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Tails and Trails Scavenger Hunt Hike & Party

Instead of taking your pup on the same walk around your neighborhood, treat him to a pet-friendly scavenger hunt. With both two- and four-legged friends, head out on the Ken Caryl Trail and try to photograph yourself performing as many tasks on the list as you can, including forming a human pyramid or pretending to…

Woofstock

At this groovy festival, you can either bring your furry companion along or adopt a new one. The Modnicks, a ’60s cover band, will play psychedelic tunes as you and your pooch get a reading from an animal psychic, visit a dog wash station, and participate in a Woodstock-themed canine costume parade. When you get…

The Pilgrimage Run

This Thanksgiving Day run is much more than a chance to burn off all that pumpkin pie. As you wind along a two- or four-mile path through downtown Erie, you're helping to raise money for a needy family or individual nominated by the local Hardship Gift Panel, a group consisting of 20 local business owners.…

The Four–Twenty Games

If you view of cannabis users as stoners confined to the basement, this event might encourage you to rethink your position. Gather at Berkeley Lake Park for a scenic 4.2-mile run and don't be shocked if you get lapped by former Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam, since the former University of Colorado running back will…

Rocky Mountain Polo Festival

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Grab your Panama hat and put on your Sunday best (or in this case, Saturday best) for a day filled with polo, local food and drinks, and live music. Held at the picturesque greens of the Denver Polo Club, guests are invited to get to know the sport and its athletes—both human and equine—through meet…

Punks & Pints Brewhouse Workout

Thanks to ten years' practice teaching fitness classes for kids and grown-ups, trainer Lauren Howe knows people of all ages want to have fun while they exercise. She'll make sure you enjoy this playful workout session, during which participants will motivate each other in partner exercises while they listen to hard rock classics and crowd…

Yoga Journal Live! Colorado

Roll out your yoga mat for this four-day festival featuring a wide variety classes and workshops taught by instructors from around the world. You can hike up into the Rockies for a meditation session during a meditation and flow workshop with Gina Caputo, founder of the Colorado School of Yoga, or take notes in a…

Denver Veterans Day Run

Honor those who have served—the individuals responsible for both your freedom and three-day weekend—during this commemorative run. Joggers and walkers of all ages, as well as their furry friends, are welcome to this road race through scenic City Park. Especially competitive participants can even compete in the Rippetoe Rucksack Challenge, which requires racers to run…

Lake Street Union Yoga Festival

Unwind after a stressful week at this relaxing day-long yoga retreat. Ten instructors from Colorado studios, including Vail's In Your Element and Avon-based Revolution Power Yoga, will offer 11 workshops catering to both beginners and experienced yogis. Newbies can learn about guided meditation or practice poses with their pups during a dog-a bonding session, while…

Barking Dog Duathlon

Come out to Colorado’s most popular duathlon, during which you'll run, bike, and run again all the way to the finish line. Friends and family can watch your progress on a live online feed and you can gloat about your accomplishment with printable finisher certificates and personal finish line photos (with free downloads!). Stick around…

Black Hawk Trail Half Marathon and 10K

Challenge yourself by taking on the difficult Burro and Mountain Lion trails, which will reward runners with stunning views of Arapaho National Forest as they traverse the single track and dirt terrain. The elevation gain of the race will range from 900 to 1000 feet for the 10K course, and span 2,900 feet for the…

Donor Dash 5K Run/Walk

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Celebrate the gift of life during this 18th annual 5K run and walk. Hosted by the Donor Alliance of Denver, this race is dedicated to those who have donated organs or tissue, while also celebrating the lives of donors and recipients. Participants can anticipate a crowded Wash Park for this event, as over 5,000 people…

Superhero Challenge 5K

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Superheros of all ages and sizes are invited to unite at this charitable 5K. Runners, walkers and joggers can don their favorite superhero garb, either solo or with a themed team, all in support of finding a cure for prostate cancer. “Best Dressed” awards will be given to teams and individuals (children included!) who come…

Basic Trapping

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Wannabe Davy Crocketts can take their wilderness skills to the next level at this trapping workshop with the Colorado Springs–based Survival University. During the day-long session, you’ll learn how to make 10 different primitive snares using materials found in the woods. In addition, guides will show you how to track different types of game.

Walk MS

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Take an active stand against multiple sclerosis at this family-friendly race. Choose between walking a one-mile course or running a five-kilometer route—both of which are paved—and feel free to bring your leashed pooch to stroll beside you. Proceeds benefit several organizations that provide critical services for those suffering from MS.

Make-A-Wish Colorado Kickball Tournament

Grab a team and relive your favorite middle school game at this charity competition. If you're not particularly athletic, put some extra effort into your fundraising—the team that raises the most money before game day will get amazing perks including an automatic seed in the finals, choice of their preferred field, and even their own…

RugbyTown Sevens

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If you've never seen a rugby game, make your way to Infinity Park for a weekend full of the intense and challenging sport. Glendale will host 20 different teams from all over the world (including some local squads like Air Force) in a high intensity, “sevens” style tournament, a style of play which has gained…

Fitness on the Rocks

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At this all-day fitness festival athletes can expect to break a sweat during the mile run up the stairs, find their zen during an hour-long yoga class, and relax in the sunshine with an ice cold brew all amongst one of Colorado’s most iconic locations. Beginning at 7 a.m., various fitness sponsors like Orangetheory Fitness…

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K

Thanks to this fun run through downtown Denver, chocoholics have a good excuse to get active. Sign up for either a 5K or a challenging 15K, jog past landmarks such as Coors Field and the Colorado State Capitol, and then cross the finish line for a complimentary mug of cocoa as well as wafer cookies,…

Alpenglow Zip Line Tour

Take a break from hiking this weekend to get some exciting aerial exercise. During this high-flying experience, you'll take in breathtaking views of the Arapaho National Forest as you soar down 3,900 feet of five increasingly higher and faster zip lines. You can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, so we won't…

Bessie’s Hope Bowl-A-Rama

Lace up your lucky bowling shoes at this charitable competition. After noshing on a pizza lunch, hit the lanes with your team for a chance to win gift cards to local restaurants like Maggiano's Little Italy or tickets to a Colorado Avalanche game. If you aren't the most competitive bowler, you can still potentially win…

Women’s Horseback Retreat at Cabin Creek Stables

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This four-day retreat is geared toward the woman with a sense of adventure—as well as an appreciation for those much-needed moments of relaxation. Ladies should be prepared to saddle up for horseback riding during the day and unwind at night, courtesy of Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa. The best part? The price tag is…

Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival

Experience the majestic Arkansas River at this aquatic extravaganza by entering competitions in rafting, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. If you prefer dry land, try one of the cycling races or participate in a yoga session led by Robin Beals, a teacher at River Lotus Yoga. When the games end, the party begins—vendors such as…

Skadi: Vail’s Women Ski Fest

This three-day retreat named after the Norse goddess of winter offers participants more than just slope time. Ease into each day with a morning yoga session before hitting Vail's world-renowned ski slopes with a guide who will provide the best tips and tricks to ensure your skiing skills are in peak condition. End each night…

