The Glo Run’s 5K fun run event always takes place at night, but it doesn’t seem like it. The course is lined with black lights and lasers, and runners sport glow-in-the-dark gear from t-shirts to sunglasses. On-course DJs add to the festivities, blasting tunes as the untimed participants run, walk, or dance to the finish line. Even more DJs await them there at the glow-in-the-dark after party, which lights up the night better than a raccoon that's swallowed a flashlight.
United by their love of the CrossFit system, a group of friends, coworkers, and strangers joined forces to open CrossFit 151. Today, that formula repeats itself: friends, coworkers, and strangers—now led by coaches—come together in a dark blue and neon-green gym to motivate one another during intense daily workouts that feature varied functional-movement exercises. Those exercises, which change each session, are designed to sculpt the whole body while prepping it for nearly any physical activity. To make CrossFit accessible to everyone, coaches scale the difficulty of workouts to each participant and work closely with every guest during group and one-on-one sessions.
Like joining the Army with a Get Out of Army Free card in your back pocket, the Squaw Creek Army Challenge pits mud-caked combatants against the same obstacle courses used to condition and train modern soldiers. Designed by Army officers still on active duty, the race covers over three miles of treacherous terrain where contestants run, walk, and slither to the finish line. Mixing physical and mental challenges, the fun run creates team camaraderie and obliterates recent mani-pedi work, and ends with awards for the top males, females, couples, and teams.
Flickinger's Dye for Education runs let participants get active while supporting the Learning Center and its mission to help educate the community. Unlike traditional charity runs, Dye for Education's live up to their name by blasting runners with colored, non-toxic cornstarch as they make their way along the run's route. By the end, runners are covered head to toe in the vibrant, temporary dye, a fun testament to their participation in the charity event. To add to the runner's sense of accomplishment, all proceeds from the runs support the non-profit Learning Center and its programs.
They thunder through Case Creek, shedding clumps of mud and other grime as water splashes around their tired legs. The memory of the past 3.1 miles begins to take shape in their minds: swinging from monkey bar to monkey bar over a pool of murky water; flipping tires; scaling cargo nets and walls. They're the adrenaline junkies who've completed Case Creek Obstacles' 5K course, a labyrinth of obstacle-laden trails that cut through forested areas, across pastures, and over hills.
With everything from swimming lessons for kids to softball leagues for adults in its arsenal, the staff at the City of Fairfield Parks & Recreation Offices fight boredom and inactivity one event at a time. At the Roosevelt Recreation and Aquatic Center adults take to the indoor pool for fitness classes before relaxing in the hot tub or sauna to let their exhausted muscles get in a good cry. Throughout the area, outdoor shelters provide cover for barbecues, and racquetball courts host tournaments. Both during the summer and school year, wee ones benefit from trampolining classes and soccer clinics.