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.
Habitat for Humanity Bunny Run
The Bunny Run will be Saturday, April 13, at Kids Kingdom, 400 W. Park Drive. There will be a 1-mile run/walk, a 5K run/walk and a 10K run. Awards will be given for the top male and female finishers in each race. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 100 entries.
Spring Chicken 5K
The 3rd Annual Spring Chicken 5K, presented by West Texas Medical Associates, will be Saturday, April 13. Registration will begin at 3 p.m. and the run will be at 4 p.m., beginning at 3453 Knickerbocker Road, behind First Financial Bank.
Registration includes a free meal ticket to the Spring Chicken Affair at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 14. Pre-registration is $25, race-day registration is $35. All racers get a swag bag and a finisher medal. The first 100 registrations receive a free T-shirt.
Sunrise Rotary Run, the R.A.T. Race
This race benefits Meals for the Elderly. It will be Saturday, April 27, beginning at the Red Arroyo Trail parking lot across from Unidad Park. Race-day registration and packet pickup begins at 7 a.m., and the race starts at 8 a.m. The cost is $30. The race is open to all ages.
Free T-shirts will be given to the first 100 registrants. Age group winners will receive medals.
Superhero Fun Run
The Superhero Fun Run offers 1-mile run, 5K and 10K options. The entire run benefits the Children's Advocacy Center. This is a family event, so come support a great cause! The run begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at San Angelo State Park.
Relay for Life 5k and 1 Mile Glow Run/WalkThe Relay for Life 5K is Friday, May 10, at the 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena. The schedule is:
- 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Race day registration/packet pickup
- 7 p.m. - Relay For Life opening ceremonies
- 10:30 p.m. - Relay for Life 5K and 1-mile fun walk
Running with the Blue
During Police Week, honor fallen officers and help bring community awareness to Crime Stoppers.
All ages are welcome to participate in a 5K run or 1-mile run/walk on Wednesday, May 15, at the San Angelo Police Department. The first 75 registered runners/walkers are guaranteed a T-shirt. Race-day registration is 4 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. The race begins at 6:30 p.m.
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.