Editor’s note: please welcome Megan Lachey, another Dayton Campus Connect intern, to our Active Living section.
With fall here many people start to turn their active living styles inside. There is still so much outdoor recreation to do. The Dayton area offers quite a few events throughout the year. Here are just a few of the upcoming events.
On September 30th the much anticipated Gearfest will be taking place at Eastwood MetroPark. Gearfest has quite a few things to offer from mad river kayaking, athletic demonstrations to much more. It will be a fun filled and outdoor recreation event.
Fall is also a big time for 5k’s and fast paced races. Just a few of the 5k’s are: The New Carlisle Annual Heritage of Flight 5K walk/run will take place on October 2nd. The 35th Annual Dayton River Corridor half-marathon and 5K will be held at Welcome Stadium and University of Dayton on October 9th. On October 18th the 26th Annual Ghost N Goblin 5K will be at RiverScape MetroPark. Join Miamisburg on November 24th for the ever famous Turkey Trot that has been going strong for 33 years.
For some slower paced recreation activities try Hike for the Health of it at Sugarcreek MetroPark. The events begin on October 1st and will repeat more times at other MetroParks throughout October. On the 5th Bellbrook will hold a Stroller Fit walk at Ron Kehl Park. Even look for Zumba, yoga and other fun classes at fitness centers and studios in the area that are held every week.
For family and children activities try Gymbus which is held in Miamisburg at Sycamore Trails Community Park. Gymbus has 4 sessions and starts on the 24th, is a fun way to get children motivated about moving and staying active. The Metroparks are also a great place to enjoy family recreation everday with their many walking trails, biking trails and some even offer horseback riding.
Fall is a beautiful season, with the leaves changing and the nice weather, it is easy to stay active outside. Take time and enjoy the many recreational activities Dayton has to offer.