Health & Sports

Health & Sports

The games we play. The athletes among us. The tips for living the active, healthy life in Colorado Springs. The best Springs articles on fitness, health and sports.

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14 Free Things to Do in the Springs in April and May

Here are 14 upcoming events and activities you can do for free—or within a few bucks of free. Earth Day Rock Ledge Ranch, April 20 Celebrate the...

Run. Fish. Beer at the Rocky Mountain Flyathlon

As fly-fishing casts go, this one held great promise. I simply had to make it work there on the rocky banks of the Lake...
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3 Great Foothills Trail Runs

A preponderance of sunny days is one of the great perks of the Front Range region, no matter the season. While plummeting temperatures and...
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10 Favorite Fall Hikes In and Around Colorado Springs

There’s an added beauty when those golden aspen groves light up the trail and hillsides. These 10 trails will take you into the seasonal...
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Epic Runs and Rides: Your Colorado Springs Bucket List

Pikes Peak country is big country. And when it comes to running and cycling, you can go big on beautiful mountain courses that make...
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Healthy Environments for Everyone

Health for Everyone You may know El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) for its disease prevention and control, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs, or...
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Pursuing My Vacation, Er, Inner Peace

The first morning, we wake with a start to the roar of howler monkeys. My phone reads 4:22 a.m. “Waaaaaaaaaaaaa! Woooooooaaaaaa!” The howls, deep and resonant,...
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4 Ways to Play at the AFA

For a non-service member, I’ve spent an unusual amount of time on the U.S. Air Force Academy. It comes from growing up in Colorado...
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Explore Cañon City’s Mountain Biking Gem: Oil Well Flats

Fuel Up: Coyote’s Coffee Den Join the locals at Coyote’s Coffee Den in Penrose for some pre-ride calories and caffeine. Wrapped and ready breakfast burritos...
US Olympic wrestlers Elena Pirozhkova, Adeline Gray, Andy Bisek

Team COS Is Ready for Rio

Come August, we’ll be rooting for all the American athletes, but to cheer on the hometown home team, watch for these Olympians and Paralympians...
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