"It's a nationwide movement created by Life Time Fitness as a solution-based program to help the country get out of its health crisis," says spokeswoman Becca Bijoch. "The idea is that, instead of making New Year's resolutions, people make a commitment to a healthier way of life, once and for all."
Denver's run -- it's adamantly not called a "race" -- begins at 9 a.m. at Civic Center Park, near 14th Avenue and Broadway, and follows a course through Capitol Hill to Cheesman Park and back again. There are two online registration options: a straight entry fee and a charity pledge alternative; fees range from $34 to $39 (or use the code CORP0288 for a $5 discount), and children ages seventeen and under run free with a paid adult. Registration perks include a T-shirt and commemorative fitness commitment journal for 2013; to register or share your own personal commitment pledge, go to www.commitmentday.com.
Tue., Jan. 1, 9 a.m., 2013