Events – January 2017

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JANUARY 2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

United States Properties

Marseilles, Illinois

AshleyCan New Year’s Eve New Year New Cure 8k-Jan. 1st
Race starts at 1pm. The AshleyCan Pediatric Cancer Foundation New Year Cure 8k.  Start the new year with an eye on fitness.

Frozen Gnome 5k-Jan. 7th
In nearby Crystal Lake, it’s time for the Frozen Gnome 5k!  Dress for the occasion, they don’t call it the Frozen Gnome for nothing!

LifteTime Indoor Triathlon-Jan. 8th
Want to become a triathlete in 2017?  Your first crack will be in nearby Warrenville! Grab a friend and test your ability.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Vinyasa Flow Yoga-Jan 1st
Time to stretch into the new year. Take advantage of classes like this one to find your balance! Having good balance and posture can move you in the right direction!

Topo Trail Run-Jan 7th
No frills trail run race with the goal of getting you out on the trails in the winter months. Cash awards will go to the top male and female racers.

Winter Wonderland Run-Jan 22nd
The race begins on the West Side at Fernbank Park. Be prepared to run on almost every surface at any time. 5k course around paths and trails of Fernbank Park.

Augusta, Georgia

Kroc CenterTaekwondo-Jan 1st
Learn Taekwondo Olympic style at the Kroc Center of Augusta! The class is designed to challenge a wide range of ages. Don’t forget to stretch before participating!

Ballroom Dance Lessons-Jan 7th
Ballroom Dance Lessons every 3rd Saturday of the month!  Come and learn the Tango, The Waltz, Stepping in the name of love!  Remember dancing is a great form of exercise.

Food, Faith & Fitness-Jan 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st
Participate in a FREE fitness class at the Kroc Center!  Learn a variety of low impact exercise classes, info on healthy eating and fun fellowship with others!

Aurora, North Carolina

First Day Hike, Goose Creek State Park, 1/1/17 10:00AM; Fort Macon State Park 1/1/17 2:00PM; Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, 1/1/17 1:00PM. 
Celebrate the New Year with a hike from one of your favorite state parks. Most hikes are led by a park ranger. Get out and enjoy the trails!

ArtWalk, New Bern, 1/13
Come to downtown New Bern to participate in the festivities at the local ArtWalk businesses.  Downtown art galleries and restaurants stay open for extended hours and sponsor special events every second Friday of the month!

Steps to Freedom 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run-Jan 14th
Join this race in New Bern, the Steps to Freedom 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run to support victims of human trafficking. Support the mission of restoration and healing to victims of human trafficking and support the safe house initiative.

Race Directors Clinic-Jan 21st
In nearby Greenville, join the 4th Annual Race Directors Clinic! This year’s event will focus on the latest technologies and trends in the racing world and how to incorporate them into your race!

Polar Bear Plunge Run-Jan 28th
Bring your family and friends for the Polar Bear Run!  Run or walk the beautiful 5k trail through the woods and then through icy cold water at the finish!

White Springs, Florida

2017 Newnan’s Lake 15k-Jan 28th
Begins and ends at Earl P. Powers Park on Newman’s Lake.  One of the prettiest 15k races in the state. Expect great times and great weather for this race!

2017 Wolfson Children’s Challenge-Jan 28th
In nearby Jacksonville, the Wolfson Children’s Challenge includes a 55k, 30k, Relay or 1 Mile Fun Runs. Great race for a great cause!

Back the Blue 5k-Jan 28th
1st Annual Back the Blue 5k Walk/Run.  Help raise money to help families of our fallen officers and our local sheriff and police departments.  Be a part of the 1st Annual event and get a great workout to boot!

Geismar, Louisiana

The 6th Annual Louisiana 5k-Jan 15th
The perfect race to celebrate getting in better shape in 2017.  In Baton Rouge, sprinters, joggers and walkers can all participate in this event.  Pull out those running shoes and lace them up!

The Louisiana Marathon-Jan 16th
This marathon starts at the Louisiana State Capitol.  The runner-friendly course will include lakes, the university, the revitalized downtown area and historic and progressive neighborhoods in the heart of the state’s capitol.

Law Enforcement Day 5k-Baton Rouge-Jan 9th-Jan 28th
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!  To honor law enforcement we are hosting a virtual race! You choose your race any time in January 2017 and report your time.  Get a Police Box Medal for participating!

