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.
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.
Kiwanis Veterans Day Fun Run
The San Angelo Downtown Kiwanis Club is hosting a Kiwanis Veterans Day Fun Run along the Red Arroyo Trail . Through 1 p.m. Nov. 10, registration cost for the 5K is $20 for adults, $30 for two adults and $40 for a family of four. The kid's mile is $5. There is a $5 additional cost for all participants on race day.
Award categories: Adult 5K male and female / adult mile male and female / kids mile male and female (14 and younger)
- When: Saturday, Nov. 11
- Where: Unidad Park along the Red Arroyo Trail, 3245 Vista Del Arroyo
- Distances: 5K and 1 mile
- Time: 9 a.m.
Run Rudolph Run
Run Rudolph Run will be at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. Hosted by the San Angelo Road Lizards and Shannon Medical Center, this is a free, non-competitive run/walk open to all. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus in walking or running 2.5 miles through the Tour of Lights. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies or hot soup and grilled cheese sandwiches (while supplies last). The food will be served by the San Angelo Lady Lions. Donations will benefit the San Angelo Lady Lions Charities Fund. For more information, call George Orr at 325-939-9787.
The event begins at Old Town on East Avenue B and continues down along the steps of the San Angelo Art Museum, across Celebration Bridge, then along through the trail of lights.