This weekend there is an excuse for to get up and get active with the Geaux Play 5K & Paddlefest. According to their event page on Facebook, the event will take place this Saturday, August 25th, at 8 am.

Geaux Play and Harbuck Outdoor Sports is hosting the event that will take place at Port Au Prince Cross Lake. To sign up for the event early click here. You will get the chance to run, canoe, kayak, paddle board. As stated on the event page there will be a "scenic 5k walk/run" then a "1-2 mile paddle on Cross Lake". However, you have the option to participate in one or the other or both events. Then after the 5K is over you can enjoy some food, music and family fun.

This event is not only a chance for you to get off the couch, but it is also a benefiting Great. Great provides theraputic horseback riding programs for children, teens, and adults with disabilities. They also offer diverse program to local schools and hospitals for private lessons and summer camp programs.