Pole Pedal Paddle

Cruise across snow, pavement, and water during this three-part nature race that follows Mt. Crested Butte’s spring run-off path. Competitors start on skis at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort for an uphill and downhill run, then transition to bikes for a cruise along Highway 135 before kayaking to the finish at Gunnison River’s whitewater park.…

Telluride Yoga Festival

With more than 100 yoga-related workshops and activities to choose from, newbies and experts alike can find a way to improve their practice at this high-elevation festival. On this high-elevation mountain retreat, take traditional classes with Colorado instructors, including Gina Caputo, the founder of the Colorado School of Yoga. Adventurous yogis can also try a…

Yampa River Festival

Make a splash throughout the weekend with slalom and downriver races on kayaks, rafts, and tubes plus SUP races and freestyle events. Sandwiched between the weekends when CKSPaddlefest is held in Buena Vista and the GoPro Games takes place in Vail, these adventurous activities draw plenty of professional paddlers who are already in the area.…

Hike to a Homestead

Learn about some of Colorado's earliest settlers as you hike through the Northern Colorado nature preserve of Soapstone Prairie. Choose between a moderate three-mile and a strenuous six-mile hike, then follow a Fort Collins nature guide as they show you old homesteads that once belonged to pioneers and their families. Be sure to bring a…

Red Paddle CO Demo Tour

A United Kingdom–based paddleboard company is splashing across the pond for a three-month tour of the United States—including a stop in Colorado. You'll get to test out any or all of the organization's inflatable boards, including those designed for surfing, touring, whitewater, and racing. Wed 4:30 p.m. Visit redpaddleco.com.

Basics and Brews

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If you’re looking to take your rock climbing (or well...even beer drinking) knowledge to new heights, this is an ideal evening for you. Located on Crazy Mountain’s intimate outdoor patio, climbing experts from Denver Mountain Guiding will walk participants through the fundamentals of sending it outdoors. Climbing newbies are invited to kick back and relax…

Castle Rock Trail Festival

Test out the newly constructed trail system in Castle Rock’s Philip S. Miller Park at this mountain running bonanza set at more than 6,000 feet. Athletes can push themselves with a 50K ultra marathon, marathon, or half marathon, or opt for a shorter distance such as a 10K, 5K, or family adventure run. Registered participants…

Genesis Adventure Race

This race isn’t just for athletes—in order to succeed in this three-part adventure, teams will have to be able to think creatively, strategize, and move quickly. The beginner-friendly course features biking, trekking, and boating sections as well as secret special challenges. Using creative problem-solving skills, teams of two to four members will have to work together…

AmSoil ArenaCross

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At this adrenaline-filled event, you can watch 16 fearless motocross finalists race in the penultimate stage of the American Arenacross’s Ricky Carmichael Cup. The dirt-biking course features jumps, tight turns, and a head-to-head race—competitors need to complete eight laps on it as quickly as possible to win the prize. Don't miss the chance to watch reigning American champion Gavin…

50+ Winter Games

Age is just a number at this Olympic-style winter sports competition. Gold medals await winners in competitions ranging from figure skating on Keystone Lake, slalom skiing down Dercum Mountain, and even a snowball tossing competition at the Frisco Nordic Center. Proceeds benefit the Summit County Senior Citizens nonprofit. Visit co.summit.co.us.

Paddlefest

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Attendees at this riverfront festival can enter a paddleboarding competition, indulge in yoga on the beach, or learn the basics of kayak river running during an expert-led clinic. Afterward, sip a beer from Buena Vista’s Eddyline Brewery as you enjoy a psychedelic funk show from Liver Down the River.

Mountain Bike Capital USA Weekend

Perfect your cycling skillset at this comprehensive event, which offers skill camps, bike maintenance lessons, and even nutrition for improved bike performance. After instruction, you can head out on a group bike ride on the Idlewild Trails to show off your new talents. Don’t miss an opportunity to meet former pro cyclist and coach Alison…

VeloSwap

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This bike-centric event fits the cyclist who’s waxing nostalgic for those summer rides in Steamboat. Devout bikers and newcomers alike can revel in their mutual love of cycling with clinics, gear demos, and educational seminars with experts from manufacturers such as Performance Bike. You can even upgrade from your old two-speed for a snazzy ride;…

Denver Margarita Madness 5K

You no longer have to feel guilty about the sugar and calories that come with a margarita if you run this 5K first. Grab your drinking buddies (21 and up, of course) and running shoes to work up a sweat before sipping your tequila-filled finish line libation and indulging in tacos from local food trucks.

Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

If the classic 5K has you bored, you might want to give this mud-filled, obstacle-ridden race a try. Racers will scramble their way over 25 obstacles ranging from fire jumps to underground tunnels, all while vying for the No. 1 Maniac spot. Beyond the mud, the finish line festival features a mechanical bull, beach volleyball,…

Esprit De She

You’ve spent your summer running stairs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre—now test your quads on the surrounding park’s footpaths in this female-only race series' first trail run. Prep for the race during a Zumba warm-up, then stretch your muscles afterward during a yoga class taught by famed Boulder instructor Gina Caputo. Bonus: cool down at a…

Schneetag

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If you think building a craft capable of careening down a ski slope, launching off a jump, and landing—then floating—in a pond is impossible, you're wrong. It's simply how Aspen Highlands celebrates the end of the ski season during Schneetag (German for "snow day"). This high-octane event sees costumed teams of four race down the…

Breathe, Bend, and Brew

At this relaxing workshop, you can unwind with yoga and a lunchtime brew. Denelle Numis, an instructor from Denver's Après Yoga, will start the day with a beginner-friendly vinyasa class inside the spacious, newly renovated Alpine Dog Brewing Company taproom. After showing off your downward dog, enjoy a free pint of Miss American Rye blonde…

Charlie Blackmon Public Signing

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There’s no denying that Rockies all-star outfielder Charlie Blackmon is worth celebrating. In his sixth season with the Rockies, Blackmon is having a record year and it doesn't look like he’ll be stopping his tear any time soon. Fans can meet the bearded batter during an hour-long meet and greet/signing session, where Blackmon will be…

Aerial Flyer Workshop

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Athletes familiar with aerial basics can improve their technique at this two-day clinic. With the help of Australian circus coach Alex Allan and aerial performer Jenn Bruyer, participants will practice adding bigger drops and dynamic movements into their repertoires. During the workshop, the duo of teachers will adapt their lesson to match students’ particular strengths…

Questival

During this 24-hour adventure, teams will race to finish challenges across the Centennial State for a chance to win prizes such as gear from local outdoor outfitter Cotopaxi. Tasks range from eating spicy burritos to photographing landmarks, so everyone in your group can contribute his or her talents to the cause.

