New York, NY, July 11, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- On Wednesday July 11, 2012 at 5:00am, inSHAPE Fitness Owner and Head Trainer, Kim Watkins will lead a group of runners on an historic 11-mile route up the middle of Manhattan, from near the southern tip into the northern heights. The run, named after Alexander Hamilton – the architect of the U.S. financial system, comes just seven days after the celebration of Independence Day, and marks the anniversary of the legendary 1804 duel between Hamilton and Aaron Burr, our nation’s third Vice President.
Although Hamilton would lose the duel and die the following day, his accomplishments in economic and political theory would live on, as would his memorials in New York City – many of which the fun run route incorporates.
The run will begin at Alexander Hamilton’s gravesite at Trinity Church on Wall Street, and continue past a number of notable sites, including Federal Hall, Nassau Street, Tribeca and Central Park. As runners pass the famed Metropolitan Museum of Art, they will stop briefly to pay tribute to the Alexander Hamilton statue before continuing on to the Hamilton Grange National Memorial near City College. Here, the run will conclude at the location of Hamilton’s new “country” home at West 141st Street and Convent Avenue.
For nine years, Kim has hosted this memorial run along this distinctive route, and in 2004 was introduced to members of the Hamilton family who’ve come to expect her presence. “I‘ve always enjoyed July 4th, so I wanted to do something that would continue the celebration of our Founding Fathers beyond just one day,” says Watkins of her popular and highly-anticipated annual fitness event.
The Alexander Hamilton fun run is open to the public. All interested are encouraged to contact inSHAPE Fitness for more information or to sign up.
About inSHAPE Fitness
Founded in 1997, The inSHAPE Fitness team is a passionate group of fitness experts, personal trainers, yoga instructors, pilates teachers, massage therapists, and nutritionists. The inSHAPE team is educated, diverse in their skills, teaching styles, and stay informed on the latest health and wellness research. With years of experience, degrees in health related fields, and certifications with top fitness organizations, inSHAPE is the leader in gym-free fitness. inSHAPE works with clients to devise and deliver practical and efficient exercise programming based on logistics, abilities, goals, and schedules.
inSHAPE Fitness hosts group sessions as well: the Civilized Boot Camp in Central Park and Moms Boot Camp is offered in warmer months, as is the Clubs inMOTION Golf Program; and Corporate Fitness Programs are on-going throughout the year. inSHAPE works tirelessly to spread its message to skip the gym and publishes a complimentary equipment free workout each week along with a podcast of this session. inSHAPE is also the creator of the GO Band™, a portable mini-resistance band, which is revolutionizing the way people attack their in-home strength routines. www.inshape-fitness.com
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