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Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation - Week of September 14, 2020

Despite Ann Arbor's "four seasons a day" weather, its numerous parks and sports venues provide ample opportunity to work up a sweat, or just get out and about. The Calendar covers them all.





 
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Monday


September 2020
 12 a.m. 

"Mile-a-Day Marathon Challenge": Epic Races.

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All invited to complete a marathon by running, jogging, or walking one mile per day every day for 26 consecutive days. Awards & T-shirts for finishers.
Anytime & anywhere, Sept. 14-Oct. 10. $25-35 in advance only at EpicRaces.com. Info@EpicRaces.com, 531-8747.


 6 a.m.-midnight 

"Inspire All Virtual 5k": Pittsfield Township Parks and Recreation/mParks Foundation.

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All invited to run, walk, treadmill, skateboard, bike, surf, handcycle, or swim a 5k from any location. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime & anywhere in Sept. $33, preregister at bit.ly/inspire5k.


 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Brain Gym Classes": U-M Turner Senior Resource Center.

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Every Mon. & Wed. Learning from the Heart founder Katy Held leads a series of movements that help reduce stress and enhance brain function. Suitable for all ages.
For online meeting URL call 998-9353 or email TSWP.info@umich.edu. Free.


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Intro to Yoga": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of intro yoga. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
6-7 p.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Iyengar Yoga": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of Iyengar Yoga, an exercise-based form of yoga that focuses on bodily alignment. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
10-11:30 a.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


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Tuesday


September 2020
 6 a.m.-midnight 

"Inspire All Virtual 5k": Pittsfield Township Parks and Recreation/mParks Foundation.

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All invited to run, walk, treadmill, skateboard, bike, surf, handcycle, or swim a 5k from any location. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime & anywhere in Sept. $33, preregister at bit.ly/inspire5k.


 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Bellyfit": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of Bellyfit, a combination of bellydance, fitness, and yoga. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
9:30-10:30 a.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Chair Yoga": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of Chair Yoga, yoga practiced sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
6-7 p.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Weight Training": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of weight training. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
6-7 p.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Cardio Drumming": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of Cardio Drumming, exercises paired with energetic drumming routines. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
7-8 p.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


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Wednesday


September 2020
 6 a.m.-midnight 

"Inspire All Virtual 5k": Pittsfield Township Parks and Recreation/mParks Foundation.

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All invited to run, walk, treadmill, skateboard, bike, surf, handcycle, or swim a 5k from any location. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime & anywhere in Sept. $33, preregister at bit.ly/inspire5k.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking off the Pounds," walking in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, for online meeting URL call 998-9353. Free.


 1-3 p.m. 

"Bicycling for Fun & Fitness on Paved Trails": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Shared Interest Groups.

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Every Wed. Slow-paced group ride. Beginners welcome.
Various locations, preregistration required at OLLI-umich.org. $70 for fall season (members, $45); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Brain Gym Classes": U-M Turner Senior Resource Center.

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Every Mon. & Wed. Learning from the Heart founder Katy Held leads a series of movements that help reduce stress and enhance brain function. Suitable for all ages.
For online meeting URL call 998-9353 or email TSWP.info@umich.edu. Free.


 6-7:15 p.m.  Online 

"Yoga with Traci Carson": Youth Arts Alliance.

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U-M public health PhD candidate Traci Carson leads a calming yoga session via Zoom. All proceeds go to supporting the creative pursuits of formerly incarcerated youth.
For online meeting URL, preregister at www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-arts-alliance-fundraiser-yoga-with-traci-carson-tickets-116885974095. Tickets $15. https://youthartsalliance.com.


 6 p.m. 

"Summer Sunset Yoga at the Park": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Every Wed. Drop-in guided outdoor "slow flow" yoga sessions. All levels welcome, no experience necessary. Please bring your own mat and wear a mask.
7 p.m. (Aug. 12) & 6 p.m. (Aug. 19 & 26). Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. $10. Check Washtenaw.org/Parks for weather-related cancelations. [map]


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Thursday


September 2020
 6 a.m.-midnight 

"Inspire All Virtual 5k": Pittsfield Township Parks and Recreation/mParks Foundation.

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All invited to run, walk, treadmill, skateboard, bike, surf, handcycle, or swim a 5k from any location. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime & anywhere in Sept. $33, preregister at bit.ly/inspire5k.


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Therapeutic Yoga": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of therapeutic yoga. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
10:30-11:30 a.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Cardio Dance & Pilates": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of cardio dance & pilates. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
6-7 p.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Yoga for Runners & Cyclists": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of cardio dance & pilates. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
6:30-7:30 p.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Iyengar Yoga": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of Iyengar Yoga, an exercise-based form of yoga that focuses on bodily alignment. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
10-11:30 a.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


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Friday


September 2020
 6 a.m.-midnight 

"Inspire All Virtual 5k": Pittsfield Township Parks and Recreation/mParks Foundation.

