Healthy Events

20 Healthy Things to Do This Week

Sweat it out at fall 5Ks, a citywide scavenger hunt, and charity walks galore.
Athletes throw their hands in the air before the SF Hunt

SF Hunt/Photo provided

 Monday, October 9

Fitness for Puerto Rico: Trillfit is hosting a free cardio dance class at Evans Way Park—and to sweeten the deal, it’ll donate $1 per attendee to the Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico fund.

Free, 10 a.m. Evans Way Park, 244 Fenway, Boston, trill.fit.

Tuesday, October 10

Free CorePower Yoga: As it prepares to open a studio in the Seaport, CorePower Yoga is offering a free class at District Hall. Bring your own mat.

Free, 1 p.m. District Hall, 75 Northern Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Thursday, October 12

Weight and Wellness Expo: Weighing weight loss plans? Tufts Medical Center’s Weight and Wellness Center will have experts and patients available to discuss medical and surgical options.

Free, 3 p.m. Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington St., Boston, facebook.com.

Foodbetter: Join some of Boston’s best chefs to learn about healthy and sustainable food in the restaurant industry. Then, on Friday, take a look at innovations in food systems at the Foodbetter Harvard Fair.

Free, 3:30 p.m. Harvard University, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge, harvard.edu.

Yoga at Dusk: We’re hosting an outdoor yoga class at the New Balance flagship store, along with cosponsor Tufts Medical Center. Get your flow on with Meghan Rozanski, then stay for refreshments and shopping.

$15, 6 p.m. New Balance, 140 Guest St., Brighton, eventbrite.com.

Saturday, Oct. 14

Kinsman Mountain's north peak on an overcast day

Kinsman Mountain’s north peak/Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Hike Kinsman Mountain: Carpooling service Ridj-It will take experienced hikers up to New Hampshire for a day outdoors. The trip is nine miles by way of the Lonesome Lake Trail, with an elevation gain of 3,200 feet.

$30, 6:30 a.m. Wellington Station, Medford, ridj-it.com.

The Play Brigade 5K: With divisions ranging from running and walking to push-rim and strollers, this race aims for complete inclusion. Athletes of all abilities can sign up, with all proceeds going back into the community.

$35+, 7:30 a.m. Boston Common, 139 Tremont St., Boston, playbrigade.com.

The SF Hunt: During this citywide scavenger hunt, Boston will become a treasure map. Follow your phone to solve riddles, take photos at unique locations to rack up points, and enjoy free Sweetgreen salad and beer. The catch? You can only travel by foot, bike, or public transit—or horseback, if you can swing it.

$54, 8 a.m. Brooklyn Boulders, 12A Tyler St., Somerville, handstandwith.us.

Rosemary G. Cataldo Walk for Cancer and the Community: Walk two miles to remember Rosemary Cataldo, a Revere woman who battled pancreatic cancer. All proceeds will go to college scholarships, Cancer Care Grants for Revere citizens, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

$25, 9 a.m. A.C. Wheelan School, 107 Newhall St., Revere, steps4cancer.org.

Moving Day: Boston may have celebrated Allston Christmas weeks ago, but the National Parkinson’s Foundation is hosting its own moving day this month. Walk a family-friendly course, then stick around for movement-oriented activities and programs.

Donations suggested, 9 a.m. Artesani Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, movingdaywalk.org.

“Iron” Kim’s Core Strength Seminar: Learn the traditional martial art Moo Doe in Somerville’s Perry Park. Conditioning techniques will promote core strength, while breathing and stretching will provide overall balance.

$20, 10 a.m. Perry Park, 355 Washington St., Somerville, eventbrite.com.

Bootcamp for Cops for Kids with Cancer: Join instructor Bron Volney for a philanthropic bootcamp class that benefits Cops for Kids with Cancer, a nonprofit that helps children undergoing cancer treatment. Police Commissioner Bill Evans will be an honorary co-host.

$20, 10 a.m. Government Center Plaza, 1 Washington St., Boston, broncorefitness.com.

Brunch Fit with Brick Boston: Brick’s 45-minute express workout will leave you hungry for brunch. Indulge in food and mimosas at Central Wharf Co. after your workout.

$39, 10:30 a.m. Brick Boston, 133 Federal St., Boston, eventbrite.com. 

Night Nation Run: Dance, run, or walk your way through this running music festival. Electronic music, lights, and lasers will illuminate the course, which culminates in an “explosive” after party.

$30+, 6:30 p.m. Edward A. LeLacheur Park, 450 Aiken St., Lowell, nightnationrun.com.

Children standing next to someone in a kidney costume

The Kidney Walk/ Photo provided

Sunday, October 15

Boston Firefighters Local 718 10K: Commemorate fallen first responders from the Boston Fire Department and Local 718 by running in this road race. After finishing a scenic course around Dorchester Bay, hang out for awards and giveaways.

$30+, 9 a.m. Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St., Dorchester, bostonfirefighters10k.com.

Boston Kidney Walk: Walk to raise awareness and funds to fight kidney disease. Although there is no registration fee, the average walker raises $200 for kidney disease prevention and treatment programs.

Free, 9:30 a.m. Lechmere Canal Park, 6 Canal Park, Cambridge, kidney.org. 

The Great Pumpkin Dash 5K: It’s October, witches. As part of the Revere Beach Fall Festival, run in a pumpkin-themed 5K starting at Kelly’s Roast Beef. Kids can participate in a one-mile fun run at 9:30 a.m.

$30, 10 a.m. Kelly’s Roast Beef, 410 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere, facebook.com.

Stairs4RTroops Stair Climb: Run the stairs at Harvard Stadium to raise funds for Homes for Our Troops. All proceeds will go toward building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans.

$30, 10 a.m. Harvard Stadium, 79 North Harvard St., Allston, stairs4troops.com.

OAKtoberfest: Running, eating, and dancing are all on tap at the OAKtoberfest 5K Race and Taste. Proceeds go to the Oak Square YMCA’s youth programs.

$30, 10 a.m. Oak Square YMCA, 615 Washington St., Brighton, facebook.com.

Allston Sweat Crawl: New Balance is hosting this fitness bonanza. You’ll sweat through bootcamp at Orangetheory Fitness, cycling at the NB Fitness Club, and yoga at the New Balance flagship store.

$35+, 1 p.m. New Balance Fitness Club, 25 Guest St., Brighton, eventbrite.com.