A Fit New Year: Recreation Opportunities Abound in Foster City

January 7th, 2013

Did you resolve to “get fit” in the new year? Take a hike, practice your swing, or join the couch to 5k crowd (c25k) this year. Here are 3 healthy ideas to enjoy your new community and beautiful surroundings in Foster City:

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Take a Hike in San Mateo County!  There’s such beauty nearby and there’s no better way to see it than 2 feet or 2 wheels. Take a closer look at our local San Mateo County parks and trails and view park brochures which feature county park maps. Need something more organized? Prefer a partner? Take A Hike is a great way to form a healthy habit and meet others that want to explore the outdoors in 2013! Discover a different County Park on the third Saturday each month (April through October). Participants are invited to learn about local parks and are encouraged to use the trails to stay active and healthy. Hikes begin at 9 a.m. and are between one to three miles long. Plan to spend at least 45 minutes for this activity. Rangers and volunteers lead the hikes and provide information about park history and the local habitat. Bring water, dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes.

Most hikes begin at the park’s main parking lot. Check back here for detailed information about the hike approximately three weeks prior.

 

image credit: Relay for Life Foster City

image credit: Relay for Life Foster City

Sign up for the 2nd annual Relay for Life in Foster City! The race is on August 24, 2013, giving you plenty of time to begin your journey. Partner up with a neighbor or work associate, or create a team. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps our community celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Your reasons for getting involved in Relay For Life are as unique and special as the story that motivates you. Because of your support, this charity is creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays!

The 2013 registration page is live, find it here.

image credit: Tim H., Yelp

image credit: Tim H., Yelp

Practice your swing at Mariners Point Golf Center! Did you know Mariners Point Golf Center was named in Golf Digest’s top 10 favorite ranges across the United States! Located just minutes from The Plaza, set beside San Francisco Bay about 15 minutes south of San Francisco International Airport, Mariners Point Golf Center overlooks the San Mateo Bridge. Amenities include grass tees, a lighted par-3 course and a grass short-game area. Be sure to try the double-deck driving range to practice your shot, or play on the putting greens to practice your “short game”.  Then, test your skills on the 9-hole par-3 course. Read more

Foster City not only offers a beautifully scenic backdrop with its signature lagoons and waterways but a thriving and stimulating environment to call home. It’s one of the Bay Area’s most delightful cities with a special affection for everything nautical. Here you’ll discover great golf courses, abundant outdoor recreation, and plenty of trails and parks.  This is one city that truly has it all. Explore our interactive vicinity map to see more recreation opportunities.

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