Family Sports & Fitness – Family Friendly Races, Walks & Tournaments

Family Sports and Fitness are a great way to spend time together. We keep a running list of events that have been submitted to us here.

Family Sports Events in the Twin Cities

If you have a sporting event you would like to share, please keep in mind our parameters and mission. Events must be something that can be participated in as a family and it must be a stand-alone event with no long-term commitment. Please feel free to email Joy with your submissions 

August 2017 Family Sports & Fitness Events

Gildan Esprit de She Maple Grove 5K • August 3, 2017 • 4 pm – 9 pm • Central Park, Maple Grove • This is race is for mothers and daughters.
Tiny Tot Triathlon • August 5, 2017 • 9 am – 11:30 a.m. • HealthEast Sports Center, Woodbury • Tots ages 2-5, bike on their own self-push item, run a short distance, and splash through the splash pad. A firefighter will award finishers with a sticker medal and commemorative item. Participants require a helper over the age of 12. Activities follow.  $8/child.
Huntington’s Disease Twin Cities Team Hope Walk & 5k • August 19, 2017 • 8:30 am • Purgatory Creek, Eden Prairie • Certified 5k course. Participants receive a dri-fit athletic shirt, finishing line photo, and can opt into drawings for prizes.
CorePower Yoga at St. Paul Food Truck Festival • August 19, 2017 • Noon – 12:45pm • Mears Park, St. Paul • Free outdoor all-levels Vinyasa yoga class. CorePower offers an intensely physical workout rooted in the mindfulness of yoga.
TranscenDance Xperience Open House • August 19, 2017 • 10:00 a.m. to noon • TranscenDance Xperience, Edina • Carnival games and free dance classes. RSVP to win prizes.
MuckFest Twin Cities 2017 • August 19, 2017 • 9:00 am • Scott County Fair7151 W. 190th St, Jordan • Raises money for MS. Spectators are free, including the free Lil’ Muckers play area  $105 day of event. $80 until August 2nd

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September 2017 Family Sports Events

Finish the Run 5K • September 10, 2017 • 11 a.m. • Boom Island Park, Minneapolis • Finish the Run is a movement of people aiming to do the right thing, with intention and meaning, positively impacting and inspiring others • $30/pp.

Bounce and Not Break 5K • September 16, 2017 • Keller Regional Park, 2039 U.S Hwy 61, Maplewood, MN 55109 • Family-friendly 5K,complimentary pre-race snacks, inflatables, live music • $20/pp.

Kids Glo Run: Light it up! • September 16, 2017 • 7 p.m. • Ojibway Park, Woodbury • Participants ages 6-12 will be given race shirts and other items that glow and light up. Neon signs will guide runners on the approximate one mile route. • $25/child.

CureSearch Superheroes Unite! Walk • September 17, 2017 • Lake Phalen • 3 Mile Loop, followed by music and kids activities. Superheroes and and mascots present • $10/pp (15 and under Free).

Freedom 5K • September 23, 2017 • 8 am – 1 pm • Harriet Island • A benefit for Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge. Kid’s Zone at the event. • $25/pp.

Washburn Games • September 24, 2017 • 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Non-competitive “sports sampler” allowing kids to test their skills in several different sports activities benefiting the Washburn Center. • $10-$15/child.

Soul Pose • September 30, 2017 • Blaine National Sports Center • An all-level daytime, sunset, or black-light yoga session. Four sessions available. Note: Children are welcome as long as they can stay on a mat for one hour. This may be more of an event for families with older children • $24.99/pp.

Maplewood Rec Run 5K • September 30, 2017 • Maplewood Community Center • Families or individuals can come run the race on September 30. There will be fire truck and police car tours, temporary tattoos, krazy hair, coloring stations, yard games, and a pre-race stretch! Kids are encouraged to come as their favorite superhero or cartoon character. • $30/parent-child pair; $75 family max.

Twin Cities Marathon – Family Events • September 30, 2017 • Minnesota State Capitol, • Races include Family Mile, Half Mile, Mascot Invitational, Diaper Dash and Toddler Trot.

October 2017 Family Sports Events

Family Adventure Bike Ride • October 7, 2017 • 9 a.m. • Start and end at Colby Lake Park, Woodbury • Families will receive a map of trails past specific park areas. Challenges at each designated park area. Route is roughly six miles long with six stops.. • $20/family.

The Great Candy Run 5K • October 14, 2017 • 8:30 a.m. • Lake Phalen • Family-centered event in support of the Fetal Health Foundation. • Adults $40.00; Children $30.00 (12 and under).

Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K • October 14, 2017 • 9 a.m. • Lake Como • The event will have multiple activities for children including face painting and a walk in inflatable blow up brain • Adults $35.00; Children $20.00 (6-12); Under 6 – free; Survivor fee – $5.00 reduction in fee.






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