Elite USA Athletes To Join More Than 5,000 Participants At Life Time Fitness Torchlight 5K
Runner's World’s “Race of the Month” to feature several national champions Second Harvest Heartland to benefit from non-perishable food donations collected by the Life Time Fitness Foundation

CHANHASSEN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: LTM) today announced that eight elite USA athletes, including two national champions, will join a field of more than 5,000 participants for the 2010 Life Time Fitness Torchlight 5K in Downtown Minneapolis on July 21.

Included among the field of elite athletes are Katie McGregor, 2010 USA 15K Champion and 2010 USA 25K Champion, and Antonio Vega, 2010 USA Half Marathon Champion. Additional representatives from Team USA Minnesota participating in the Torchlight 5K include:

  • Heather Dorniden
  • Michelle Frey
  • Matt Gabrielson
  • Jason Lehmkuhle
  • Josh Moen
  • Kristen Nicolini

The Torchlight 5K, which was recently featured by Runner’s World as the July “Race of the Month,” kicks of the Minneapolis Aquatennial Torchlight Parade. An exclusive post-race party follows at the Nicollet Island Pavilion and includes live music from local band, Root City, prizes and refreshments for race participants.

The Life Time Fitness Foundation will be collecting non-perishable food donations prior to the race. All donations benefit Second Harvest Heartland. A portion of the proceeds from each race registration will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland and the Life Time Fitness Foundation.

Registration is still available at several running specialty stores, including Twin Cities Running Company (Eden Prairie), Start Line (Minnetonka), Runner’s Gate (Lakeville), and Right Fit Running (Mounds View). Race entry is also available online or on race day at the Basilica parking lot (88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis).

Life Time Fitness is proud to recognize the 2010 Life Time Fitness Torchlight 5K sponsors:

  • Clif Bar
  • Delta SkyMiles Credit Card
  • J.R. Watkins
  • MGD 64
  • Muscle Milk
  • Skechers
  • Toyota
  • Tria

About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: LTM) is a healthy way of life company based in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The Company is dedicated to providing programs and services that help its members connect and engage with their areas of interest, and achieve success with their health and fitness goals. Life Time Fitness designs and operates distinctive, multi-use sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa/resort centers that help members lead healthy and active lives. As of July 16, 2010, the Company operated 89 centers in 19 states and 24 markets. Additional information about Life Time Fitness centers, programs and services is available at

For further information: Life Time Fitness, Inc. Karen Jayne Leinberger, 952-229-7162