8 Healthy Winter Events Worth Going to in Nashville

By H&W on 1st Jan 2019

The cold chill of winter weather may leave you feeling like hibernating all season long, but why do that when you can have fun and stay fit with these 8 health-focused events happening around Nashville?! Lindsey Joe of The Meal Planning Method offers her suggestions to start the year in healthy mode.

  1. Urban Adventure Quest Nashville (January 1 – February 10)
    Turn Nashville into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city tour. Start when you want and play at your own pace – all you need is a smartphone!
    Link: https://www.urbanadventurequest.com/tours/things-to-do/nashville/default.aspx
  2. Amanda Cohen x Butcher & Bee (January 10)
    B&B is collaborating on a vegetable-centric menu for one amazing night only with the award winning chef, Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy (the first vegetable-focused restaurant in New York City). Book your reservation today!
    Link: https://butcherandbee.com/events/amanda-cohen-dirt-candy-x-butcher-bee-50312317496
  3. Battle of the Bulge: GoRuck Light (January 19)
    In honor of the historic “Battle of the Bulge” of WWII, evoke the spirit, fortitude, mental, and physical challenges that American soldiers endured by taking on this 4-5 hour physical challenge led by a Special Forces Cadre.
    Link: https://www.goruck.com/event-13940
  4. Zoo Run Run (January 26)
    Join the herd at this year’s family-friendly Zoo Run Run! This winter race takes runners and walkers on a 5K adventure throughout the Zoo’s property, including areas not available to the public.
    Link: https://www.nashvillezoo.org/upcoming-events/entry/zoo-run-run/instance/1-26-2019
  5. Nashville Run & Tri Expo (January 27)
    Whether you’re an accomplished triathlete or just getting started with running, the Nashville Run & Tri Expo will leave you inspired to do and be more. Their mission is to connect people in the fitness community and equip them with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed!
    Link: https://runandtriexpo.com/
  6. Salt Cave Yoga (January 9, 23, February 6, 20)
    In this special winter yoga series in the Salt Cave guided by Molly Upchurch, you will dive deep into nourishing and restorative yoga practices. Be immersed in the therapeutic benefits of the salt air and surround yourself with the magical pink glow of the cave!
    Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/717343431962170
  7. 2019 Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k (February 16)
    Join America’s Sweetest Race in February. You can look forward to a post-race party where you’ll enjoy music, hot chocolate merchandise, and a finisher’s mugs filled with hot chocolate, chocolate fondue, and tasty dippable treats!
    Link: https://www.hotchocolate15k.com/nashville
  8. Metro Parks Health Fair (February 23)
    This is the 1st Annual Metro Parks Health Fair that will showcase the various fitness programs and classes Metro Parks and Recreation has to offer! There will also be tasting stations with healthy cooking and fitness class demonstrations.
    Link: https://www.nashville.gov/News-Media/Calendar-of-Events/Event-Details/ID/9917/begin/2-23-2019/Metro-Parks-Health-Fair.aspx


Lindsey is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist from Nashville, TN.  She is a weight management expert, meal planning master, and TN Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nashville Media spokesperson. Lindsey is passionate about helping people ignite the healthy that makes them happy and you can follow all her food-filled adventures at @themealplanningmethod!


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