Out with the Candy, in with the Turkey – trot that is…

Happy Halloween! After the candy is dished out and the cobwebs are put away – you might think what’s next? Well, we are challenging you and your family to get out on Turkey Day and do a trot.

We’ve got 5 picks for you:

  1. Turkey Day Trail Trot – Battle Creek Park, St. Paul – 8 a.m.

This trail race has a mix of mid and long distance options.

http://www.enduranceunited.org/events/turkey-day-trail-trot/

2. Tonka Turkey Trot – Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka – 8:30 a.m.

The 6th Annual Tonka Turkey Trot is a 5K run/walk geared towards families.

http://www.tonkatrack.org/tonkaturkeytrot

3. Drumstick Dash – Lake Harriet, Minneapolis – 7:30 a.m.

There a multiple races including a 1 mile, a kid’s half-mile and a 10K.

http://www.drumstickdash10k.com/index.html

4. Beast 2 Feast 5K – Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis – 9 a.m.

This race is a benefit for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

http://busybodypromotions.com/beast2feast/

5. The Turkey Trot – St. Paul – 7:30 a.m.

There is a 6K and a 10K option, with an early start to get you back in the kitchen before noon.

http://www.turkeytrotsaintpaul.com/

 

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Your Weekend Top 5 for Sept 25-27

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  1. Dave Ryan’s 5k & 10k For Special Olympics

Saturday, September 26

The 2015 Dave Ryan’s 5K & 10K will be held Sept. 26 at Boom Island Park, 724 Sibley St. NE, Minneapolis, MN. Registration starts at 7 a.m, the 10K begins at 9 a.m., and the 5K starts at 9:05 a.m.

This annual event is a fun, family-friendly 5K & 10K run/walk to support the more than 8,000 athletes of Special Olympics Minnesota.

http://daveryan.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1144413

2. Legends Tonka Trot 5k and 1 mile

Saturday, September 26

Legends 10K is being combined with Tonka Trot 5K in 2015. In addition, there is a Family 1.5 Mile Fun Run.  All races will start and end at Groveland Elementary School.  By combining races, the event will be bigger and stronger than ever.

http://www.alarc.com/alarc-legends-5k10k.html

3. Fall Harvest – Stock up on Healthy Fall Veggies

Saturday & Sunday – September 26 & 27

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend and the perfect time to visit the St. Paul Farmers’ Market.  We have a bounty of fresh local produce for all your canning and freezing needs. Thinking about making salsa…we have it all. Tomatoes, peppers, garlic, leeks and more. Melons, squash and pumpkins are a sure sign that fall has arrived.

Have you ever given any thought about purchasing an electric car?  We are hosting an electric car show at the market on Sunday, September 20th from 9am – 1pm.  Join us in learning about the ins and outs of electric cars.

www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com

4. Itascatur/ Headwaters 100 Bike Ride

Saturday, September 26

This includes a 45, 75 & 100 mile ride. The longer rides go through Itasca State Park and the 45 mile ride also goes north of Park Rapids. Food and beverage stops include restroom facilities and bike repair. SAG wagons patrol all routes with first aid/ repair supplies.

http://www.exploreminnesota.com/events/3833/itascaturheadwaters-100-bike-ride

5. Warrior 196 Memorial 5K

Saturday, September 26

The Warrior 196 is a memorial 5k run to honor and remember the four graduates of Independent School District 196 who died while actively serving our country. Proceeds from the event will be used to provide scholarships to students currently enrolled in Independent School District 196.

http://www.exploreminnesota.com/events/24206/warrior-196-memorial-5k

Weekend Top Five! August 15/16

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Run for the Melon 5K/10K Walk/Run Race

Saturday, August 15

The Run for the Melon 5K and 10K Walk/ Run is located on the Otter Trail Scenic Byway in Vining, Minnesota. The race course takes the participant through the rural Otter Tail County countryside with rolling hills, lakes and fields of fresh cut alfalfa and grain fields as a back drop.

http://minneapolisrunning.com/event/run-for-the-melon-5k10k-walkrun-race/?instance_id=1480#.VcyKU5xRH4g

 

Yoga at Tettegouche State Park

Free – Wednesday mornings

Namaste! Tettegouche State Park held its first FREE Lake Superior yoga session this morning, and will continue to offer free Wednesday morning sessions for 8 weeks.

