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.
2019 Shannon Trail Running Series
Crazy Desert Trail Race
The Crazy Desert Trail Race at San Angelo State Park offers a mix of rolling hills and a variety of terrains. The race includes 5K, 10K, a 13.1-mile half-marathon, 50K and 100K runs. The courses for the 5K and 10K stay within the northern portion of the park, which has less varied terrain. The half-marathon, 50K and 100K have more technical terrain and more climbing that is truer to low-desert running.
The race will be Saturday, March 9, at San Angelo State Park. Times for the races are:
- 6 a.m. - 100K
- 7 a.m. - 50K
- 8 a.m. - 13.1-mile half-marathon
- 8:30 a.m. - 10K
- 9 a.m. - 5K
Click here for more info and to register.
Lone Wolf Run
The Lone Wolf Run is a five-mile run and a one-mile fun run/walk. It will take place Saturday, March 16, beginning and ending on the Concho River Walk near Rio Concho Drive (behind CrossFit). Proceeds benefit Galilee Community Development Corp., a local nonprofit that builds affordable housing for low income families in San Angelo.
Habitat for Humanity Bunny Run
The Bunny Run will be Saturday, April 13, at Kids Kingdom, 400 W. Park Drive. There will be a one-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.
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.