Thank-you to Wanderlust for being a supporting sponsor of FindingKC's Health & Fitness initiatives in 2016.
A different kind of triathlon is coming to Kansas City this Saturday. Instead of swimming and biking astronomical distances, May 21 will be a field day for the body, mind, and soul. Wanderlust 108 is a "mindful" triathlon with a run/walk, a yoga event, and meditation. This Saturday will leave you relaxed and refreshed, ready for the toasty summer ahead.
What happens at Wanderlust 108?
At 9 am, after checking in, snacking, and stretching, the 5k run/walk begins. Don't worry, it isn't a race. In fact, the whole day focuses on community rather than competition. Walk, run, "prance or skip," as Wanderlust says. Then, 75 minutes of guided yoga (powered by a DJ) will help cool you off. And don't be intimidated: this isn't super advanced yoga. Newbies and experienced yogis alike will be right at home. Just make sure you bring your own yoga mat.
The cap on the relaxing day is 30 minutes of guided meditation. Na. Ma. Ste.
After the official festivities are complete, wander (heh) over to the Wanderlust shop, the Kombucha Garden, or one of the local/organic food vendors to rehydrate and refuel. There will even be bonus activities like slacklining, AcroYoga, or even a workshop on Tribal Marking. Some of these are separate workshops that require sign ups, so check out Wanderlust's event page here. You're also welcome to bring your own eats or purchase an organic picnic lunch with your ticket to let Wanderlust take care of fueling your journey.
The whole day will go on, rain or shine, so be sure to bring your rain gear if things are looking a little wet.
Wanderlust is an international phenomenon. Wanderlust 108 events like this are popping up all over the planet (even New Zealand). They even host multi-day festivals full of the same kind of activities.
If you can, register as a group! You'll get a $5 credit to the onsite Wanderlust shop. And you'll get to have fun with friends, so win-win.
Head to Berkley Riverfront Park on May 21, 2016 at 7:30 am to check in and start your day of chilling out with tons of other chill people. It'll be the most refreshing Saturday you can have.
Learn More or Buy Tickets Here: Wanderlust.com Kansas City