Fit City: Don’t miss these four upcoming sweat-inducing events

Award-winning climber Maya Madere, 17, boulders in the cave at Crux Climbing Center in 2016. Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Looking for some cool, fitness-oriented events in the comings weeks? These caught our eye:

  • Crux Climbing Center, an indoor climbing center, celebrates its second anniversary with Come and Send It Fest from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. May 5. Watch world-class climbers including Alex Puccio, Nathaniel Coleman, Keenan Takahashi, Jon Caldwell, Michaela Kierch, Maya Madere and Ben Hannah, take on intricate bouldering problems, and enjoy local eats and drinks, poster signings, live T-shirt screen printing, vendors, face painting and more. Tickets are $37 to $50. Prizes and awards for all skill levels . For more information and for tickets, go here.

Runners take off at the start of the 2014 Silicon Labs Sunshine Run. Photo by Kreutz Photography.

  • The fifth annual Silicon Labs Sunshine Run gets under way on May 6. The race, which raises funds for Austin Sunshine Camps supporting low-income Austin Youth, unfolds on a certified course beginning at Vic Mathias Shores, 900 West Riverside Drive. Events include a timed 10K, timed and untimed 5K, a Kids K (free for kids 12 and under) and Fastest Dog 5K. K. for more information or to register, go here.
  • Waller Creek Conservancy will host a Field Day from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 12 at Palm Park, 711 E 3rd Street. The family- fun health event includes yoga, cooking demonstrations, performances and live music. Children can participate in games, from javelin throw to ring toss and sack races, are designed to make physical activity easy and fun. Wheatsville Co-op, YMCA, Austin Nature & Science Center, Capital Metro, We Are Blood, Think Bilingual Austin, Mexican-American Cultural Center and the League of Women Voters will all operate information booths. Admission is free. For more information go here.

The Color Run comes to the Travis County Expo Center on May 19. Photo courtesy The Color Run

  • The Color Run is coming to Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane, at 9 a.m. May 19. This year’s theme, The Color Run Hero Tour features new course elements, including a trampoline photo. Participants walk, run or dance their way through four color zones and end up covered in colors. It’s not timed and there is no winner.  To register go here. Tickets range from $14.99 to $37.99.

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