It’s here, folks- the official start of the fall season. While everyone is extra pumped about pumpkin spice, apple picking, and cozying up in sweaters, there’s even more to be excited about on the fitness front. From Goat Yoga to the FALL Fest 10K and The Marine Corps Marathon, there’s a little something for everyone this October in DC.

October

Oct 1

Ex2 Adventures

What better way to experience the lovely fall foliage than a trail run? It’s time to run off those pumpkin spice lattes--head out to Hemlock Overlook Park in Clifton, VA for a challenging half or 10k race as you run up hills, over rivers, and around rocks and roots.

Oct 1

Goat Yoga

Apparently Goat Yoga is a thing. But there’s no punny name for it yet (Goga?!) Shrader Farm in Clarksville, MD is bringing together goats and yogis. Your ticket will get you a yoga class, goat time, and wine, cheese, and fruit to munch. (Don’t worry, there’s feed for the goats--so they don’t eat yours!)

Oct 2

hgAthletics x CorePower Yoga Takeover

Kick off a monthly series of studio takeovers with honeygrow. First up: CorePower Yoga! Just visit the CityCenter DC CorePower Yoga studio for a class after 5PM on the first Monday of October and you’ll snag a 20% off voucher for the hgChinatownDC location!

Oct 8

Army Ten Miler

Simply a classic--and one that should mark your calendar every year. The race starts and ends at the Pentagon. And make sure you hit up the Expo on October 6th and 7th leading up to the race!

Oct 12

Sunset Rocket Yoga on the Dock + Wine

Get ready to bliss out right on the Potomac River with 405 YOGA DC. It’s BYOM (bring your own mat), not BYOB, so drinks are on the house after this 75-minute yoga session. Need we say more?

Oct 14

Beer Yoga {Cheers & Namaste}

Beer Yoga takes multitasking to an entirely different level. Try a flight of brews while flowing in this-hour long yoga class at Right Proper Brewing Company.

Oct 15

FALL Fest 10K

Lace up your sneakers and bring the whole crew out for the family-friendly Fall Fest 10k (say that fives times fast). Enjoy a scenic run just outside DC, and be sure to stay after for hot cider and cocoa.

Oct 15

Festival of Leaves 5k, 10k, and half

Drink in the crisp mountain air and the scent of dry crackling leaves. The Festival of Leaves offers you multiple distance options to explore Front Royal, VA and relish the beautiful season. No better way to celebrate than with a (free) slice of pie at the finish!

Oct 18

Pi Pub Run

This 3.14-mile run (yep, that’s pi!) kicks off October 18th and will happen the third Wednesday of every month. After your run around the District, refuel on half price apps and drink specials at Pi Pizzeria.

Oct 21

Make a Wish Trailblaze Challenge

A new kind of marathon (and a tad longer). Instead of racing, you’re hiking 26.6 miles along the Catoctin Trail in Maryland—all to raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation. All levels welcome—come challenge yourself and raise money for an awesome cause!

Oct 21

Namas Day

Namas Day is coming to DC. This October, George Mason University will transform into a one-day yogi haven, hosting workshops on movement, meditation, and mindfulness by top presenters. You can buy a pass for a single session, half day, or whole day. Don’t forget your mat!

Oct 21

Cider and Wine 4 Mile Run

Here’s your chance to run through an orchard and a vineyard… and then get to taste test the wine and cider! The course will take you through the quaint town of Burkittsville, MD before bringing you back for your complimentary wine glass and delicious adult beverages to fill it with!

Oct 21

Blacklight Run

The Blacklight Run is back in RFK stadium and you’re in for a glowing good time. It doesn’t matter if you run, walk, or dance your way through the three miles—the winners are the ones who have the most fun (and get the most glow paint).

Oct 22

Sunday Session with Fitbit Local

Get your heart rate up high with a Fitbit boot camp, then wind down with a yoga flow. It’s all going down(dog) at the Georgetown waterfront, a perfect spot to snap a pic for the ’gram.

Oct 22

Marine Corps Marathon

An absolute must if you’re a marathoner. This year celebrates the 42nd running of “The People’s Marathon.” The race starts between the Pentagon and the Arlington National Cemetery—in recognition of all who serve—and ends at the Marine Corps War Memorial. Come out and earn your Eagle, Globe, and Anchor medal.

Oct 28

Ghost, Goblin, and Ghouls Spooktacular 5k

Pull out your costume—it’s time for a “spooktacular” Halloween run through Ashburn, VA. Doesn’t matter what your time is; if your costume is awesome, you’ll get a prize. And either way, everyone leaves the course a winner with a participation medal and a bag of Halloween goodies!

Oct 29

Spooky Sprint 5k

Looking for a way to stay in shape while also celebrating Halloween? Check out the Spooky Sprint 5k, kicking off on Ohio Drive and ending at Hains Point, where you’ll receive an exclusive invite to a monster mash of an after-party.

November

Nov 4

Hot Cider Hustle

Choose from a 5k, 10k, or 15k race just outside the District. Wash down your finish line victory with some hot cider and a caramel apple (hey, it’s still fruit).

Nov 11

GORUCK Light Challenge

Donning a weighted backpack, train like the U.S. Special Forces with the GORUCK Light Challenge. This intense 7-10 mile journey is sure to boost your patriotism and appreciation for those who serve our country.

Nov 12

Veterans Day 10K

What better way to celebrate Veterans Day than with a scenic 10k around DC’s war memorials? If running isn’t your scene, that’s okay—join your fellow walkers for a 2k trek around the Tidal Basin.

Nov 23

Turkey Trot

The Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger is the only race of its kind in Washington, drawing more than 10,000 participants each year. Choose from a family-fun 5k, a timed race, or an untimed race—and don’t forget your turkey hats!

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