Happy Friday, and welcome the first weekend of October. We can’t believe it still feels like summer outside! It’s the perfect reason to get outside and get moving. Here are 8 healthy things to do in Indianapolis this weekend to enjoy with your friends and family.
Saturday, October 5
500 Festival Mini-Mini Kids’ Run
The 500 Festival mini-mini is the only kids run to take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indy 500! The mini-mini is a timed fun run that’s just for kids ages 5 – 12. Kids will have an over-the-top experience similar to the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, including live entertainment acts along the course, massive cheering sections, iconic photo opportunities, and a chocolate milk toast after crossing the finish line. For more information or to register, visit here.
Xtreme Hip Hop Cardio
Xtreme Hip Hop is a 60-minute high energy cardio class combining steps boards and hip hop music to give you an intense burn! If you haven’t experienced Xtreme Fitness with Phil before, you are in for an amazing treat! For more information, visit here.
Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben
Indianapolis loves running events. Sign up for the Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben on Saturday, October 5. Taking place in historic Fort Harrison State Park, while running/walking through a gorgeous fall tour through the park and surrounding neighborhoods. For more information, visit here.
Yoga with Adoptable Puppies at the Irsay YMCA
Come snuggle an adoptable puppy while practicing yoga in the gym of the beautiful Irsay Family YMCA. Enjoy 45 minutes of beginners Vinyasa Flow Yoga with the adorable puppies of Helping Paws Indy; a local foster-based rescue group. The yoga session includes a selfie with adoptable puppies and donuts. A portion of this session fee goes to support Helping Paws Indy & the Irsay Family YMCA. For more information or to register, click here.
Sunday, October 6
Brunch Run Indy
Sunday’s are meant for brunch, but what if you burn a few calories first? You’re in luck! Grab your girls and sneakers and run the Fall Brunch Run Indy 5K! Enjoy a post-race brunch at the Rathskeller with a complimentary mimosa or beer for each participant. Must be 21 or older. For more information or to register, click here.
Yoga & Beer at Garfield Brewery
Yoga and beer sound like the perfect combination. This Sunday, enjoy an hour-long beginner-friendly yoga class at Garfield Brewery at 11 a.m. Tickets cost $20 and include 1 pint of beer your choice. Must be 21 or older. For more information, click here.
Sunday Yoga with Sivananda
Wild Persimmon brings traditional Sivananda yoga to the Hoosier Heartland in a 90-minute practice that allows equal time and space for relaxation, breathing, exercise, and meditation. Hosted by wife and husband duo and founders of Wild Persimmon School of Wellness, a home-based herb school, and yoga studio. For more information or to register, visit here.
Youth Yoga Series
Hosted by Haven Yoga Studio, this yoga series is for the kids, they will learn simple methods of meditation, breathing exercises and stretches. This series is designed for any children excited about yoga and/or families interested in supporting their child’s social and emotional development through mindfulness. For more information or to register, visit here.