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.
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, Oct. 28
- Where: Bentwood Country Club, 2111 Clubhouse Lane
- Distance: 5K and 3.1-mile walk
- Time: 9 a.m.
6 Hour of the Dinosaur/ Dinosaur Run
The 2017 6 Hour of the Dinosaur is hosted by San Angelo Bicycling Association and will take place from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at San Angelo State Park. The race uses a 9-mile loop on the north end of the park, utilizing some fast, flowy trails.
The post-race meal on Saturday consists of flame-grilled burgers and hot dogs prepared by the Friends of San Angelo State Park. Dinner will be served from 7 p.m..-9:30 p.m. Each race entry includes one free meal ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased when you register online or at the event for $5 each. Register here.
The morning of the 6 Hour Dinosaur Bike Race will be the Dinosaur Run. An adventure for any trail runner, the race gives three options: 5K, 10K and 15K.
Online registration is open until 1 p.m. Oct 27. Click here to register.
John C. Parsons Memorial Fun Run 5K/10K
This will be the second year for the John C. Parsons Memorial Fun Run. John was well-known and highly regarded by many, and the Fun Run committee was overwhelmed last year by the support of the community and the success of the first Fun Run.
This special event will raise money for the Justin Callan Memorial Scholarship, established in 2009 after the death of John’s nephew, Justin Callan. The Justin Callan Memorial Scholarship has awarded more than $70,000 in the past eight years to Howard College students in need of financial assistance toward tuition and books.
Not all participants for the Fun Run will need to register on the day of the event. There are no fees associated with this option and the free shirts are not available for this registration option. The first 100 people who pre-register for the 5K and 10K options will receive a free shirt. We will sell shirts the day of the event for $15.
- When: Saturday, Nov. 4
- Where: Howard College, 3501 U.S. Highway 67 North
- Distances: 5K and 10K
- Time: 10K-9 a.m., 5K-9:05 a.m.
Nov. 11: Turkey Trot
Dec. 10: Red Rudolph Fun Run