The 11th Annual 2017 Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit! 5K Run-Walk and 1 Mile Walk will be held Sept. 17, 2017 on the campus of CCBC Essex. Registration for the event, which is perfect for novice runners, is currently open. Receive a $5 discount through Aug. 14. Day of the race registration opens at 6:30 a.m., with health and fitness screenings. A swag bag with special gifts will be given to the first 200 onsite participants. The 5K race, which is professionally managed by Charm City Run, gives medals to the fastest three male and female 5K finishers overall, as well as the top three male and female runners in all age categories. The 1-Mile Fun Walk is perfect for younger and older participants. Door prizes, including a $500 Fitness Pays Grand Prize sponsored by Van Dyke and Bacon Shoes, will be awarded (must be present to win). Participants receive a complimentary long-sleeved T-shirt (guaranteed up to the first 1,200 registered, sizes not guaranteed), water on the course and post-race refreshments. Trophies will be awarded for largest team, most money raised by an individual and most money raised by a team. Money raised goes to support the county’s senior fitness programming at the Baltimore County Department of Aging where the goal is to help older adults to Live Longer and Live Well. For more race details go to http://www.getreadygetsetgetfit5k.com.