Your Weekend Top 5 for Sept 25-27


  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Weekend 5 – It’s June!


1. Lola’s Half Marathon! Saturday, June 6.

Lola’s Lake Waconia Half Marathon promises to provide one of the most scenic race routes in the greater Twin Cities area.  It starts near City Square Park in lovely Waconia, weaves through the city then winds around beautiful Lake Waconia where you’ll catch your breath and to the finish at the park.

There’s something for everyone:  the half marathon, 2-person 1/2 marathon relay, a 10 mile, the 5k run/walk that is dog friendly.  Wrap it up by attending the fun “after-party” at Lola’s Lakehouse with lunch, live music, photo opportunities and more…only two blocks from the finish line.

2. Trinona! June 6-7 – Winona-

There are few places on this planet that are more perfectly suited to host a triathlon than Winona, Minnesota. With every stroke, pedal and stride during Life Time Tri Trinona, you’ll encounter incredible views and beautiful terrain. It will begin at dawn, as you set up in transition in front of Lake Winona and look up to see Sugarloaf Bluff rising above the town below. Following the swim, you will begin your journey into the true calling card for this event, the Mississippi River Bluff Country.

But there is a price to pay for all this ambiance. The terrain that makes this race so inviting is the very same terrain that makes this event one of the most challenging triathlons in the Midwest.

3. Sunday Morning Yoga Sunday, June 7 –10:30 a.m. – Boom Island. Yoga in the Park will continue.  If the weather cooperates, we will all meet at Boom Island Park in NE Minneapolis.  The class can be found near the bike path next to the river.  There is no obligation to attend this class, however I will accept voluntary donations to help cover costs of the meetup site and other expenses related to the group.  No experience is necessary as any and all levels of experience is welcome.

4. Open Streets Minneapolis?

With 1,800 miles of sidewalks, Minneapolis is a great place to go for a walk.  118 miles of on-street bikeways and 92 miles of off-street bikeways (as of 2014) make it a great place to go for a family bike ride too. OPEN STREETS MPLS events create even more miles of safe, car-free streets so that residents of all ages can walk, bike, participate in spontaneous play activities, and get to know one another. It’s free fun for the whole family. We are excited to have been invited to hold even more new events, and look forward to working with local residents, community groups, neighborhood groups, and businesses to make sure the events are a huge success!

5. Go to the Market –  Saturday or Sunday.  The St. Paul Farmers Market provides a wide variety of locally grown produce and other gems.

Fabulous Friday – Get Busy This Weekend, We Dare You!

The Crisp Autumn Air is making us Adventurous. We created a Warrior Adventure Road Trip Guide.

Boot Camp, Yoga Hike & Wellness Fair — in the Orchard!

Does it get any better? A scenic drive, take in the Fall colors wrapped up with a Boot Camp and wellness fair – IN AN ORCHARD? Sign us up. Boot Camp workout ($10) and from 11 am to 4 pm there will be a time for pampering ($1 per minute) and at 1 pm a yoga hike ($8). We are partnering with our friends at All is Wellness Center. Pleasant Valley Orchard, Shafer, MN.


Fly like a Bird

Seriously, fly like a bird over the fall colors. Bring the family (or don’t).


Kayak & Paddle

How cool is this? Broken Paddle Guide is like a real life choose your own adventure. Select kayak or canoe. Then choice the sites – raptors? Otters? Sunset? Yes, yes and yes.


Act like a kid – the ultimate adventure

Did you know Skyzone has classes for adults? Be sure to grab ice cream after.


Night Light Trail Series

If you rolled your eyes at your crazy pals who rose well before the sun to participate in the Twin Cities Marathon, we have the race for you. Direct from the web site – “Headlamps, trail running, beer and live music. Awesome.” We agree.




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Fabulous Friday – Weekend Warrior Road Map

Our picks to keep you fierce, fit and fabulous this weekend.

F I N A L É   E Q U I N O X  E V E N T 

Check out this week’s Yoga Rocks the Park.

Saturday August 20th, at 11AM featuring Tara Cindy Sherman and Her Radiant Flow Drummers


Healthyville – A place for every body!

September 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015 at the Minnesota Children’s Museum

Children and adults will have hands-on opportunities to explore nutrition and fitness in ways that help them understand their bodies, understand the importance of making healthy choices and apply concepts in everyday situations. Eat smart, move more, live well!

  • Brush and floss teeth inside a giant mouth
  • Touch boogers inside a giant nose
  • Measure your vertical leap
  • Get the inside view of digestion
  • Scan foods for nutrition facts
  • Explore how activities affect heart rate…and more!

Perk’s MessFest

MessFest is a one day fun family event where kids get messy to raise money and awareness for children battling cancer.

Saturday, September 20

MN Pro Paintball Course (22554 Texas Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044)

Event time – 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.; Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.

For more information and to sign up for MessFest, go to

Minnesota Wild Breakaway 10K/5K/1-Mile Run, benefitting the Minnesota Wild Foundation.

The race takes place in downtown Saint Paul on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 8:30 a.m. All races will begin and end at Gate 1 of Xcel Energy Center.

  • All participants will  receive a Wild Breakaway Run t-shirt. Plus, all finishers of each distance are eligible to win a 2013-2014 team signed stick. No purchase necessary.
  • All participants are qualified to win two suite tickets for the Wild-Jets game on Saturday, September 27. Twenty winners will be selected. No purchase necessary.
  • Single-game tickets go on sale race day beginning at 10 a.m. All race participants will be given a pre-sale opportunity to purchase single-game tickets before they go on sale to the general public. A promo code will be sent via email on Thursday, September 18 with the pre-sale taking place on Friday, September 19.

Sunday, September 21 – St. Paul’s Bark and Rec Day featuring Midwest Animal Rescue & Service’s Wiggle Butt 5K Run on Harriet Island. This is an outdoor event for dogs and the people who love them.

Join us for a fun filled day of dog friendly events, lots of activities for the kids, action packed demonstrations, a wide array of vendors, an off leash area and much, much more!!!! Raise money for homeless companion animals–rec-day


Discover the secrets of Theodore Wirth Park at the Surly Trail Loppet on Saturday, September 20.

Theodore Wirth Park is nearly the size of New York City’s Central Park – but there are more woods, trails, bogs and wildflower gardens! It’s the perfect setting for an urban trail run.

Whether you’re a serious racer preparing for an upcoming marathon or running for fitness and fun, the Surly Trail Loppet will be a great time with great people, great trails and great beer.

The Surly Trail Loppet is a Hoigaard’s Challenge event.


Head down to the Farmer’s Markets for seasonal produce and enjoy the best of the season!

Apple Festival at the Gibbs Farm – Saturday, September 20


Hoigaard’s 47th Annual Tent Sale – September 19 – 21, 2014

5425 Excelsior Boulevard, St.Louis Park, MN 55416
Save on skis, snowboards, apparel, accessories and much, much more. Chat with industry reps, ski schools, ski areas and more. Do not miss this event. Friday 12-8pm Saturday 9:30-6pm Sunday 11-5pm


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