Bike, Run, Walk, and get fit! Looking to kick off an active June? Here are 10 great FREE things to do from June 1-16 during the ParticipAction Community Better Challenge. Help Kingston win the $150,000 prize by logging your activity or event on the ParticipAction website.

  1. National Health & Fitness Day:  Saturday, June 1 from 9am-4pm in Confederation Park. Free fun and fitness activities featuring Mega Morning Yoga, Tai Chi, Pole Walking, obstacle course, Zumba, jump roping, drumming and more. Also presenting: Chinlock Wrestling! It’s Canada’s day to get up, get out and get active! Visit the National Health & Fitness Day Kingston websitefor more information and a schedule of events.
  2. Rescue Challenge: Sat, June 1 between 11:30-5 at the outdoor aquapark near the Memorial Centre.  Pool admission gets you in to the event. For more information visit the Rescue Challenge event page.
  3. Kingston Tennis Club Adult Open House: Sat, June 1 from 11-1:30. Rain date is Sun, June 2. Free for all: tennis activities, BBQ. Give it a try! More info on the KTC website.
  4. Cycling Week in Kingston: June 2-8. Free roll-in breakfasts, a bike movie, ride with the Mayor, and more. Visit the Cycle Kingston websitefor more information.
  5. Commuter Challenge:  June 2-8. Register yourself or your workplace and help Kingston win the challenge. Bike, walk, bus or carpool to school/work.
  6. Global Running Day in Kingston:  Wed, June 5. Make your pledge at Run around the block, with your dog, or play a game of tag! Join Runners’ Choice at Market Square on June 5 at 6:30pm for a community run and fun.
  7. Move with Our Docs: Sat, Jun 8, 10am at 28 Division St. A fully accessible, fun 3K walk for all ages! Register yourself or a team. For more info contact
  8. Kingston Lawn Bowling Club Open House: Sat, June 8, 10 am to 3 pm and Sun, June 9th from 1-3 pm.  All ages 10 and up welcome. 100 Napier St. For more info go to their website.
  9. KEYS Zumba Party:  Thurs, June 13 at Sydenham St downtown.  Open to all! (
  10. Family Fun Day: Sun, June 16 on the field next to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Wright Cresc).  Bouncy castles, balloon twister, YMCA games, petting zoo, free lunch.  

Other active events happening that are fundraisers and include a fee to participate:

  1. Beat Beethoven Run: Sunday, June 2 in Confederation Park. There is a 1K kids race at 9:45 ($10), and a 4K & 8K race at 10:30 ($35 & $45). Visit the Beat Beethoven websitefor more info.
  2. Kingston Walk to Fight Arthritis:  Sunday, June 2 at Fort Henry. 1km and 5km walk/run. All donations go towards the Arthritis Society, leading to breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment, and care of people with arthritis. Sign-up here.
  3. Jump Rope for Heart:  May 31-June 14.  10 schools, 1388 students will be jumping for heart.  (Heart & Stroke Foundation)
  4. Big Bike for Heart & Stroke: Mon, June 10 in Downtown Kingston.
  5. Cannonball Crush:  Sat, June 8 at Fort Henry.  An obstacle course for all abilities.

Know of other events to add to the list?  Let us know!

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