The Zombie Run, Rock the Box and other fitness events this weekend


(The Zombie Run)

Saturday

The Zombie Run

There’s running from zombies. And then there’s running from zombies through a muddy obstacle course. And then there’s running through that course at night. Options 2 and 3 are what’s in store for participants in The Zombie Run’s Extreme and Black Ops events. Runners will have to deal with a full 5K of complications, including cargo nets, climbing walls and hordes of zombies. High Point Farm, 23730 Frederick Road, Clarksburg, Md.; Extreme starts between 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Black Ops starts at 8:30 p.m.; $45-$150; thezombierun.com.

Healthy Kids Day

This national YMCA initiative is designed to remind kids (and their families) about all of the ways they can play together throughout the summer. Each branch is hosting different activities, but most are being held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Check this website for a full listing of what’s happening in the D.C. area — it includes tennis clinics, yoga classes, Zumba, obstacle courses and much more.

Rock the Box

If it ain’t breakin’ — well, you’re probably at the wrong festival. The Lab DC Breakin’ School (thelabdc.com), which specializes in teaching break dancing, is hosting this all-ages celebration of the hip-hop arts. The event will feature one-on-one competitions (for adults and kids) and several dance workshops (in capoeira, tap and — of course — breakin’). Also on hand: graffiti artists, food trucks, health screenings, face painting and additional vendors. Aqua, 1818 New York Ave. NE; noon-7 p.m., $10 in advance, $12 at the door; rocktheboxfest.com.

Saturday and Sunday

The Science of Extreme Sports

Not all scientists wear lab coats. Some of them dress in bathing suits, especially when they’re looking at the physics behind catching a huge wave. As part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, a trio of champion athletes — surfer Maya Gabeira, Ironman Chris Lieto and kayaker Tao Berman — will explain how science plays a role in their physical and mental training. Reporters from News Channel 8 will lead the two hourlong discussions. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place; Sat. at 1:30 p.m. and Sun. at 10 a.m. (the expo is 9 a.m.-6 p.m. both days), free; usasciencefestival.org.

Starts Monday

Get Fit for Summer Workout Classes

Vida Fitness and the Capitol Riverfront BID are hosting free outdoor workouts in The Yards Park all summer. The schedule kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Monday with a boot camp on the boardwalk. There’s at least one class (boot camp, yoga or Zumba) each day the rest of the week, except Sunday. See the website for times. The Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE; free; capitolriverfront.org.

Vicky Hallett is a MisFits columnist and the Fit editor for Express.
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