Don’t let that impending change in the weather slow you down. There’s still plenty of time to get outside and be active this fall. October brings a wide variety of fun health and fitness events to the Treasure Valley, so take a look at the list, grab your calendar and make some plans.
Free Community Krav Maga Self-Defense Seminar For Women October 1 Boise Ladies, this is one of the very best things you can ever do for yourself. This seminar is taught in unique hands-on environment with knowledgeable, qualified instructors. For women ages 12 and older. You will not regret the experience. Click on this link for more details.
See Spot Walk October 1 Boise Bring your four-legged friend and take a one-mile walk to benefit the Idaho Humane Society. Julia Davis Park. Games, prizes, contests, vendors, and more. Plus your pooch gets a special bandanna. Click on this link for more details.
Beginners’ Triathlon October 1 Nampa Not sure if you’ve got what it takes to do a triathlon? Check out this one for beginners at the Nampa Rec Center. It includes a 1/8 mile swim, 4-mile ride on an upright stationary bike, and a 1 ½ mile indoor run. All participants receive a prize. Click on this link for more details.
CATCH Me If You Can 5K Run/Walk October 2 Boise This 5th annual event benefits the families of CATCH (Charitable Assistance To Community’s Homeless). Held in Julia Davis Park, the course follows the beautiful Boise Greenbelt. Click on this link for more details.
Greenbelt Bike Crawl October 8 Garden City Cyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend. Treasure Valley cycling groups will be set up to share information about safe routes to schools, provide tips on bike maintenance, give away helmets to kids and adults, and encourage safe and respectful biking along the Greenbelt. Click on this link for more details.
Live to BFit 5K Run/Walk October 8 Boise Follow the scenic Boise Greenbelt in this race to benefit Camp River Run, a camp for children battling life-threatening or disabling medical conditions. Camp River Run allows these young patients a chance to enjoy the great outdoors. Held in conjunction with the Health, Beauty and Fitness Fair. Click on this link for more details.
Health, Beauty and Fitness Fair October 8 Boise Held in conjunction with the Live to BFit 5K Run/Walk. Learn about how to make better food choices and discover health and fitness options for your family. Held at Expo Idaho. Click on this link for more details.
City of Trees Marathon and Half-Marathon October 9 Boise Ready for a real challenge? A marathon, and even a half marathon, will separate real runners from the rest of the pack. This is a milestone for any runner, regardless of their level of experience. Parkcenter Park. Click on this link for more details.
Barber to Boise October 15 Boise One of the most highly anticipated races of the season, Barber to Boise features a 10K run or a 5K run/walk. Begins at Barber Park and finishes in Bronco Stadium. Post race activities include a concert and pancake breakfast. Click on this link for more details.
High Speed Pursuit Half Marathon at the Prison October 22 Boise What’s that? The Greenbelt is a little too powder puff for you? Then this is the race for you. And it’s more than just a half marathon. You can also choose a 5K or 10K course, all out on country roads, near the prison. On top of that, it’s for a great cause: All proceeds go to educational scholarships for survivors of Idaho’s fallen officers. Click on this link for more details.
Walk for Food Allergy October 22 Boise This 1.5 mile walk takes place in Veteran’s Memorial Park and aims to raise public awareness, provide advocacy and education, and advance research on food allergies and anaphylaxis. Click on this link for more details.
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