Get Moving This Summer!

Summer makes fitness fun.  You can go on a bike ride, a canoe trip or spend a day swimming in Lake Michigan and not even realize that you’re actually working out.  These are the few months of the year when we can get outside and just… go and do.  So we better get moving!  There are plenty of ways to keep active in Lake County this summer for people of any fitness level, so don’t get scared away just yet. Or, set a goal and aim for a challenging (but super fun) mud run!


Forest Fitness Hikes

Des Plaines River Trail

Des Plaines River Trail

Fast-paced group fitness hikes provide one hour of heart-pumping exercise in a friendly group atmosphere. It only costs $1 for residents and $2 for non-residents, and every hike is from 8-9a.m.

July 13: Lakewood (Wauconda)
July 20: Grant Woods (Lake Villa)
July 27: Independence Grove (Libertyville)
August 3: Heron Creek (Lake Zurich)
August 10: Wadsworth Savanna (Wadsworth)
August 17: Greenbelt (North Chicago)|
August 24: Half Day (Vernon Hills)
August 31: Lyons Woods (Waukegan)

Click here for more information on Forest Hikes


Give it all you got on these run/walks.  Don’t feel pressured that you need to sprint the whole time or need to be training for Iron Man to be able to have fun with these outdoor activities.  There are people of all fitness levels participating in 5k’s these days.  It’s all about having fun and being healthy and happy. (Be sure to check with your local park districts because there are a lot of smaller local runs and walks going on.)

Click here for information on Grayslake’s 22nd Annual 5K Run and Walk
Saturday July 13, 2013


Venus de Miles All Women Bicycle Ride (NOT a race!)

So, so, SO much more than a bike ride.  It might be pricey, but we’re talking Mani’s, Pedi’s, Goose Island beer, a gourmet lunch, wine, cocktails from North Shore Distillery, a massage, and gourmet ice cream.   Sorry boys.  This is a lady’s only event.  However, it couldn’t hurt to head out to cheer on a bunch of awesome chicks.  Venus de Miles is all about enjoying the ride and don’t be afraid to walk your bike up a hill, or stop to post a picture of your favorite ladies (don’t forget to #visitlakecounty).

Click here for more information and to register!



First Annual Mud Run
Caboose Park, 37908 N Fairfield, Lake Villa.
Saturday August 03, 2013

This Mud Run will feature all the things that mud runner’s love about a Mud Run will have a minimum of 12 obstacles throughout the 5K run.  Grab some teammates, and get ready to run through swamps, woods and ponds… oh, and a lot of mud!
Click here for more information and to register your team! 

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