NEW YORK – The NBA has partnered with the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation to invite runners, walkers, and dribblers of all ages to participate in the 2012 NBA All-Star FIT Run, Walk & Dribble, scheduled for 8:00 a.m, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. Fans can register at www.nbarunwalkdribble.com.
The 2012 NBA All-Star FIT Run, Walk & Dribble will feature appearances by Orlando native and NBA Legend Darryl Dawkins, as well as NBA and WNBA mascots and talent. An NBA/WNBA FIT Warm Up will tip-off the run, followed by a 5K race, a one mile walk, the Kids Fun Run & Dribble. The event will also feature a variety of free interactive activities and live music.
The top male and female in the 5K will each take home two tickets to the 61st NBA All-Star Game, which is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at Amway Center. The first 1,000 participants to register will receive a free ticket for NBA All-Star Jam Session, the marquee fan event of NBA All-Star that takes place February 23 – 26 at the Orange County Convention Center.
The race starts and finishes at Race Village at the corner of Robinson Street and Eola Drive, on the northeast corner of Lake Eola Park, in downtown Orlando. Registration fees for adults start at $24 for the 5K race and $18 the 1 Mile Walk and are each $15 for ages 17 and under. In conjunction with the race, there will also be a Kids Run & Dribble, for children 17 and under, a fan interactive area and live music, all of which are free and open to the public. For more information and to register visit http://www.nbarunwalkdribble.com.
About NBA/WNBA FIT
NBA/WNBA FIT is the league’s comprehensive health and wellness program that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families. Through a nationwide network of more than 1,000 community-based organizations, NBA/WNBA FIT brings programs and events to children, adults, and families year-round. NBA/WNBA FIT also collaborates with the Let’s Move! campaign, which first lady Michelle Obama established to provide communities nationwide with resources to help kids eat healthy and get active. In partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine and Nemours’ KidsHealth.org, NBA/WNBA FIT also provides health and fitness information to children and families through newsletters, social media, and interactive online content at NBA.com/nbafit.