Walks on Water Ice Fishing Tournament Series

Anglers in this second-year tournament will stake out their own spot on the ice, with a $500 pay-out for the heaviest fish caught in Georgetown Lake, which boasts both brown and rainbow trout. Participants who leave the ice empty-handed can still reel in some goodies like coffee or kettle corn from Megan’s Mountain Kettle Corn.…

Colorado Freeride Festival

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Watch mountain biking pros battle for glory during this high-octane competition along the Front Range. After seeing expert racers demo BMX stunts and soar across a balance beam over a pond, test your own skills at an introductory clinic or on miles of cycling courses.

Belvops Skate Jam

Calling all Denver skaters and BMX bikers: Belvops, a Denver-based software company, is inviting skaters and riders to partake in this weekend festival. Athletes of all ages are encouraged to register (for free!), and showcase their best tricks for the chance to earn prizes like cash and scholarships at this co-ed competition. Aside from the…

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Looking for a new way to get outdoors but not sure where to start? Try this introductory rock climbing class. Climbing shoes, helmets, and harnesses are included, and Denver Climbing Company instructor Daniel Krug will ensure you feel comfortable as you ascend up the rocky face of North Table Mountain. Bring water, sunblock, and close-toed…

Memorial Day Run & March

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Celebrate Memorial Day by testing your military-style grit on this 30-kilometer trek in honor of U.S. veterans. You’ll carry 25 pounds of nonperishable foods in a backpack and march the course alongside veterans, current military personnel, and other civilians. At the finish line, the food you carry will be collected and donated to the Douglas/Elbert Task Force…

Rick Accomazzo: Tobin Sorenson’s 1977 Season in the Alps

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As one of the original rock climbers in Yosemite, Tobin Sorenson was named one of the best of his generation—then in 1980, he died while attempting to solo the north face of Canada’s Mt. Alberta. Listen as Rick Accomazzo, Sorenson’s friend and fellow adventurer, presents some of the legendary climber’s alpine accomplishments during the last years before his…

Astronomy Night

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Start this stargazing session with a 15-minute lesson on the basics, during which you’ll learn about the phases of the moon, star life cycles, and the Big Bang from Aspen High School Astronomy Club president Ricky Wojcik. Once you think you’ve mastered the fundamentals, put your newfound knowledge to work by spotting the Milky Way…

Cowboy Downhill

Hooting and hollering are required at this downhill ski race, which coincides with the National Western Stock Show and sees professional bull riders step out of their comfort zones to slide and glide down Stampede Trail at Steamboat Resort. Spectators should keep their eyes peeled for any potential nominees for the “Best Crash” award. Evening…

The Fort Collins Human Race

During this five-kilometer run, athletes will race alongside (and against) the historic Fort Collins trolley. If you can outrun the machine—which finishes the route in approximately half an hour— you’ll score a free T-shirt (and, of course, bragging rights). Even if you’re not faster than your opponent, you can still tuck into a post-race pancake…

South Park End of Summer Hot Air Balloon Flyout

You've seen Colorado from the ground plenty of times—take a break from hiking with this aerial alternative. Kick back a cup of coffee as your guides set up the balloons, then soar high above the mountains for a thrilling hour-and-a-half ride with breathtaking views. Once your flight descends, celebrate a successful journey with a champagne…

Evergreen Pond Hockey Tournament

This outdoor hockey tournament is a much-needed alternative to that routine game of pickup at the local rink. In this unique setup, teams of four will face off in single elimination games with no goalies, and there will be snowbanks instead of boards on all 12 rinks across 8.5 frozen acres of Evergreen Lake. Bonus:…

Pedal the Plains

Hop on your bike for a weekend-long celebration of cycling culture. The tour will stop in Ordway, Fowler, and La Junta, and cyclists will have an opportunity to check out attractions along the way, including the Olney War Memorial and the Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway, before settling in to sleep at an…
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Wicket & Stick It Croquet Tournament

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Cherry Creek will take preppy to a whole new level at this 64-team single elimination croquet tournament. Rack up wicket points (the scoring moniker) while snacking on Kona Grill eats and beer from (who else?) Stella Artois at this fundraiser for Cherry Creek Chamber. Whether you join a team (instructions are provided for croquet newbies)…

Ride the Cog

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Outside of Steamboat Springs lies a cog road—an old-fashioned dirt path used for transporting wheeled vehicles—that cyclists have been riding on for more than 100 years. Follow their (metaphorical) wheel tracks on a 30-mile paved and gravel route, a 26-mile trail, or a five-mile paved “fun ride” downtown.

Electric Bike Expo

Whether you're a weekend warrior or a daily commuter, hopping on one of these alternative two-wheelers means you don't need to be a pro to keep up with the peloton. With a selection of more than 100 different electric-assist bicycles by Trek, Focus, Gazelle, and more, you're sure to find the perfect set of wheels…

I (Heart) Bikes

Live music? Check. Beer? Check. Food? Check. Giveaways and a silent auction? Check. This isn’t your average bicycle-friendly meet up. Stop by Blue Moon Brewing Company for Denver Cruiser Ride’s mid-winter bike party, where you’ll have the chance to win a trendy new bike, make new friends and maybe take a spin around the block.…

Beaver Creek Oktoberfest Shuffle

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Runners or walkers in this 5K or 10K can work off all of the brats and beers they’ve consumed during Beaver Creek’s weekend-long Oktoberfest. The race will take participants along the area’s wooded trails, concluding with a celebration at the base of the resort with an award ceremony and even more beers and brats—but this…

Denver Film Festival

At this 10-day festival featuring more than 200 titles, ranging from blockbusters and indie films to shorts and documentaries, you're sure to find your new favorite movie. The film line-up will include features such as We Are The Flesh, a post-apocalyptic arthouse film from Mexico and Growing Up Coy, a documentary about a Colorado family…

Grand Traverse Ski Mountaineering Camp

This two-day workshop provides experienced skiers an opportunity to sharpen their skills, while beginners will appreciate the small-group setting that allows for in-depth sessions with instructors from the U.S. Skimo Team. Not all the learning will take place on the mountain, as Roanne Houck, creator of Aclimate sports drink, will lead a session on nutrition…

Snowflake Shoot

Get outside this weekend to learn an essential survival skill of our forefathers: archery. The rangers at Barr Lake State Park will put you through your paces to get first-timers comfortable behind the bow, while novice and intermediate archers can refine their technique. Kids ages six and up can channel their inner Katniss Everdeen as…

2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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Soccer lovers rejoice—Denver has been chosen as one of 13 cities to host international teams in a one-night double-header event. Held biennially, the Gold Cup features North American, Central American, and Caribbean teams that travel to venues across the United States in search of the prestigious Gold Cup title. FIFA and Gold Cup Group C…

Winter Glow Flow Silent Disco

Participants at this 60-minute silent yoga session are led by Claire Ewing, a certified instructor at CorePower Yoga, who will direct the tranquil class through personal headphones supplied to each student. After the class, yogis can enjoy dinner from Viewhouse Eatery, Bar and Rooftop. Tue 7-10 p.m.

