For those of you who prefer to spend your summer holidays trekking rather than tanning, don’t worry – there are still a few activities happening on Cayman in August that will help get your heart racing.

Heading to the gym is always an option and getting a group of friends together to walk the beach can make for a nice social way of getting fit. For more organized events, check out where you’ll find a full calendar of sporting activities for the year.

This is what’s going on in August:

Ogier Stroke & Stride Series

When: 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 2, 9 and 16

This Ogier fundraising event, starting at Eden Rock and finishing at Bar Crudo on Harbour Drive, takes place in three parts, each involving a mix of swimming and running.

Held every year to raise money for local charities and young athletes, the Stroke & Stride Series is perfect for those who aren’t quite ready for a triathlon. The running part is always two miles but the swim distance increases by 200m each week. Suitable for all abilities, you really have no excuse not to take part.

Minimum age to participate is 13 years old and all under-18s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Entry fees are $15 for one race or $35 for all three; $25 for a team for one race or $60 for all three.

Triathlon Association Membership is required, available for $15 at registration.

Race 1: Aug. 2 (400m swim, 2-mile run)
Race 2: Aug. 9 (600m swim, 2-mile run)
Race 3: Aug. 16 (800m swim, 2-mile run)

Series Scoring: 10 points are awarded to the 1st finisher in each category; nine points for the 2nd; eight for the 3rd and so on, until one point for 10th place. Overall results are calculated by total points, and then by total time, if all races have been completed.

Awards: Top three male, female and teams, along with spot prizes. These will be announced following the 3rd race.

Parking will be available at Bayshore Mall. For more information, email [email protected].

Cayman Rugby 7s 5K

When: 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 20

Back again to raise money for their team, the Cayman Rugby 7s are hosting their second annual 5K. Aiming to get more families to be active, it costs just $20 to enter for teens and adults or $15 to enter for kids. Don’t think you can hack running in the heat? Why not try completing it on a non-motorized scooter, roller blades, bicycle, skateboard, with a stroller, or simply at a leisurely walking pace? If all those options don’t persuade you to take part, perhaps the free Scimitar running vest given to the first 150 people to register, will.

Physical payment can be made at the South Sound Rugby Club between Tuesdays and Thursdays until about 6:30 p.m. Alternatively, payment can be made on the day.