Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities such as biking, climbing and hiking keep you active during the warmer months. Learn more about snow sports like bobsledding and the Iditarod to keep you moving this winter.

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How Barefoot Running Shoes Work

Barefoot running continues to be debated among runners, but what if you want just a little protection for your tootsies? Scope out your options and find out about barefoot running shoes.

10 Family Camping Hotspots

If your family is the type to hit the open road with a tent and backpack full of trail mix, you'll love this list of 10 gorgeous camping destinations. Head out West for amazing sights and experiences. We'll help you plan your trip.

Top 5 Family Camping Tips

Camping with your children isn't anything like striking out solo into a canyon, mountain range or forest with just your backpack and your wits. You've got to think about their safety and abilities, plus meet their most basic needs.

Top 5 Roof Rack Safety Tips

Roof racks can give travelers some much needed space on their long road trips. But if you install a roof rack incorrectly or pack it too tightly, you’ll be chasing your unmentionables down the highway.

How to Tie Fishing Rods to a Roof Rack

Fishermen are very serious about their craft, and they keep their gear in top condition. Whether they carry one rod or 20, getting their tools to their choice of fishing spot can take some maneuvering. You can just tie your rod to your roof and be off.

Top 5 Tips for Green Family Camping

Family camping is a rite of passage for many young children and has been for decades. In order for future generations to enjoy this bonding pastime, today's campers need to care for their surroundings -- by going green.

5 Tips for Buying Family Camping Tents

Buying a family camping tent is like buying a vehicle in that your family's needs and wants are paramount. What would make them comfortable and happy? That's one of many things you should think about as you shop. Here are four more.

10 Tips for Family Camping Meals

Everyone loves exploring the great outdoors … until hunger strikes. Nothing puts a damper on camping quite like a sad supper of beanie-weenies. Here's everything you need to know about packing, prepping and plating food for mealtime in the great outdoors.

10 Family Camping Activities

While part of the appeal of camping is "getting away from it all," that doesn't mean not planning any activities for your family to do together. If you're stuck for ways to keep them entertained, we've got some high-tech and low-tech pleasers.

5 Family Camping Games

Ah, camping -- a chance to get out into nature and away from the toils of everyday life. But in today's tech-heavy world, have we forgotten how to occupy ourselves without the aid of gaming devices and television?

What's the most important camping gear for families?

A camping trip gets a lot more complicated when you add children to the mix. But it can be more fun, too, if you're prepared. Here's your must-have gear for a family excursion into the outdoors.

Family Camping Checklist

Camping is a great way for children to learn all kinds of things, big or small, about nature. It's also a great way for families to learn about each other. Use our checklist to ensure that nothing's forgotten on your great adventure.

How to Plan a Family Camp

Earbuds, overtime and after-school activities tend to get in the way of family bonding. Can you reclaim it with a well-planned family camp?

5 Tips for Family Camping with the Dog

If you decide to take the family dog along on your next camping trip, you'll need to prepare a bit before the canine fun begins. What essentials will your dog need, and what kind of prep work is crucial on your end of the leash?

10 Tourist Attractions to See by Bicycle

Cycling affords you the opportunity to get some great exercise and take in the sights at the same time. Here are some of our favorite destinations for tourists on two wheels.

5 Tips for Traveling by Bicycle

Traveling by bicycle is good for your mind, body and the environment. But before you set out to see the world on two wheels, you'll want these insights

10 Things That Can Go Wrong in Air Sports

Air sports are an exhilarating hobby, but there's a long list of things that can go awry. Even the best-trained air sports adventurers need to be aware of these risks.

Top 10 Common Running Injuries

Runners and pain go together hand (or foot or knee) in hand. It has been reported that more than half of active runners experience an injury each and every year. So, which ailments are the most common?

Top 10 Tips for Running with Your Significant Other

Running with the love in your life can promote heart health in more ways than one but you’ll need to avoid a few bumpy spots along the road.

Top 10 Tips for Running with Your Dog

Sometimes six legs are better than two, but there are some things to keep in mind if you want to run safely and happily with your favorite pet.

Top 5 Walker-friendly Marathons

As far as places to go for a walk, Hawaii is a tough one to top. The Honolulu Marathon has no time limit, offers awards in the racewalk category and even features a festive pre-race luau to boot. What are five of the world's best walk-friendly races?

5 Nutrition Tips for Vegetarian Runners

You might have heard that it's not safe to be a vegetarian while being a dedicated runner. Well, that's not true. You just need to follow a few basic rules to get all the nutrition you need.

5 Biggest Marathons

Running 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) isn't an option for most people -- many people don't even like driving that far. But for you long-distance runners looking for the ultimate challenge, check out our list of the world's biggest marathons.

How Barefoot Running Works

You've got your running shorts on, your music playlist queued up, your water bottle filled to the brim -- it's time for a run, right? What's that, no shoes? A small but dedicated group of runners choose to train without footwear. Is barefoot running safe?

How Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K Works

Each spring, serious runners from around the world travel to Richmond, Va., for a shot at a personal-best time on the friendly and flat course of the Monument Avenue 10K. But, aside from the actual competition, the event draws thousands of participants and spectators looking to take part in an atmosphere that includes costumes and roadside bands.


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