots of volunteers and bystanders on almost every corner along the 3.1 miles cheering us on! Some onlookers even had signs or costumes that made it feel even more fun and encouraging!

After I crossed the finish line, I was handed a gorgeous participation medal by a local firefighter which I thought was really cool! There were volunteers handing out water bottles past the medal station. Once I caught my breath and hydrated a bit, I made my way through all of the sponsor booths. This race was created on the idea of making a great, fun festival event that you want to hang around for first and then adding a race to it. I think that makes this race stand out! I hit the Whole Foods tent for some complimentary yogurt with granola and fresh fruit for some post-race fuel. Then I got to shop at the Fleet Feet Asics tent for some running apparel! There were tons of smaller booths ranging from information on other racing events to health and wellness to healthy foods and snacks. I didn't take advantage of it but there were free health screenings available as well.

My last stop was the much-anticipated Mimosa Garden complete with tables, umbrellas, and a white picket fence. I have to say, a delicious free mimosa is a pretty spectacular reward for a race hard-run! I was only disappointed that I couldn't have another!

Overall, this was a really fun event that I will make sure to attend every year! It was beautiful to see women coming together to celebrate health, fitness, and female empowerment! I 100% recommend this race to all women interested!

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