Second Wind Walk/Run

Even if you aren't particularly athletic, you can get active for a good cause at this charity event. Experienced runners can take on a 5K route, while those looking for more relaxed pace can opt for a 1.5 or 3-mile walk instead. Stick around post-race for a barbecue dinner and a chance to bid on…

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo

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This giant sale—featuring 20,000 feet of ski gear and demos—is the place to get amped for the 2017-18 ski season. Vendors like K2 Skis and Nordica will fill the expo with all the boots, outerwear, bindings, boards, skis, and snowboards you could ever want. If you weren’t psyched enough by all the new gear you’re…

Castle Rock Cowboy 5K Fun Run

Saddle up for this wild western race, which will take you on routes such as the East Plum Creek Trail through the rolling hills of Castle Rock. Dress up in your best country gear to win first place in the costume contest, or bring your kids younger than 11 to participate in a free 2K…

Winter Mountaineering in the Rockies

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Take your peak-bagging to the next level with this interactive workshop led by an REI Specialist. You’ll pick up tips for conquering unpredictable mountain weather plus essential information about equipment and professional techniques for climbing high-elevation summits.
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Fit Foodie Festival & 5K/10K

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Sometimes you need a little encouragement to hit the pavement. At this runner's paradise in Westminster, that motivation comes in the form of small bites from local restaurants at the end of every mile. Both the sweating and the snacking continue at the postrace festival, where you can attend an outdoor bodyweight fitness class with…

Fruita Fat Tire Festival

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Kick your fat tires into gear and ride miles of single-track trails across Colorado’s mountain biking mecca at this three-day festival. Open to cyclists of all levels, the extravaganza kicks off with a VIP Party at the James Robb Colorado River State Park catered by local restaurant Bin 707 and Oskar Blues Brewery. Throughout the rest of…

Buffalo Bill Days Golf Tournament

As part of a 1940s tradition that began as a trail ride from the Buffalo Bill Saddle Club to Buffalo Bill’s Grave, golfers will compete in the Golden Challenge Golf Tournament. The format will be a four-person scramble with first-, second-, and third-place prizes for the team with the lowest gross and net scores and…

BolderBoulder

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Don't miss your opportunity to take part in the race Runner's World described as America's best 10K. Thanks to the expertly organized “wave start,” you can take off in a heat with similarly-paced runners and settle into your run without worrying about a crowd. As you weave through downtown Boulder, take in killer views on the Flatirons and listen to live…

Old Man Winter Rally

Mountain trails, back country roads, and free beer await all runners and cyclists at this multi-faceted race. Cyclists will cruise through either 50km or 100km courses while runners will tackle a five-mile path that incorporates parts of Lyons’s Picture Rock Trail. Refuel post-race with a craft brew courtesy of Oskar Blues Brewery. Sun 8 a.m.-4…

Paws and Paddles

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Suit up the whole family, including Fido, for this dog-friendly river rafting trip. All your dog needs is a doggie life jacket and your pup’s vaccination records to enjoy a one-hour paddle together along the Lower Animas River. You’ll cross through a few Class II rapids and one Class III as a tour guide helps…
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Summit Sisters

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If a recent Wonder Woman screening made you feel more connected to your gal pals, imagine how much more empowered you'll feel after a three-day women's mindfulness retreat. Focus on your physical health during early-morning hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park as well as in yoga classes taught by Boulder yoga teachers Olivia Hsu and Yuki Tsuji. Other talented ladies, including…

World Synchronized Skating Championships

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Watch as more than 24 synchronized ice skating teams from around the globe compete for the title of world champion. Last year Team USA clinched first place in the free skating category; cheer on the team's 16 members this year as they slide, glide, and jump their way toward another gold medal.

Bow, Breathe, Be Mary

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Thanks to this morning yoga session, you can focus on wellness and indulge in your favorite brunch cocktail. Start your day with a 60-minute flow-style yoga class taught by Denver instructor Jen Hicks and set to summer jam music. After stretching, enjoy Bloody Marys made with Bear Creek Distillery spirits, hand-crafted pickles from the Real Dill, and breakfast smoothie bowls from Sunshine Bowls…

Learn to Ski and Ride

Combat winter stir-craziness by getting your kids out of the house and up Winter Park’s historic mountains at this invigorating day-long ski and snowboard camp. Instructors from Winter Park Resort will coach camp-goers (ages 4-18) on the ins and outs of skiing and snowboarding, with all equipment and lift tickets provided. Denver Parks and Recreation…

Fly Fishing Rendezvous

Whether you're a seasoned angler or a greenhorn fisherman, Denver's top fly-fishing event has the classes and gear to help you catch more fish and spend less time getting soggy in your waders. Learn how to fish for trophy trout with professional guide Adam Beede, and take fly-making lessons from a panel of nine professional…

Survival Standard

This five-day course prepares students for outdoor survival in the rough Colorado wilderness by teaching them basic skills like how to build a sturdy shelter, how to forage for food and water, and how to construct a fire that won’t fizzle out. Students are in good hands with instructor Robert Allen, a U.S. Army veteran…
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Ski Season Kickoff Party

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In Colorado fall is really just anticipation for ski season. Prep for another year on the slopes at Bentgate Mountaineering's annual ode to all things snowy. Browse a ski expo featuring Arc'teryx, Rossignol, and 30 other brands; catch a screening of mountaineering doc Alaska Range; and enjoy food trucks, a series of backcountry games including…

The Denver Adventure

Even if you missed auditions for The Amazing Race in LoDo earlier this month, you still have a chance to embark upon a quest in the Mile High City. During this scavenger hunt, teams of two to four people can download the Denver Adventure app to get a list of both mental and physical tasks to complete…
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Yoga Day at Coors Field

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Expand your baseball-lover's yoga practice beyond the seventh-inning stretch. Before the Rockies face the Milwaukee Brewers in the evening, you can take to the field in the morning for an hour-long ohm session taught by Kindness Yoga instructors Cheryl Deer and Patrick Harrington. Bring your own mat, and don't forget to return for the game. —Photo…

Great Candy Run

You can satisfy your sweet tooth and get some exercise at the same time at this charitable Fun Run. Jelly beans from Jelly Belly and cinnamon crunch bagels from Panera Bread aren’t the only good deals waiting for you at the finish line—the top male and female finishers will receive a $200 cash prize. Family-friendly…

Ouray Ice Festival

Calling all ice hounds: this festival is for you. Three days of competitive ice climbing, clinics, and gear from big-name brands including The North Face await at Ouray Ice Park. Two races, the Elite Mixed Climbing Competition and the Hari Berger Speed Climbing Competition, are sure to keep spectators and participants alike entertained. Thu 7:30-9:30…

Turkey Trot

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Before you’re resigned to the couch with a belly full of turkey and pie, grab your running shoes and head to Washington Park. The more competitive runners can opt for the four-mile jaunt while those more interested in the post-race carbs back home (we’re looking at you, Uncle Tony) should take it easy in the…

Into the Wild Running Festival

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At this charity event, run for—not from—large predators. Choose between a 5K or 10K and hit the pavement inside a wild animal sanctuary, weaving through enclosures of lions, tigers, and wolves. Bonus: After you’ve broken a sweat, spend the rest of the day viewing the animals up close. Proceeds benefit the sanctuary, which is home…

