Sports, Health & Wellness

Back to School 5k Run & Walk

Back to School 5K and Social – Saturday, September 12 We’re excited to announce a new event to kick off the 2015-2016 school year! On Saturday, September 12, Minnewashta Elementary will host the inaugural Back to School 5K run and walk, followed by the return of the Back to School Social. We hope that these exciting events will bring together our school community with healthy, fun activities for the whole family. 5K registration will be open soon. Read more about Back to School 5k Run & Walk

Women Run the Cities

September 27 Celebrate sisterhood at Women Run the Cities, one of ESPN’s top five races for women in the nation. Organizers say that this popular event—featuring 10-mile and 10K runs, a 5K run/walk and a girls’ 1-mile run—is great for experienced runners and newbies alike. The courses start and finish at gorgeous Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, and track along the Mississippi River. Register online; spots fill up quickly. Girls’ run open to ages 4–12. Prices vary by registration date and distance; $15–$70 and up. Read more about Women Run the Cities

Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile

Spring may be just around the corner, but tough Minnesotans know that to keep warm, you’ve got to keep moving. Runners from around the Twin Cities will brave the brisk weather to kick off their running season. Whether this is your hundredth race or you’re still learning to tie your tennis shoes (that’s right, kids, you can join, too!), be sure to join in the fun and the post-race party featuring classic Minnesota dishes, a lumberjack costume contest and a winter beard competition. $45–$65 until March 2; $51–$71 until race day. 9 a.m. Read more about Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile

Twin Cities Snow Shuffle

The biggest snowshoe race in Minnesota is brought to you right here in the Twin Cities. Participants come from near and far to participate in this challenging trek, open to hikers of all ages and abilities. Races include a 10K, 5K, kids’ fun run and a 5K dog walk. For serious snowshoers, the Twin Cities Snow Shuffle is a regional qualifier for the US Snowshoe Association’s 2015 Dion National Snowshoe Championship race. Whether you’re racing, walking or just cheering on the competitors, this event celebrates the beauty of a Minnesota winter. $20–$40. Read more about Twin Cities Snow Shuffle

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy a break from all of the holiday chaos with Yoga in the Gardens. Alleah S. will be leading this session in the Fireplace Room. Bring your own mat, water, and towel, and register early as classes fill up fast. Free with gate admission. Noon. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen; 952.443.1400; Read more about Yoga in the Gardens

Skin Deep

Considering your skin is the body’s largest organ, you might want to learn a little more about it. Join the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for Skin Deep, a session featuring Kris James, culinary instructor and chef, certified in aromatherapy and culinary herbalism. Learn about different ways to make your own nature-based skin scrubs, facial masques, and many other key tips to keep your skin glowing. $39 member, $51 non-member. Register online. Learning Center, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen; 952.443.1400; Read more about Skin Deep

Teen Swimming and Pizza Party

If your teen is looking for some fun during the cold winter, bring them to the Chaska Community Center for a teen swimming and pizza party. This pool party will have games like water basketball, water polo, capture the brick, relay races, and more. Pizza and beverages will follow the pool activities. Free. 2:30–4:15 p.m. Chaska Community Center, 1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska; 952.448.5633; Read more about Teen Swimming and Pizza Party

Who's Watching Mom?

Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent.  Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues.

However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help. Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent. Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed.  Read more about Who's Watching Mom?


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