18th Annual Rock’tober

The 18th annual Racing for Recovery Event, Rock’tober, includes a 10k, 5k, and a one-mile Friends and Family Walk. Even the kiddos can get involved (for free!, with the Little Rockers Kids’ Run) with this organization that helps people overcome substance abuse through promoting fitness. Enjoy live bands at this event, an excellent way to

Glass City Wellness Expo

Several guest speakers and over 40 wellness exhibitors gather for Glass City Wellness, which begins with a screening of Magic Pills and a Q&A with its director. The day is filled with lectures like Jennifer Mowrer’s “Food Over Medicine,” a fashion show by Eden Couture, and workout classes ranging from yoga to self-defense. Admission to

Follow Jewels through the forest

Have you ever been curious about forest bathing? If you’ve never heard of this tradition that first became popular in Japan, it’s a meditative way of relieving stress by immersing yourself in nature. Touted as a way of alleviating depression and boosting your immune system, Forest Bathing with Jewels is leading a forest therapy outing

Women’s Self-Defense Class

Take a three-hour long women’s self-defense class to build risk awareness. Through basic techniques, you’ll gain a solid foundation to protect your personal safety and build confidence. Must be at least 13 to attend. 9am-noon | Saturday, October 5 YWCA of Northwest Ohio Rape Crisis Center, 1018 Jefferson Ave. 866-557-7273 | ywcanwo.org | Free

Compete in the Metroparks Outdoor Challenge

Feel like a kid again at the Metroparks Outdoor Challenge, a chance to dress in a costume/uniform with a team of four to six and explore the outdoors. We’re talking building fires, archery, tree climbing, canoeing and so many other activities that you won’t know where to start. You can join a team or participate

Kayak at Howard Marsh

A partnership with Mercy Health and Metroparks Toledo has launched the first-ever kayak share in our region — FitPark Paddle at Howard Marsh. Simply download an app to unlock and pay to use the kayak, after which you can explore the 6-mile trail through the marsh, leaving it at the end of the trip without

Sickle Cell Matters 5k Walk/Run

Sickle cell disease, often known as Sickle Cell Anemia, is the most common inherited blood disorder, but it doesn’t affect everyone equally— while the disease affects approximately 100,000 Americans, the trait is carried by one in 12 African Americans. Help raise awareness about the disease and trait during the Sickle Cell Matters 5k Walk/Run, hosted

ONE Yoga Festival

Show up ready for a day full of restorative poses at the ONE Yoga Festival, which includes sessions of hatha, Yin, power yoga, chair yoga, and more— all excellent ways to unwind for every body. More than just yoga sessions, the festival features financial wellness, classes on essential oils, advice on nutrition and there is

Autism Speaks Walk in Downtown Toledo

Get your cardio in for a good cause with the Autism Speaks Walk. Go it alone or walk for a team to raise the organization’s goal of $63,600 for autism research and support programs. This is the largest fundraiser for autism in the country, so it promises to be an exciting and rewarding experience. Participants

Ridin’ Late in County 48

Load up your bike for a scenic twilight ride! This 13-mile roll will take you through Toledo Memorial Park, the Sylvania River Trail and Pacesetter Park, capping off with an after-party in downtown Sylvania with snacks, cold drinks and craft beer! A helmet, headlights and taillights must accompany your wheels. Reserve your spot online. $15-20

A Healing Place at The Toledo center for Eating Disorders

The Toledo Center for Eating Disorders recently held their grand opening, introducing a facility and program geared toward helping all people age 10 and older. The team led by Meggan Desmond, MSW, LISW-S helps those struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and other eating disorders through programs like group psychotherapy, experiential therapy and meal planning.

Yoga for Desk Sitters

They say that, for long term health effects, sitting is the new smoking, and while we might not go that far, it certainly isn’t great for our bodies. Enter Yoga for Desk Sitters— a class that helps combat the negative effects of habitual inactivity that too often accompany our daily work. The class is divided