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Valparaiso Turkey Trot

Hosted by the Porter-Starke Services Foundation, the Valparaiso Turkey Trot benefits mental health and wellness programs in Northwest Indiana and takes place Nov. 23 at 2727 N. Campbell St. The event includes a 10K Run and 5K Walk/Run through streets of Valparaiso. Volunteers are needed both Nov. 22 and 23.


2017 Valparaiso Turkey Trot

NOV. 23, 8 a.m. 10K; 8:10 a.m. 5K, Valparaiso High School, 2727 Campbell, Valparaiso. Porter-Starke Services hosts its annual 10K run and 5K walk/run, a Thanksgiving tradition.

Portage Township Turkey Trot

NOV. 23, 7:45 a.m. kid run; 8 a.m. 4-mile run and 5K run/walk, Portage Township YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road, Portage. 219.762.9622. For the last 17 years, this run/walk has set off on Thanksgiving morning. The event features a competitive 4-mile run, a 5K fun run/walk and a 1K kids' fun run. Proceeds benefit the Portage Township YMCA programs.

Pumpkin Plod 10K Run/5K Walk

NOV. 23, 9 a.m., Highway and Kennedy Avenue, Highland. 219.838.0114. Traditionally held on Thanksgiving Day, participants can start their holiday off with a 10K run or 5K walk that loops through the streets of Highland. Traditional pumpkin pies awarded to top three runners in each age category.

Body Blast

ONGOING, 4:30-5:25 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Community Hospital Fitness Pointe, 9950 Calumet Ave., Munster. 219.924.5348. This class provides the variety the body needs to see results by using specific muscle conditioning that will be tailored to each class.


ONGOING, 6:35-7:05 p.m., Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Chesterton Campus, 810 Michael Drive, Chesterton. 219.983.9832. Using a variety of equipment, this strength class will tone and tighten the abs and lower body.

Cycle & Barre

ONGOING, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Southlake YMCA, 1450 S. Court St., Crown Point. 219.663.5810. Cardio and sculpting all in one, this class starts with 30 minutes of cycling followed by 30 minutes of Barre-style sculpting moves.


ONGOING, 4-4:50 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, 10-10:50 a.m. Friday, Whiting Family Y, 1938 Clark St., Whiting. 219.370.5091. This low-impact, low-intensity exercise class is designed for the older adult. Each class includes movements that promote joint flexibility, range of motion, muscle strengthening and cardiovascular conditioning.


ONGOING, 9:10-10 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Valparaiso Family YMCA, 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive, Valparaiso. 219.462.4185. This dance fitness class is based on pop, rock and hip hop music.