Fun Fitness Activities to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Races, mother-daughter yoga workshops, and more.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11, and there are plenty of great brunches to be had (both healthy and indulgent). But that’s not the only way to celebrate—lots of local organizations and fitness studios are hosting special events throughout the weekend, from 5K runs through Rock Creek Park to mother/daughter yoga workshops. Read on for some fun and active options.

Take your mom to POP—Pilates on the Patio—on Saturday, May 10, at 10 AM on the rooftop of Roofers Union. Enjoy 45 minutes of an all-level Pilates class followed by a glass of sparkling wine. Mothers will get a sweet treat, as well. $24. 

Celebrate your mom at the Defender of Play 5K walk/run in Rock Creek Park on Saturday, May 10, at 8 AM. Come dressed up as your favorite superhero/heroine, or create your own costume and enjoy activities such as a Zumba warmup and a Mother’s Day card-making station. Best costume wins a prize. $25. 

Soccer moms should head to the GW Women’s Soccer Mother’s Day Fundraising Clinic on Saturday, May 10, starting at 10 AM. The soccer staff hosts three sessions, divided by children’s age and starting at $40, that include soccer challenges and games for mother/child bonding. All participants receive a T-shirt. 

Grab the whole family for the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 10. You can walk or run the 5K beginning and ending at the Washington Monument, and children ages 5 to 12 can participate in the Kids for the Cure event. Pre-race activities begin at 6:30. Prices start at $40 for adults and $25 for the kids’ event. 

Tranquil Space in Dupont Circle is offering a mom-and-daughter partner yoga workshop that focuses on yoga postures and breathing on Saturday, May 10, from 2:30 to 4:30. Participants also make a mala bracelet with vegan faux pearls. $40 for mom and daughter, plus $10 for materials. 

The annual Mother’s Day ride hosted by CycloFemme will be held on Sunday, May 11. The free ride starts and ends at the US Capitol at 11 AM and welcomes beginner and intermediate bikers for the 15-mile route. 

Challenge your mom to the Mother’s Day 5K Dash through Rock Creek Park on Sunday, May 11, at 9 AM. The race begins with a steep hill down Kennedy Street and continues on Beach Drive through Rock Creek Park. $40.

Mother’s Day 8K benefiting the Ethiopians Athletics Federation will be held on Sunday, May 11, starting at 9 AM at Fletcher’s Cove. The race is sponsored by the Georgetown Running Company; all participants receive a colorful T-shirt, and top finishers win cash prizes and awards. $30 to $40. 

Enjoy a Mother’s Day hike and wine tour with the REI Outdoor School on Sunday, May 11, from 10 to 3. You’ll hike along Bull Run through Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, and follow it up with a tour of Paradise Spring Winery. Snacks and wine will be served. $100. 

Take your mom to stock up on cute workout clothes at Lululemon in Logan Circle. In partnership with UrbanStems, the store gives flowers to all mothers who shop there on Mother’s Day.

For mothers with young children, Barre3 in Georgetown is offering free child care from 9 to 1 on Saturday, May 10, and 9 to 11:30 on Sunday, May 11.