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.

Candy Run 5K, 10K, 15K, and Half Marathon Challenge

Jumping in the time machine we went back to a day where video games were nonexistent and board games were a nightly family favorite. One game comes to mind as one that stood out as a favorite, Candyland! Back to the present day we at The Virtual Run Challenge have re-imagined this classic board game into the future and have come up with the Candy Run Challenge!

This retro twist of a classic is a “sweet” way for you to get the whole family motivated to get active. The adventure takes you on a wonderful journey, conquering mile after mile with some special 5k, 10k, 15k milestones to accomplish along the way, until you eventually reach the Candy Castle and a sweet half marathon distance to claim your throne as Candy Run Royalty.

We will be donating a portion of each paid registration to Together We Rise’s Birthday Box Project. These donations will help foster kids celebrate their special day with birthday boxes that include candy, party supplies, and gift cards.

For more information and how to register click here

Goodfellow AFB Triathlon

This event consists of a 400m open water swim in Lake Nasworthy, a 20k bike down Knickerbocker Road, and a 5k run down South Concho Drive. Event will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019 in San Angelo, TX at Goodfellow Recreation Camp.

Registration is $30 for individuals and $60 for teams. Late registration starts at 0600 and the cost will be $45 for individuals and $75 for teams. Awards will be given to overall male & female; top Military male & female; top teams and squadron with most participants. Age categories male & female: 18-30, 31-45, 46-60, 60+.

Register Here

Southland Shuffle

This is an out and back 2-mile and 6-mile starting at Meadowcreek Park, follows residential streets through the Southland subdivision to the 6-mile turnaround point located past Lamar Elementary. There will be an on-site sign up. Dates and times TBA.

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.