Fitness briefs: Get Fit Families race; snowshoe class; 'Voyage to Venus'
Even babies can take part in event
A race this weekend in Butler County promises a distance for runners of all ages — including babies.
The Get Fit Families Kids Christmas Race, scheduled for Sunday in Harmony, consists of races of several lengths.
The event will begin at 2 p.m. with a 100-yard race for babies, with races following in order of their length. Distances include a quarter of a mile, half of a mile, 1 mile and 3 miles. There will be a 1-mile and 3-mile family and friends relay.
Participants can choose to run in more than one race. Costs range from $10 to $30.
Post-race festivities include a visit from Santa, snacks and music.
Venture Outdoors plans snowshoe class
Venture Outdoors is offering a snowshoe workshop next week for people interested in trying a new fitness activity this winter.
The workshop, scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the REI store in SouthSide Works, will discuss the gear needed for snowshoeing and the techniques needed on the trails. Venture Outdoors trip leaders will highlight some of the top areas in the region to snowshoe.
Venture Outdoors offers snowshoe events throughout the winter, with the firsttaking place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Dec. 21 at Highland Park.
For more information, visit www.ventureoutdoors.org.
Moon runnersset sights on Venus
After “running to the moon” in 2013, Moon Joggers is eyeing a loftier goal in 2014: Venus.
The organization is looking for registrants for its “Voyage to Venus” in 2014. Individuals who sign up for the program set walking or running mileage goals for the year. The organization's goal for the year is for participants to walk or run 25 million miles, or about the distance from Earth to Venus.
Participants log their mileage on the Moon Joggers website, and each individual's mileage is added to the group's total.
The organization is seeking 25,000 participants, with the challenge set to begin Jan. 1.
Cost to participate ranges from free for basic membership to $49.99 for a full membership.
The four membership levels come with different benefits for participants.
For more information, visit www.moonjoggers.com.
Walkers welcome in Monroeville group
UPMC East specialists provide monthly educational sessions and health screenings as part of the Monroeville Mall-Walker Program.
Blood pressure checks are part of the program. New enrollees are accepted at each session, and participants have access to the mall from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays to walk the course at their pace. Walkers of all levels are welcome.
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