Spin-a-thons are the New 5K

Charity spin-a-thons are popping up all over the city to raise money and promote health.

By | Hub Health |

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Team indoor cycling for a cause seems to be the new “it” way to exercise for charity.¬†We don’t expect “spin-a-thons” to replace 5Ks completely,¬†because¬†we know once the weather warms up, there will be ample charity 5Ks every weekend. But since indoor¬†cycling is as¬†popular¬†as ever, it is only natural that spinning would be used as a way to raise money for charity similar to a 5K race.

The concept is simple: Start a team, raise money, and then sweat your butt off on a spin bike, all for a good cause.

Three upcoming spin-a-thons:

What: Cycle for Survival
When: Sunday, February 10
Where: Equinox Boston
(225 Franklin Street; 617-426-2140)

Cycle for Survival is a national indoor team cycling event, owned and operated by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Equinox gyms were founding partners. In six years, Cycle for Survival has raised more than $18 million for rare cancer research and funded more than 50 rare cancer research programs. Registration is still open for the event.

What: The United Way Emerging Leaders Spin-a-thon
When: Saturday, February 16
Where: The Sports Club/LA
, (4 Avery St; 617-375-8200)

The Emerging Leaders Spin-a-thon is a five-hour relay that raises money for the United Way’s Youth Venture Program, which supports local young people in implementing ideas for social change in their communities.

What: Miracle for Miles for Boston Children’s Hospital
When: Sunday, February 24th
Where: Boston Sports Clubs Wellington Circle (70 Station Landing; 781-391-1622); Boston Sports Clubs Wellesley (140 Great Plain Avenue; 781-263-5700)

Miracle for Miles is a four-hour, relay spin-a-thon that benefits Boston Children’s.¬†Team members must be 14 years or older to participate.


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