Strap on your snowshoes or lace up your hiking boots for a peaceful nighttime hike that’s all aglow. Maplewood Nature Center hosts this popular hike along its luminary trail—and, weather permitting, hikers can also learn how to make ice holes to observe what’s happening below, and enter to win an ice globe luminary kit to take home. For ages 5 and up.
Sports, Health & Wellness
Want a day of fun and family time? Come and participate in numerous outdoor activities at Fort Snelling State Park. Activities include ice-fishing, snowshoeing, fat-tire biking, archery and more! All the necessary equipment is provided and make sure to grab a hot chocolate in between activities! All ages. Read more about Winter Trails Day 2020
Run like a Yeti for Minnesota’s 13th annual Polar Dash. Compete in one of two challenges by running in multiple races or go all in for the 2020M. All registered adults will receive a medal and either a Polar Dash performance fleece or jacket. Registered youth runners will receive a Polar Dash hat. Half marathon 8 a.m., 10K 9 a.m., 5K 10:30 a.m., Heat 1 2020M 10:20 a.m., Heat 2 2020M 11:20 a.m. Read more about Polar Dash
3PBoxing24/7 is a brand new, state of the art, 24/7 access boxing gym located in Woodbury. Our USA certified boxing coaches will teach you proper offense and defense skills with our LEARN and BURN classes. You will be evaluated throughout your journey while you master the sport of boxing at your own pace! We offer youth classes for ages 9 and older. We teach every age, gender, and skill level! Read more about 3PBoxing24/7 Open House Week
Calling all runners and walkers! It’s time for the 32nd annual Reindeer Run. Participants will choose from a variety of race options and race around Lake Harriet. There’s the Kids Run, 5k Not Time, 5k Chip Time, 10k Chip Time and the Yukon Challenge 15k. Every participant will receive a long-sleeve performance T-shirt and a finisher medallion. Read more about Reindeer Run
You don’t have to be a runner to enjoy this event! The Minnesota Brewery Running Series is hosting a dash between Bauhaus Brew Labs and 612Brew. The run only lasts a few blocks, and you’re invited to take your time getting from one brewery to the other. All are invited to participate, but to enjoy the beer you must be 21 and up. Read more about 0.5K Winter Beer Dash
Make room for that Thanksgiving feast with a 2K or 8K race for a good cause. Bring the family along to kick off the holiday season and raise money for Hastings Family Service. Preregister for the 8K to receive this year’s commemorative Gobble Gait t-shirt.
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Burn off some calories before gobbling down some goodies this Thanksgiving at the St. Paul Turkey Trot. Try either the 6K or 10K, but don’t forget to bring the family! Start a tradition for the kids or just get in a morning workout by joining in the fun and raising funds for the Open Door Food Shelf. Read more about St. Paul Turkey Trot
(ADULTS, FAMILIES, MIN. AGE 5)
AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER, 2659 E 7TH ST., MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119.
Friday JANUARY 17, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Snowshoe (need 6 inches) or hike along our luminary trail. If the weather conditions allow; we’ll check out some holes in the ice, and try your hand at making a new one. Win an Ice Globe luminary kit to take home!
Fee: $5 per person, register online by Sunday, January 16 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button,or call 6519249-2170. Activity #16629 Read more about Luminary Hike