Five ways to get Outdoor and Explore


  1. Jay Cook State Park Walk

Saturday, September 19 – 9 am – Carlton, MN

Walk with family, friends and neighbors on trails throughout this beautiful state park. Two loops totaling 10km (6 miles) or walk whatever distance you are able. Non-competitive walk with rewards for any participant wishing one for a small fee. Registration site: Picnic area by River Inn Interpretive Center. Event times: Start any time after 9 a.m. and finish by 5:00 p.m. Trail marker removal will begin at 3:00 p.m.

2. Log Run 10 Mile and 5K

Saturday, September 19 – 8 am – Stillwater, MN

The last race of our 2015 season is right around the corner. The Freight House Stillwater Log Run is September 19. This race brings performance to a new level on a gently sloping decent through the beautiful St. Croix valley ending in scenic downtown Stillwater. On this site you’ll find all the information you need about this premier St. Croix Valley running event.

3. Joe’s Ski Swap and Sale

September 17-20

Stop by to deal hunt!

4. Guided Hike – Cascade Falls – Lake Superior

September 19, 10 am

Linking people with nature by footpath along Lake Superior’s North Shore.

2015 SHTA GUIDED HIKE PROGRAM: The 2015 SHTA Guided Hike Program offers hikes throughout the year on different sections of trail, Join a guided hike, experience different sections of the trail, and meet others who enjoy the sport of hiking!

5. Yoga at Aamodt’s Apple Farm – FREE!

Monday, September 21 – 6 pm – Stillwater, MN

Enjoy a beautiful evening on the lawn of an orchard, with Studio One Yoga and followed by Happy Hour. How can you miss this?


Weekend Top Five! August 15/16


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.


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:

Passport Club Challenge

Free – Hike at your own pace.

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

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!

a to z

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.

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 Proceeds benefit ICA Food Shelf and Freshwater Society. Don’t miss this one!

Cheers the First Week of a New You

The Wellness Projects Weekend Round Up

Plan Your Runs. The following is a list of races that open this week:

Twin Cities Marathon Summit Challenge

This race series commits you to four races throughout the year, and guarantees you a spot at the annual Twin Cities Ten Mile.

  • Valentine’s Day TC 5K, presented by Fleet Feet Marathon Sports (February 14)
  • Hot Dash 10 Mile, presented by Fleet Feet Marathon Sports (March 7)
  • Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon (July 4)
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (October 4)

Do it.

Feeling the call of the great north? Registration opens January 15 @ 10 am for the Caribou Highlands Ultra Marathon.

Superior 50KM Trail Race Description and History: The Superior 50 KM Trail Race is an out-and-back (100% trail) ultramarathon which traverses the Sawtooth Mountain Range on the Superior Hiking Trail in the far reaches northern Minnesota .  The course parallels Lake Superior, the greatest freshwater lake in the world, climbs to near 2000′ peaks with breath-taking vistas of the lake and inland forests and crosses whitewater rivers and serene streams while meandering through mystic Boreal forests.  The race starts and finishes at Caribou Highlands Resort in Lutsen Minnesota. Runners will have access to 4 aid stations between the start and finish.

Do it.

Need a break from running outside? Check out this comprehensive list of indoor options in the metro. Nice work Minneapolis Running!

Try Something New

Class Pass is now in Minnesota! A pass allows you to club hop – one boutique workout to the next. Perfect for the workout enthusiast with a short attention span.

Get Your Gear On

Outdoor gear sales are in full force. Take advantage on skis, snowshoes, boots and sleds. Be sure to cruise through the winter areas at your favorite sports stores.

Join us in January

January Take Over: Instructor & Fitness Blogger Kate Kubes will lead us in a Tabata Class at Bent Brewstillery in Roseville. See event posting for details. Hope to see you there. Grab your friends, stay for a pint. Saturday, January 17, 9 am.