Active Auburn

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs

Harris Center

425 Perry St

  1. Email:
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Sarah Cook


  1. Phone: (334) 501-2948
  2. Email:

Active Auburn is a health and wellness campaign presented by Auburn Parks and Recreation and launched in August 2017.

During the 2017 - 2018 season, Active Auburn led the way in the creation of new health and wellness-oriented events and activities in the Auburn area. From glow-in-the-dark yoga to a downtown 5k, scavenger hunts in the parks and a lifestyle fair, the campaign made great strides in making Auburn healthier!

Upcoming Active Auburn events are as follows:

Jingle Jog 5k and Santa Stroll Fun Run

The Jingle Jog 5k and Santa Stroll Fun Run are back in 2019 – so pull out those ugly sweaters again Auburn! Join Active Auburn on Saturday, December 7th at 7 a.m. as we ring in the holiday season in style! The Santa Stroll Fun Run will begin at 7 a.m. at Toomer’s Corner. The Jingle Jog 5k will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Toomer’s Corner. Registration for both races begins on Monday, September 2nd. A schedule of registration fees is as follows:

Santa Stroll Fun Run:

  • Early Bird Registration: September 2 – October 31: $15
  • Registration: November 1 – December 3: $20
  • Day-of Registration: December 7: $25

Jingle Jog 5k:

  • Early Bird Registration: September 2 – October 31: $20
  • Registration: November 1 – December 3: $25
  • Day-of Registration: December 8: $30

In order to be guaranteed a t-shirt, participants must register by Monday, November 18. A limited number of t-shirts will be available to day of registrants on a first-come, first served basis. Race day registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. in front of Pieology. Day-of registration ends at 6:50 a.m. for the Santa Stroll and 7:15 a.m. for the Jingle Jog. The Santa Stroll will NOT be scored. The Jingle Jog 5k will have awards for the following categories for men and women: Overall (1st – 3rd), 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Awards will be presented by 9 a.m. at Toomer’s Corner. Routes for the 5k and fun run will be published at, and on the race website on September 1. Early packet pickup for both races will be on Friday, December 6 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Harris Senior Center. Race-day packet pickup will begin at 6:30 a.m. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact us at

Jingle Jog Registration

Santa Stroll Route

Jingle Jog Route

FitFest Health and Lifestyle Fair

Join us on Saturday, January, 11th at Frank Brown Recreation Center from 2-4 p.m. and learn about the different health and fitness options in the Auburn area that you can use to get moving on your New Year’s resolutions and make 2020 your healthiest year yet!

Want to know if you’ll enjoy working out with some of these local gyms and fitness studios? FitFest vendors will host pop – up classes throughout the event in the Frank Brown Fitness Center class rooms for FREE! A complete schedule of these classes will be posted to the Facebook event and Active Auburn website by Monday, January 6, 2020. Pop – up classes will be free and open to members of the public age 16 & older. This event is FREE to the public.

FitFest Vendor Application

Zumbathon 2020 Mardi Gras Party

Let’s dance! It’s time to move your body Auburn! 90 – minutes of fun-filled dancing designed to get you in shape! Awesome instructors who can get you dancing and will take turns leading you in various styles and levels of Zumba moves – check! A Mardi Gras costume contest - check! Join us for Zumbathon Mardi Gras style on Saturday, February 22 at the Boykin Community Center gymnasium from 8:45 – 10:30 a.m. We will kick off with our Mardi Gras – themed “Best Dressed Dancer” costume contest at 8:45 a.m. and Zumba will begin at 9 a.m. So come dressed in your best purple, green and gold and be ready to dance (and sweat)! Zumba is a Latin dance-based exercise program that combines dancing with an aerobic workout. It might become your new favorite workout! The Mardi Gras Zumbathon is held in conjunction with Scale Back AL – Lee County; instructors hail from Auburn, Opelika, and the surrounding areas. This event is FREE to the public. Children ages 8 and older are welcome with parent participation.

Tails and Trails 3K

Join Active Auburn as we kick-off the 8th annual Bark in the Park with a 3K for you and your furriest friends. Grab your running shoes and your perfect running “pawtner" for a doggone good time! Don't have a running "pawtner"? No worries, Lee County Humane Society will have adoptable pups available to accompany Jog-a-Dog program participants. To run with a LCHS pup, you must complete the Jog-a-Dog training before the race. To register for Jog-a-Dog training, please visit Those that complete the program before the race will receive a discount code to use during online pre-registration that will ensure a pup will be available to run with them on race day! Adoptable dog running partners will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. The Tails and Trails 3K will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 21st at Kiesel Park followed by Bark in the Park. Online registration will begin Monday, January 6th. Please visit to register for the inaugural Tails and Trails 3K. A schedule of registration fees is as follows:

Early Bird Registration: January 6 – February 24: $15

Late and Day-of Registration: February 25 – March 21: $25

To be guaranteed a t-shirt participant must register by Monday, February 24th. A limited number of t-shirts will be available to day-of-race participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please utilize the Nunn Winston entrance off Chadwick Lane for parking and access to the race day registration and check-in table, which will begin at 7:15 a.m. at the Kiesel Park dog park. Day-of registration ends at 7:45 a.m. The Tails and Trails 3K route will be posted at and on Friday, February 21st. The Tails and Trails 3K will NOT be timed. Prizes for the top 3 finishers overall and awards for the best-dressed pups will be announced at 8:45 a.m. under the white pavilion. Make sure to stick around for Bark in the Park from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and enjoy a variety of vendors promoting responsible dog ownership. Follow us on our Facebook page @activeauburn for race updates and announcements.