Kill two birds with one stone: enjoy the outdoors and get healthier at the same time! Here are some April events in Ocean City that'll help you accomplish that!

Spring is officially here, and everyone is praying for more sunshine and warmer days! And with those warmer days, comes the chance to enjoy the outdoors and get in some exercise while you're at it. Below, you'll find upcoming running/walking events happening in April that'll be sure to inspire you to get outside and get fit!

Komen MD Ocean City Race for the Cure

When: April 14 @ 7:30 a.m. Where: 809 S. Atlantic Ave. (Ocean City Boardwalk Inlet) Walkers or runners travel a one-mile route along the Ocean City Boardwalk. The event will also feature food, activities for children, entertainment, a survivor's tent, and a post-race celebration at Seacrets at 5 p.m.! The race is a good way to not only start getting in better shape, but it also benefits a good cause as the funds raised during the event will be used to help local breast health programs and research on a national level. If you would like to participate in this event, visit the website, email bbosstick@komenmd.org, or call 410-938-8990.

Boardwalkin' for Pets

[caption id="attachment_8653" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Courtesy of Worcester County Humane Society (Facebook)[/caption] When: April 21 (Rain or Shine) @ 8 a.m. Where: Ocean City Boardwalk Inlet Participants and their pets can walk any distance that they choose (up to five miles) along the Boardwalk. Refreshments, for humans and pets alike, will be provided by Harrison's Harbor Watch Restaurant and Layton's Family Restaurant at the Inlet. And the best part is that all the funds raised at this event will go to the no-kill shelter in the area! If you'd like more information, visit the website or call 443-235-5647.

Walk MS

When: April 21 @ 8 a.m. Where: 809 S. Atlantic Ave. (Ocean City Boardwalk Inlet) Participants/teams will walk a one-mile or three-mile route that begins and ends at the Ocean City Boardwalk Inlet, giving you gorgeous views of the area. Similar to the other events, all the funds raised will go towards research, services, and programs for individuals in Maryland that struggle with this disease. If this sounds like an event you can see yourself participating in, visit the website or email whitney.pogwist@nmss.org.

OC Island to Island Half Marathon/5K

[caption id="attachment_8652" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Courtesy of Assateague Island National Seashore (Facebook)[/caption] When: April 28 @ 7 a.m. Where: Assateague Island Runners will start in scenic Assateague Island, head throughout route 611, and end in the downtown Inlet. As soon as the runners finish, there will be a party waiting for them with food and drinks, entertainment, and an awards ceremony. The race will benefit Worcester Youth and Family Counseling! For more information, visit the website or email dom1414@aol.com. What do you think? Have any of you participated in these events? If so, which one would you recommend? Also, are there other fun outdoor events in Ocean City that we should know about? Share it with us in the comments.

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