Your weekend fun! (And Valentine Planning Guide)


Get out & get active with your Valentine!  Here are some great ideas to get the blood flowing.



Watching 40+ balloons launch, may sound like reason to attend, but that is the beautiful backdrop to a really great workout options.

Here are a few ideas from the Hot Air Affair weekend line up.

Saturday, January 17, 5 – 8 p.m.  CANDLELIGHT HIKE AND SKI, YMCA Camp St. Croix, sponsored by PCK Foundation. Candle-lit trails for cross-country skiing and hiking along with trail side fires for quick warm ups.  Come see a hot air balloon.  Complimentary refreshments hosted by Art Doyle’s Spokes & Pedals.  Free admission.

HOT AIR AFFAIR GEOCACHING throughout the Hudson area. Go to for coordinates of winter friendly geocaches in Hudson and the St. Croix Valley. NEW geocaches hidden in the Hudson area.

10:00 a.m. UP, UP & AWAY 5K FUN RUN/WALK, Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, sponsored by Anytime Fitness-Hudson, Thrivent Financial-Tracy Berglund, Walgreens-Hudson and Mc Cabe Chiropractic & Wellness Center. Registration starting 9 am at church at 505 13th Street South. Pre-register at $18 pre-register by Feb. 1 or $25 day of race. Door prizes, race shirt and refreshments.

1:00 p.m. SMOOSH BOARD COMPETITION, E.P. Rock school grounds. Hot Air Affair’s wackiest winter sport with 4 people on the same smoosh boards. Call 381-5020 for team registration, $10 per team. Prizes for best team in competition plus best “Field to Flight: E-I-E-I-OOO” costumes. Smoosh boards available. Coordinated by Catalyst Sports Medicine.


VALENTINE’S RACE LINE UP– Love yourself first with a great workout!

Frozen Nipples & Shriveled Pickles Artic Dash

February 14, 3 p.m.

How romantic – a weekend getaway to Northern Minnesota, after all in Minnesota it’s cool to be cold.


Cupid’s Undie Run

February 14, 11am

This Valentine’s Day weekend, come put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of half-naked runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.


Valentine’s Day 5k

Get your heart racing on Valentine’s Day.  Plus, the gear is awesome and features your status – “Single,” “It’s Complicated,” and “Taken” backtags!



For great couple workout ideas, be sure to follow us on Pinterest – we’ve been pinning great ideas to help you and your love get your sweat on together.






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