September is here and with it comes cooler running weather, pumpkins, and plenty of opportunities to stay fit and active as the beginning of fall rolls into Boston. From Glow Yoga to the Dorchester Bike and Brew and a 5k Foam Fest, the start of fall brings a killer events lineup that makes saying goodbye to summer just a little easier.
Bike to the Beach
Bike to the Beach sounds so whimsical, doesn’t it? But this ride is no short jaunt. It’s a 100-mile ride from Boston to Newport, RI. You’ll be accompanied by super-qualified guides and have the hook-up with fully-equipped rest stops every 15 miles. The best part? The ride raises money to support those affected by autism.
Deconstructing Kombucha & Yoga with Health-Ade
Spend an evening taking care of yourself with a 45-minute yoga class followed by kombucha-making lessons. New to kombucha? Hop on the bandwagon: the gut-friendly drink is full of probiotics that have been shown to help improve everything from digestion to mood. Join the fun at Boston Public Market in The Kitchen (located in the back).
Glow Yoga Fusion
Glow, flow, and dance. Acorn Yoga is gonna get you movin’ on September 8 with a yoga class like you’ve never experienced before. Think black lights, glow sticks, and body paint.
Tone it Up Tour
Karena and Katrina of the Tone It Up brand are taking their fitness-loving lifestyle on the road and coming to the Lawn on D in the Seaport District! This festival of fitness will feature workouts led by K&K themselves (and Biggest Loser legend, Jillian Michaels!), a braid bar, beauty lounge, and a “Rosé Garden & Beach Babe Lounge". Yes way, rosé!
Charles River Marathon & Half Marathon Relay
Get in on a brand new race coming to Boston this fall. The first-ever Charles River Marathon & Half Marathon Relay is your chance to run 26.2 (or 13.1) fast and flat miles along the water. Run solo in the marathon or team up with your squad to tackle the half. Either way, proceeds go to the RACE Cancer and Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundations.
Kick It on the Patio
Get pumped to Kick It on September 10th with founder Eliza in her signature 13-round class. Enjoy a Sunday Funday afterward with drinks and eats at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant.
Dorchester Bike and Brew
The Dorchester Bike and Brew wants to show off two things: beer and bikes. The festival will close down streets around Peabody Square West Plaza for an evening of music, food trucks, bike resources, and, of course, Dorchester Brewing Company beer.
Fabulously Fit with Katie!
Bring your dance moves and positive vibes, Katie is leading an hour-long dance class in Faneuil Hall on September 13th. Power through the second half of the week by shimmying, shaking, and sweating.
Get Yer YaYas Out 5K
Liven up your Thursday night when you run 3.1 miles along the Charles River in Cambridge at the Get Yer YaYas Out 5K. Stick around after your cross the finish line for a sweet post-race party. A Rolling Stones cover band will play some of the band’s biggest hits while you refuel with BBQ and beer.
Ragnar Reach the Beach
Round up six or 12 of your fittest friends and hit the road this fall to tackle the Ragnar Reach the Beach 203-mile relay race in New Hampshire. The first leg kicks off at beautiful Bretton Woods before taking you and your crew on a scenic tour of the White Mountains (making the course mostly downhill). Cross the finish line at Hampton Beach and hit up the post-race party where you’ll find massages, music, food, and fun.
5K Foam Fest
Get ready for one of the most fun runs you’ve ever attempted. The 5K Foam Fest is coming to Kimball Farm in Haverhill this fall and it’s bringing a ton of fun obstacles—plus 2.5 million cubic feet of foam—with it. Try your hand at the Chamber of Foam, Tire Step, and Mud Crawl along the 3.1-mile course.
Daybreaker Heart of the City
Kick off the Boston Social Fitness Festival with Daybreaker at City Hall Plaza! And they want everyone in on the action, so they’re giving out FREE tickets to the dance party. Add on a yoga ticket before the dance party and score a free week of yoga at any of the Yogaworks Boston locations!
