Instead of sweating it out at the gym, why not get outdoors and do something fun with your local community? Come along to a walk, fun run, or even a dance class to get out, get active and get involved.

12 Hour Dance Marathon, Sat 8thFeb, Substance Dance Studio, Kingston – The Canberra dance community is uniting for a 12-hour non-stop dance marathon to raise fund for the victims of the fires as well as the firefighters. Running from 10am – 10pm at Substance Dance Studio in Kingston, this event will include a variety of 45-minute classes from jazz to drag, at just $5 per class. All funds raised will go to the RFS, Red Cross Australia, and a local wildlife recovery organisation.

Close the Gap Fun Run, Thur 13thFeb, Lake Burley Griffin –Hosted by Rob de Castella’s Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF), this 5km walk and run will acknowledge the Closing the Gap Statement to Parliament. Come along to celebrate indigenous people’s achievements and the positive impact of the IMF’s health and fitness programs throughout Australia. The event is free of charge and dogs are welcome too! The event starts at 6:30am for a 7am start from Reconciliation Place, Lake Burley Griffin.

Gift of Life’s Donate Life Walk, Wed 26thFeb, Anzac Parade – The ACT has one of Australia’s lowest organ donor registration rates, at just 23%. To increase this figure and create public awareness of how to register donation intentions, Gift of Life is holding Canberra’s largest community event in support of organ and tissue donation.Kicking off from Rond Terrace on Anzac Parade at 6:30am, the charity walk is free of charge.
Register and find more information here.

Children’s Tumour Foundation Annual Cupid Undie Run, Sun 22ndMarch, Southern Cross Yacht Club, Yarralumla – The Children’s Tumour Foundation is the nation’s leading non-profit organisation dedicated to raising funds and creating awareness and support for those with neurofibromatosis.Cupid’s Undie Run is a 1.5k run in your bedroom-best on Valentine’s weekend.Head to the the Southern Cross Yacht Club in Yarralumla to raise money and help find a cure for NF. Funds raised will also go towards medical treatments and support services for NF families.

MS Walk Run + Roll, Sun 29th March, Lake Burley Griffin –In recognition of the multiple sclerosis Community, this event will celebrate the diversity of its fantastic participants. The event will start from Rond Terrace and will take a scenic route around the beautiful Lake Burley Griffin. The run kicks off at 8:30am, and the walk + roll kicks off at 10:30am. Distances include 5km, 10km, and 14.4km.Dogs on leads are welcome to join the walk + roll. Register here.