A night spent dancing to a DJ at the club burns calories and works up a sweat, so why not put the dance floor on a 5K course? That's exactly what Nocturnal Lands has done?participants run, walk, or dance their way through a race course illuminated by interactive light shows and pumping with electronic dance music from live DJs. After partying through multiple DJ stages, revelers finish at a raucous main stage after-party. Headliner DJ?s soundtrack the event on the main stage while participants celebrate crossing the finish line as a member of the Night Nation.
Running is a great way to stay healthy in general; it's also the only way to stay healthy if you're on the course of a 5KRunDead race. Each competitor is armed with flags, and as zombies nab them, they grow weaker. Lose all your flags and you're out of the game, while the fastest and nimblest get rewarded with prizes at the end. Zombies are rewarded with prizes, too, plus the fun of being transformed into genuinely gruesome creatures by pro makeup artists. Proceeds seek to spread good health far and wide?100% will benefit cancer and Alzheimer's research.
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center encompasses a 1,200-acre natural area spanning the eponymous lake, wetlands, ponds, and upland habitat for hundreds of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Astute watchers can spy dozens of birds, ranging from majestic American white pelicans to water birds such as the northern pintail and green heron. Explorers may also overhear painted buntings and orchard orioles rehearsing the follow-up to last summer’s controversial hip-hop chart-topper from the porch of the restored 1910 home that houses the center. Inside, amateurs and pro birders can record the momentous sightings of yellow-bellied sapsuckers for all to see on the bird check lists.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Offering: Finisher medals for all, awards for top three winners in each age category, music, and food
Recommended Age Group: Family Event
Pro Tip: Bring your family, friends and neighbors.
It's a family event with a kids' race and activities.
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Participants in LYTE run San Antonio should have no shortage of motivation. At the start line, a DJ fills the air with galvanizing beats, a trend that continues throughout the course, as various checkpoints boast DJs thumping tunes in line with a different theme. Each runner dons glowing schwag, so the runners form an effervescent stream as they move through the darkened course. The race concludes with a "NYTE LYTE" after-party, during which runners unwind in a party scored by electronic dance music and non-toxic dilute paints.
The Cibolo Nature Center lends a lush, earthy venue for singers and storytellers to ply their pied trade in the annual all-ages Songs and Stories concert series. Families arriving before sunset can enjoy meandering boardwalks and peregrinating pathways through the Center's vibrant habitats. Later, musicians bend strings and crush chords on the outdoor stage while attendees feed each other grapes atop regal folding chairs and giggling courtesans lounge on picnic blankets. This year's lineup proffers a plentitude of musical modes, including performances by rock, gospel, country, and Texas swing artists. When toe-tapping spreads throughout the limbs, make haste for the venue's movement-friendly dance floor.