A social walk, run, bike, dance and yoga event!
Every Thursday May – September at NewBo City Market
The mission of “Meet Me at the Market” is to bring adults and families together to enjoy physical activity, socialize with friends and patronize local businesses. Every Thursday evening starting May 5th through September 29th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Participants will check-in between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Activities include walking, running, biking, yoga, and dance fitness. After the activities, participants will be encouraged to return to NewBo City Market and take advantage of market merchants and neighborhood restaurants!
Here is how it works: register once for the season, and check-in each week 5 – 7 p.m. at the Market, or on your phone or computer after 3 p.m. on Thursdays. Check-in 5 times to earn a Meet Me at the Market t-shirt, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so don’t wait until the last night of the season to pick up your shirt! The NewBo City Market is open until 8 p.m. Route maps are available so you can walk, run or bike on your own schedule and pace.
Group Walks begin at 5:30 pm, length of the walks range from 1-4 miles. On average, expect to arrive back to the market around 6-6:30pm. There are free monthly history walks led by Mark Stoffer Hunter. If you have any questions please contact the Walk Coordinator at email@example.com.
Running Groups begin to gather at 5:45pm and runs begin at 6pm. Two running groups offered each week. We Run will lead a shorter run for those interested in going 3-5 miles. Corridor Running and Iowa Running Company will lead a longer run for those interested in running 6-10 miles. Expect to arrive back from the run between 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join Couch to 5K – set a goal to complete Freedom Festival 5K on July 4. For more information, http://corridorrunning.com/couch-5k/ If you have any questions, please contact Run Coordinators, Jim with Corridor Running or Kris with We Run, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bike Riders will gather with other bikers near 3rd Street S.E. Riders must provide their own helmet and bicycle in good working order; there is no SAG support provided. Rides begin at 6 p.m, every week will feature a different route, introducing you to trails/bike lanes in the city, and destination rides.Rides range from 5-30 miles. Check each week for ride descriptions including terrain, length and skill level. Rain can cancel rides. Check Facebook for up to date information. Expect to arrive back from the ride between 7 – 8:30 p.m. for most rides. If you have any questions please contact the Bike Ride Coordinator, Nikki, at email@example.com.
Outdoor Dance Fitness class will meet from 6-7pm at the outdoor stage at NewBo City Market. Dance is canceled in case of rain or the grass is wet. Consult the event calendar for type of dance class and instructor each week. No previous dance experience necessary, classes are open to all fitness and dance levels. Bring water and a towel, you will be working up a sweat! Dancing will take place on both cement and grass areas, please wear appropriate gym shoes. If you have questions, please contact the Dance Coordinator, Alicia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor Yoga class meets 7-8 pm on the front lawn of NewBo City Market. Participants should bring their own yoga mat. Yoga is canceled in case of rain or the grass is wet. Consult the event calendar for type of yoga and scheduled Certified Yoga Instructor. If you have any questions please contact the Yoga Coordinator, Lovar Davis Kidd, RYT & LMT at email@example.com.
PARKING AVAILABLE IN CITY LOT 44 (11th Ave. SE & 2nd St. SE )
Here is the fabulous Meet Me at the Market participation in 2016:
3,675 total registrations
9,781 total activity participation
442 average attendance per night