November Family Fitness Events

Take time to catch your breath between Halloween and the winter holidays. In November, you can still enjoy the brisk fall air with outdoor activities and even free admission at national parks.

Daylight Saving Time Ends

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Ahh, an extra hour of sleep! Yes, the trade-off is darker dinnertimes until next spring; but will the earlier sunrise help motivate you to fit in a morning workout?

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PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month

Walking to school is an ideal fitness routine.
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During this month, the National PTA helps its member parent-teacher associations present events and awareness campaigns about healthy living, obesity prevention and management, and improved physical activity. You can even apply for a grant for your school.

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New York City Marathon

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Both amazing athletes and the city itself provide inspiration in this annual event that showcases elite and amateur athletes along with all five boroughs of New York City.

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Veterans Day

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On this holiday weekend honoring military service members in the U.S., our national parks open their doors in a show of patriotism. This is the final weekend in the year to take advantage of National Parks free admission days.

Family Volunteer Day

The HandsOn Network encourages you to kick off the holiday season by participating in Family Volunteer Day on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Introduce your children to community service while participating in a fun, active project.

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Sports Day in Canada

Explore and celebrate Canadian athletics on Sports Day in Canada, the culmination of a week of special events and activities hosted by leagues, organizations, and teams from all over the country.

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On the fourth Thursday in November, we gather to give thanks for family, friends, and food! These suggestions help you add a little fun and fitness to your Turkey Day.

See fitness events and observances for December and all 12 months of the year.

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