Joplin, Missouri

Lighten-Up Yoga-Jan 10th
Join instructor J.L. Bradgley for an 8 session Hatha yoga course which meets twice a week for 4 weeks.  Badgley has 19 years of experience with the philosophy of “safe, fun, effective:” guides his classes. Find balance, strength, flexibility and endurance!

Active Older Adults Luncheon-Jan 20th
Make friends and enjoy a relaxed luncheon with others who share similar life experiences. A great way for active older adults to connect with other active adults.  Healthy habits are contagious!

Yoga in Nature-Jan 28th
Yoga can help you find balance, strength, flexibility and endurance, and can instill harmony and tranquility in one’s life.

Lima, Ohio

Commitment Day Festival and Fun Run (Dublin)-Jan 1st
So, what is Commitment Day? It’s the end of excuses.  It’s the time you start investing in yourself.  Face it, don’t do it tomorrow, do it today!  Race to celebrate a new commitment to a better you!

Rocks and Roots Winter Trail Series-Jan 8th
Partnering with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to put on the 4th annual trail running series at Alum Creek State Park.  The only trail in Ohio built by runners!

Fantastic Frigid 5k Series-Jan 28th
The entire 5k takes place within Concord Park.  The vast majority is on a thin crushed gravel trail. You cannot dress too warm for this race so bundle up!

Weeping Water, Nebraska

Railyard Ice Rink Skating-Jan 1st
A wintertime tradition in nearby Lincoln.  Come with family and friends and enjoy a hot beverage while getting great exercise.  Open 7 days a week.

Last and First Run of the Year-Dec 31st & Jan 1st
The last run begins at 10pm on New Years Eve…the first run begins at 10:30am on January 1st! Each runner gets a commemorative T-Shirt along with post-race celebration of beer and pretzels.

Udder Buster Trail Run-Jan 15th
Located at Wilderness Park 1st and Van Dorn. Course is an out and back loop on the trails of Wilderness Park. In nearby Hickman, NE.

Northbrook, Illinois

Commitment Day Festival and Fun Run (Chicago)-Jan 1st
So, what is Commitment Day? It’s the end of excuses.  It’s the time you start investing in yourself.  Face it, don’t do it tomorrow, do it today!  Race to celebrate a new commitment to a better you!

Chicago Polar Dash-Jan 7th
The Chicago Polar dash is a half-marathon, 10k, 5k and 1700-meter race.  Runners follow a lakefront road course that starts at the Soldier Field lot. Dress warm, remember it’s called the Polar Dash!

F3 Lake Half Marathon-Jan 28th
The F3 Lake Half Marathon is a fast and flat marathon along the lakeshore. Runners start out at Montrose Harbor and run an out and back course. Get your blood flowing and start the year off on the right foot!

Canadian Properties

Allan, Saskatchewan

Enchanted Forest Trolley Light Tour- Jan 1st-4th
Located at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park every day from 5:30p-10pm. Welcome to the 18th Sparkling Season of the Holiday Light Tour. Wander and wonder at the beautiful arrangement of Holiday lights that will be on display!

Thrive Time-Sundays in Saskatoon-Sundays Jan 3rd-31st
Join the YMCA for Family Fun Activities including bouncing castle, games and swimming. Every Sunday in January, something for every member of the family.

The Saskatoon Blades Hockey Action-Jan 1st, 7th, 10th, 14th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th
The Saskatoon Blades are in action 10 times in the month of January.  Catch the red hot Hockey action as the Blades look to melt the ice!

Cory, Saskatchewan

Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour- Jan 1st-4th
Located at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park every day from 5:30p-10pm. Welcome to the 18th Sparkling Season of the Holiday Light Tour. Wander and wonder at the beautiful arrangements of Holiday lights that will be on display!

Thrive Time-Sundays in Saskatoon-Sundays Jan 3rd-31st
Join the YMCA for Family Fun Activities including bouncing castle, games and swimming. Every Sunday in January, something for every member of the family.

PotashCorp Wintershines Festival-Starts Jan 28th
PotashCorp Wintershines is one of Saskatoon’s must attend winter events!  Featuring Ice Park, Ice Sculpture Garden, Winter Camp in the City, Soup Cook-Off and much, much more! Celebrate local culture and Saskatoon’s cool winter culture!

Lanigan, Saskatchewan

Enchanted Forest Trolley Light Tour- Jan 1st-4th
Located at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park every day from 5:30p-10pm. Welcome to the 18th Sparkling Season of the Holiday Light Tour. Wander and wonder at the beautiful arrangement of Christmas lights that will be on display!

Just in Case Seminar-Jan 8th
Presented by the Wheatland Library – Lanigan Branch. A seminar that will help you prepare information and make plans in the event of serious illness or death. See how you can be better prepared in case of a major health event.

PotashCorp Wintershines Festival-Starts Jan 28th
PotashCorp Wintershines is one of Saskatoon’s must attend winter events!  Featuring Ice Park, Ice Sculpture Garden, Winter Camp in the City, Soup Cook-Off and much, much more! Celebrate local culture and Saskatoon’s cool winter culture!

Patience Lake, Sakatchewan

Push2play Light Walks at the Enchanted Forest-Jan 8th
See the marvels of the Holiday lights at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. Grab a hot chocolate and enjoy your stroll as you marvel at the festival of lights!

Winterruption 2017-Jan 19th-21st
At the Regina Folk Festival, this is the 2nd year of Winterruption.  The 1st year was a sellout, expect the same this year!  Three wonderful days of musical warmth on some of the coldest days!

2017 Canadian Junior Long Track Speed Skating Championship-Jan 27-29th
At the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval. Grab your mitts and your torque and head over to check out the Speed Skating Championship.  This where Catriona Le May got her start!

Rocanville, Saskatchewan

Winterruption 2017-Jan 19th-21st
At the Regina Folk Festival, this is the 2nd year of Winterruption.  The 1st year was a sellout, expect the same this year!  Three wonderful days of musical warmth on some of the coldest days!

Harry Potter Palooza-Jan 11th-21st
For Harry Potter fans there is no other place to be than the Royal Saskatchewan Museum! See all 8 Harry Potter movies with the Potter Pass.  Grab your scarf and your magical wand and binge on Harry Potter!

2017 Walk for Alzheimer’s-Jan 29th
Walk in memory of a loved one at this indoor event.  Located at the Regina, Kinesiology Building, GYM 3!  Walk for a great cause and great health!

New Brunswick, Sussex

New Year’s Levee-Jan 1st
New Year’s Eve at the historic Keillor House. Hot, homemade soup, good spirits, treats and good company on the first day of the year.

Hartland Winter Carnival Winterfest Jan 15th-Feb 4th
The annual festival offers winter activities to suit everyone’s tastes, from the young to the young at heart.

Fredericton FROSTival-Jan 19th-Feb 12th
Atlantic Canada’s Largest Winter Festival includes outdoor family fun, sporting events and indoor cultural experiences, making it a perfect winter celebration!

Saskatoon

Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour- Jan 1st-4th
Located at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park every day from 5:30p-10pm. Welcome to the 18th Sparkling Season of the Holiday Light Tour. Wander and wonder at the beautiful arrangement of Christmas lights that will be on display!

Family Thrive Time Sundays-Every Sunday in January
Join the YMCA for a family swim in their 25-meter pool. Family fun activities include bouncy castle and games in the gym.

PotashCorp Wintershines Festival-Starts Jan 28th
PotashCorp Wintershines is one of Saskatoon’s must attend winter events!  Featuring Ice Park, Ice Sculpture Garden, Winter Camp in the City, Soup Cook-Off and much, much more! Celebrate local culture and Saskatoon’s cool winter culture!

Trinidad

Port of Lisa’s, Trinidad

Caribbean Colour Splash 5k Run/Walk-Jan 7th
Enjoy a new active lifestyle with a 5k run to start the new year.  The run takes place at Skinner Park, San Fernando. Starts at 1:30p and goes until 8pm.

Ventures Hockey Club 12th Annual Invitational Indoor Hockey Tournament Men Women Senior-Jan 7th-10th At the Woodbrook Youth facility in Port of Spain
The tournament has 3 divisions for men, women and seniors.

Brechin Castle Invitational Golf Tournament-Jan 14th
Did you get your invitation in the mail?  If not walking the course being a spectator is not a bad option. Put on your golf shoes and enjoy the beautiful weather and professional caliber golf!