APRIL 14, 2023 — Roadrunners looking for some healthy options before the myriad of Fiesta celebrations later this month will have an opportunity to stop by the UTSA Main Campus this weekend for some exercise. Admission to the grounds and many activities are free.
The annual Fiesta FitFest will begin at 5 p.m. today and conclude at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 16. Organized by San Antonio Sports and presented by H-E-B, this official Fiesta event will feature an amateur cycling event, a 5K and 10K run/walk, a health and wellness expo and free fitness classes.
The festivities begin this evening with the Boots & Brews Beer Mile. Participants will run/walk four laps around the festival grounds at UTSA (“a country mile”), stopping at the end of each lap to drink a beer. Before or after the Beer Mile, participants can learn how to line dance, courtesy of the social dancing organization Line Dance San Antonio. Festival goers can also boot scoot their way to the center stage where Line Dance San Antonio will be offering line dance lessons from 6 to 8 p.m.
Also making its debut on this evening is the Fiesta FitFest Athlete’s Village & Expo presented by University Health. The Village will be the site of various health and wellness-related activities throughout the weekend.
The fun continues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 15. The day’s events start with the SATX 5K & 10K presented by Michelob Ultra. The event is for runners, joggers and walkers. All that’s needed is a favorite pair of “zapatos.” Enjoy the feeling of accomplishment while crossing the finish line, with all participants (21+) receiving a cold, complimentary Michelob Ultra.
The Thomas J. Henry Center Stage will feature free fitness classes by several fitness organizations, including F45 Training, Orangetheory Fitness, Black Swan Yoga and the U.S. Army.
Looking for something completely different? Check out the Fiesta FitFest Sports Zone, which will feature inflatable axe throwing, giant Jenga and a football throw.
Fiesta Fit Fest will also include runs and rides for the youngest fitness fans, including the Fiesta FitFest Kid’s Run for children in kindergarten through grade 6; and the L’Étape San Antonio Kid’s Ride for children ages three through 10. Those preparing to take part in Sunday’s bike trek can get in spirit by stopping by the center stage, where L’Étape San Antonio by Tour de France Ambassador and two-time yellow jersey winner Jens Voight will sign autographs and take part in a Q&A.
Cyclists will begin lining up at 7 a.m. on April 16 to take part in the L’Étape San Antonio by Tour de France for a chance to participate in a Texas-style Tour de France experience. The San Antonio trek is part of a worldwide amateur cycling series designed to make participants feel like Tour de France experts as they wind through local neighborhoods and off into the Hill Country.
All three courses—a 100-mile, 60-mile and 25-mile course—will take off from the UTSA Main Campus.
Those wishing to keep their feet on the ground can visit the Athlete’s Village and enjoy the Sports Zone or take part in free fitness classes led by several organizations, including Camp Gladiator.
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