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.

September 11th Memorial Towers Virtual Run Walk - San Angelo

On the 18th year of remembrance our 2019 September 11th Memorial Towers Virtual Run honors those individuals that lost their lives or continue to be effected. The 9/11 Heroes Run unites communities internationally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th and the wars since: veteran, first responder, civilian and military.

HOW TO COMPLETE:

1. Register for the race (Standard Participants will receive 9-11 Memorial Towers Run Finisher Medal, Official Race Bib. Race Packets will start shipping September 1st 2019

2. Choose a location

3. It’s your race! Run, Walk; indoors or outside you set the pace

4. Submit your results, earn your medal and bragging rights with your friends

5. Register for your next race!

This is a LIMITED registration event. Only 500 spots are available for this virtual challenge. Also distances will be 5k and 10k🏃🏽‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️Packets will start shipping September 1st 2019

ADACCV - 15th Annual Let it Go! Recovery Rally and Run

This event will kick off with a 70’s themed 1M/5K Fun Run! The race will be followed by a keynote speaker, who will share their story of recovery. After the speaker, ADACCV will release hundreds of colorful balloons that represent persons “letting go” of their addiction to drugs and alcohol.

The event will take place Saturday, September 28, 2019 in San Angelo, TX at El Paseo, East Pavilion. Join us and enjoy the Fun Run, raffle prizes, door prizes and a FAR OUT time!

Register Here

6 Hour Dinosaur Race

The 2019 6 Hour of the Dinosaur is hosted by San Angelo Bicycling Association. The race takes place inside San Angelo State Park at the North Shore Pavilion. It uses a 9 mile loop on the north end of the state park utilizing Badlands, Riverbend, Scenic Loop, Shady and of course the famous Dinosaur trail. Ride either one-lap solo, 6 hour solo, or 6 hour team. 

This year there is a competition within the race.  It is a winner take all for $100 for the team separate from regular awards.  However to compete for cash prize, teams must be made up of riders whose combined age is 70 years old or more on the day of the race.  This competition applies to all three team categories, Male, Female, and Co-ed and will be awarded in each category.

Registration ends at 2:00 pm with race and ride starting at 2:30pm in the afternoon and continues to 8:30 pm in the evening. Yes, the last couple of laps will be in the dark, so bring adequate lighting. The race’s start and finish are at the North Shore of the San Angelo State Park. Awards and prizes presented at last riders finish course.

Registration fees are junior rider $25; Solo One Lap $30, Solo 6 Hour $35, and Team Male/Female/Coed $65. Fees include T-shirt, SWAG bag, food, park entrance, and  entry for prizes.

Register 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.

 

Future Runs/Events:

Shannon Trail Series- Jan 18, Feb 1, Feb 22, 2020

Crazy Desert Trail Run- March 7, 2020