Safe Fun-Fit on the Bayfront, where a 3-mile run will be held in downtown Corpus Christi on August 29th.  Register here.

City officials say the 5K is limited to 50 runners. Face masks are required from the age of 10.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Safe Fun-Fit program almost made its way through August after it was discontinued on July 15 due to mounting coronavirus concerns.

As early as July, Nueces County was seeing huge spikes in cases per day. Orders from the county introduced beach restrictions and a curfew. In addition to these orders, Safe Fun-Fit was canceled.

The beaches are somewhat normal again and the program has been running since the beginning of August. Now they’re running a free 5K run this Saturday, August 29th at 7:30 AM. City officials say the 5K run is limited to 50 runners. Face masks are also required for those ages 10 and up. Register here.

The city said there will also be fitness activities for all ages. A children’s zone with an obstacle course, pasta hockey and scoop ball will be available.

There will also be a 1.25 mile fitness trail from Cole Park to Lawrence Street for joggers, runners, or cyclists. The city said the lane is available from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday

Additional information from the city’s press release:

An expanded fitness lane has been set up along Ocean Drive to Shoreline Boulevard, temporarily closing traffic north from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for residents to cycle, walk, jog, and jog along the bay from Cole Park to the Art Center of Corpus Christi can walk.

In coordination with Victor Betancourt of VFit Productions and the city’s parks and recreation division, the city offers exercise and wellness events for all ages 8 and up on Saturdays from 7:00 am to 11:00 am I’m at the Water’s Edge, 402 S. Shoreline Blvd. Check-in, the Fitness Moves session, and children’s activity area are located in McCaughan Park. Zumba and yoga take place in the Islanders Pavilion next to the playground. Participants are also entitled to free gifts. The children’s zone for children between the ages of 8 and 12 starts at 9 a.m.

The 40- to 60-minute fitness sessions:

  • Walk along the bay (7 a.m. – 11 a.m.): 2 mile stroll along the bay at your own pace.
  • Go for a run (7 a.m. – 7:40 a.m.): Find out how you can increase your endurance through suitable running and walking techniques.
  • Fitness Moves (8 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.): Learn techniques for body weight training, conditioning training, and circuit training.
  • Yoga (9 – 9:40 am): Learn how to improve your physical and mental strength through a series of poses.
  • Zumba (10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.): Aerobic fitness with Latin American dance moves.
  • Children’s zone (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.): Obstacle course, pasta hockey, scoop ball. No registration required.

The lessons are limited to 20 participants per class. The public can register for classes and 5K using the online registration link.

Measures are also taken to ensure appropriate physical distancing for the safety of the participant. In addition, participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat and, if necessary, water for their training.

“Everyone in our community is urged to take all preventive measures, and that includes exercising. Our goal is to have a community of healthy residents who take advantage of a healthy lifestyle by using our natural environment for their outdoor fitness, ”said Peter Zanoni, City Manager.

Adequate accommodation is provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need assistance or would like to request adequate accommodation please call 361-826-3460 in advance.