Active in Austin
Winter Marathons, Yoga, and Hiking
Though the air is nippy and wind howls in the dead of night, February in Austin is a delight to outdoor enthusiasts in many ways. Crowds are smaller, events lean toward the eclectic, and fresh air brightens perspectives in a brand-new year. Why not shake the cobwebs and get moving around the city? These events and gatherings may be just the cure for winter doldrums.
The Austin Marathon
It happens every year and you’ve always meant to join. Well, it’s not too late! The half-marathon and 5K runs for 2019 take place on February 17 and are open for online registration. It’s one of the premier annual races in America, and you’ll be joined by about 20,000 other participants from across the globe. If you’re more of a bystander and cheer-leader, there are plenty of events to keep you entertained while the adrenaline junkies mark their time. You’ll find live music, a beer garden, food booths and the lively Finish Line Festival.
Austin is a yoga kind of town, so it’s no surprise that there’s a twist to every turn. Yoga pairs with survival in the “Yoga & Self Defense” class on February 10, sponsored by the Community Advocacy and Healing Project. It’s all part of the “Black Herstory Week” commemorating contributions to society by Black females. An Astrology Yoga workshop at Serasana Dripping Springs on February 20 highlights astrological events and planetary movements while participants practice yoga poses, mantras and breathing. A Yoga for All class at Modern Rocks Gallery every Friday invites all Austinites to experience a year of purpose, peace and fulfillment.
Hiking and Climbing
If you want a quick refresher-hike without leaving the city limits, head over to St. Edwards Park. Bundle up for a chilly afternoon winding through old-growth forests, cascading waterfalls and still creeks. Walking paths for all ages make it easy to bring along little ones and furry friends. Prefer to stay warm and dry indoors? Check out the Austin Bouldering Project, an indoor climbing space on Springdale Road offering sessions for zero-experience newbies as well as experienced experts.
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