Fit City’s picks for a fit, fun weekend

Proceeds from Saturday’s Run for the Flag will benefit Folds of Honor. Photo courtesy Folds of Honor

If you’re like us, this week’s blast of cool weather made you want to get outside and snag your legs on some brambles. (Or maybe it just made you want to get outside. That’s OK, too.)

This year’s Reel Rock film festival features a film titled “Stump,” about one-handed climber Maureen Beck. Photo by Katrin Bell

We’ve been checking local listings, and the following events float to the top of Fit City’s list of fun ways to make yourself sweat this weekend …

  • Reel Rock. Head to Crux Climbing Center, 121 Pickle Road, Suite 100, to catch five new inspiring short films featuring climbers. The line-up includes features about Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; one-handed climber Maureen Beck; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; and the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage. Starts at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $15. Bring your own chair. Includes athlete clinics, food, prize giveaways and appearances by top climbers. For tickets, go here.

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  • Run for the Flag Veterans Day Race. Honor veterans and U.S. military members, their families and the community at this new event, sponsored by Direct Orthopedic Care. The race is open to anyone and includes special categories for active duty, retired or reserve duty participants and youth. Proceeds benefit Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday at Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road in Pflugerville. For more information go here.
  • Fit City plans to participate in Sunday’s Run by the Creek. PAM LeBLANC/American-Statesman

  • Run by the Creek. Join Fit City in Dripping Springs Sunday morning for this fun race, with a gently rolling course that unfolds along Creek Road. The route runs parallel to and crosses Onion Creek and passes lots of gorgeous farmland, where you’ll want to moo at the cows in pastures. (Or maybe that’s just me?) Runners choose from a 5K or 10K. Prizes for top male and female finishers in all age groups. Race starts at 8 a.m. at 195 Roger Hanks Parkway. Entry fee $50 for the 10K; $40 for the 5K. Proceeds beenfit the Dripping Springs High School Cross Country Team. For more information go here.

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