Triangle Hosts Family Fitness Fun
Big Muddy Challenge
Sept. 7 – Watch participants run through a muddy obstacle course designed for parents and children ages 6-12. (Registration to run closes Sept. 1.) 8 a.m. Waves of runners leave every 15 minutes until 3:45 p.m. Hill Ridge Farms, 703 Tarboro Rd., Youngsville. bigmuddychallenge.com.
Bull City Play Streets
Sept. 7 – Get the family moving with physical activities including
line dancing, jump-roping, four square, hula-hooping, badminton,
hopscotch and more. Includes health screenings and informational booths. All ages. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Holt Elementary School, 4019 Holt School Rd., Durham. 919-560-1647. ahealthieramerica.org/play-streets/find-a-play-street/durham-north-carolina.
North Hills 5K Run/Walk
Sept. 7 – Take part in a 5K run/walk, 100-yard kids dash or the
Midtown Mile. Proceeds benefit North Raleigh Ministries' efforts to fight childhood hunger in North Raleigh. Register online. $30 5K, $7 kids dash,
$15 Midtown Mile. 9 a.m. Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh.northhills5k.com.
Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon
Sept. 8 – Ages 5-19 participate in a triathlon to raise money for the
N.C. Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill. Register online. See website for race details and times. Briar Chapel, Hwy. 15-501, Chapel Hill.
Walk for Wishes
Sept. 8 – Take part in a 5K walk to raise money for Make-A-Wish
Eastern North Carolina. Local children who have received their wishes
or have wishes scheduled will be recognized. Register online. Free.
Registration and check-in begin at noon. Walk begins at 2 p.m.
WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary. eastnc.wish.org.
Fit & Able Youth Triathlon Clinic
Sept. 8 – Children ages 15 and younger learn specific triathlon
training skills in a positive atmosphere with their parents. Clinic prepares families for the Sept. 29 triathlon. $10/person. Registrater by Sept. 5. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Triangle Aquatic Center, 275 Convention Dr., Cary. fitandable.net.
Family Yoga in Nature
Sept. 21 – Combine nature and yoga to nurture the mind, body and spirit. Ages 2 and older with parent. Registration required. $16 resident, $20 nonresident. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs, 2616 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary. 919-387-5980. townofcary.org.
Anthony Greenup Basketball Clinic
Sept. 28 – Anthony "Airport" Greenup of the Harlem Globetrotters teaches kids ages 6-12 about basketball through technique, sportsmanship and attitude lessons. Registration required. $45. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lake Lynn Community Center, 7921 Ray Rd., Raleigh. 919-870-2911. greenupcamps.com.
Free Community Health Day
Sept. 28 – Families can enjoy a free morning of interactive booths, fitness bingo, Zumba and performances. There will also be information available about the Ident-A-Kid child safety program. 9 a.m.-noon. American Institute of Healthcare & Fitness, 8300 Health Park, Raleigh. aihf.net.
Plunge, Pedal and Plod Triathalon
Sept. 29 – The Triangle Aquatic Center and Cary Town Center host a family triathalon beginning at 7 a.m. All events take place at Triangle Aquatic Center and Cary Towne Center. Registration required.
$45/individual and $75/relay team before Aug. 29; $55/individual and $85/relay team after Aug. 29. Learn more at fitandable.net.