5 Things You Need to Know Today: Get Fit, Go Green, Rock Out

It's Day 2 of the St. Anthony's Triathlon and the Green Thumb Festival, while the Rays play at home against the Angels.

1.) Triathlon Day 2: The goes hardcore today, with racers starting at 7:30 a.m. on a 1.5-kilometer swim, 40K bike ride and 10K run. Unlike Saturday's Meek & Mighty Triathlon, designed to appeal to novice and first-time racers, this is a serious race, attracting up to 3,000 major-league racers. And if you're thinking of a healthy breakfast after competing -- or just watching others compete -- check out the vegan brunch at , just a few minutes from downtown St. Pete.

2.) Green Thumb Day 2: The city's celebrates Arbor Day and Earth Day. You can expect an array of flowering plants, trees, orchids, herbs and garden art. Best of all, admission is free. The festival starts at 9 a.m. at the Walter Fuller Park & Center, 7891 26th Ave. N.

3.) Rays vs. Angels: The streaking Rays, who have gone from last place to challenging the Yankees for first in the AL East, play a third game against the Angels, beginning at 1:30 at the . The first 10,000 kids ages 14 and under get Joe Maddon Banks. Go to www.tampabayrays.com for more information.

4.) Family Fitness Festival: Now here's a great idea... Share your fitness planning with your family. The , starting at 10 a.m. today at , is designed to help you and your family get fit together. You can expect a giant showcase of products and services to benefit the health and well-being of families. It includes interactive demonstrations and classes, hoop dancing, family yoga, massage, wellness checks and healthy snacks.

5.) Rock 'n' Roll Memorabilia: Are you looking to replace that classic black velevet Elvis? Pick up a few more pins for your leather? Check out thetoday at the . Beginning at 2 p.m., there will be two dozen collectibles vendors, along with booths selling jewelry, clothing and music. There will be live music on two stages. Admission is $5.


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