Yesterday’s Capital Pride activities put the emphasis on physical fitness and outdoor activities, with a fun run, yoga and golf.

“It’s important to promote an active lifestyle,” said Pride chair Alan Chaffe. “It improves our quality of life and increases our lifespan.”

New to the festival this year was the Diversity Fun Run. About 25 participants gathered at the Human Rights Monument outside the Elgin Street courthouse to run or walk either a five-kilometre or a 10-km course. Toronto and Montreal Pride events include full-fledged races, Chaffe said, and there are plans to introduce such an event to Capital Pride in the future.

After the run, participants cooled off with an outdoor yoga demonstration presented by GoodLife Fitness. Later in the day, Pride celebrants took to the fairways for “Out on the Green,” a round of golf at the Edelweiss Golf Club in Wakefield.

Capital Pride continues until next Sunday.

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