Yoga in the Garden: Cape Fear Botanical Garden and YMCA of the Sandhills have partnered together for Yoga in the Garden, Wednesday. Grab a yoga mat and rejuvenate at a peaceful yoga session in the beautiful Orangery at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden from 6 to 7 p.m. Improve flexibility, build strength, ease tension and relax through posture and breathing techniques for beginners and experts alike. Bring a yoga mat, a water bottle and an open mind to enjoy this all-levels class. Free for CFBG members and YMCA of the Sandhills members; $5 for guests. Register at or stop by CFBG. Pre-registration is required.

Spring Lake Outpost River Race: This is a 3-mile kayak race, Saturday Bring your own kayak or one of Spring Lake Outpost’s in an effort to find the fastest time from start to finish. Registration includes an event shirt. There will be multiple heats of competitors vying for the title of Fastest Rower. Each heat will have a winner and will receive a prize. Call 248-3409 to register or sign up at

Friday Fight Night: Come out for a night of fun at Sports USA. Anyone can participate, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Extensive boxing experience is not allowed. This is for fun. Advance tickets available at Sports USA. Open to the public. Cost is $10.

Turkey Shoot: The annual event will be held at the Clay Target Center, Dec. 8 and 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Shotguns only, shells provided, no scopes. There will be turkeys and hams awarded as well as door prize drawings. Shotgun rental and ear protection are for sale at the clubhouse or shooters can bring their own. Ear and eye protection are mandatory. Participants ages 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For ages 8 years and up. For more information, call the Clay Target Center at 436-9489.

Winter Bootcamp: Come beat the holiday bulge with a kick-butt workout with trainer Monika from Under Construction Personal Training, Dec. 16, at 9 a.m. She is insured and certified through the National Personal Training Institute. The workout will take place at The Runners Spot in downtown Fayetteville. The cost is $5 per person (cash or PayPal). That includes an hour bootcamp, a coupon for a free one-on-one training session and a chance to win a free month of training). Spaces are limited so sign up at The Runner’s Spot.

Runner's Corner

Dashing through the Glow: Join Riverlights in Wilmington, North Carolina, Saturday, as they bring together the Christmas spirit, Family fun and entertainment. Experience the beautiful views of the Cape Fear River and the new RiverLights community, as well as Christmas lights and decorations throughout the course. The elves will be at the finish line passing out candy cane awards to all the good little boys and girls who finish the 5K and 1-mile. To make this event even better, everyone receives a Santa Hat. Visit to register or for more information.

Sunday Trail Run: Starting Sunday, the Runner’s Spot will hold a monthly trail run at the Smith Lake Mountain Bike Trail. All levels of runners are welcome. Participants will hit the trail at 3 p.m.
Ugly Sweater Beer Mile: With three events packed into one awesome day of fun at the Railhouse Brewery in Aberdeen, North Carolina, this is one of the biggest beer mile events around. It will start at 2 p.m., Dec. 16. Sign up for all three and max out the fun. Kids are free to enter the Kid’s Shuttle Run and will get some swag to take home.

All American Marathon: Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, in conjunction with the City of Fayetteville presents the annual All American Marathon, the Mike to Mike Half Marathon and the All American 5K. This year’s races take place March 25, 2018. Registration is now open. Visit for more information.