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City offices will be closed Independence Day, but trash pickup will continue as normal. Love Municipal Pool will also be open July 4. http://bit.ly/2tqB2yF

   

Exercise is a great way to help people gain health, happiness and confidence. Exercising regularly will help with cardiovascular flexibility and strength, and will reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. It also helps yield higher levels of self-esteem and confidence, and improves mental health.

So get off the couch, grab a friend and get moving!. San Angelo has many events coming up that promote physical activity and most of them are kid-friendly. This is a great way to improve your overall health while having fun with your family and friends! Be sure to also check the calendar periodically for new and upcoming events.

Choose Healthier App

It's Time Texas "Choose Healthier" mobile app is a free app that allows you to find local, healthy activities. Using your location, you can easily find nearby fitness, nutrition and wellness activities that match your interests. You can also save and share favorite activities to get friends to join you. With custom filters and a wide variety of activities, the Choose Healthier app helps you find and make healthy choices in your community.

Click here to download it from the Apple app store or Google Play.

Christoval VFD Firecracker 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk

Celebrate Independence Day in Christoval with the volunteer fire department's Firecracker 5K and 1-mile fun run & walk, along with the annual Fourth of July barbecue.

The runs begin at 9 a.m., with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. at Christoval Park. Registration includes the barbecue lunch, which will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plates will include BBQ brisket and pork with all the trimmings. BBQ plates and meat by-the-pound will also be for sale to-go. A handmade pair of JL Mercer boots and gift cards to Academy and Best Buy will be raffled on race day. Kids can explore the fire trucks.

Awards will be given to the overall male and female winners in the 5K, and the top three finishers in each of seven age groups.

Register here

Fitness in the Park

Herbaheroes FitCamp San Angelo will be hosting its one-year anniversary Mega Fit Camp on July 7.

This event is free for all and will involve various exercises in the park. After the workout, there will be free food, drinks, live music and a friendly game of kickball!

  • When: Saturday, July 7
  • Where: Kids Kingdom park, 290 W. River Dr.
  • Time: 9 a.m.

No registration required. Just show up!

Goodfellow Air Force Base Triathlon

Saturday, July 28, Goodfellow Air Force Base will host its annual triathlon at the Goodfellow Rec Camp. It will consist of a 400-meter swim, a 20K bike ride and a 5K run. The event will start at 8 a.m., registration is from 5:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. For more information and to register as an individual or a team, click here.

San Angelo Triathlon

The 4th annual San Angelo Triathlon will be Sunday, Aug. 12, at Spring Creek Marina on Lake Nasworthy. The triathlon will consist of a sprint distance race (500m swim, 20K bike, 5K run) as well as an Olympic distance (1500m swim, 40K bike, 10K run) with individual age group and team relay categories. For more information on this event and how to sign up, click here.

Local bike rides

If you are interested in joining a cycling group or just looking for local biking routes, the San Angelo Bicycling Association can help with that. SABA has a page dedicated to road rides as well as biking events in San Angelo. One such group, The Loop Group, meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for a self-paced ride. These rides allow riders of all ability levels to test themselves against other cyclists and enjoy the camaraderie.  

For more info on the different routes and biking groups, check out the SABA page here.