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. 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 

Click here for a list of Sports and Fitness Summer Camps

Summer Camp

ONGOING:

Daily through 8/30/19: Fitness in the Park St. Paul | Various Times | Look for traditional fitness to games of Capture the Flag!

Mondays through 8/9/19: Family Yoga Pioneer Park, Eden Prairie | 6:00-7:00pm Get your workout during one of these free fitness classes! Parent or guardian must remain onsite with child during all events. Call the Weather Line at 952-949-8449 ext. 8 for weather-related updates

Tuesdays through 8/30/19: Sunset Yoga Silverwood Park | 7-8:15pm Link breath with movement, build awareness, concentration and strength by deepening the connection of mind and body. Cost is $12 and this program is for ages 14+. (Activity #1SIL5900)

Fridays through 7/26/19: PiYo in the Park Firemen’s Park, Chaska | 8:30am-9:30am | FREE |  A fast-paced combination of Yoga and Pilates. Last class will include a small picnic. Open to all. (No Class July 5 & 19)

THIS WEEK:

6/25/19: Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson | Fish Lake Regional Park, Maple Grove | 6:30pm-8:30pm | $35/pp | Stand-up paddleboarding offers a full-body workout. Equipment provided. Reservations required by 6/23/19: 763-559-6700. Ages 14+.

6/29/19: Yoga In The Park | Caponi Art Park | 10am | $10/adult (pay what you can); Kids 12 and under free | Start the weekend at Caponi Art Park. Families will grow in strength and flexibility while also developing better concentration, mindfulness and relationships with others. Stay after to enjoy the park.

6/29/19: Rafting on the River | Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Brooklyn Park  | 9am-12pm | $35/pp | Float down the Mississippi and explore the natural shoreline while guided by experienced naturalists. Beginners welcome. Safety equipment and shuttle provided. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. There is a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more. This program is for ages 8+.

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JULY FAMILY SPORTS & FITNESS IDEAS

7/6/19: Yoga In The Park | Caponi Art Park | 10am | $10/adult (pay what you can); Kids 12 and under free | Start the weekend at Caponi Art Park. Families will grow in strength and flexibility while also developing better concentration, mindfulness and relationships with others. Stay after to enjoy the park.

7/10/19: Biking Through History: The Gilded Age | Historic Wayzata Depot, | 9:30am-12:30pm | $5/pp | Experience the story of Lake Minnetonka during its heyday as one of Minnesota’s premier tourist destinations. “Ride the rails” along a former Great Northern Railway roadbed. Circle Crystal Bay, where grand hotels once stood, and visit the estate gardens at Noerenberg Memorial Park. Participants must bring their own bike and helmet and be able to ride an 11-mile loop at a leisurely pace. Reservations are required: 763-559-6700. This program is for ages 13+.

7/11/19: Youth Log Rolling | Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove | 10am-11:30am | $10/pp | Rooted in the history of the logging era in the Midwest, log rolling is both safe and fun. Improve balance, agility, concentration and core strength. Check out this exciting sport that is on a roll! Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. This program is for ages 7-15.

7/13/19: Family Archery | Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Brooklyn Park  | 2pm-4pm | $10/pp | Explore the basics of archery and elements of safety. Shoot at traditional and 3D animal targets. Equipment provided. Reservations required: 763-599-6700. Ages 7+.

7/13/19: Rafting on the River | Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Brooklyn Park  | 9am-12pm | $35/pp | Float down the Mississippi and explore the natural shoreline while guided by experienced naturalists. Beginners welcome. Safety equipment and shuttle provided. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. There is a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more. This program is for ages 8+.

7/13/19: Twin Cities Team Hope Walk & 5K Fun Run | Purgatory Creek, Eden Prairie | 8:30am | $15 – $35/pp | Whether you run, walk, or push a stroller – come out for a good sweat for a great cause as we support the mission of HDSA to improve the lives of everyone with Huntington’s disease.

7/13/19:  Big Woods Classic Bike Race | Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, Rockford | 9am-4pm | $15 – $30/pp (Free Kids Fun Ride) | From kids with energy to burn to hard core bikers, there’s a race for everyone.

7/14/19: Family Kayaking | Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake | 9am-11am | $20/pp | Learn kayaking safety and proper paddling techniques. Equipment provided. Reservations are required by 7/13/19: 763-559-6700. Ages 8+. 

7/19/19: Family Fun & Fitness Fridays | Great River Water Park, Highland Aquatic Center & Como Park Pool | $2 | Enjoy discounted admission on the third Friday of every month.

7/20/19: Yoga In The Park | Caponi Art Park | 10am | $10/adult (pay what you can); Kids 12 and under free | Start the weekend at Caponi Art Park. Families will grow in strength and flexibility while also developing better concentration, mindfulness and relationships with others. Stay after to enjoy the park.

7/20/19: Kids Obstacle Challenge | Afton Alps | 8:30am-12:20pm| $36-$43/child; Parents Free | An adventure and obstacle course race series for kids ages 5-16, with over a dozen obstacles and mud. 

7/20/19: Kids Duathlon: Bike It. Run It. Du It! | Colby Lake Park, Woodbury | 9:15am | $15 | Kids 6-12 will bike 2 miles and run 1 mile. Pre-Registration Encouraged. Activity Code #550911-02.

7/22/19: Family Fitness Class | Rosland Park, Edina | 6:30pm | FREE | No registration required. All fitness and experience levels. Schedule is subject to change. For class cancellations call the weather hotline at 952-826-0368.

7/2719: Zumba Party in the Park Firemen’s Park, Chaska | 8am-9am | FREE | Fast-paced Latin dance workout. Free will donations for area organizations.

7/27/19: Rafting on the River | Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Brooklyn Park  | 9am-12pm | $35/pp | Float down the Mississippi and explore the natural shoreline while guided by experienced naturalists. Beginners welcome. Safety equipment and shuttle provided. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. There is a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more. This program is for ages 8+.

7/27/19: Urban Wildland | Richfield Ice Arena | 7am | $40-$75 | Half-Marathon and 5K benefiting Wood Lake Nature Center.

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AUGUST FAMILY SPORTS & FITNESS IDEAS

8/3/19: Emotions in Motion: 5k Run/Walk | Lake Harriet Band Shell | 8am-12pm | $12 for kids (12 & under); $25-$45 for adults; $60 family of four; $10/dog and get a doggie goodie bag | Raises money for SAVE – Suicide Awareness Voices of Education.

8/3/19: Tiny Tot Triathlon | HealthEast Sports Center, Woodbury | 9am-11:30am| $6 | Children 2 to 5 can participate with kids their own age in a bike, run, splashpad course. Adult must assist participants. Pre-Registration Encouraged. Activity Code #550916.

8/3/19: Yoga In The Park | Caponi Art Park | 10am | $10/adult (pay what you can); Kids 12 and under free | Start the weekend at Caponi Art Park. Families will grow in strength and flexibility while also developing better concentration, mindfulness and relationships with others. Stay after to enjoy the park.

8/3/19: Family Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson | Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, New Prague | 10am-11:30am | $20/pp | Embark on a casual paddle around the lake. Listen and watch for wildlife. Equipment provided. Reservations are required by 8/1/19: 763-559-6700. Ages 8+.

8/10/19: Family Archery | Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Brooklyn Park  | 2pm-4pm | $10/pp | Explore the basics of archery and elements of safety. Shoot at traditional and 3D animal targets. Equipment provided. Reservations required: 763-599-6700. Ages 7+.

8/10/19: Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson | Bryant Lake Regional Park, Eden Prairie  | 1pm-3pm | $35/pp | Stand-up paddleboarding offers a full-body workout. Equipment provided. Reservations required by 8/8/19: 763-559-6700. Ages 14+.

8/10/19: Rafting on the River | Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Brooklyn Park  | 9am-12pm | $35/pp | Float down the Mississippi and explore the natural shoreline while guided by experienced naturalists. Beginners welcome. Safety equipment and shuttle provided. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. There is a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more. This program is for ages 8+.

8/14/19: Biking Through History: The Gilded Age | Historic Wayzata Depot, | 9:30am-12:30pm | $5/pp | Experience the story of Lake Minnetonka during its heyday as one of Minnesota’s premier tourist destinations. “Ride the rails” along a former Great Northern Railway roadbed. Circle Crystal Bay, where grand hotels once stood, and visit the estate gardens at Noerenberg Memorial Park. Participants must bring their own bike and helmet and be able to ride an 11-mile loop at a leisurely pace. Reservations are required: 763-559-6700. This program is for ages 13+.

8/16/19: Family Fun & Fitness Fridays | Great River Water Park, Highland Aquatic Center & Como Park Pool | $2 | Enjoy discounted admission on the third Friday of every month.

8/17/19: Yoga In The Park | Caponi Art Park | 10am | $10/adult (pay what you can); Kids 12 and under free | Start the weekend at Caponi Art Park. Families will grow in strength and flexibility while also developing better concentration, mindfulness and relationships with others. Stay after to enjoy the park.

8/17/19: Family Kayaking | Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, New Prague | 9am-11am | $20/pp | Learn kayaking safety and proper paddling techniques. Equipment provided. Reservations are required by 8/15/19: 763-559-6700. Ages 8+.

8/17/19: Rafting on the River | Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Brooklyn Park  | 9am-12pm | $35/pp | Float down the Mississippi and explore the natural shoreline while guided by experienced naturalists. Beginners welcome. Safety equipment and shuttle provided. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. There is a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more. This program is for ages 8+.

8/19/19: Family Fitness Class | Rosland Park, Edina | 6:30pm | FREE| No registration required. All fitness and experience levels. Schedule is subject to change. For class cancellations call the weather hotline at 952-826-0368.

8/31/19: Yoga In The Park | Caponi Art Park | 10am | $10/adult (pay what you can); Kids 12 and under free | Start the weekend at Caponi Art Park. Families will grow in strength and flexibility while also developing better concentration, mindfulness and relationships with others. Stay after to enjoy the park.

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SEPTEMBER FAMILY SPORTS & FITNESS IDEAS

9/20/19: Family Fun & Fitness Fridays | Great River Water Park | $2 | Enjoy discounted admission on the third Friday of every month.

9/21/19: Freedom 5K Run/Walk | 8am-12pm | Harriet Island Regional Park | $30/adult; $5-$10/child | Superhero costumes encouraged! After the event, there will be prizes, and a Kids Zone.

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OCTOBER FAMILY SPORTS & FITNESS IDEAS

10/05/19: Twin Cities Marathon Family Events | Minnesota State Capitol | 10am-| Free to Attend – Some Events Cost Extra | Learn more about making the Twin Cities Marathon a Family Fun Event here.

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

NOVEMBER FAMILY SPORTS & FITNESS IDEAS

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

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