Commit to It

Resolutions? Most people are too busy to make them these days, let alone stick to them, so most don't even bother. But for those who do, the goal is often to get fit or lose weight. If you're included in that group, Commitment Day, a New Year's Day 5K run and walk taking place in 28 U.S. cities, was made for you.

"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

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
Contact: Susan Froyd