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Turkey Trot: A New Thanksgiving Tradition

Turkey Trot: A New Thanksgiving Tradition

www.facebook.com/DallasYMCATrot/photos_stream In Dallas, Texas the three biggest Thanksgiving traditions consist of the meal itself, watching the Cowboys play, and running a 5K, or as it’s more traditionally known as, the Turkey Trot. That’s because an estimated 40,000 runners will be hitting the Dallas streets on Thanksgiving Day, participating in the [...]

School Time Daypack Weekend Giveaway

School Time Daypack Weekend Giveaway

We’re back at it! As always, instructions are simple. 1.) Enter your email address below and sit tight until we announce a winner on Monday! 2.) Like us while you’re at it!  

4 Methods of Kayak Self Rescue

4 Methods of Kayak Self Rescue

In the anticipation of a kayaking trip, you always seem to remember the lip balm, water, pfd, and paddle, but are those really enough? Sure you’ve got your dry bag packed and your car loaded up, but are you fully prepared for what awaits you on the water? Before you [...]

Staying Active During Mud Season

Staying Active During Mud Season

In the northeast, during the months of April and May, there is a 5th season we like to call Mud Season – the outdoor recreational time of limbo when skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and trail running are primarily off limits. Here is a list of ideas to keep you [...]

A Year in Wenger

A Year in Wenger

2012 was a momentous year for for our athletes and we couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments. In total, our athletes won at least three national/world championships,

All the Times MacGyver Used a SAK

All the Times MacGyver Used a SAK

A SAK, some duck tape, maybe a paperclip and all of sudden, MacGyver has a fully functional plane in his possession. MacGyver may have been the ultimate sensei when it came to SAK uses and surprisingly enough, he even showed us a few creative ways to use the trusty tool-filled [...]

Ranking the 50 States by Healthiness

Ranking the 50 States by Healthiness

The results are in: Vermont is the healthiest U.S. state (for four years running), followed by Hawaii, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Several factors — including obesity, smoking, diabetes and sedentary lifestyle — served as the criteria for this list compiled by the United Health Foundation. How high (or low) did your [...]

Heroes

Heroes

We all have heroes in our lives. Heroes don’t seek recognition and they don’t expect rewards.  They don’t always save people from burning buildings, or buy shoes for the homeless, but over time, they shape who we are and inspire us to become better people.  We find that many times, [...]

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