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All invited to run, walk, treadmill, skateboard, bike, surf, handcycle, or swim a 5k from any location. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime & anywhere in Sept. $33, preregister at bit.ly/inspire5k.


 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

"Zumba Gold": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of Zumba Gold, a lower-intensity form of this popular exercise fitness program. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
11 a.m.-noon. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking off the Pounds," walking in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, for online meeting URL call 998-9353. Free.


 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Healthy Back Yoga": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of yoga for back health. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
5:30-6:30 p.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


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Saturday


September 2020
 12 a.m. 

"Keep Your Distance 5k": Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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All invited to run or walk a 5k on a marked course. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime from Sept. 19-Oct. 18, Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $15, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org.


 6 a.m.-midnight 

"Inspire All Virtual 5k": Pittsfield Township Parks and Recreation/mParks Foundation.

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All invited to run, walk, treadmill, skateboard, bike, surf, handcycle, or swim a 5k from any location. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime & anywhere in Sept. $33, preregister at bit.ly/inspire5k.


 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Sept. 12, 19, 20, & 27. All invited to help remove invasive plants in various city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves, and maintain a 6-ft distance from others at all times; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver. Sept. 12 (9 a.m.-noon): Argo Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot on Longshore Dr.

Sept. 12 (1-4 p.m.): Bandemer Park. Meet in the parking lot at 1352 Lake Shore Dr.

Sept. 19 (9 a.m.-noon): Gallup Park. Meet in the parking lot at 3000 Fuller Rd.

Sept. 19 (1-4 p.m.): Furstenberg Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot at 2626 Fuller Rd.

Sept. 20 (9 a.m.-noon): Fuller Park. Meet in the parking lot at 1519 Fuller Rd.

Sept. 20 (1-4 p.m.): Cedar Bend Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot at 1495 Cedar Bend Dr.

Sept. 27 (1-4 p.m.): Ruthven Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot at 100 Huron Pkwy.
Various times and locations. Free, but preregistration required at Secure.Rec1.com/MI/city-of-ann-arbor/catalog (click on "NAP Workdays"). 794-6627.


 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Groove": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of Groove, simple dance-based exercises. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
9:30-10:30 a.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Iyengar Yoga": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of Iyengar Yoga, an exercise-based form of yoga that focuses on bodily alignment. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
10-11:30 a.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


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Sunday


September 2020
 12 a.m. 

"Keep Your Distance 5k": Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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All invited to run or walk a 5k on a marked course. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime from Sept. 19-Oct. 18, Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $15, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org.


 6 a.m.-midnight 

"Inspire All Virtual 5k": Pittsfield Township Parks and Recreation/mParks Foundation.

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All invited to run, walk, treadmill, skateboard, bike, surf, handcycle, or swim a 5k from any location. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime & anywhere in Sept. $33, preregister at bit.ly/inspire5k.


 7-10 a.m. 

40th Annual Gallup Gallop: Ann Arbor Track Club.

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5k time trial and fitness walk around Gallup Park. Prizes. T-shirts. The race is limited to 250 participants with a maximum of 50 runners on the course at any time.
Start anytime from 7-10 a.m., Gallup Park canoe livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. $20 in advance only at GallupGallop5k.org. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Sept. 12, 19, 20, & 27. All invited to help remove invasive plants in various city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves, and maintain a 6-ft distance from others at all times; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver. Sept. 12 (9 a.m.-noon): Argo Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot on Longshore Dr.

Sept. 12 (1-4 p.m.): Bandemer Park. Meet in the parking lot at 1352 Lake Shore Dr.

Sept. 19 (9 a.m.-noon): Gallup Park. Meet in the parking lot at 3000 Fuller Rd.

Sept. 19 (1-4 p.m.): Furstenberg Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot at 2626 Fuller Rd.

Sept. 20 (9 a.m.-noon): Fuller Park. Meet in the parking lot at 1519 Fuller Rd.

Sept. 20 (1-4 p.m.): Cedar Bend Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot at 1495 Cedar Bend Dr.

Sept. 27 (1-4 p.m.): Ruthven Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot at 100 Huron Pkwy.
Various times and locations. Free, but preregistration required at Secure.Rec1.com/MI/city-of-ann-arbor/catalog (click on "NAP Workdays"). 794-6627.


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to join a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418, hac-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. To confirm, see MeetUp.com. 717-1569. [map]






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