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Parks and Recreation

Harris Center

425 Perry St

MAURA TOOHEY

MAURA TOOHEY

Aquatics & Special Events Coordinator

Active Auburn is a health and wellness campaign presented by Auburn Parks and Recreation and launched in August 2017.

Throughout 2021, Active Auburn will be back to host several recreation or fitness-centered events to highlight parks, recreation facilities or important areas of Auburn. These activities will range from field days and scavenger hunts in the parks to 5ks and walks.

Upcoming Active Auburn events are as follows:

Jingle Jog 5k & Santa Stroll 1 mile Fun Run

The Jingle Jog 5k and Santa Stroll Fun Run are here again – so pull out those Santa hats and ugly sweaters! Join Active Auburn on Saturday, December 3rd at 6:30 a.m. as we ring in the holiday season in style! The Santa Stroll Fun Run (1 mile) will begin at 6:30 a.m. at Toomer’s Corner and the Jingle Jog 5k will begin at 7:00 a.m. at Toomer’s Corner. Registration for both races begins on Monday, September 5th. A schedule of registration fees is as follows:

Santa Stroll Fun Run:
Early Bird Registration: September 5 – October 28 - $15
Registration: October 29 – November 17: $20
Late Registration: November 18 – November 26: $25
Day-of Registration: December 3: $35

Jingle Jog 5k:
Early Bird Registration: September 6 – October 28 - $20
Registration: October 29 – November 17: $25
Late Registration: November 18 – November 26: $35
Day-of Registration: December 3: $40

In order to be guaranteed a t-shirt, participants must register by Thursday, November 17th.
A limited number of t-shirts will be available to late and race-day registrants on a first-come, first serve basis. Race day registration will begin at 5 a.m. in front of Whataburger. Day-of registration ends at 6:00 a.m. for the Santa Stroll and 6:30 a.m. for the Jingle Jog. The Santa Stroll will NOT be scored or timed. The Jingle Jog 5k will have awards for the following categories for men and women: Overall (1st – 3rd), 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Awards will be presented by 8 a.m. at Toomer’s Corner.

If you would like to volunteer at this event, please contact us at [email protected]

Haunted Zumbathon

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AM (costume contest at 8:45 AM)
Location: Frank Brown Recreation Center (235 Opelika Rd)
FREE to the public

Haunted Zumba is back! Join us on Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at Frank Brown Recreation Center for Haunted Zumba! We will have onsite registration starting at 8:30 a.m., host a costume contest from 8:45 – 9 a.m. and Zumba will take place from 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Zumba is a Latin dance-based exercise program that combines dancing with an aerobic workout, it might become your new favorite workout! Instructors from around the Auburn-Opelika area will lead you through some spooky, kooky and creepy dance moves to get your body moving! Children ages 8 and older are welcome with parent participation.

This event is FREE and open to the public, however, you can register ahead of time to complete your waivers!

To save time, participants can register ahead of time using this link: Click Here