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

Family Sports and Fitness are a great way to spend time together. A 2018 study has show that fathers who exercise raise healthier children – even into adulthood. We keep a running list of events that have been submitted to us here. We have also included some product links for items we feel may help families promote fitness. We do receive compensation from Amazon for purchases through these links.

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 


Now-12/30/19: Indoor Public Skating | Saint Louis Park Rec Center | $3.50/youth; $4/adult; $3/rentals | Open skating sessions. Call 952.924.2567, option 7, to confirm dates and times  | All Ages.

Days and times

    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Noon – 1:30 p.m. (no skating Dec. 25 and 27)
    • Saturday: 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. (no skating Dec. 28)
    • Sunday: 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Public Ice Skating at The Rec Center

Image courtesy of the City of St. Louis Park

It’s time to start looking into fall dance classes. Our partner, Moore Than Dance, will be offering an open house all week, or choose a dance studio close to you from our guide below:

Family Sports & Fitness - Dance Studios

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Fall Classes at Moore Than Dance | Moore Than Dance, 1220 E. Moore Lake Dr., Fridley, MN 55432 | Your child will receive a quality performing arts education in a fun and wholesome environment. Many styles of dance and musical theatre offered including our NEW Movin’ with the Moose classes for our youngest students. Contact Moore Than Dance to get started! | Times and fees vary by class selection. Sign up today!


10/16/19: Trick-or-Trot | Northwood Park, Crystal | 5:30-7pm | $25/pp. | Halloween Fun Run geared toward kids 6-12 years old. Trails lit by colorful lights, post-race pumpking painting, DJ Costumes and tennis shoes encouraged.

10/18/19: Family Fun & Fitness Fridays| Great River Water Park| $2 | Enjoy discounted admission on the third Friday of every month.

10/19/19: Family Archery | 1pm-3pm | Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake | Explore the basics of archery and elements of safety. Shoot at traditional and 3D animal targets and test your skills playing games. Equipment provided. Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. This program is for ages 8+ and children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Wellness Guide Blooma

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10/27/19: Resilinator | 1pm-3pm | Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington | Test and grow your mental and physical toughness in an epic adventure race for buddy pairs. Solve problems, conquer numerous obstacles, and have your resilience challenged on a 2.5-mile nature trail course. Buddy pairs consist of either two kids (ages 7-17) or one kid and one adult.


11/15/19: Family Fun & Fitness Fridays| Great River Water Park| $2 | Enjoy discounted admission on the third Friday of every month.


12/8/19: U.G.L.Y. Sweater Dash | Louisiana Oaks Park | $25-$45/pp | Wear your ugliest holiday sweater to run this 5K, then warm up at Park Tavern. Race begins at 5:30 p.m.

UGLY Sweater Dash runners

Image courtesy of City of St. Louis Park


5/16/20: Rotary People of Action 5K | Central Park, Maple Grove | 9am | $ | Enjoy a beautiful run through the paved paths of central park and along the lakes and gardens. Events include a 1 mile health walk, a timed 5K race and a timed competitive race event. Pet and stroller friendly. The facilities make it a fun surrounding for kids and adults to enjoy. Proceeds will go to military families.


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