With near-perfect weather and a calendar full of different events, March in Dallas is the ideal month for fitness—and a little fun. The big draw is the massive All-Out Trinity Fitness Festival, but don’t overlook other gems like the spectacular Color Run, two St. Patrick’s Day races, and free yoga in Richardson’s CityLine Plaza.
There’s something for everyone at this all-day outdoor fitness extravaganza in the Trinity Corridor. Experience the Trinity with events like the Trinity River Levee Run, Yoga on the Bridge, and Gravelthon! Dallas.
Take in the Dallas skyline and sunshine with thousands of runners in either the 5k, 10k, or 1-mile races. Races start at 8 a.m. on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
Registration is $40 for the 1 mile or 5K races and $50 for the 10K.
The largest urban gravel bike ride in the US kicks off at 10:30 a.m. on the Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge. Riders of all fitness levels are welcome; choose between one and three laps of the adventure circuit.
Registration is $45.
A can’t-miss for Dallas yogis, the largest outdoor yoga class in Texas starts at noon on the iconic Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The hour-long class is accessible to all levels. (Kids are welcome!) Bring a mat and wear sunblock.
Registration is $15.
Wear something green for a wild run down Greenville Avenue. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. at Central Market. The fun isn’t over at the end of the race, of course. Stick around for the after-party starting at 8:30 a.m. and the biggest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Southwest at 11 a.m. The entry fee for single runners is $35; register a group of four or more for a $20 group discount. Proceeds benefit the North Texas Food Bank.
Feeling festive but not the traffic near Greenville Avenue? Run in Plano instead. This 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Shops at Legacy and boasts t-shirts, beads, medals, and awards. Don your greenest and most flamboyantly Irish costumes for a shot at a prize. Hit up the St. Paddy’s block party at Ringo’s Pub after the race—your first beer is free.
Registration is $30 or $20 for runners 12 and under.
You may never compete on classic adventure reality show “The Amazing Race,” but you and a friend can experience the next-best thing. Two-person teams will work together to walk, jog, and run a 1.5-mile cross-country course with outdoor stations and tasks set up along the way. The race starts at 2 p.m. in Norbuck Park at White Rock Lake and is open to kids and adults. Expect to get a little messy!
Registration is $48 per team.
After a casual 3-mile run or walk, reward yourself with food and beer at Deep Ellum Brewing Company, where your first beer is free. The run begins at 6:30 p.m. Entry is $15 on-site (cash only) or $10 when you register in advance. Groups of five or more receive free entry for next month’s run. You must be 21 and up to join in.
Beat the heat with a few hours at the Dr Pepper StarCenter ice rink. From 7 to10 p.m., lead your team to chilly victory in the classic Canadian sport of broomball, or free-skate with friends and family. Wear long socks and thick clothes.
Tickets are $5 early or $10 after March 7. Register here.
Take The Joule’s luxury fitness boutique for a spin. The 45-minute performance ride begins at 11:15 a.m., followed by brunch (coffee, a mimosa, Nutella donuts, and a choice of entrée) at Americano. Complimentary valet parking is available. Moving forward, the class will be offered on the third Saturday of the month. The session is $40 per person, and space is limited. Register at vitalfitnessstudio.com or call (972) 759-3390 for more information.
The immensely popular Color Run returns to Fair Park just in time for Holi, the Festival of Colors. Showers of radiant powder and bright foam transform the course into a vibrant wonderland. Tickets are $35 for each member of a team of four or more or $40 for individual runners. Proceeds benefit the North Texas Food Bank.
Pull out your prettiest undies for a 10-mile social ride through downtown Dallas and along the Katy Trail, starting at RED STAR Bicycle Shop. The group will make a few pit stops for refreshments and brewery visits, and body paint artists will be on-site. Clean underwear only—no holes! The event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. and is open to riders ages 18 and older.
Whether you have a kid at home or are a kid at heart, stop in between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the University of Texas at Dallas for a free obstacle course. Ten challenge stations culminate in a 20-foot climb and 60-meter dash. Kids and adults ages 3 and up are welcome to participate; the course difficulty is adjusted for each age group, and the whole family will enjoy activities, rides, and food around the course. The event is weather permitting, and advance registration is required.
Push your body to its limit in a series of challenging workout stations around Globe Life Park Arlington. The circuit starts at 8 a.m. and runs in waves. Participants must be 12 and older; all fitness levels are welcome. A kids’ run will be held for children 5 and up at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $32.64 for each wave, and half of the proceeds go to nonprofit youth adventure camp CG Victory.
Jeanice James Breast Cancer Survivors Retreat
THR Presbyterian Hospital and Cancer Support Community North Texas have planned a special retreat with the health concerns of cancer survivors in mind. From 8 a.m.–2 p.m., get your questions answered by a panel of expert radiologists and oncologists, enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, and attend breakout sessions on topics like exercise, genetics, and nutrition. The event is free to breast cancer survivors, but pre-registration is required. Click here to register or for more information.
Free Yoga at CityLine Plaza
Instructors from Reef Point Yoga will lead free classes at CityLine Plaza every Saturday in March, April, and May from 9 to 10 a.m. Stick around after class for brunch and drink specials at Fernando’s. Bring a mat and arrive 15 minutes early (free parking is available). Classes are weather permitting. Though classes are free, donations are encouraged and will support local nonprofits. This month’s is Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support.
Ginni Beam is a DMagazine.com intern.