Arlington Mayor Jim Ross Challenges Residents to Get Active in May
By Office of Communications
Posted on April 25, 2024, April 25, 2024

Move with the Mayor

Whether you prefer a friendly game of hoops or finding inner peace through yoga, Arlington Mayor Jim Ross challenges you get to up and moving about The American Dream City this May.

Mayor Ross is partnering with Arlington Parks & Recreation to host four fun-filled, family friendly activities throughout the month as part of the national Move with the Mayor initiative to help build healthier communities. The Move with the Mayor initiative, a collaboration with the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention, encourages residents to be physically active to lower their chances of heart disease and its risk factors like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

“Arlington Parks and Recreation offers so many ways for our residents to work out, from weight rooms and fitness classes, recreational leagues, sports fields, miles of hike and bike trails and even indoor swimming. I encourage residents of all ages and all fitness levels to join me in this mission to create healthier habits for ourselves and a healthier community for us all,” Ross said.

Residents are encouraged to lace up the sneakers, grab their water bottles, and join Mayor Ross at these upcoming events:

Kick-off Party for the Arlington Parks Centennial X Trek 100 Mile Challenge

In celebration of 100 Years of Arlington Parks and in partnership with Trek Bicycle, we are hosting a centennial ride of 100 miles. Each participant has from May 1 through May 31 to bike 100 miles using the Strava app to track mileage. All types of biking are welcome. After completion, visit the Trek Bicycle store at 5739 SW Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington to pick up your co-branded prizes*.
For the Centennial X Trek 100 Mile Challenge, participants must show miles tracked in the Strava "Trek Ride Club DFW" group and be registered to EventBrite to receive a prize. Join the TREK Ride Club DFW group in Strava: Click here to register on EventBright. Select a free general admission ticket and then click on the “Reserve a Spot” icon and then follow the prompt to add contact information.

As always, make sure you ride safely! Don't forget your helmet and visibility gear.

Date: The kick-off party will be held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3

Location: River Legacy Park (Elm Grove Pavilion), 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd.

Cost: Free

Notes: Registration for the kick-off party is not required. Bring your bikes and get ready for fun! The party will feature food trucks, games, giveaways, balance bike races, vendors and more. Additionally, the Mayor’s Arlington Wellness Coalition will be on hand to distribute health-related information to the public.

Fitness Class: Yoga with Mayor Ross

Date: 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, May 11

Location: Beacon Recreation Center, 1100 Mansfield Webb Road

Cost: Free

Note: Registration is required. Participants are asked to bring their yoga mat and water. Click here to register.

Adult Basketball with Mayor Ross

Date: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18

Location: Dottie Lynn Recreation Center (Gym), 3200 Norwood Lane

Cost: Free (Normally a drop-in fee $4)

Note: Registration is not required.

Home Run Derby

Date: Thursday, May 23. 5:30 p.m. check in. 6 p.m. start.

Location: Randol Mill Park, 1901 W. Randol Mill Road

Cost: $5. Register at

 Notes: Participants in the derby must be 18 or older. The derby will be held on Randol Mill Park’s blue, yellow and green fields. The red field will feature a whiffle ball game and yard games for families. The event will also feature food trucks and mascots, Captain from the Rangers, Lighting from the Wings, and Blaze from The University of Texas at Arlington, to interact with participants.

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