CABOT, Vt., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This August, the ten members of Cabot Creamery Cooperative's first-ever Cabot Fit Team will assemble in Cape Elizabeth, Maine to compete in the 16th Annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race. The team, comprised of two Cabot family farmers and eight food and fitness bloggers, was created to increase awareness about the importance of wellness though nutrition and exercise.
"We're so excited to be creating the first ever Cabot Fit Team," says Sara Wing, who is an avid runner in addition to being a Registered Dietitian and Director of Health and Wellness for Cabot. "How we finish isn't important - our true goal is to promote a lifestyle of wellness that comes from eating nutritious foods and getting regular exercise."
Representing Cabot's farm family owners will be Rebecca Ridley Harris and Leah Ridley of Ridley Farm in Shapleigh, ME. The sisters, who frequently run together, are looking forward to meeting new runners during their first Beach to Beacon race.
Rounding out the Cabot Fit Team will be eight prominent fitness and food bloggers, who extol the virtues of eating healthy and exercising on their websites. The runners include Katie Webster of HealthySeasonalRecipes.com, Carrie Burrill of BakeAholicMama.com, Monica Olivas of RunEatRepeat.com, Carolyn Ketchum of AllDayIDreamAboutFood.com, Kristina LaRue of LoveAndZest.com, Gina Matsoukas of RunningToTheKitchen.com, Robin Runner of KneadtoCook.com, and Anne Mauney of fANNEtasticfood.com. The bloggers, who will descend on Cape Elizabeth from all areas of the country, are ready to bring their unique personalities and food and fitness expertise to the team.
"We chose the Beach to Beacon 10K as the Cabot Fit Team's first race as a way to honor the 103 Maine dairy farm families who are part of Cabot Creamery Cooperative," says Cabot's Lifestyle Commentator & Favorite Foodie, Candace Karu, another passionate runner who has been associated with the race since its inception. "It is the hard work and dedication of our farm families that provide the motivation and inspiration for the Cabot Fit Team. The Beach to Beacon is only the first of what we hope will be many races for future Cabot Fit Teams."
The Beach to Beacon was founded in 1996 by Joan Benoit Samuelson, a native of Cape Elizabeth and the winner of the first-ever women's Marathon at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. The 6.2 mile Beach to Beacon starts at Crescent Beach and ends at Portland Head Light, the nation's first commissioned lighthouse. Last summer, the race attracted more than 6,000 runners, along with more than 10,000 spectators, making it Maine's most attended road race.
"In addition to participating in, creating, and sponsoring high profile health-centric events, Cabot is also committed to producing healthy foods, like our lowfat Greek-Style Yogurts and our award-winning line of light cheddars," says Wing.
Cabot Lowfat Greek-Style Yogurt comes in plain, as well as a variety of flavors like Vanilla Bean and Strawberry. Cabot Light Cheddars, whose packaging recently received a new look, is available in Sharp Light, Sharp Extra Light, Jalapeno Light, and Pepper Jack Light. For more information on Cabot's lowfat and light products, visit: www.cabotcheese.coop.
To find out more about the Cabot Fit Team online, visit: www.cabotcheese.coop/cabotfitteam or follow on Twitter at #CabotFit.
ABOUT CABOT CREAMERY COOPERATIVE
Cabot Creamery Cooperative has been in continuous operation in Vermont since 1919, and makes a full line of cheeses, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and butter. Widely known as makers of "The World's Best Cheddar," Cabot is owned by the 1200 dairy farm families of Agri-Mark, the Northeast's premier dairy cooperative, with farms located throughout New England and upstate New York. For more information on Cabot, visit: http://www.cabotcheese.coop
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