Rendezvous Run for Independence

Get a jumpstart on celebrating Independence Day with a 5-mile run. Competitors will wind their way through Winter Park Resort along the tree-lined Fraser River Trail and eventually finish at Rendezvous, a private alpine club, for a post-race celebration that will feature refreshments and prizes from Cooper Creek Square. Proceeds will benefit the Scott Hughes…
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Colfax Marathon Kickoff Pancake Run

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Denver's famous Colfax Marathon might not be until May, but you can still start prepping for the race at this kickoff event. Running newbies can hit the pavement in a 5K fun run through the Cory-Merrill neighborhood while more experienced athletes take on a 10K course. After burning some calories, refuel with a hearty pancake…

Pedal The Plains

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You’ve probably frequented the western part of the Centennial State, hiking and skiing the mountains, but Colorado’s Eastern Plains are also rich in scenery. At this three-day cycling event riders will cruise through the towns of Kersey, Keenesburg, and Brush. After biking 50 to 70 miles per day, athletes can fuel up at rest stops…

Arvada Trails Day Festival

The Trails Day Festival and the Sustain Arvada Festival have teamed up to host an outdoor extravaganza in three separate locations. In addition to larger events like bike rides (there are 13-mile and five-mile options), the Park to Park Half Marathon, and the 10K/5K Family Fun Run, other highlights include visitors from the Denver Zoo,…

Colorado State Chess Championships

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This five-minute blitz tournament, which is hosted by the Colorado State Chess Association, is open to any quick-fingered chess player in Colorado. Players will have two hours to rack up as many wins—playing five-minute games— as possible. The winner earns the Colorado’s Blitz Chess Champion title and trophy plus a cash prize based on the buy-in…

Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

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If you’ve got the need for speed, head to Morrison for a weekend of high-adrenaline racing action. Professional drag racers will reach speeds over 300 MPH during this 38th annual summer event. Drivers will also compete for the No.1 title in their division (Funny Car, Top Fuel, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle) and earn…

Phases of the Moon

During this class, spacing out is a good thing. A talented member of the Aspen High School Astronomy Club, Ricky Wojcik, will lead hikers through nature preserve Hallam Lake and provide them with an introductory lesson on the different phases of the moon as well as how to identify late fall constellations. Since the moon…

UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs Peña

A full slate of matches and elite fighters means Ultimate Fighting's return to Denver will be full of spectacle. This night's main card features the heavy hands of top-ranked Kyrgyzstan fighter Valentina Shevchenko versus second-ranked American takedown specialist Julianna Peña. But that's not all you get for your money: 10 matches will occur before the…

Ping Pong On The Plaza

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Hit ‘em with your best shot as this friendly, but fierce, ping pong party comes to Wynkoop Plaza. Draft your own four-person dream team or have a blast in the crowd as local mascots square off in a ping pong throwdown and costume contest. Proceeds support several Denver-area nonprofits, including the Denver chapter of the…

Denver Century Ride

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This urban cycling race offers routes for two-wheelers of all experience levels. Serious riders can brave a 100-mile course through Denver surburbs while beginners weave through historic neighborhoods on a 25-mile route in the Mile High City. Along the way, all cyclists can refuel with water and bagels at aid stations. Proceeds benefit Bicycle Colorado,…

Hip-Hop Yoga: Drake vs. Lil Wayne

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Both yogis and music lovers have a reason to break a sweat during this high-energy fitness session. The 50-minute vinyasa flow class will kick off with a live performance by Denver hip-hop duo Komorebi & Zoe. Then tune into music from Lil Wayne and Drake as you move between warrior poses.

Warrior Dash Rockies

Mud is just one of the obstacles you’ll face during this challenging 5K. Racers will wiggle under electric wires, wade through feet of mud, and jump over water-filled trenches—all as fast as humanly possible. Warriors who successfully cross the finish line will be greeted with a post-race festival , featuring a DJ, games, food, and…

Triple Bypass

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Give your heart—and your legs—some much-needed exercise at this cycling classic. Participants follow 120 miles of paved roads from Evergreen to Avon, during which time they’ll cross over three major passes and gain more than 10,000 feet in elevation. If your ticker is up for it, try the Double-Triple Bypass and spend a second day…

Rugged Maniac

Adrenaline junkies take note: This 5K off-road challenge is more than just a foot race. As you make your way through the course, you'll navigate underground tunnels, trampolines, balance beams, and a 50-foot water slide. Afterwards, grab a beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., take part in a pie-eating contest, or snag some swag from…

Moonlight Hike at Roxborough State Park

Avoid the brutal afternoon sun and opt for an evening hike through one of Denver’s most beautiful state parks. One of the park’s volunteer nature enthusiasts will lead you on a challenging 6.7-mile trip down the South Rim, Fountain Valley, and Willow Creek trails. You'll have to leave your furry friends at home, but even…

Skate Night at Broadmoor World Arena

Stave off holiday break restlessness by getting your kids out of the house and onto the ice of the Colorado College hockey team at this family-friendly skating event. Proceeds benefit the Empty Stocking Fund, which supports 20 health and human service nonprofits in the Pikes Peak region. Tue 6 p.m.

Urban Wine & Chocolate Run

You'd probably rather be home sipping wine and eating chocolate than running a race; luckily, this luxuriously themed 5K offers the opportunity to do both. The fun starts the night before the race with a party featuring live music by local band Soul School (and vino and chocolate, of course). The race itself laps the…

Chanukah Festival

Ring in the first night of Chanukah with ice skating and carnival rides at this seasonal celebration. Once you’ve had your fill of the rink, hop on the miniature carousel and Ferris wheel at Lollipop Park, an indoor amusement park inside the Family Sports Complex. Proceeds will be used by the Chabad Jewish Center to…

Harvest Moon Long Course Festival

During this cardio-focused day of activity, take your pick of three heart-pumping competitions: a half-triathlon, a duathlon (running and biking), or aquabike (swimming and biking). All swims will take place in Boulder Reservoir, all biking will be on the rolling paved roads of Boulder County, and all races will conclude with a Slip ’N Slide…

Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon

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Runners rejoice—this eighth-annual half marathon, 10K, and 5K will be hitting the streets of downtown once again. Starting and finishing at Civic Center Park, this race has drawn tens of thousands of runners over its lifetime, and this year will likely attract another impressive, high-energy crowd. Finishers can expect a party on and off the…

Ultimate Pinball Showdown

Summon your inner pinball wizard at this three-day gaming extravaganza. Play any pinball, retro console, or classic arcade video game for fun, or compete in one of the many tournaments for the chance to take home a trophy or a cash prize amounting to 30% of the entry money. If you need a break from…

Tavern Downtown Super Bowl Party

This classic watch party offers three projector screens so you won’t miss a single play. Indulge in all-you-can-eat sliders, wings, and pizza, plus Bud Light drafts. Throw your name in the raffle for a chance to walk out with a new 48-inch television. Sun 3:30 p.m. Visit tavernhg.com.
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Denver Metro Hike for Hope

