Exercising outdoors makes WAY more sense once fall arrives. Check out our top picks for family-friendly fun runs and fitness opportunities—virtual options included!
Be sure to check ahead for current safety requirements and last-minute cancellations.
ARRANGED BY DATE
STARTING SEPTEMBER 1
2021 CORN MAZE CHALLENGE :: A new (virtual) multi-distance challenge to keep you motivated and active this fall. Run, walk, or bike your way around 3 difficulty levels. No mandatory completion deadline, so no need to stress!
IRVING OKTOBERFEST RUN :: Choose from a 5-mile or 5K fun run at Toyota Music Factory. The fast and flat race route takes you through scenic downtown Las Colinas. See link for race day perks and registration info.
GUTS & GLORY ZOMBIE RUN & CHALLENGE (MESQUITE) :: Race through the woods with your team, compete in challenges, and try to survive the zombie horde. Obstacles and missions will test strength, speed, problem-solving, and teamwork. Participate either as a runner (human) or a zombie. 1-4pm.
GLOW RUN 5K (CARROLLTON) :: How about a nighttime option where you can encounter different light and glow features as you run or walk the course? Show up early for the pre-party with a live DJ, glow paint bar, photo booth, and extra glow gear. 8:30pm.
OAKTOBERFEST FUN RUN (OAK CLIFF) :: Kick off the new Bishop Arts beer festival with a 1.128-mile run around Tyler Station with beer samples for race participants. Following the run, enjoy an afternoon of food, polka music, and amazing local beer hosted in a Oktoberfest-style tent.
JOE POOL LAKE PUMPKIN RUN (GRAND PRAIRIE) :: Opt for the 10K, 5K run/walk, or 1-mile fun run put on by the Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club. They’ll have a free pancake breakfast and pumpkin decorating for the kids.
2021 KOMEN DALLAS MORE THAN PINK WALK :: Join in person at NorthPark or participate virtually. Check out the interactive virtual experience that includes a week of activities from October 18-22 in advance of the big day.
PLANO TURKEY TROT :: Run/walk virtually or in-person for this annual Thanksgiving 5k. Benefits Best Buddies International.
NORTH TEXAS TURKEY TROT (FRISCO) :: Run/walk virtually or in-person for this annual Thanksgiving 5k. Benefits the Miracle League of Frisco.