It’s time to say goodbye to winter and hello to springtime. With the welcome change in weather, it is time to get moving and enjoy the outdoors more. Along with these fitness and health events for spring in and around Charlotte NC, you can also “spring” back into shape with these tips: set realistic goals, treat yourself to some new fitness gear, make some inspiring playlists, consider getting a personal trainer and by finding a workout buddy. So, put on that new gear, grab some friends and check out some of these activities.
7th Annual FreeMoreWest 5K on the Greenway
Enjoy a nice Spring evening of running, eating and drinking in one of Charlotte’s hottest up and coming neighborhoods! After the race indulge in some beer and enjoy the beautiful skyline view. This event will benefit Right Moves For Youth, one of Charlotte’s great nonprofits that provides resources and guidance to help students graduate high school with a plan for their future success.
Where: West Charlotte – Parking lot for Town Brewing Co. and Rhino Market., 800 Grandin Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208
When: Friday, April 5th, 2019 | Race starts @ 6pm
How Much: $25-$35 (Includes glass of beer for runners 21 and over)
Tuck Fest consists of multi-day fitness events that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC), located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The festival features a variety of outdoor competitions that include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, obstacle, and adventure racing. In six years, Tuck Fest has grown from 14,000 attendees in 2013 to over 55,000 attendees in 2018. The name “Tuck Fest” comes from the Tuckaseegee Ford and Trail, a historical landmark located at the USNWC.
Where: 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214
When: April 25th – 28th, 2019
How Much: No ticket or registration required (standard parking fees apply) for those who simply want to experience the sights and sounds of Tuck Fest. Pre-Registration ($40 – adults, $30 – youth) is available through April 17; Race Day Registration ($45) will be available at Tuck Fest
Ballantyne Yoga Series
Wind down your week with an outdoor yoga class at the Ballantyne Yoga Series led by Sara’s YMCA instructors. Stick around after the class to enjoy homemade popsicles from King of Pops. This event is free and open to the community, so bring a yoga mat and invite your friends!
Where: Brixham Tent – 15801 Brixham Hill Ave., Charlotte, NC 28277
When: Every Thursday from April 4th – May 30th @ 5:30pm
How Much: FREE!
Break A Sweat – Free Bootcamp @ STAX
Charlotte’s Biggest & Best Bootcamp happens every Tuesday and Thursday at STAX, led by instructors Randy Moss of the NFL and Emily “Breeze” Ross-Watson of Moga Charlotte. Well over 100 people run, jump, sweat and strain together. The best part is, its free! So bring a friend or 10 and come support.
Where: 3722 South Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28217
When: Every Tues. & Thurs. @ 6:30 – 7:30pm
How Much: FREE
River Jam Run: Race Edition
Thursday night means it’s time to hit the trails. Take your weekday run off-road in this weekday trail race on the second Thursday of every month from May until September. Each race in the series will feature a 5K(ish) and 10K(ish) distance. Following the race, hang out and enjoy live music at the River Jam concert series. Awards will be given to the winners of each race as well as the winners of the series overall. To be considered for the series title, participants must race a minimum of three races of the same distance.
Where: U.S. National Whitewater Center – 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214
When: The second Thursday of every month from May until September @ 6:30pm
How Much: Pre-Registration $15; Race-Day Registration $20
Yoga On Tap
Yoga On Tap is a weekly community yoga class in Charlotte, NC at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Each week there’s a different teacher leading the class from a variety of Charlotte yoga studios, offering a different style of yoga. There are teachers from out-of-state as well, bringing a new yoga flare from different parts of the country. Bring your mat and plan to hang out afterwards in the brewery. The yoga class is year-round and is held indoors in the winter.
Where: 4150 Yancey Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
When: Every Tuesday night from 6:30-7:30pm
How Much: $8 and includes an OMBrew or soda
Hopefully, some of these fitness & health events interest and motivate you to get out and active. And if not, a simple Google search can help you find something fun and fit in your area.
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