Top Family-Friendly Fitness Events

Living an active and healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to model behavior for your kids. Not only do fitness oriented activities get the blood pumping and whip your whole family into shape, they also provide valuable off-screen quality time with your loved ones. Here is a starter list of family-friendly events worth putting on your 2016 to-do list!

Before your family sits down to enjoy the annual holiday binge, participate in your local Turkey Trot or Santa Shuffle. For inspiration, The Daily Burn has a great list of the top 30 Thanksgiving Day races across the U.S. For something more holiday-focused, here’s a list of festive family races for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.


Raise money and awareness for a great cause with Autism Speaks. Held throughout the year, the organization holds walking events across the U.S. and Canada.



Our fur kids need exercise too, so bring the whole family to the Superheros 5K is held in Rancho Mirage, CA in March. Benefitting Animal Samaritans, the event features a 5k run and walk and a kids dash.


The Cubs may not have won The World Series this year, as Back to the Future famously predicted, but you can help them raise money for charity. The 10th Annual Race to Wrigley 5k will be held in April, and winds through the local neighborhood, ending in one of America’s most celebrated fields.

Look good in red? Don your striped shirts and black-rimmed glasses for The Waldo Waldo 5K in Colorado Springs in October. The best part? It benefits local community restoration projects and trail maintenance.

There are many fun, local, family-friendly events, no matter where you live. We hope this short list gives you some healthy inspiration heading into the holidays!

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  1. You make a good point that living a healthy life and being active can be a good model for your kids. I think that is doubly so when you choose to be active by involving yourself in charity 5k runs and other supportive events. This shows your kids that you are using your fitness for a greater good while also maintaining your health.

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