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.

Zumba in the Park

Herbaheroes Fit Camp San Angelo is hosting “Zumba In The Park”!

This event will be Saturday, March 24. Herbaheroes Fit Camp San Angelo is partnering with special guest Mary Ann Gonzalez to give you one of the hottest workouts going, Zumba! This event is free, so everyone is welcome.

Share with all your family and friends, and let’s get our community fit.

  • When: Saturday, March 24
  • Where: Kids Kingdom Park, 290 W. River Drive
  • Time: 10 a.m.

FMI: 281-928-2497

Hike to the Permian Trails

San Angelo State Park is hosting a fun hike from 10 a.mm-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24. The hike will be led by a ranger with a presentation by a knowledgeable park guide. Take a journey back in time to explore one of the few instances of preserved tracks that pre-date dinosaurs. The hike will be dependent upon weather conditions. Please bring sensible shoes, water and any other items you may need for the hike. The hike is approximately 1-mile round trip.

Go to the southside gatehouse, 362 FM 2288 South, to get directions to the starting point for the hike.

FMI: 325-949-8935

Habitat for Humanity Bunny Run

The Bunny Run and Saturday Family Fun will be at Kids Kingdom, 400 W. Park Drive, from 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 24.

The event, sponsored by TimeClock Plus, benefits Habitat for Humanity. The race portion consists of a one-mile, a 5K and a 10K run. Family Fun starts after the races with arts and crafts, games and face-painting. Awards for top male and female are awarded in each race. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 100 entries.

Entry fees are:

  • 10K - $25
  • 5K - $20
  • 1-mile run/walk (adult) - $15
  • 1-mile run/walk (youth younger than 10) - $3

For more information, call 325-655-7535.

Register online here.

Hike for Hearing

Delta Zeta's first-ever Hike for Hearing 5K & 1-mile run or walk will April 7 to help increase deaf awareness and raise money to donate to the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Activities will include finger-painting, hearing information booths, sign language coloring pages, a turtle toss, a photo booth, and face-painting.

Everyone is welcomed. T-shirts will be available for sale online with tickets. Children 12 and younger are free.

  • Date: Saturday, April 7 
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.-3:30
  • Where: Red Arroyo Trail, 3245 Vista Del Arroyo Drive

Buy tickets here.

Contact dzlo.philanthropy@gmail.com for more information.

Kids Marathon 2018

Join us from 5:30 p.m.-7p.m. Thursday, April 19, at San Angelo Stadium for the Kids Marathon final lap event. The event is open to all kids in kindergarten through the sixth grade, along with their teachers and families. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of how many miles they ran. After your last lap, join in on fun activities.

Galilee Lone Wolf Run

This is a five-mile and one-mile run/walk along the Concho River Trail. Proceeds benefit Galilee Community Development Corp, a local nonprofit that builds affordable housing for lo- income families in San Angelo. See galileecdc.org or Galilee's Facebook page.

  • When: 8 a.m. Saturday, April 14
  • Where: Start/finish at the river trail near Rio Concho Drive (behind CrossFit)

Register here

Spring Chicken 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk

West Texas Medical Associates is hosting its 2nd Annual Spring Chicken 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk The event will be Saturday, April 14. Registration/check-in begins at 4 p.m. and the event will start at 5 p.m. in the parking lot behind First Financial Bank, 3471 Knickerbocker Road.

Funds raised from the event benefit the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. Participants and teams of all fitness levels are welcome to participate in this fun event leading up to the 36th Annual Spring Chicken Affair. You can register online at GetMeRegistered.com/SpringChicken5K or drop by the WTRC Administration building at 1925 University Ave. and fill out a physical registration form. 

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.

Upcoming events

  • Walk for MS                                                                      April 28
  • AMBUCS Run                                                                   May 5