It has sort of felt like June for a full month already, but now we’re gonna do it for real, okay? Because when it comes to health and fitness in Pittsburgh, June is on point.

From a bike-running-barre triathlon to runs through Kennywood and Sandcastle—and ALL of the outdoor yoga—the sun never sets on healthy happenings in June.

June

Jun 24

Rachel Carson Trail Challenge

Gear up to slog your way through 34 miles of rocks, roots, steep bluffs, untamed wilderness, and a good number of jaggerbushes on the Rachel Carson Trail. Here’s the good news: You have all day (sunup to sundown) to complete the Rachel Carson Trail Challenge. The bad news is that you’ll need all the time you can get.

Jun 24

Sandcastle 5K

Normally when you’re walking the Boardwalk at Sandcastle Park, you’re either lugging a big tube or burning the bottoms of your feet. Well, how about instead burning a new PR? Join Steel City Road Runners for the 2nd annual 5K through Sandcastle, and you’ll also receive a free one-day pass good for the 2017 season ahead.

Jun 24

Legends of Lebo

So you want to be a legend, huh? You better start putting in the reps before CrossFit Mt. Lebanon’s Legends of Lebo competition. The male/female partner competition will pit the fittest of the South Hills against each other for at least three grueling WODs.

Jun 24

Yoga at the Frick Pittsburgh

Fast facts: Outdoor yoga is fun; brunch is delicious; Frick Park is beautiful. BYS Yoga probably factored those in whenever they created Yoga at the Frick. Four times this summer (June 24, July 15, August 19, and September 16), yogis will lay out their mats on the Great Lawn, then have brunch snacks from Café Frick after the flow.

Jun 25

OpenStreetsPGH

It’s that time of year again, gang. The roads are closed to cars so we can run, bike, dance, and do yoga in the streets. June's route will open the streets through Downtown to the Northside to the West End streets. Prepare for three miles of running, riding, walking, and sweating in the streets.

July

Jul 2

Yoga in the Square

Don’t plan anything for Sunday mornings in the summer; you have plans. Yoga in the Square returns for another beautiful, eye- and hip-opening flow in downtown’s Market Square. Pittsburgh's yoga community will be out in full-force every Sunday from May 28 - September 24 (except Labor Day). Brunch afterward?

Jul 8

ASCEND Grand Opening

It has been a long time coming, but ASCEND is finally having its Grand Opening Party! Expect games, competitions, and activities. Food trucks and local brews will be on-hand (and in-hand) too. And, of course, there will be climbing!

Jul 9

Ales & Oms @ Mindful Brewing

Join Yoga Flow at one of Pittsburgh’s newest breweries—Mindful Brewing in Castle Shannon—for a 45-minute flow set to music inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy. Expect a lighthearted practice and a 13oz. beer waiting for you at the end.

Jul 18

Runners Night @ PNC Park

Second only in importance to Pup Nights at PNC Park, Runners Night celebrates the running community in Western PA. Presented by Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh, runners will get discounted tickets, get to visit the runner’s central on Federal Street before the game, and have a chance to run the bases after the game!

Jul 22

One WHIRL Yoga Festival + Healthy Living Expo

If you dream of doing yoga all so, you're in luck. Point State Park is playing host to an entire day of yoga from 6am-4pm on July 22. That’s right — One WHIRL Yoga Fest is back for its sixth year, promising to be bigger and better than ever.Join Pittsburgh’s vibrant yoga community on the lawn for fitness classes, healthy lifestyle vendors, food trucks, and more.

Jul 22

Night Nation Run

If you don’t think music festivals are active enough for your tastes, why not take on the Night Nation Run? Yes, it’s back again and packed with all the neon, glow sticks, live DJs, selfie booths, and EDM music you’ve come to know and love. The run+party goes down in and around Stage AE on the North Shore.

Jul 28

Liberty Mile

Don’t miss the Liberty Mile; it goes by in a flash. For some, this race takes under four minutes (these are the pros). But for us normals, we get to enjoy our time sprinting down two of Pittsburgh’s busiest streets: Penn and, of course, Liberty. The course is super flat too, so get ready to fly!

Jul 30

Open Streets PGH

Attention! This is your last chance to experience Open Streets in 2017. The roads are closed to cars so we can run, bike, dance, and do yoga in the streets. July's route includes 3.5 miles from Downtown to Lawrenceville. So bust out your bike, running shoes, roller blades (oh yeah!), whatever, and get outside for this awesome event.

August

Aug 5

Red Bull Flugtag

The Red Bull Flugtag is pretty famous. If you don’t know it, you need to head down to the Three Rivers Regatta this year. There, you’ll witness 40 different local teams launch themselves off a 22-foot high flight deck in homemade flying contraptions. The winning team will have traveled the furthest in the air before splashing down in the river.

Aug 11

Ragnar Trail Appalachians

This summer, Ragnar Trail Appalachians is going down at Big Bear Lake Camplands in West Virginia, about two hours from PGH. There, you’ll get to run wild on single-track trails of WV with eight of your friends over two days. Rest up at base camp in the Ragnar Village — basically, a tent village filled with fellow runners, bonfires, and endless s’mores.

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