Of Course There’s A “Fit Foodie 5K” In Chicago Next Weekend

Fit Foodie 5K

In what appears to be Gilt trolling the entire Things Girls Do After Graduation series, they launched tickets for a “Fit Foodie 5K Weekend.” Tickets, which range anywhere from $35 for single events to $90 for the entire weekend, include everything from the “VIP” cocktail party, entree to the 5K, and a “Pure Barre and Brunch at Nico Osteria.” The race is described in the most undesirable way possible.

Per Gilt:

Cooking Light & Health’s Fit Foodie Weekend was born out of the idea that pulse-pounding workouts and irresistible culinary experiences can live together in harmony. Coming to Chicago’s Jackson Park September 11–13, this exciting event brings together fitness and food aficionados for interactive sessions led by renowned chefs, celebrity trainers and fitness experts. On the schedule, you’ll find everything from wine tastings and brunch to culinary demonstrations and yoga sessions. Take to your mat for an invigorating fusion of yoga and barre; then refuel post-workout with an indulgent brunch at Nico Osteria. Or, lace up your sneakers for the Fit Foodie 5k and cruise over the finish line for chef’s tastings, fitness demonstrations, beer and wine tastings and more. Finally, a reason to work out we can all agree on.

Yes, there is going to be a ton of talent at this thing, but it also simultaneously sounds like the most uppity and pretentious group of people you could possibly gather. And honestly? I kind of love it. I almost just blew $350 on a plane ticket to Chicago this weekend for the Texas-Notre Dame game, but now that I could possibly do this field study on basic bitches a week from now instead, I’m considering starting a Kickstarter and/or expensing this entire trip to get my ass there.

I mean, hopefully by the time this rolls around my legs will stop aching from spin class last weekend (yes, I can still feel the affects if this tells you anything about the current state of my physical fitness). Like, I can’t turn down world renowned chefs paired with fitness experts, wine tastings, and yoga sessions, can I? Think of all the content I could get out of this. If anyone is going, or wants to go, hit your boy up because I’m afraid I may get egged if I roll solo.

Actually, nevermind, Todd is probably going. See y’all there.

[via Gilt]

Image via Gilt

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Will deFries (Twitter / Instagram) is a Senior Writer at Grandex and the world's foremost authority on Sunday Scaries (Twitter / Instagram). Email me at

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