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Skip the fourteener this weekend for a more relaxing (and impactful) trek near the Mile High City. This new, 1.8-mile charity hike invites those affected by suicide to raise funds and awareness for the Colorado chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Because the low-impact loop of the Trading Post Trail takes you through some of…

Enduro & Apres Party

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Grab your partner and enter the ultimate endurance downhill ski test. You’ll have 10 hours to complete as many laps as possible up and down A-Basin’s Pali chair. Winners get bragging rights, but all participants can feast at the Italian-style pasta dinner by A-Basin’s own Chef Rybak, enjoy some fresh brews, and receive a T-shirt…

Broncos Back to Football 7K

Celebrate the return of football season by throwing on your favorite Broncos jersey and joining other die-hard fans for this fun run. Joggers will follow a route through Sloan’s Lake Park before returning to the stadium for a quick sprint across the field. After you've broken a sweat, check out the post-race health and fitness…

Run the Rocks

Help the Colorado chapter of the American Lung Association reach their $200,000 fundraising goal by lacing up your running shoes and heading to Red Rocks for a 5K and 10K walk or run. The course will wind through the park’s iconic landscape, concluding with a sprint up the amphitheatre's 69 rows of seats. Once you…

The bRUNch Run

You'll have earned a beer or two after this fun run. Sign-up for a 5K or 10K around Stapleton Central Park, which has a mixture of paved and grass trails, and then spend some time refueling at the post-race brunch festival. Grab some comfort food from Interstate Kitchen & Bar or a healthy snack from…

Women’s Lindley Hut Trip

Deep in Aspen’s Castle Valley Creek, at around 10,500 feet of elevation, participants of this intense three-day excursion will spend four to five hours each day hiking and skiing throughout the area. While exploring the area, the ladies will also learn important safety tips concerning topics such as avalanche awareness, route-finding, and large terrain navigation.…

Santa Speedo Dash

This one-mile dash is the perfect reason to bring your Speedo out of storage. Runners will start and finish at Mead Street Station, a craft beer bar and grill in the Highlands neighborhood where Speedo-clad sprinters can enjoy a post-race beer from Ratio Beerworks. Proceeds benefit Life is Better Animal Rescue, a Denver-based animal shelter.…

Swing Fore a Survivor Golf Tournament

Chip, putt or drive your way to the top at this charity competition. If you don't quite hit par on the course, participate in a separate hole-in-one or putting contest. Off the green, attendees can enter a raffle to potentially win a three-day stay at a Las Vegas luxury condo or memorabilia from golfer Jordan…

Outdoor Divas Sprint

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With plenty of spots along the route for friends and family to encourage competitors, this ladies-only triathlon makes for an ideal first-timer race. The event starts with a half-mile swim in Union Reservoir’s cool water, then follows with a 12.9-mile flat, paved bike loop. After running along a scenic 3.1-mile gravel path that hugs the side…

Girls on the Run 5K

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Girls on the Run manifests everyone’s favorite Beyoncé lyric: “Who run the world? Girls!” The Rockies chapter of this girl-empowerment nonprofit, which instills healthy mindsets and confidence within young girls through activities like running and community service, will host its Colorado Springs 5K to raise awareness for the organization. Girls, boys, and parents of all…

Venus de Miles

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Saddle up, ladies, for the largest women-only cycling event in the Centennial State. Choose between a 33-, 64-, or 100-mile loop that starts in Longmont and winds through Boulder County’s eastern plains. The 33-mile course goes around Baseline Reservoir and back north to Longmont, while the longer rides continue up through Lyons before finishing. The…

Full Moon Snowshoe Tour

Explore Breckenridge’s mile-long walking trails beneath a moonlit sky. Led by guides from the Gold Run Nordic Center, snowshoers will tour backcountry trails as they trek toward an abandoned mining mill outside town. Post-walk, participants can munch on sandwiches and cookies at the Gold Run Nordic Center’s clubhouse. Fri 5-7 p.m. Visit breckenridgerecreation.com.

Men & Boxing

Participants at this dynamic event for men will learn about the art of pugilism before talking business over beers from Old Colorado Brewing Company. Joe Buckner, instructor and owner of Beautifully Savage boxing gym, will lead a short training session about the basics of boxing, including fundamentals like proper stance and head movement. Afterward, participants…

Rocky Mountain Regional Gay Rodeo

Born out of a love for two-stepping and rodeo, this Front Range event is put on by the oldest gay rodeo association in North America. The creative roundup features a range of equestrian competitions, including barrel racing, keyhole racing, and pole bending, as well as square dancing and the crowning of the rodeo king and…
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Cheluna Brew Run

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A good run deserves a reward—and this one will make you sprint to the finish line. At this Rocky Mountain Brew Runs event, you'll start your morning with a 5K, then cross the finish line into Cheluna Brewing Co., where free Mexican-inspired beer awaits. Sip a Coco-Xoco Porter and grab some grub from Glazed & Confused or…

XTerra Mountain Championship

Watch as expert championship triathletes race through a one-mile swim, a 25K mountain bike course, and a 9.3-kilometer trail run. Amateur competitors can challenge themselves in a half-distance race (half-mile swim, nine-mile mountain bike, three-mile trail run) or on five, 10, or 20-kilometer trail runs around the Beaver Creek Resort. Sat 8 a.m. Visit xterraplanet.com.

Boulder Beer Company Brew Run

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Grab your running shoes and your favorite drinking buddy—the iconic Boulder Beer Company invites you to test your beer pong skills and your mile-pace to celebrate the brand’s 38th anniversary. Participants will begin the day with a three-mile run along Boulder Creek, finishing with ice cold micro-brews, free Jimmy John’s sandwiches and competitive, but goofy…

Tooth or Consequences Mountain Bike Festival

This three-day mountain bike extravaganza will begin with a kick-off party at the newly renovated New Belgium Brewery and progress to the Screamin’ Beaver Enduro race featuring three of the Front Range's most technical descents. Sunday morning will feature the infamous 40 in the Fort, a difficult 20-mile single-track course that covers more than 4,500…

Manitou Springs Waterfest

Work up a sweat and cool down at this water-focused weekend retreat. During the Friday welcome reception, participate in an aqua-yoga class or soak and chat in SunWater Spa. On Saturday, the action starts at 8 a.m. with the Mayor's Cup Run 5K and continues with bike rides through Garden of the Gods led by…

Revel Rockies Marathon & Half Marathon

If running uphill is your least favorite part of every morning workout, this downhill-only road race will be a refreshing change of pace. Both the marathon and half-marathon courses start in the mountains just west of Denver and gently wind down moderate slopes until reaching the entrance to Morrison Park. After you've burned some calories, cool down with a…

FIBArk

Skip the barbecue: You and your pop should celebrate Father’s Day at the nation’s oldest whitewater festival instead. Attendees can compete in a novice downriver race, try to stay standing as they brave the waves during a raft rodeo, or face off in a stand-up paddleboarding contest. Off the water, join a 10K trail run…

Copper Triangle Alpine Cycling Classic

Conquer the towering Fremont, Tennessee, and Vail passes during this intense mountain cycling race. The course will gain 5,981 feet in elevation over 78 miles, and riders will pass by multiple historic mining outposts as well as the famous Camp Hale, where the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army trained during the ’40s. Following…

Sip N’ Cycle

Put your newest work-out to go-out athleisure outfits to the test by joining 38 State Brewing Company for their inaugural Sip N’ Cycle event: a 25-minute cycling class held in the brewery and taught by a CycleBar instructor followed by rounds of buy-one-get-one-free craft beers for each participant. Proceeds benefit Rachel’s Challenge, an organization creating…

Grace’s Race

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Supporting local kids is as easy as lacing up your sneakers at this 5K. The run, which takes its name from a pediatric brain cancer survivor at Cherry Creek High School, takes place on a paved route around Willow Spring Open Space. Proceeds benefit the Morgan Adams Foundation, a Denver non-profit that funds children’s cancer research.

