When it is as hot as it has been lately, more often than not you find yourself drawn to be indoors with the air conditioning turned on full blast. However, there are still certain times of day when the heat is softened and the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors are at their peak.
It is these times of day when the Lowcountry abounds with active, health-conscious events to help you stay in-shape during the hot summer months. Here are just a few events that will be available to you in August:
King of Pops Free Yoga in the Park (August 3 & 17)
Every other Wednesday, King of Pops hosts free community yoga at Riverfront Park in downtown Charleston, complete with deliciously fresh, fruity and creamy popsicles. A perfect treat to top off an evening of downward dog and warrior’s pose.
Charleston Farmer’s Market (August 6, 13, 20 & 27)
One of the best ways to kick off the weekend is to stroll through rows of fresh produce from local vendors at the Charleston Farmer’s Market. Not only will you get in some light cardio, but you will also be able to stock up on healthy food for the week. Open every Saturday in Marion Square, you can bring a blanket, grab some snacks and enjoy live music in the middle of the lawn!
Hosted at James Island County Park, this championship race of the five-race triathlon series includes a .3-mile swim, a 12-mile bike and a 5K run. Sign up for the race as an intro into triathlons, or simply go out and watch to get inspired to get active. Either way, it promises to be an eventful day.
Race for the ARK (August 27)
The 17th Annual Thrivent Financial Race for The ARK is coming up! Not only will you be able to get out and get active, but you will also be able to support a great cause. This 5K run/walk in downtown Summerville helps raise money for ARK and its work providing comprehensive support services to families living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia.
However you decide to get active this month, whether it’s participating in a 5K, strolling the streets of downtown or doing some free yoga in the park, we hope you are able to truly enjoy the beauty of the Lowcountry, sans air conditioning.