Looking for some fun ways to exercise in a group while remaining socially distanced? Join Lakewood Ranch's second annual Mindful Triathlon, complete with a virtual run and in-person yoga and meditation at Bob Gardner Community Park. Log running hours with your buddies and then meet up in the park on Saturday, Nov. 14 to participate in classes run by The Yoga Shack. Outdoor yoga means there's plenty of room to spread out, so you can keep a social distance while enjoying a peaceful, fun workout.
2710 White Eagle Blvd., Bradenton
Register for the event today until Thursday, Nov. 12 and Friday, Nov. 13, when you can pick up your registration packets at the Lakewood Ranch Information Center, 8131 Lakewood Main Street. On the week before the event, Nov. 9-14, complete your virtual 5k with a group of family or friends, and log your hours on the race's website. Then join the yoga and meditation event on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. Guided meditation will begin at 10:15 a.m., and the event will close with food trucks at 10:45 a.m.
Registration is $30, not including meals from the food trucks. Register online.
What to Bring
Bring your own yoga mat or towel for the classes. Wear comfortable workout clothes and bring a bottle of water. Wear a hat or sunglasses to block the sun. Bring extra cash if you would like to purchase food from the food trucks.
What to Expect
In it's second year, the Mindful Triathlon has moved to a partially virtual event, so participants can complete the race while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Proceeds benefit the Brain Health Initiative in Lakewood Ranch. Participants will say "peace out" to 2020, as they enjoy mindfulness practice, living in the present moment through exercise. Share your virtual 5k results by posting them on the website, where you can cheer participants on.
For more race and event information, or to find fellow registered participants, visit the Mindful Triathlon's website. Registration ends on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m.