Here’s your chance to get fit for the new year. As part of its parent company’s “Commitment Day,” Life Time Athletic in Boca Raton (1499 Yamato Road, 561/208-5900) will host a 5K run/walk in Boca Raton on Jan. 1, 2013.

Here’s the best part: Those who sign up for the 5K run/walk by the third week in November will receive free training in preparation for the race. Not an experienced runner? Not a member at the fitness center? No problem either way.

Sign up for the 5K at and use this code—CORP0598—to save $5 on registration. The cost (without the code) is $34 for Life Time members; $39 for nonmembers. Kids 18 and under run for free with a paid adult. According to the corporate site, the free training program is valued at $75.

According to Life Time personal trainer Latty Hawkes, “We have eight run classes a week that [participants] can attend. Our coaches are certified and well-known runners in Florida.”

Training sessions include coach-led group workouts on treadmills, outdoor fun runs, hill training and track workouts.

Race News, Part II

Is a 10K is more your style? The annual Boca 10K (there is also a Boca 5K) is slated for Dec. 30. This event also includes a one-mile beach run and events for kids. Runners will start at 7:30 a.m. at 3600 N. Ocean Blvd in Boca Raton. Early Registration is $30 ($20 for students). On race day, the fee goes up to $40. Boca Raton Road Runners club members receive a discount.

The Boca 5K and 10K benefits Boca Helping Hands. For more information or to register, visit