FGC “Runs” Palm Desert

At FG Creative, we are pros at marketing events for our clients – as well as
participating in them! We love joining in on the fun while “working on our fitness” (as Fergie says). Last year, we walked/ran the Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge, Paint El Paseo Pink, and the Galen 5k. We aren’t professional runners, but we ARE professional socialites and love these community events and all the local businesses and friends we see and chat up after we are done getting a 5k worth of exercise in.

The Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge is unique in that it features a mini-reverse triathlon. In this event, each leg is shorter in distance, and it’s reversed – beginning with the 5k run, then a short 10-mile bike ride, and ending with a 300-meter swim in the pool at Palm Desert Aquatic Center (our favorite). What’s fun about this race is that you can create a relay team. Three of our FGC members have been training like Olympians (slight exaggeration, but they have been training…a bit) and are putting together a team to run, bike and swim their way into one of these:

Paint El Paseo Pink helps to kick off “season” in Palm Desert. Thanks to the Desert Cancer Foundation, a client and one of our favorite desert organizations, this event is a huge hit and raises money and awareness for cancer patients in need of support and financial assistance. Did you think we FGC members would miss out on supporting this fantastic cause? NEVER! We will be there again this year, decked out in pink outfits and big smiles, as we walk in support of breast cancer awareness (October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month).

Last year, The Galen 5k was colorful (Tricia had green paint in her ear for a week that she couldn’t get out), invigorating and fun experience last year. Our favorite feature, as you see in the photo below, was the hilarious props and photo booth. Just for that alone, we can’t wait to participate again this year. This year, we are going to add some friendly competition to the mix and offer a prize to the person who gets the best time for the 5k! We love supporting our clients, we love supporting local businesses, and we love supporting our city! When we can do all and get our morning workout in at the same time, it’s a win-win- win for us.