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This Weekend: Stay active December 27 – December 29

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Can you believe it’s the last weekend of 2013? Hopefully you’ve survived the mall, all that holiday food, and your family. Now, how about a real challenge? Staying active is challenging at this time of year, when the weather is so cold. But it’s not impossible. If you’re looking to ring in 2014 with some healthy habits, why not get moving this weekend, or even on New Year’s Day? Here are a few events to help you wrap up 2013 and start 2014 on the right foot.

Friday, December 27

Food Bank Friday at Idaho IceWorld Bring a non-perishable food item and get free skate rental ($3 value). For more information, click on this link.

Mambo Night Rail Jam at Bogus Basin This event running from 6:30 to 9 p.m. is part of the Idaho Mountain Freeride Series. Helmet and a signed waiver required. For more information, click on this link.

Saturday, December 28

The Hot Chocolate Run This is becoming a Treasure Valley tradition. There’s a 5K for adults and a half-mile fun run for the kids. It doesn’t matter if you run or walk, you still get a mug and hot cocoa at the end. For more information, click on this link.

BBNT Race The Bogus Basin Nordic Team hosts this Skate (Freestyle) race, open to anyone interested. For more information, click on this link.

Sunday, December 29

Sunday Power Play at Idaho IceWorld Bring a friend and receive two for one pricing, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, click on this link.

And don’t wait until next weekend to get moving. Here are a few events for New Year’s Day so you can begin 2014 in a healthy way.

Tuesday, December 31

Skate Into the New Year Who needs a drunken bash when you can strap on some ice skates and enjoy some family fun at Idaho IceWorld? The first 100 skaters receive party hats and favors. Cost is $5 per person, and this event runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, click on this link.

Wednesday, January 1

YMCA New Year’s Day 5K Run What better way to start 2014 than with a 5K? It begins and ends at the Ram across from Bronco Stadium. You can run or walk. For more information, click on this link.

Great Polar Bear Challenge Make-A-Wish Idaho brings you this unique challenge each year. You can jump, water ski, or wakeboard in the icy waters of Lucky Peak, all to benefit Idaho’s wish children. You need to raise a minimum of $50 to participate, so now’s a good time to start collecting pledges. For more information, click on this link.

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