Sports, Health & Wellness

YogaFit Studios Launch Party

This event will feature a variety of live and digital yoga classes for all ages and levels, with free giveaways and the opportunity to learn about memberships and franchise sales. This event is free and open to the public.

Highlights of the 24-hour event include:

Lola’s Lake Waconia Half-Marathon & 5K

Start near City Square Park in Waconia, and wind your way through town and around Lake Waconia on one of the most scenic half-marathon courses in the area. If 13.1 miles seems like a few miles too many, you can also run the course as part of a 2-person relay or sign up for a 10 mile or 5K run/walk. There’s also a Kids’ Run and a Dog Day 5K. Whatever you choose, don’t miss the after-party at Lola’s Lake House. City Square Park, 52 S. Pine St., Waconia; lakewaconiahalfmarathon.com

State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships

This year the DNR is celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Month by encouraging families to play in natural settings such as your backyard, a nearby woodlot, or forested area.

The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will give families a chance to play with nature, while watching some of the best tree climbers in the state compete at the Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship.

State Arbor Month Celebration Schedule:

Stop the Trafficking Run

This community-wide 5K run/walk will raise awareness about human trafficking. Proceeds from the event will go to local organizations dedicated to helping sexually exploited youth. $25 per person or $20 per person for groups of 10 or more. Run starts at 8:30 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m. Register at stopthetraffickingrun.org.

GreenFit Club

Spring has sprung, so it’s time to get out and get active. Head to the Hyland Lake Park Reserve for three months of outdoor fun that will include Nordic walking, yoga, canoeing, archery, geocaching, and more. It’s a great chance to try some new activities in a fun outdoor environment.

FARE Walk for Food Allergy, Minneapolis

The Fare Walk for Food Allergy brings together thousands of people seeking a safer world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies. The walk is a family-friendly event that will raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocasy and awareness. This special day in Minneapolis will include fun activities for the entire family. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The walk begins immediately following the walk ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Check out Foodallergywalk.org\minneapolis2014 for more information.

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