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 

September 2017 Family Sports Events

Family Sports - Root Beer RunRootbeer Run • September 3, 2017 • 11 a.m. • Boom Island Park, Minneapolis • 1/2 mile dash and 1 mile fun run. Be Active. Have Fun. Give Back – Proceeds go to People For Parks • $5/pp or $20/t-shirt.


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.

Get Your Rear in Gear & Tour de Tush • September 10, 2017 • 8:45 a.m.-11 a.m. • Veterans Memorial Park, Richfield • A family-friendly 5K run/walk and 25-mile bike ride to raise awareness and encourage screening for this largely preventable cancer • Adult: $40; 12 and under & Kids Fun Run: $20

Tot Trot • September 16, 2017 • UMN 5K Route, 207 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis • Proceeds go to affordable childcare for low-income UMN studients • $25/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.


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October 2017 Family Sports Events

Family Sports - family bike ride, twin cities

Family Adventure Bike Ride – Explore the Parks of Woodbury

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.


Minnesota United Walk for Water • October 7, 2017 • 5 p.m. Walk; 7 p.m. Match. • Start at TCF Bank Stadium and walk around the University of Minnesota’s campus to symbolize the daily trek children and families around the world make in order to access water. After the walk, attend watch the Loons vs. Sporting KC • $35/person.

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.


November 2017 Family Sports Events

Rotary Strive Scholarship Race  • November 5, 2017 • Boatworks Commons, 4459 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake • 10 Mile and 5K to support Strive Scholarship. • $25-$35/person.

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