The class consists of gentle postures and slow movements to help the body get back in balance. A mat, blanket and water bottle are recommended. The sessions are led by Kim Josephson, a RYT500 and Certified Yoga Therapist from the International Yoga Institute Yoga North.

Next week’s event details: http://bit.ly/1HGLe3j

Passport Club Challenge

Free – Hike at your own pace.

This is a fantastic way to get outdoors all season long, plus an inspiring story!

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/clubs.html

Congrats to Sue and Olive for camping and/or hiking in all of Minnesota’s state parks and recreation areas, A-Z, and completing the Passport Club!

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Cyclists of Gichee Gumee Shores – COGGS

Duluth Traverse Trail

Free – Bike at your own base

The Duluth Traverse Trail recently received International recognition. Get on your mountain back and day trip.

http://coggs.com/

Tonka Paparazzi

Big Island and Back Paddle

Saturday, August 15

Big Island and Back paddle event Saturday, August 15th presented by Excelsior Brewing Company. Get a canoe, kayak or paddleboard, start at Excelsior Beach and enjoy a friendly race around Big Island. All ages, any skill level. After party, door prizes, awards and music at Excelsior Brewery. Register at www.bigislandandback.com. Proceeds benefit ICA Food Shelf and Freshwater Society. Don’t miss this one!

http://www.tonkapaparazzi.com/

Weekend Top Five – Keep Moving!

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1. Get Outside Festival

May 16, 10 am – Calhoun Square

https://www.facebook.com/events/919103808142337/

Join The Wilderness Inquiry this Saturday at the Get Outside Festival in Minneapolis. Climbing wall, paddle demos, food trucks, live music. Free admission – all donations support Wilderness Inquiry.

2. Minnesota Roller Girls 2015 Tryouts

May 19 – Practice Clinic

http://clinics.mnrollergirls.com/

Think you got what it takes to be a Roller Girl? Try it out at a clinic for only $10!!

This is a Mixed Clinic for beginner and experienced skaters. This clinic is for people interested in trying out for the Minnesota RollerGirls (skaters and officials) this Spring 2015. The clinic will be held on Tuesday May 19th at the Exhibit Hall B in the Saint Paul RiverCentre from 6:00-8:00pm.

 3. Commit to Fit 10k

May 16, 2015 Crosby

http://www.northlandrunner.com/run?page=Race&raceId=2431

Race day registration starts at 6:30am.  There is a free 1k race at 9am.  The 10k and 5k are chip timed.  Preregistered runners will receive a t-shirt.

 4. Hike – Duluth Hiking Club

May 15, 9 am

http://www.shta.org/

Hike 5.7 miles of Superior Hiking Trail from 24th Ave west to Gretchell Road. Meet at the Skyline Parkway lot. Free!

 5. Plan Now – Dirty Girl Run

August 1, 2015 Pinehaven

http://www.mudrunguide.com/event/twin-cities-minnesota-dirty-girl-mud-run-2015/

The Dirty Girl 5K Run series is now the premiere women’s mud run event, with more fun, more obstacles, more girl power, more creativity, more high fives, more excitement and, of course, more mud than any other obstacle run can muster. Additionally, Dirty Girl Mud Run continues to support Breast Cancer awareness and research, donating more monetary support to this worthy cause every year, thanks to you! Come discover a women’s only run unlike any other at the 2015 Twin Cities Dirty Girl 5K. Complete your one-of-a-kind outdoor obstacle course with your girlfriends and a Dirty Girl fun spirit as you run, jump, hop, bounce and splash your way to the finish line. After being crowned into the Dirty Girl Nation, enjoy the after party with your fellow Twin City Dirty Girls. For women of all ages and athletic abilities!

Stay tuned for our June Wellness Project Take Over!