Nice Girl Nation 5K & Fitness Festival


 What is the Nice Girl Nation?

The NGN is an amazing movement started in 2013 by Coach JoAnna Burks after realizing the radical impact of conditioning her heart & mind to focus on being authentically kind. The NGN  is now an amazing group of ladies, of every age and ethnicity, which have committed to the same level of radical accountability.  We have agreed to raise our standards for our language and behavior, in a friendly way– so that we can lead the changes that we want to see in the world, starting today.  We are simply on the move to make it cool to be kind – no strings attached.  But it’s not just words – we back it up with a contract.  We understand that it takes focus to be successful so we created the tools and the teams to help people embrace kindness and ultimately manifest their own dreams.  

The Nice Girl Nation movement has grown in size in energy and is now supported by Fleet Feet Sports Aptos / Monterey.  Fleet Feet is the leader in social fitness and has decided to make the Nice Girl Nation Fitness Festival one of their premier social fitness events. Together we are on a mission to increase kindness in our communities.  We are using our foundation of social fitness and community service to develop platforms for schools, families and businesses  to embrace the topics and teachings of kindness is a fun and inviting way.

Proceeds benefit YWCA of Monterey County

There will be music, refreshments, vendor booths, powerful discussions on mindfulness & accountability, yoga and so much more!  Registration is 30$ per person and all are encouraged, even pets! If you are a business there are also ways that you can sponsor the event to make sure you are part of the Nice Girl Nation Movement!  Let’s set up a Nice Girl Nation team and get your people moving too!  This is an amazing way to infuse, wellness, kindness and team building into your business today in a really fun and inviting way. To register your team email


October 23, 2016
Custom House Plaza - Monterey
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Your registration allows your to participate in any events you choose!  .

You get to pick what social fitness activities work best for you!

If you don't want to run - you can do a Zumba class instead!

Don't want to do the to bike parade? That's ok too!

Stay Carmel Barre will be doing a class just for you!



Packet Pick up party!!

Fleet Feet Sports - 472 Alvarado Street - Monterey - CA

Friday 10/21  3-6 pm

Saturday 10/22 12 - 6 pm

Race day registration + Packet pick up opens at 7:30am



Have more Questions? Click Here.

Meet Coach B.  - The Festival MC 

Nice Girl + Instigator + Motivator + Rejuvenator 


Coach B is a lady we believes in energy and has dedicated her life to manifesting more of it. Coach Burks considers herself a ‘recession refuge’ - a former real estate executive turned nutritionist, trainer and corporate coach when the new housing market went bust.  Combining her years of operational leadership, with her education and experience in personal training and nutrition, Coach Burks created The Master Plan: Solutions to life’s real issues.

 Five strategies to create clarity + 5 strategies to manifest more energy. 

Called on by top executives for her one-of-a-kind champion talk and counsel, she has become the go-to resource for those looking to take their lifestyle, as well as their teams, to the next level.  Whether she is in the board room, on the training floor or out taking clients for a run, she infuses the clarity and energy needed to keep people in their most productive space. More importantly, she developed the tools needed to support long-term change.  Coach B.  currently serves at the Marketing & Training Director for Fleet Feet Sports and has the distinct pleasure of sharing her tools & energy with their teams in a whole new way.

Print your Nice Girl Contract HERE


Bay bikes is excited to announce that we will be supporting the first ever NGN festival on the Monterey Bay in the form of a bike valet service, high fives and mechanical support for anyone in need of a quick adjustment. Worried about parking in the area? Don’t stress, ride your bike in and valet it with us. We will hang onto it till you’re ready to take off for your next adventure. Need a bike for the festival? Our rental shop is located on cannery row! We are open 7 days a week and have everything you need to make your next ride your best ride!  

For a close-up look at the 2 mile bike route click HERE

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