Earn your stripes and join the Minnesota Zoo for their annual Tiger Tracks 5K to raise money for wildlife conservation. The race starts at the Shady Oaks Picnic area and follows a course through the zoo on outdoor trails. Registered participants will receive free admission to the zoo on the event day and a commemorative t-shirt. Strollers are welcome. Read more about Tiger Tracks 5K and Family Run/ Walk
Sports, Health & Wellness
Join us for the 2nd Annual ‘Shout Out Loud’ Suicide Prevention and Resource Awareness event! Our main goal with Shout Out Loud is to normalize the conversation about suicide prevention in our community and encourage participation in local wellness resources. Our goal with Shout Out Loud is to normalize the conversation about suicide prevention in our community and encourage participation in local wellness resources. Read more about Shout Out Loud Minnesota - A Suicide Prevention Charity Event
Walk when the Moon is full to listen and look for these flying mousetraps! Great horned and barred owls make the nature center home. Back inside, dissect an owl pellet to identify the teeth and bones of the creatures they eat. Learn to identify 5 owl calls and practice calling, too! Bring a mug for a hot beverage afterward! Small scout or youth groups welcome.
Fee: $5 per person, Register online by Tuesday, December 10. Read more about Full Moon Walk
(AGES 7 AND UP WITH ADULT, SMALL SCOUT TROOPS WELCOME!)
Meet a snake and salamander, and learn where Minnesota’s wild reptiles and amphibians go in the winter. You can share your stories about real wild animal encounters, if you choose! Try a wild animal craft to take home too!
Fee: Free. Register by Friday, November 15 Read more about Walk When the Moon is Full
The public is invited to join the Suicide Prevention Collaborative at the 9th annual “Together it Gets Better” 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, September 14th at Colby Lake Park Pavilion in Woodbury, MN. On-site registration opens at 8am and the event will begin at 9am.
On average, one person dies by suicide every 11 hours in the state of Minnesota. It’s the 2nd leading cause of death for young adults. And while there is no single cause to suicide, it’s possible to reduce these statistics and save lives. Read more about Together It Gets Better 5K
Over 50 rare and classic boats come together again on White Bear Lake along with parts, memorabilia and exhibits about Minnesota’s centuries-old boatbuilding history. Browse vendors, check out the swap meet and vote for this year’s best boats! Read more about White Bear Lake Boat Show
Grab your fluffy friend and a donut to work it all off as you walk or run along the trail. Proceeds of this event support Secondhand Hounds, a nonprofit animal rescue in Minnesota that works to provide a safe shelter, proper veterinary care and daily necessities for pups. Read more about Donuts and Dogs 5K
Walking is the easiest way to stay healthy. The AHS wants you to walk to help others, too. Help fundraise as a team or an individual. All ages. Read more about American Heart Association Twin Cities Heart Walk
Make an impact on your community by walking or running in time or untimed races ranging in distances from 1K to 5K. Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure is invested in raising awareness, funding and support for curing breast cancer. All ages. Prices vary. All day. Read more about Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Run the scenic route through Lake Minnetonka in one of the state’s most beautiful half-marathons and support Freshwater and their work to improve the water quality of the lake! There’s a relay option and a kids’ run too. All ages. $65+. 7:00 a.m. start. Read more about Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon