Fit & Healthy in Frederick: April & May


Kids playing with a multicolored tarp outdoors
courtesy of ymca of central maryland

Here are four events for families to get out and stay active this spring.

Mindful Kids Parents Night Out

April 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Fit2Shine Studio | 52 West Main St., New Market, MD 21774
Teach your kids mindfulness, self-calming techniques and stress relief while getting some yourself in this drop-off class that allows parents time away to rest and recharge; ages 5-11
$35 per child; sibling discount |

Healthy Kids Day

April 20 (see locations for schedule)
Multiple YMCA locations in the Frederick area
Get fit as a family with a day of play at your local Y. Activities vary by location, with options such as obstacle course races, face painting, crafts, water safety demos, sports and games.
Free |

Frederick Running Festival

May 4 & 5, 4:45 p.m. (fun run staging call time)
Frederick Fairgrounds | 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701
Run a half marathon, team relay, 5K or kids’ fun run during this active weekend. The Kids Fun Run is split into two age groups: 8-12 for a ¼ mile run, ages 7 and younger for a Toddler Trot.
$15 fun run; $35-$160 other events |

Bike to Work Day

May 17, 6-8 a.m. (departs 6:45 a.m. and arrives at 7:15 a.m.)
Hood College | 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701
Register with your company for a ceremonial morning ride through the community on Bike to Work Day. The group ride leaves from Hood College and arrives at TransIT in Frederick.
Free | register: