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5 Tips for Getting Ready for a Family 5K

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5 Tips for Getting Ready for a Family 5K

There is so much pressure on kids today that I really want time for my kids just to be kids. I want them to have fun, do the things they like and get some exercise as well.

Our family thing is to run a 5K together. We are a pretty active family. We love to run 5K's together and in fact, we are always looking for the next fun, family 5K that we can do together. We even invite friends and family along. Here are our 5 Tips for Getting Ready for a Family 5K.

5 Tips for Getting Ready for a Family 5K

1. Train.

We run together as a family a few times per week. When we don't have a lot of time, we might just speedwalk in our neighborhood but one of our keys for doing well as a family is to train consistently.

2. Set goals.

We always set a goal each month of how many miles we want to cover as a family, which 5K's we want to participate in and how many days we plan on running. These goals are written down and are on our family calendar for all to see. As long as the goals are attainable, then my family works towards them.

3. Motivate each other.

This is a fun one because we all love to motivate each other. I love putting how many miles we have already run during plus which 5K's we are planning to do. Then I make a sign for each kid and hang them up in different places around the house.

4. Have fun.

This is key. If running 5K's weren't fun for my family, we wouldn't do them and we would find something else. However, 5K's are our family thing and we love doing them together. We have fun no matter what.

5. Hydrate.

This seems like no brainer but I cannot tell you how many times I have to remind my children to drink liquids to keep them hydrated. Whether we are racing or running at home, my kids always have a Fruit Shoot with them so they stay hydrated with something they LOVE to drink.

About Fruit Shoot

Fruit Shoot® is made with no artificial flavors, real fruit juice, no high fructose corn syrup, and offers varieties made with real sugar, as well as no sugar added. Did you know that in the UK two bottles of Fruit Shoot are sold every second? Fruit Shoot, designed for kids’ adventures and for moms’ convenience, is already a very popular juice drink for kids in the U.K. and has existed there since 2000. We love that a trusted UK brand is now selling this delicious beverage in the United States.

This grab-and-go beverage is in a durable bottle designed to withstand your family's adventure no matter what. With juice pouches, you are limited because they must be consumed in one sitting. I end up holding them for my child or throwing away a half empty pouch. Fruit Shoot comes with a resealable cap meaning no mess from straws, juice spills or not being able to drink because of a lost straw. Fruit Shoot is inclusive in that you can drink it and reseal it for later.

Fruit Shoot is perfect for our family 5K days because these bottles are durable, portable and my kids just love it. I no longer have to worry about pouches spilling or missing straws. Make certain to check out the new flavor: Fruit Punch.

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73 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. mami2jcn

    Orange mango sounds good to me!

  2. mami2jcn

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  3. Natalie

    My family would enjoy the fruit punch flavor, but they all look so tasty!

  4. Dana Rodriguez

    Wild Berry Grape sounds good!

  5. Jessie C.

    My kids would love Strawberry & Raspberry.
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  6. Angela Saver

    They would like the Fruit Punch most of all! Thanks for the chance!

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  7. Will G

    I think they would like the wild berry grape the best!

  8. Julie Wood

    The Orange mango flavor sounds so delicious!

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  10. barbg

    Around here it’s always fruit punch all the way!  Great prize package thanks!

  11. Jen

    She would probably like the Strawberry & Raspberry flavor.

  12. Stefanie G

    We would love to try the Fruit Punch!

  13. Vincent

    They’d like Wild Berry Grape.

  14. Kelly D

    My kids would like the apple flavor.

  15. Steve Weber

    The orange mango flavor.

  16. Adriane

    Orange Mango sounds tasty!

  17. shelly peterson

    They would like the Pink Lemonade flavor.
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  18. Rachel

    I think my family would like the pink lemonade flavor.

  19. Cheryl B

    My Granddaughter like the Pink Lemonade flavor.

  20. Mita

    I would like the pink lemonade flavor

  21. Susan Smith

    We would love to try the Fruit Punch!

  22. I know my kids would love the strawberry raspberry one!

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  23. Dee

    My nieces love the pink lemonade flavor! 🙂

  24. Denise L

    Never heard of Fruit Shoot before! Good to know it’s so popular in the UK. I think my son would love the pink lemonade the best. Looks like it’s available at several stores I already shop.

  25. Thuy Vy Vu

    My kids would love to try the fruit punch

  26. Rebecca W

    These bottles look like they would be great to pack for a car trip or a camping trip. My kids really like orange or raspberry flavors. It would be nice to keep some of these on hand for travel!

  27. Susan Christy

    Strawberry & Raspberry sounds great!!!

  28. Jennifer Tilson

    My kids actually had Fruit Shoots last week. They liked the Berry Burst flavor.

  29. kathy Persons

    MIne would like the wild berry grape

  30. Jeffrey

    We are a running family, we do races of all distances. My kids are active in cross country at school too. They would go for the Strawberry & Raspberry flavor!

  31. Rosie

    Everyone’s favorite is Apple!!!

  32. Stephanie Phelps

    We would love to try the Wild Berry Grape.

  33. Carolsue

    I think my kids would like the Wild Berry Grape flavor the most

  34. Elle

    Fruit punch flavor I think they’d like best.

  35. Tabathia B

    my daughter would like the fruit punch

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  36. Lisa Brown

    We would enjoy the fruit punch flavor.

  37. amanda whitley

    my kids are not picky when it comes to juice but i think they would like the Fruit Punch best.

  38. Bert Ruiz

    My kids would like the fruit punch flavor. Thank you for the opportunity to win

  39. Elena

    We would love to try the orange mango flavor

  40. Kathryn C

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    definitely the Fruit Punch first!

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  41. Hollie Jahnke

    I think my daughter would love the fruit punch the best.

  42. Chrissy

    I think my daughter would like the Wild Berry Grape flavor the best.

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