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Canoeing with Kids in Oklahoma

There is no shortage of beautiful lakes and rivers in Oklahoma and an early morning canoe trip with a midday swim is the perfect way to enjoy them.

4 Easy Steps to a Healthier Family

We all have thought this to ourselves at one time or another. You know “that” family. The one that always looks healthy, happy—and they are always moving. How do they do it? One sure answer is that they are doing it together!

Kid-Friendly Recipes from Chef Marc Dunham

Marc Dunham is the Director of Culinary Arts at Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City. He’s also recently produced a documentary made for TV called Course of Food that won Best Oklahoma Short Film at the deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City last month.

OKC Gardening Programs Teach Valuable Lessons

On an unseasonably cool May day, kindergartners at Cleveland Elementary School gather around Larry Heyman at the school’s outdoor classroom.

Dig In: Tips for Starting Your Family Garden

For as little as the price of a take-out meal, your family can experience the joys of gardening and a delicious and nutritious harvest. This is part two of a four-part series about gardening with kids. Last month, we revealed some of the benefits of gardening at home. Read on to find easy expert tips for starting your own garden at home this spring.

Strong Together Spring 2015—Final Post

Congratulations to all our Strong Together participants! It's been a little more than a week since you put it all out there and participated in the Redbud Classic. We're so proud of your progress and your decision to chase a healthier lifestyle. We hope you continue on your fitness journey. Below, find a little post-race inspiration from two of our bloggers. We'll be featuring our participants again in our May issue, so be sure to pick up a magazine next month.
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Fitness Events in OKC

  • Drop-in Yoga at OKCMOA


    Join yoga instructors for a reflective practice in the Museum’s galleries. No advance registration is required, and all skill levels are...

  • Run the Boolevard


    Features a 5k race, kids' fun run, bounce houses, food trucks, music and more. Participants are encouraged to wear their family-friendly...

  • Halloween Glow Swim


    Features a Halloween party with a glow in the dark swim (with glow sticks) music, games and lots of spooky fun. For ages 12-17. Preregister.



    Features a family-friendly fitness class focused on promoting good nutrition, mental health, healthy weight and an active lifestyle. All fitness...

  • FREE DeVry University Health Fair


    Features an informative day of learning and interacting with vendors who specialize in healthy living. Vendors include: The American Red Cross,...

  • Child Abuse Prevention Zumbathon


    The Zumbathon is multi-beneficial in its approach to bringing the community together to raise awareness about the important issue of child abuse...

  • Putnam City Cancer Classic 5k


    Features a 5K and fun run benefiting the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Stroller are welcome.

  • Central DASH 5K & Market and Craft Fair


    The annual Central DASH 5K & Market and Craft Fair in Yukon is a fun way to get fit and find handmade crafts all in one place. In the morning,...

  • Crazy-4-Color Run and Free Family Festival


    Features a 5K color run, over 50 vendors, food trucks, carnival games, inflatables, dog show, live entertainment, Disney princesses, a lip sync...

  • OK Ale Trail


    Features a 3-lap one-mile course through downtown Edmond. Before each one-mile lap, lager joggers receive a complimentary craft beer from local...

  • Bomber Band Blitz


    Features a 5K Run/Walk and 2K Fun Run/Walk certified by USA Track and Field. Benefits Midwest City Band Students. Stroller welcome....

  • National Veterans Day Run


    Features a  5K, 11K and 1-mile family and supporter walk/run. Spouses, children and veterans and active duty receive a discount off the...

  • Run for the Fallen Veterans Day 5k


    Features a 5K, one-mile fun run, a toddler dash and inflatables.  Benefits The Fallen Outdoors.

  • Chill Your Cheeks 5k Run


    Features a 5k run that winds through the streets of Yukon and ends amid 4 million twinkling Christmas lights on display in the park. Activities...

  • Edmond Turkey Trot


    The Edmond Turkey Trot is an annual tradition and a family affair hosted on Thanksgiving Day in Downtown Edmond. Take the scenic 5K route with the...

  • OKC Turkey Tracks 5K


    Features a 1-mile fun run and a 5K run. Strollers and dogs are welcome. Runners are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots....

  • Turkey Day 5K


    Run your turkey off at the 3rd Annual Turkey Day 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run on Thanksgiving Day. Proceeds benefit the Cleveland County Habitat for...

  • Little Willie's Triple Dog Dare


    This stair climbing event is open to people of all ages and keeping it in line with the “Little Willie’s” spirit, there’s...

  • Edmond Ugly Holiday Lights Run


    Features a Christmas sweater themed 5K and one mile fun run benefiting the holiday light display in Mitch Park. Runners can also participate in...

  • Holiday Lights Spectacular Nightlight Run


    Features an evening 5K run through the holiday light display. Benefits the Holiday Lights Spectacular Fund

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