Get Active in Downtown Jacksonville

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By Claire Grunewald, Marketing and Events Intern

Are you trying to stay active or looking for new ways to explore Downtown Jacksonville? These activities have got you covered! Run, walk or paddle your way through #DTJax with these experiences.

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Paddle Around #DTJax

Urban Kayaking Adventure with Jacksonville Kayak Company: Many residents travel through the city by driving or walking. However, some like to take the road, or river, less traveled. Experienced kayakers can paddle through Downtown Jacksonville on this guided tour with Jacksonville Kayak  Company. Kayakers  have the opportunity to paddle amongst bridges, skyscrapers and dolphins!

  The Greater Jacksonville Paddling Guide: If you’re wanting to take on the city’s waterfront by yourself, use the Greater Jacksonville Paddling Guide. This guide can be used for kayakers or paddleboarders wanting to explore the St. Johns River.


Workout Classes

Light Body Yogi: Light Body Yogi leads yoga sessions every full moon on the MOSH rooftop. This July 14, join instructor Shawn Blackshear for a chance to relax and unwind under the stars. All yogis are welcome, no prior experience is needed!

Winston Family YMCA Classes: The Winston Family YMCA offers a variety of programs for all ages! With indoor classes, you can break a sweat that isn’t only from the Florida heat. From basketball to cycling to swimming, there are many ways to get active and have fun in #DTJax.


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On the Go in #DTJax

Riverwalk: Enjoy riverfront views while running or walking down the scenic Riverwalk. The Riverwalk is divided into two parts along the St. Johns River: the Northbank and the Southbank. Both banks provide great views and plenty of space to move. The Riverwalk is a great place to explore all that Downtown Jacksonville has to offer and provides great opportunities to get active!

Vestcor Bridge Run: On July 23, the Vestcor Family Foundation is holding its annual 5k, the Vestcor Bridge Run. This run will take participants around the city going down Water Street and over the bridges. After crossing the finish line, runners can enjoy free food and beer at the after-party!

Art Bikes Jax: Looking to explore the city in a new way that involves both art and exercise? Look no further than Art Bikes Jax! Ride throughout the streets of Downtown Jacksonville and explore the art that can be found on practically every street!


Pedal and Party

Pedal Pub: If you’re looking for an experience that’s more partying than exercising, then look no further than Pedal Pub Jacksonville! This fun group activity takes you and your closest friends pedaling to the best breweries and bars in Downtown Jacksonville.

Tag #DTJax to show how you stay active in Downtown Jacksonville for a chance to be featured!