Health & wellness

Fitness and fun: Yoga, run, or bike

You might not associate doing yoga poses with fancy snacking and drinking, but Renaissance Boston Waterfront and Food & Wine are pairing up to host an event that features both.

Yoga in the Park will be held at the Renaissance hotel on Congress Street (check in at the hotel lobby) on Aug. 14 from 7-8 p.m. After the yoga class, taught by Goldie Graham, nosh on snacks from Kristen Kish, the winner of season 10 of “Top Chef,” and enjoy cocktails by Candice Kumai, a season one “Top Chef” contender and author of “Clean Lean Drinks.” The free event lasts until 10 p.m. To register for the event, e-mail fwpromotion@food
by Aug. 10.

The John B. Gough Cold Water Run 5K Trail Run and 1 Mile Fun Run is being held Aug. 24 to commemorate the legacy of John Gough, a leader in the temperance movement. The run will be held at Hillside, the John Gough House in Boylston, which became a national landmark in 1975.


The 5K trail run will take participants along cross-country courses on the estate. Registration and check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. for the 5K trail run which starts at 8:30 a.m. The 1-mile fun run will be after the 5k. Awards will be given for overall and age group winners and all fun run participants. Online registration for the race is available at; cost for the 5K is $20 and the 1-mile race is $10.

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Boston Bikes will be hosting the All-Women’s Bike Ride & Festival on Aug. 16 at Millennium Park. The event will feature scenic bike rides, family activities, music, and workshops taught by professional cyclists. New riders, families, and experienced cyclists are all welcome to participate in the event that will be held at 300 Gardner St. in West Roxbury.

All-women’s ride and festival will include rides of 10, 30, and 50 miles. There will also be an expo featuring bike-friendly companies, and workshops on mountain biking, commuting, and mechanics, which are open to even those who don’t take part in one of the rides. There will also be learn-to-ride clinics for adults, and discounted bike rentals will be available for those who don’t own a bike. The festival is $25 ($35 after Aug. 8) but discounts are available for some residents.

For more information or to register, go to or call 617-918-4458.

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