Sports, Health & Wellness

Women Run the Cities

September 27 Celebrate sisterhood at Women Run the Cities, one of ESPN’s top five races for women in the nation. Organizers say that this popular event—featuring 10-mile and 10K runs, a 5K run/walk and a girls’ 1-mile run—is great for experienced runners and newbies alike. The courses start and finish at gorgeous Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, and track along the Mississippi River. Register online; spots fill up quickly. Girls’ run open to ages 4–12. Prices vary by registration date and distance; $15–$70 and up.

Explore Archery Summer Camps

St. Croix JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) is taking registration for their summer archery camps.

Session 1 - June 22-25

Session 2 - July 13-16

Session 3 - August 3-6.

Each camp has a maximum enrollment of 20 youth. Youth must be at least 8 years old to register.

Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

Now in its 29th year, this tournament has awarded just under $150,000 in scholarships to local students who are pursuing their post-secondary degrees, and helped send many area youngsters to YMCA Camp. Ticket prices include lunch, golfing, and a social hour and awards banquet at the end of the tournament. Dinner may be purchased separately for additional cost. $175 single golfer, $700 foursome, $30 players cards, $30 dinner. 1 p.m. Prestwick Golf Course, 9555 Wedgewood Drive; 651.578.0722;

Latin Dance Series

Learn all those Latin dances you hear about. Instructor Tricia Wood will be teaching the salsa, merengue and cha-cha in this sizzling summer series. 4 weeks for $50. 6–7 p.m. May 12, 19 and 26, and June 2. Registration required. Valley Creek Room, Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place; 651.714.3583;

Free Tuesdays

Summer is soon here, and what better time to visit the park? Visit any Washington County Park for free on May 5. No vehicle permit is required, so there’s no reason not to take advantage of the great weather. All day, any Washington County Park. Visit to see a full list of park locations, hours, trails and activities.

We Are Well Within, Woodbury

We Are Well Within, Woodbury is a community wide health initiative that unites residents, community leaders and businesses in a fun-filled educational and motivational health and wellness event beginning May 1st, 2015 until August 3rd, 2015. Teams of 4 or 5 and individuals receive points for participating in the offered events at no cost to win prizes! Programs, workshops, events and activities are offered in the following categories:

EXERCISE - Activities, Competitions & Workouts

NUTRITION – Educational workshops and presentations on healthy eating

Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile

Spring may be just around the corner, but tough Minnesotans know that to keep warm, you’ve got to keep moving. Runners from around the Twin Cities will brave the brisk weather to kick off their running season. Whether this is your hundredth race or you’re still learning to tie your tennis shoes (that’s right, kids, you can join, too!), be sure to join in the fun and the post-race party featuring classic Minnesota dishes, a lumberjack costume contest and a winter beard competition. $45–$65 until March 2; $51–$71 until race day. 9 a.m.

Wedding Dance Series

It’s a wonderful feeling to be at a wedding and whip out some moves that keep the party going. Whether you consider yourself a good dancer, or you want to become one, this four-week series will give you the skills and confidence to tear up the dance floor.

Running Room Run Club

Looking to start running, but not sure where to start? Looking to up your mileage, but craving some company? Woodbury’s Running Room Run Club is free and open to everyone in the community, welcoming runners of all skill levels. Show up and let the pack mentality carry you through a great local run with great local friends. Wednesdays. Free. 6 p.m.


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