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And they're off! The starting line at the L.A.P.S. K94K in 2010. —Courtesy of L.A.P.S.

Our Top Charitable Picks for July 27-August 2

Get Involved is a weekly series pointing readers toward community-oriented events, volunteer opportunities, and good causes in Colorado. 

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Slaying The Badger — A Benefit for People With Bikes: Whether you pedal in bicyclist or cinephile circles, cycling company Rapha has your Wednesday night booked. Rapha’s Denver pop-up location will host a screening of ESPN 30 for 30‘s “Slaying the Badger” to benefit the national advocacy group People For Bikes. Learn more about the historic rivalry between Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault at the 1986 Tour de France while enjoying goodies from Biju’s Little Curry Shop and Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company. Buy you ticket at the door. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.; 2601 Larimer River N.; $10

2015 Firefly Autism Road to Blues & Brews: Benefit the lives of people with autism while helping launch a band’s career. The Park House and Listen Up Denver! teamed up with the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival to present a classic battle of the bands with a charitable twist. Six musical acts selected from more than 800 applicants will duke it out for a chance to perform at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in September alongside legendary acts including ZZ Top and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. A portion of proceeds will benefit the local organization Firefly Autism and national juggernaut Autism Speaks. Buy tickets here or at the door. Saturday, 12 p.m.; 1515 Madison St.; $10 in advance, $15 at door

Hops For Habitat Benefit Brewfest: Prove your love for both the Front Range’s bounty of nature and bounty of beer in one evening. The Plains Conservation Center is hosting its 11th annual brewfest to benefit its grassland conservation programs. Besides dozens of Colorado brews, the Center is also offering live music, wagon rides, food trucks, and more. Buy tickets here. Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m.; 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora; $45 for general admission, $120 for VIP

Trucks 4 Pups 2015: Want to grow your furry family? Are you a food truck junkie? Just an animal lover (who isn’t)? The 2015 Trucks 4 Pups has got what you crave. Several rescues will bring their adoptable pups to PetSmart Park Meadows for a furry afternoon. Even if you don’t plan on adopting, there’s still plenty of ways to lend a paw. All participating food trucks will donate 10 percent of their earnings to the participating rescues, so chow down. You can also donate in-kind or bring new or gently used items for the organizations. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 8695 S. Park Meadows Center Dr., Littleton; Free entry

Special Olympics Colorado Plane Pull: Because when else can you pull a 164,000-pound airplane around for a good cause? Round up a team of up to 25 of your most muscular family, friends, and acquaintances for this feat of strength benefitting Special Olympics Colorado. Teams can win prizes for being the fastest, slowest, best dressed and more. Register your fundraising team here, or sign-up to volunteer here. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 7850 Harry B. Combs Parkway; teams must hit a fundraising goal of $1,250 to compete

L.A.P.S. K94K: Celebrate your pup and others with this joint human-canine 4K to benefit the League for Animals & People of the Summit. Take to the streets of Frisco with man’s best friends for the race’s 25th anniversary. All proceeds help support spay and neuter efforts, as well as covering vet bills for families in need. After the race, collect your breath at a silent auction, “flea” market, and other canine contests. Buy a ticket here. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 120 Main St., Frisco; $25

To submit your event or organization for inclusion in 5280’s weekly “Get Involved” column, email [email protected].

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