Tour de LaPorte

AUG. 25-27, Cummings Lodge, 350 Grangemouth Road, LaPorte. 219.326.2471. This annual bike ride, running and walking event features a half-marathon, 10K and 5K runs, 5K walks, a mini fun run for kids and distance cycling events. Proceeds benefit patients with cancer in the community.

10,000 Meters at Sunset

AUG. 26, 7:30 a.m., Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso. A Calumet Region Striders Gold Cup Race and XYZ Trail Series Race, this 10K trail run winds through the Sunset Hill Farm County Park.

Introduction to Canoeing

AUG. 26, 9 a.m.-noon, Robinson Lake, Hobart. Taught by American Canoe Association instructors, this on-water class will focus on the fundamentals of canoeing for both novice and experienced canoe paddlers.

Kouts Country Classic Road Race

AUG. 26, 8 a.m., Kouts High School, 302 E. College Ave., Kouts. 219.405.1452. This flat and fast 5K walk/run kicks off the annual Kouts Pork Fest.

Red, White, and Move with OSNI

AUG. 26, 9 a.m. race, Centennial Park, 900 N. Centennial Drive, Munster. 219.924.3300. Hosted by Orthopaedic Specialists of Northwest Indiana, this free event includes a 5K run/walk, health fair, yoga, a DJ and more.

Valpo Night Ride

AUG. 26, 9-10:30 p.m. registration; 11 p.m. ride, Butterfield Family Pavilion, Evans and Calumet avenues, Valparaiso. 219.462.5144. Participants can cycle under the stars during this safe, 15-mile night ride that begins and ends at the Butterfield Family Pavilion. Riders will enjoy a mid-ride snack at Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza and an after-ride party at the pavilion.


ONGOING, 6:35-7:05 p.m. Monday, Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Chesterton Campus, 810 Michael Drive, Chesterton. This 30-minute strength class will tighten the abs and lower body through the use of a variety of equipment.

Greet the Day Yoga with Jo

THROUGH AUTUMN, 7-8:30 a.m., Harrison Park, Hohman Avenue and Waltham Street, Hammond. 219.853.6378. Free and open to the public, these weekly yoga classes meet at the white gazebo. Attendees should bring their own mat.