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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

  • Annual 5K Red Run


    Features a sanctioned 5K benefiting AIDS Walk OKC.



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

  • Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival


    Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival at Cottonwood Flats in downtown Guthrie offers three days of live bluegrass music from acclaimed local...

  • FREE The Bella Foundation's Annual Dog Walk, Peace, Love & Pups


    The annual Dog Walk In The Park begins with a pet walk and continues with vendor booths, pet adoptions, food trucks, live music, a kids corner, dog...

  • The Color Run at Remington Park


    Features a 5k paradise with a sweet Tropicolor Zone, all-new Rainbow Beach at the Finish Festival and a fresh island-style participant kit....

  • Annual Down Syndrome Festival & 5K


    Features a 5k and an Awareness Walk as well as games, inflatables, a petting zoo and more. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and the awareness...

  • MAMOK Save Your Skin 5K and Fun Run


    Features a 5K and 1-mile fun run benefiting Miles Against Melanoma OK. The 1 Mile Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 9:00...

  • Oklahoma Bicycle Society’s Donut Ride


    Features a 14 - 25 mile ride starting at Will Rogers Park Tennis parking lot and rides to Browns Bakery or Kamps 1910. Riders can return on the...

  • FREE Moore Healthy Kids


    Features interactive booths, kids craft station, children’s obstacle course, CPR demonstration, Physical Therapy demonstrations, EMSStat...

  • FREE Walk with Compassion Oklahoma City


    Participants will journey through a true story of hope and redemption, learning about the real-life obstacles children in poverty face everyday....

  • Full Moon Bike Ride and Run at Myriad Gardens


    Bring your bike and meet up at the Band Shell stage by the Great Lawn for a leisurely hour’s ride through Downtown. Routes are specially...

  • OCU PA Trick-or-Treatment


    Features a 5K and one-mile run benefiting the J.D. McCarty Center. Activities include face painting, games and Halloween fun.  Costumes...

  • Monster Dash 5K and Fun Run


    Monster Dash is a 5K and fun run hosted by Junior League of Norman. All net proceeds from Monster Dash benefit Junior League of Norman’s...

  • FREE Open Streets OKC


    Open Streets OKC is a local health and wellness project sponsored by the Oklahoma City-County Health Department’s Wellness Now Coalition. A...

  • FREE Harvest Hustle 5K


    Features a non-competitive 5K run & walk for all fitness levels and an interactive wellness expo before the race. Expo begins at 1 p.m.;...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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