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.
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.
23rd Annual Armydillo Run
The 23rd Annual Armydillo Run will be Sept. 23 at Spring Creek Marina to support the Sentinel Foundation, a nonprofit that operates at Goodfellow Air Force Base and assists the Army unit there. The organization provides funds for events such as Army battalion events, the Army Ball and other morale events throughout the year.
There will be a 20K run, 5K/10K runs and ruck marches, and a 1-mile fun run.
- When: Saturday, Sept. 23
- Where: Spring Creek Marina and RV Park at Lake Nasworthy
- Time: 5K / 10K / 20K at 8 a.m., 1-mile fun run at 8:10 a.m.
- Distances: 20K, 10K, 5K, 1M
13th annual Let It GO! Recovery Rally & Run
Grab your headband, leg-warmers, parachute pants and totally rad friends for this most excellent adventure! At the "I Love the 80’s" fun run, you can run, walk or flash-dance your way along the 1M/5K/10K course. Earn a totally '80s award and other awesome prizes, including best costume. This is a family friendly event - not just for Members Only.
100% of the proceeds benefit the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of the Concho Valley's detox expansion project
- When: Saturday, Sept. 30
- Where: El Paseo, East Pavilion
- Distances: 10K/5K/1M fun run / Teams of 5 for 10K/5K/1M
- Time: 8:30 a.m.
East Concho Valley Fire Department 5M & half-marathon
The Stop, Drop, and Roll Run this year will be a half marathon, five mile and one mile run. Come help kick off Fire Prevention Month, “Sparkey the Fire Dog” will start the race at the East Concho VFD. The course will run though Riverwood Estates Subdivision, east of San Angelo, and finish back at the Department with a Fire Fighters Cool Down, if weather permitting. To speed results the 1 mile and 5-mile awards will be done shortly after last runner finishes in each race.
There will be awards for Half marathon, 5 Mile, and 1 Mile. All Finishers will receive a finisher’s medal
- When: Saturday, October 7, 2017 in San Angelo, TX
- Where: East Concho VFD, 777 Abernathy Road, off FM 388 (3 miles east of Goodfellow AFB North Gate)
- Time: 8:00AM
- Distance: Half Marathon, 5 Mile Run, 1 Mile Walk/Fun Run
Sharing Dance Day
Ballet San Angelo and City of San Angelo will be partnering to bring the first annual Sharing Dance Day in front of the city’s newly renovated City Auditorium. Everyone is invited to join in this fun free event to move together and share the joy of dance!
There will be food trucks with healthy lunches and exciting movement presentations from different community groups all supporting the mission of Sharing Dance Day, to promote movement and health throughout our community, and bring people together around the joy of dance!
- When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
- Where: San Angelo City Auditorium
- Time: 12pm-2pm
6th Annual Buddy Walk
The Buddy Walk is to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. The Walk will feature music, food and activities for children. Participants will also enjoy a raffle and petting zoo.
- When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
- Where: Kirby Park, 1401 Edmund, San Angelo, 76901, TX
- Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
No fee to attend, just show up!
10th Annual Shannon Pink Ribbon Run
The10th Annual Shannon Pink Ribbon Run is just around the corner. The event features a 1 mile walk/run and 5K, and 10K run, which will be chip timed. Proceeds from the run will benefit Shannon Imaging and MRI Center and its programs. The first 800 paid participants will receive a free Pink Ribbon Run t-shirt. Children 5 and under are free, but do not receive a free shirt.
- When: Saturday, October 14, 2017.
- Where: Shannon Women’s and Children’s Hospital, 201 E. Harris.
- Time: The 1 mile walk/run will start at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K/10K run will start at 8:30 a.m.
- Distances: 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile
Heart Walk 2017
Join walkers from across our community as they step out to have fun, get inspired & support a meaningful cause. The Heart Walk is a 5K or 3.1 mile non competitive walk. There will be a food tent in the festival area for all participants with light refreshments.
- When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
- Where: Bentwood Country Club, 2111 Clubhouse Lane, San Angelo, TX 76904
- Distance: 5K and 3.1 mile walk
- Time: 9:00AM
Click here to Register
November 11th: Turkey Trot
December 10th: Red Rudolph Fun Run