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Take a “Fit-cation” with the Chincoteague Bay-to-Bay Run

March 13th, 2013 by islandmanor

Are you in full swing with your workout regimen? Getting ready for that summer bikini body? If so, you might be interested in the newest trend in vacations: a fit-cation. Vacations don’t have to be an excuse to pack on the pounds! Stay sporty and active during your vacation. Enjoy a new place while making your body feel great.

If this sounds like your kind of trip, come to Chincoteague at the end of the month for the Bay-to-Bay 10k run/5k walk. The Chincoteague Island Family YMCA will host this annual race on Saturday, March 30, 2013. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. at Robert Reed Park and check-in starts at 6:30AM. Registration for adults is $25 ($35 after March 16); children 14 and under register for $10. Strollers are allowed in the walk only, and pets are not allowed in either the run or the walk.

All race proceeds directly benefit the Chincoteague Island Family YMCA. For more details visit www.ymcachesapeake.org/chincoteague/programs/healthy-living/bay-to-bay-5k-walk/10k-run/, email aswiger@ymcachesapeake.org, or call 757-336-6266.

Other Healthy Activities to Enjoy in Chincoteague

You don’t have to be here for the Bay-to-Bay run to enjoy calorie-blasting fun in Chincoteague. Here are some of our favorite ways to explore Chincoteague and work up a sweat:

Take a Bike Ride. With our flat terrain, this a great way for anyone to enjoy a healthy day of scenic touring.

Take a Hike. Again, flat terrain makes this an activity any skill level can accomplish. The trails are peaceful and laced with wildlife and birdsong. Uninhabited Assateague is full of glorious sites.

Go Kayaking or Canoeing. This is a superb way to see the wild ponies of Assateague. See the magnificent natural surroundings of the refuge. Paddle through warm back waters of the barrier islands. Explore creeks, channels, coves or land on a remote beach and have a picnic lunch. There are many companies on the island that rent kayaks and even lead tours for skill level.

Chincoteague Island Wild Pony Swim

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