Chef David Guas Joins Fit Foodie 5K in Fairfax This Weekend



Fit Foodie 5K Runners Celebrate the Finish Line in Style with Food Samplings from Celebrated Chefs David Guas, RJ Cooper, Katsuya Fukushima, Anna Bullett and More



Cooking Light & Health’s The Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend welcomes Travel Channel Host and Grill Nation author Chef David Guas as one of the race’s culinary headliners during the mouthwatering Finisher’s Village celebration, hosted on Saturday, June 20 at Fairfax’s Mosaic District.


An influential and active member of the Virginia epicurean community, Chef Guas joins the most delicious finish line ever, and an already impressive lineup of culinary talent featured during the three-day food and fitness experience.


At the Finisher’s Village celebration, immediately following the 5K race, runners will enjoy live cooking demonstrations from Chef Guas and from Cooking Light Executive Chef Anna Bullett. Runners will also indulge in tasty bites from featured celebrity chefs RJ Cooper and Katsuya Fukushima.


Born and raised in New Orleans, Chef Guas brings decadent Southern fare to his Arlington, Virginia and Washington, DC restaurants, Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery. The popular spots have received national recognition in publications likeFood & Wine, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Saveur and Bon AppetitIn addition to his work in the kitchen, Chef Guas is also a regular on The Today Show, CBS The Talk, and an award-winning cookbook author. Chef Guas will offer attendees a taste of his new cookbook, Grill Nation, with mouthwatering recipe samples followed by a book signing.


Another race weekend culinary headliner, James Beard Foundation Award Winner, Chef RJ Cooper of Washington D.C. hot spots, Gypsy Soul and Rogue 24, hosts the weekend’s pre-race VIP Launch Party on Friday, June 19 and Sunday Brunch on June 21 at the celebrated Gypsy Soul. During both events, attendees are treated to special giveaways, indulgent bites, sips, and more!


Award winning Chef Katsuya Fukushima of the celebrated DC restaurant, Daikaya delights palates with his charming, playful, and highly personal style of cuisine during the Finisher’s Village food and fitness experience.


Also onstage, Cooking Light Executive Chef, Anna Bullett will prepare healthy and delicious offerings in Cooking Light’ssignature culinary style, providing guests a variety of tasty samples including:


  • Kale & Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Walnuts

  • Steak Sandwiches with Pickled Onion & Herb Aioli


For more information about David Guas, Anna Bullett, RJ Cooper, Katsuya Fukushima and all of Cooking Light & Health’s The Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend participants, view the official bios here.


Cooking Light & Health’s The Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend is available at www.fitfoodierun.com. Cooking Light & Health’s The Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend is a production of Fast Forward based in San Diego, CA.


Fit Foodie 5K registration is priced at $55 per person and includes admission to the 5K race and Finisher’s Village from7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 20.



Cooking Light & Health’s The Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend Event Series is the ultimate weekend celebration of food, fitness and fun. In 2015, the race series will be held in Austin, TX, Fairfax, VA, Chicago IL, San Diego, CA. The weekend includes aFriday night VIP Party and Saturday morning 5K race concluding at the Finisher’s Village Celebration, featuring food and drink samples, chef demonstrations, and giveaways, along with fitness and nutrition consultations and other activities.Sunday includes the choice of a yoga session or a Sunday Sweat Session followed by a healthy brunch or refresh and rehydrate station. For more information, visit www.fitfoodierun.com, or follow the Fit Foodie Race Series on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram. Cooking Light & Health’s The Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend is produced by Fast Forward.  For more information call 619-312-1212.



Cooking Light is one of the largest epicurean magazine brands in the U.S. and is uniquely positioned at the intersection of great-tasting food and good health.  The brand delivers innovative recipes, nutrition advice, and resources to live a healthful lifestyle via its magazine, website, and portfolio of cookbooks; across all tablets; through the highly-acclaimed Cooking Light Quick & Healthy Menu Maker app; with a fresh prepared-foods line and branded cookware; and on social media platforms, including, Facebook, Twitter (@Cooking_Light), Pinterest, Instagram (@cookinglight), and Google+.  In 2013, Cooking Light received two James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards. Cooking Light is owned by Time Inc., one of the largest media companies in the world.



Health (www.health.com) motivates women to feel happy and healthy every day. Health is the go-to resource for the latest news on nutrition, fitness, health and beauty, delivering smart, actionable advice to help consumers live better.  A dynamic multiplatform franchise with a print magazine, robust website, tablet and mobile editions, books, and a strong social media presence, Health reaches a total monthly audience of 24 million. Health is published ten times a year by Time Inc., one of the largest media companies in the world.  Health.  Happy Begins Here.



As an award-winning turnkey event management, public relations and marketing solutions provider, Fast Forwardspecializes in the creation of world-class trade and consumer events, brand activation and experiential marketing strategies.  From elite wine and food experiences for thousands of discriminating palates to intimate brand-to-press networking events in the heart of Manhattan, productions by Fast Forward Ventures accelerate human connections, put brands in front of key influencers, and deliver an unparalleled return on experience.  Fast Forward Ventures is the producer of Cooking Light & Health’s The Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend and the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, Southern California’s largest luxury wine and culinary experience now in its 12th year.

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