Y’S HEALTH KIDS DAY

  • WHAT: YMCA of the Capital Area Healthy Kids Day, a free event to inspire more youngsters to keep their minds and bodies active

WHEN, WHERE, DETAILS: SATURDAY, APRIL 25 — A.C. LEWIS YMCA, 350 S. FOSTER DRIVE, (225) 924-3606, 11 A.M. TO 1 P.M. — A VARIETY OF GAMES AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, BRING YOUR SWIM SUIT AND TOWEL FOR THE POOL PARTY, HEALTH VENDORS, HEALTH SCREENINGS, DOOR PRIZES AND MORE. AMERICANA YMCA, 4200 LIBERTY WAY, ZACHARY, (225) 654-9622, 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. — FUN SPORTS ACTIVITIES, OBSTACLE COURSE, ARTS AND SCIENCE ACTIVITY, STORY TIME, NUTRITION AND COOKING LESSONS, STRETCHING AND YOGA LESSONS, TENNIS AND AQUATICS GAMES, DOOR PRIZES AND MORE, INCLUDING LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT ON HAND. EXXONMOBIL YMCA, 7717 HOWELL BLVD., (225) 906-5424, 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M. — PHYSICALS FOR ALL AGES, KIDS FIT CHALLENGE WITH PRIZES, NUTRITION INFORMATION, DENTAL CARE TIPS, OBESITY AWARENESS INFORMATION, WATER AND PERSONAL SAFETY TIPS, HORSEBACK RIDES, FITNESS OBSTACLE COURSE, PUPPETS, GAMES, FACE PAINTING, KIDS COOKING DEMONSTRATION, LINE DANCING DEMONSTRATION, DOOR PRIZES AND MORE. PAULA G. MANSHIP YMCA, YMCA PLAZA DRIVE, (225) 767-9622, 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M. — HEALTH AND WELLNESS INFORMATION, ROCK WALL AND ZIP LINE, ARCHERY RANGE, BATTING CAGES, GAMES, ACTIVITIES, DOOR PRIZES AND MORE.

FESTIVAL RUN

  • WHAT: Courir du Festival 5K Run
  • WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday, April 25
  • WHERE: Downtown Lafayette, at Scène Chevron (on Jefferson Street across from Chase Towers)
  • REGISTRATION: festivalinternational.org/special-events/courir-du-festival/
  • DETAILS: As part of the free Francophone festival, the race features live music from Festival International artists as well as dancing, food, drinks and more. Cajun and Creole delights and refreshing beverages will be served.

ROCKETCHIX

  • WHAT: Triathlon and Duathlon for women only — 350 meter pool swim, 12 mile bike and 2 mile run. Individual entries as well as 2- or 3-person relay teams.
  • WHEN: 7:15 a.m. Sunday, April 26
  • WHERE: LSU Natatorium, Nicholson Drive, LSU campus
  • INFORMATION: rocketchix.com

OXBOW TRIATHLON

  • WHAT: Swimming, biking and running in the annual Oxbow Triathlon
  • WHEN: First wave begins at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, April 26
  • WHERE: Morrison Parkway, False River/New Roads
  • INFORMATION: fleetfeetbatonrouge.com/triathlons/oxbow-triathlon
  • DETAILS: Event includes ½-mile swim in False River, 18-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run.