Active Living

MetroParks Offers Smart Cycling Class


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5K AIDS Benefit Walk/Run


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Registration Opens For Dayton’s Longest Running Half Marathon


The Dayton River Corridor Classic (DRCC) began in 1977 and has been drawing runners both near and far to the Miami Valley. Runners are attracted to the race because of the DRCC’s intimate feel, friendly competition, business Expo, beautiful course with autumnal weather, and the good times had year after year. There will be one race with two distances, a half marathon and a 5K run or walk. The race will be held Sunday, October 12th, 2014 and starts and finishes at the Payne Recreation Center (3800 Main St. Moraine, Ohio 45439) at 9:00am. To kick off the weekend a business expo featuring over … [Read more...]

Bike Share to Roll Into Dayton Spring 2015


Community leaders gathered at Second Street Public Market today to announce the required $1 million in capital funding has been secured to launch a bike share program in Greater Downtown Dayton in 2015.  Earlier this month, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) approved 2014 funding from the Federal Highway Administration Surface Transportation Program to cover capital costs for 22 bike share stations.  Mayor Nan Whaley announced that the City of Dayton has committed to providing $250,000 which includes a needed local match to secure the capital funds and partial operating support … [Read more...]

Celebrate Earth Day With Adopt-A-Park

Five Rivers Metroparks

Go green by protecting and cleaning green spaces in honor of Earth Day: Join Five Rivers MetroParks’ 27th annual Adopt-A-Park event from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. Register online by April 7 at A diverse crew of volunteers of all ages, accessibility levels and backgrounds join forces during this event to make our parks and river corridors healthier, more attractive and friendlier places to visit. Volunteers will participate in projects aimed at improving the environment at more than two dozen sites throughout the Dayton area. Volunteers will receive … [Read more...]

Sprinting into Spring


I'd love to lie to you and tell you I love winter - that I'm a "glass half full" kind of girl who can find the silver lining to the ninety thousand snow storms we've had this winter. But I can't. I can't even pretend to like anything about cold weather, the grey skies and the fact that going outside now means I'm sporting gear worn by Dennis Quaid in The Day After Tomorrow. I've pretty much quit winter. Given up. Stopped watching Jamie Simpson on WHIO tell me we're going to have another "polar vortex." Gone on strike. Done. So, in an attempt to wish myself into an early spring and warmer … [Read more...]

Free Introduction to Backpacking 101 Class


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Dayton’s Roller Girls Season Starts **Ticket Give Away**


The Gem City Rollergirls (GCRG) are Dayton's only skater owned and operated flat track roller derby league. Like a lot of other leagues around the country, the formation of the Gem City Rollergirls was inspired by the airing of the A&E series "Rollergirls" about a banked-track derby team out of Austin, Texas. Many of our players saw "Rollergirls" and knew that they wanted to play derby. It all began in 2005 when founding skater Helen of DesTroy scoured the internet for other girls interested in starting a team in Dayton. The team had its first Meet & Greet at the Skateworld of … [Read more...]

Yoga offered at Westminster Presbyterian Church


Interested in calming the mind and feeling your stress melt away? Yes, it IS possible in just an hour. You will practice/learn how to maintain that feeling throughout your day. Yoga will be offered each Tues 12:30-1:30. Beginners Basics. No previous Yoga experience needed. Open to all ages of adults, body types and genders. (Real men do Yoga too)! Yoga isn't about being flexible or already fit. It's about breath work, community and allowing the body to release. What to bring: a mat if you have one, (there will be a few loaner mats available), and a light blanket or throw. Most importantly: … [Read more...]

Healthy Body/Healthy Mind Workshop with DCDC


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