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1st Annual Best Family Walk: The 5K Challenge!

The Best Family Walk is a family oriented walking event. We will feature many different free seminars throughout the duration of the event.  The event is focused on living a healthy lifestyle.

The First Part of our event will be our 5k Walking Challenge. Participating families will walk along Allen Pond's walking trail to complete the 5K challenge.  We will also offer free seminars throughout the event


Offered Seminars will include:


Nutrition and Health Guidance - Dr. Joelle Presson, Assistant Dean of Chemical & Life Sciences at University of Maryland

Dr. Presson will have be conducting an educational seminar outlining the basics of wellness and providing guidance on how to become a strong and healthy family.

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Our event will feature blood pressure monitors where each member of the family can check their individual health levels and tips for sustainable healthy activity.

Tai-Chi & Meditation

Master Patrick Gayle will be on-site teaching an exclusive Tai-Chi & meditation seminar. These techniques have multiple effects of being a great work-out, building up your internal system, and a outstanding stress reliever.

 Self-Defense and Bully Prevention

Master Yusef Moore will be teaching a unique and highly effective Self-Defense and Bully prevention system that is great for children, teens, and adults.

Personal Training

William Mix, of Willing Mind and Body Fitness will be conducting the official warm-up for our 5K walking challenge. Additionally, our event will feature the popular Zumba Dance and Power Chi Work-out system.

 Chair Massages 

Receive and learn outstanding massage techniques that relax the muscles and assist with the stress of the work and school week.




Date: September 14th 2013

Location: Walking Trail, Starting and Event Meeting at Amphitheater




Registration & Check-In



5K Walking Challenge and Super Family Challenge



Personal Training Seminars (Bootcamp, Zumba, and Power Chi)



Self-Defense and Bully Prevention



Tai Chi & Meditation



End of Event


**Blood Monitoring, Chair Massages, and Dr. Joelle Presson Seminars and/or Stations will run as a side by side throughout the duration of the event.


What will make this event special?

Our Event Supports Soles4Souls, help us donate as many shoes as possible!

Soles 4 Souls

Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities.


View Our Packages and Pricing

Choose from our affordable prices. There is a package for everyone!


Best Family Walk


Best Family Walk: Choose Number of Family Members below

Best Family Walk

Enjoy a leisurely walk with your family around the walking trail of Allen Pond. Receive special prizes for every lap you complete as a family. Invite friends and neighbors to register their families and walk along too!


The number of family members on your team can vary but must consist of at least one child and one adult per team.


We also have a Special walk for adults couples!


Register to the left and don't forget to bring your old shoes to donate to charity,

Super Family Challenge

Take your 5K Walk to the Next Level, Trophy and Prize Competition!

Super Family Challenge

Super Family Challenge: Choose Number of Family Members  below

The Super Family Challenge

Families that want to take the 5K Walking Challenge to the next level should sign-up for our "Super Family Challenge."

This event are for the families that would like to compete against others to see which Family is the most fit! The family who has the best times for the 5K Challenge qualify for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place titles.

The Prizes include Trophies, Free membership rewards at Best of the Best Martial Arts and/or Willing Body and Mind Fitness , Gift Cards, and the title of Super Family Challenge Champion!

Organizing Team

We have a great group of veteran community businesses that will be leading this event!


Best of the Best Martial Arts, Matthew Stanback (Event Co-Lead)


                                                                                                                                                                                                 Best of the Best Martial Arts has been a community fixture within the Bowie-Upper Marlboro area for more than a decade. With a dedicated staff this school is one of the premier Martial Arts schools on the East Coast.  The school has many national champions and has been featured on Fox Five News and Washington Wizard and Bowie Baysox Games!

One of the lead focals for this event will be Matthew Stanback from Best of the Best Martial Arts. For any direct questions/concerns contact via email


Willing Body and Mind Fitness, William Mix (Event Co-Lead)


Growing up in the military, I moved every 3-4 years so I had to find a new set of friends every time.  One thing that helped making new friends a little easier was playing sports.  Whether football, basketball, track, or wrestling, I was able to meet new people who shared my drive for staying fit and active.

Currently in school for massage therapy, I am expanding my understanding of the body and methods of caring for yourself physically and mentally.  A healthy body can reduce medical insurance bills, medication costs, and even extend your years with your loved ones.  My personal and professional mission is to pass my passion for health and wellness along to anyone and everyone who will receive it.

Event Corporate Sponsors and Partners


Best of the Best Martial Arts,

"It's just not a School, it's an advantage"



Willing Mind & Body,

"Fitness and wellness for today's body & tomorrow's peace of mind"




Shazzi Salon, 12124 Central Ave Bowie, MD 20721, 301-249-6805

"Total hair care for the entire family"

Become an Event Sponsor or Vendor

Interested in becoming a sponsor? We are looking for great health and wellness based companies to be a part of our event.

 Sponsorships are just $100 and include table space under the gazebo with two chairs for you to display your banners and disseminate your business information.

Please contact for more information