Yoga Around Town Georges Island
There are few more unique places to do yoga in Boston than on one of the Harbor Islands. So pack up your mat and hop aboard the ferry to Georges Island this fall with Yoga Around Town to do just that. The one-hour Vinyasa flow is even set to the sounds of a live DJ. Stick around after class to explore the island.
Boston Social Fitness Festival
Last year, the Boston Social Fitness Festival took City Hall Plaza by storm with a jam-packed day of opportunities to get your body moving. Think yoga, bootcamp, bike rides, games, and dance parties. The fest is back this year and promises more of the same fitness fun. Stay tuned for full details.
TD Hub on Wheels
Storrow Drive isn’t usually a bike-friendly road, but that’s about to change for one day this fall. When you sign up for the TD Hub on Wheels bike ride, you’ll get to cruise down a car-free Storrow and around the Emerald Necklace, exploring our city in a totally unique way. Both the 40-mile and 10-mile routes end with a party at City Hall Plaza.
Fall Classic 5K
We’re big fans of the Cambridge Classic 5K races, so we can’t wait for the fall event to come around again. The fast and flat course is perfect for anyone looking to notch a new personal best or for first-timers looking to test their race legs. Register early to snag sweet swag and stick around after the race for an epic party.
Downeast Cider Running Club
Running is always more fun in a group... and when there’s alcohol involved. Join the Downeast Cider Running Club for weekly two-to-three--mile workouts followed by hanging out, boozing, and good times.
The Harbor Islands are one of Boston’s hidden gems, so when the Island Run comes around every year, we get super psyched. This is your chance to run a 5K or five-mile race on Spectacle Island, where you’ll catch stunning city views along the course. After you cross the finish line, board the Provincetown II to party your way back to the mainland.
Yoga Around Town at Coppersmith
Start your Saturday off right with a one-hour, all-levels Vinyasa flow at Coppersmith in Southie. Hosted by Yoga Around Town, the mat session will have you stretching and sweating before breaking for brunch and mimosas.
Let’s Talk About Food Festival
Learn how to eat healthier, watch cooking demonstrations, and participate in important food issues. The Let’s Talk About Food Festival is back in Copley Square on September 23rd.
Brunch Fit Spin with RECYCLE Boston Common & Clerys
Brunches of Boston is partnering with RECYCLE Boston Common to bring you a spin class full of rhythmic riding, choreography, and even arm weights. After the workout, make your way down to Clerys where you’ll pick a tasty meal from their exclusive Brunch Fit menu and sip on a free mimosa while you hang with other fun, fit locals.
RUN 10 FEED 10
Spend your Saturday making a difference in your community. Proceeds from this race are donated to help feed those in need of a meal. Run 10k and feed 10 hungry people on September 24th, starting at Marathon Sports.
Thompson Island 4K
Can’t get enough of island running? There’s a second chance for you to race your heart out on one of the Harbor Islands. This time the course is on Thompson Island and you can run with a team or tackle the 4K solo. Stick around after for a post-race BBQ and beer. September 27 and 28.
BodyBurn by Ray
BodyBurn by Ray is bringing you a 45-minute HIIT workout in Faneuil Hall set to the beats of a live DJ. Check their schedule for more dates.
BAA Half Marathon
It’s back. The BAA Half Marathon is taking place October 8th at Franklin Park Zoo. This iconic race brings together some of Boston’s best professional and amateur runners to fight through 13.1.
Witch City 5K
Get your costume ready, the 11th annual Witch City 5k is back in Salem, MA! Running through the historic and festive downtown Salem will surely get you in the Halloween spirit on October 15th.
Boston Midnight Runners 10K Bootcamp
London’s largest running crew, The Midnight Runners, are coming to Boston! You’ll run a 10K around the city to an upbeat and loud soundtrack, while stopping along the way to work in some bootcamp exercises. And of course, it all ends with an awesome after-party.