I Love DanceHall Dance Fitness Class

Divas of the Caribbean dance and music genre dancehall, Catherine Chiemlu and LaToya Bufford will have you sweating like you were in Jamaica at this choreographed 90-minute dance workout. This ain’t your mama’s Zumba class. Sat 6:30-8 p.m.

Goat Yoga and a Beer at Romero’s K9 Club and Tap House

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Who doesn't love tiny, adorable goats, a little bit of yoga and a cold beer? “Goat yoga," a phenomenon that’s been capturing the hearts of yogis and non-yogis alike, is not something you want to miss this summer. The hour-long class will feature a herd of little goats to assist you with your child’s pose,…

Primitive Bowyer

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Channel your inner Legolas at this primitive bow-making course. Colorado Mountain Man’s Survival University instructors will teach you how to construct a bow capable of taking down both small and big game (think: rabbits and elk) from materials like hickory and orange osage wood. In addition to building the bow itself, you’ll also learn to…

Walk, Run, & Wag 5K

Bring your whole family (including the four-legged members) to this 5K fun run circling Sloan's Lake Park. Racers will have the opportunity to don earplugs during their run to experience what it’s like to be hard-of-hearing since proceeds benefit International Hearing Dog Inc., an organization that rescues dogs from local shelters and trains them as…

Tightline Outdoors’ Ice Addiction Tournament Series

Put your expert angling skills to the test for a chance to win a new Polaris four-wheeler at this ice fishing tournament. The person to catch the heaviest fish will be deemed the winner, but runners-up needn’t despair: they’ll receive select outdoor gear from Bass Pro Shop and other retailers to take their minds off…

What’s Your Everest?

During this outdoor fund-raiser, you'll have the chance to get some exercise alongside an inspirational athlete. Start your weekend with a cocktail party on Friday, then spend Saturday on an invigorating six-mile hike up Dercum Mountain accompanied by legendary climber Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit Mt. Everest. Proceeds benefit No Barriers, a…

Stompin’ Ground Games: Whittier and Five Points

During an interactive walk, learn more about the Mile High City's past and get to know the individuals that shape the city today. Influential Denverites, including historian Phil Goodstein and artist Rochelle Johnson, will share scholarly insight and personal anecdotes as they lead you on a guided tour of the neighborhoods. Afterward, you can set…

Celebration of Honor Fly

Nearly three dozen balloon pilots will treat more than 300 veterans and their families to sunrise balloon rides that fly from Sulfur Mountain to South Park. The annual event is held to thank both active and non-active military members and their families for their courage, service, and sacrifice. Breakfast will be served following the flight…

bRUNch Snowmass Trail Run

The popular running-brunching hybrid series heads to the mountains for its first-ever trail run. As a reward for racing through the town of Snowmass in this 5K or 10K (two laps of the 5K course), you'll indulge in a brunch buffet from Venga Venga, one of Richard Sandoval's notable Mexican restaurants. A portion of the…

Walk Run Wag 5K

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Lace up your running shoes and leash up your pup—this furry 5K is the perfect event for any runner (or walker) and man’s best friend. Proceeds from the race will benefit International Hearing Dog Inc., in Henderson, CO, and their shelter dog training program, in which the rescued pups are trained and then placed for…

Colorado Music Festival Goes to the Velodrome

Skip the trails this weekend and head to the fastest track cycling facility in the country instead. Velodrome pros will guide you around the arena on a Specialized Langster two-wheeler as DJ Spooky and a Colorado Music Festival String quartet play their ethereal hip-hop jams in the background. After you've taken a spin, replenish those…

Holy Cow Trail Stampede

Join the herd for a western race along the winding Big Dry Creek Trail. Runners will run either a 5K or 10 to compete for medals within their age group as well as the coveted Top Male and Top Female title. Afterward, enter a raffle for prizes such as a Colorado-themed gift basket, snack on…

World Series of Youth Lacrosse

See the best young lacrosse players in the world compete in the heart of the Mile High City. Elite local teams in the Under 13 Boys division, including the Colorado Crush and the Denver Rifles, will compete with stellar footballers from all over the world to take home the top honors. In addition to watching…

The Craftsman & Apprentice: Reclaimed Wood Serving Board Workshop

Heather Mullins, the founder of Relevant Reuse, which fashions handmade products out of reused and recycled materials, will take you through a two-hour workshop during which you'll craft your own reclaimed wood serving board. Get your hands dirty with bandsaw and sander (instruction will be provided), and walk away with a homemade artisanal piece that'll…

Stonewall Century Ride

Test your leg strength during this 100-mile, noncompetitive ride along Highway 12, a Colorado Scenic Byway known as the “Highway of Legends.” You’ll gain more than 7,500 feet in elevation while cycling through the Spanish Peaks’ Stonewall and Picketwire Valleys, Mammoth Lake, and Cucharas Pass. Thankfully this ambitious out-and-back ride finishes with a 17-mile descent.

Mother’s Day 5K & Brunch

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You're already planning to take Mom to breakfast this weekend—why not burn some calories with her first? Start the day by hitting the pavement on a paved course while the little ones run on a modified quarter- to 1-mile children's course nearby. Then chow down on a wholesome meal of Noosa yogurt, fresh fruit, and Golden’s Olde…

Astellas Aspen Summit for Life

Race participants will climb 3,266 feet–more than 2.5 miles–up Aspen Mountain's snowy terrain, guided only by the light of headlamps. Don't fret too much about the cold conditions though, as you'll be welcomed at the summit with a post-race banquet complete with a lasagna dinner from the Little Nell, live music from the soulful John…

Insane Inflatable 5K

You don’t have to be an avid runner or even a bounce-house loving child to enjoy this not-so-typical 5K. Participants can expect a one-of-a-kind challenge as they climb and bounce over obstacles like slides, giant balls, and a 20-foot high wall. Racers will also receive a finisher’s t-shirt and medal.

Valen-Thai & Fly

This Valentine’s Day yoga class will introduce couples to the therapeutic side of acro-yoga, a form of yoga that centers around partner poses. Instructor Jen Cameron, a certified yoga teacher since 2010, will lead participants through various therapeutic full-body poses. Cameron will also be teaching the ins-and-outs of Thai massage therapy, which has the masseur…

Copa Alianza Adult Tournament

Come out to see the best soccer players in the state, including defending champions Unión Jerez, battle for glory in this tournament. Thirty-two amateur Hispanic teams will compete for a $4,000 check, and you can bring your old cleats and gear to donate to the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Passback program, which redistributes used items to…

The Throwdown

Show off the cornhole skills you've acquired while waiting for a table at brunch by entering a round-robin tournament dedicated to bag tossing. Play three matches for a chance to win a the trophy, then refuel with a cuppa from Marley Coffee or a Chipotle burrito bowl. Proceeds benefit the Cottonwood Institute, which provides environmental…

Special Olympics Plane Pull

Achieve the impossible through teamwork at this competition, during which you and a team of up to 25 people will attempt to pull a 164,000-pound plane a distance of 12 feet. If you pull it off, you can win awards such as "fastest team" or "best-dressed team." After your team has completed their task, they…

Dew Tour: Breckenridge

Some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world will make their way to the Centennial State for the tenth annual Dew to show off their scintillating airborne maneuvers. Danny Davis, who took first place in the superpipe at the 2008 Dew Tour, will be competing, as will slopestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, who won…

Komen Colorado Snowshoe for the Cure

Put on your favorite pink clothes for this charitable snowshoe race. Participants can snowshoe the 3k or 5k trails across the Frisco Nordic Center, while the little ones romp through the snow in the Lil’ Stomper Dash. All proceeds benefit Komen Colorado, which provides monetary support to improve breast cancer screening, research, and treatment efforts.…

Tour de Pants

Take a bike tour of Loveland that cycles you through the many historic buildings in the nearby mountain town. You'll glimpse structures like the Milner-Schwarz House (originally built in 1873) and the Garden Railroad (a miniature model of the town as it stood in the early 20th century). Then you can head to the People’s…

Spartan Kickoff

This high-octane fitness rally is the place to start turning that New Year’s resolution into reality. All exercises will come from the Spartan SGX Training Model, which includes climbing, running, and rowing, plus kettlebell and sandbag workouts like snatches and squats. Each training session takes place on an outdoor track, so come warmly dressed—just because…

Monsters and Midgets

At this charitable weightlifting event, coed teams of two compete in timed events that include clean & jerks, bear crawls, walking handstands, and burpee box jumps. The catch: there must be a five-inch height or 40-pound weight difference between the partners. Portions of the proceeds benefit Barbells for Boobs, a non-profit which works to provide…
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CSOm

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Talk about Zen: This relaxing Civic Center Moves class combines the soothing sounds of classical music with the cleansing power of yoga. A quartet of strings players from the Colorado Symphony will provide a live soundtrack to this outdoor yoga class, which is taught by Kelly Wernke from Denver's Fold Yoga and designed for beginners and veteran yogis alike.…

Bike to Work Day

June is Colorado Bike Month, so celebrate accordingly by leaving the car at home and working out on your way to work. Register your commute on the Bike to Work Day website to win prizes including Nuggets tickets, Red Rocks Amphitheatre concert tickets, and Colorado Lottery gift packs. With more than 30,000 expected participants, you…

Grand Traverse Mountain Run and Bike

Pick whether you want to run or bike at this scenic race, which will take athletes through both the valleys and peaks of Aspen and Crested Butte. Runners will climb more than 6,000 feet during the 40.7-mile race, and riders will scale over 7,000 vertical feet during their 40.9-mile ride. There’s a time limit of…

Citradelic Live: Smallpools at Winter Park

Get ready to party in the mountains—and help a good cause at the same time. Head to Winter Park Resort to attend New Belgium Brewing’s soiree, where you can celebrate the birthday of their Mary Jane Ale, exclusive to Winter Park, and listen to live music by the popular indie band Smallpools. Proceeds will benefit…

ConnectArte: Lucha Libre

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Indulge in a colorful Mexican tradition at this second annual event. Masked Lucha Libra professional wrestlers will display their powerful, high-flying moves in a traditional, open-air arena. Guests can cheer on luchadores like Red Viper and La Puma, sip on drinks from the cash donation bar (where donations of any amount can be paid for…

ATV Historical Color Tour

Explore the fall colors of Buena Vista on this self-guided, off-road adventure. The scenic routes, including the easy Hagermann Pass and the difficult Chinaman Gulch trail, will take you past old abandoned mines and through ancient forests as you take in the view of Huron Peak, Missouri Mountain, and Mount Belford Belford. Proceeds benefit Buena…

GoreFest

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The summer wouldn’t be complete without one last run through some rapids. Experienced paddlers can try their hands at the Gore Canyon’s Class V rapid stretch, while families can enjoy a more casual  float through the Little Gore Canyon (which maxes out at Class III). Extra adventurous souls can attempt an individual freestyle rodeo through…

Kicker Arenacross Series

Expect death-defying stunts at this high-octane motocross race and rally. More than 150 truckloads of dirt will form a racetrack of high-banking grooves and curves that are sure to test the mettle of professional riders as they compete for the $5,000-dollar purse. Freestyle rider Geoff Gaskins will cap off the event by landing a front…

Colorado Firecracker Run

Choose between a 4K, a chip-timed four-miler, and a kids' 400-yard course at this patriotic run. (You're encouraged to proudly sport your stars-and-stripes attire.) Stick around after the races for a free old-fashioned crawfish boil, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer garden, and an all-American Slip'N Slide for all ages. Mon 8 a.m. Visit coloradofirecrackerrun.com.

Mile High Mayhem

Bare chests and black tie attire are the only acceptable forms of dress at this classy mixed martial arts spectacle. After enjoying a steak dinner from Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, snag a complimentary hand-rolled cigar to smoke while you root for your favorite fighter. Proceeds benefit Denver Urban Scholars, a local nonprofit that provides…

Bubble Run

Skip the bathtub and sprint right into the suds at this foamy 5K. Volunteers will cover you in fluffy, colored foam throughout the course, which winds throughout the city of Lowry. After the race, jam out to dance music and brave the blasts of two giant Bubble Foam Cannons. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society,…

NaturalTango Festival

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Whether you’re new to the dips and twirls of tango or you’ve been practicing your boleo for years, expert instruction paired with live music by Latin American band Orquesta Típica NaturalTango will leave you ready to glide across the dance floor. In addition to the spirited performances, you'll have access to lectures about technique and…

SUP & Sip

Whether you're new to the trendy sport of SUP-ing or an expert from all your practice on the South Platte River, this day of exercise is worth its boozy reward. Newbies can take an introductory lesson in stand-up paddleboarding from guides at Colorado SUP Sports as pros make their way around the reservoir. Then everyone…

McDonald’s Cardboard Derby

Competitors at this innovative derby race must craft their homemade sled in advance using only cardboard, duct tape, twine, and paint. Then they’ll try to successfully navigate Purgatory’s tubing hill in their makeshift creations. Winners in the solo and teams categories receive prizes such as gift cards to Steamworks Brewing and Nini’s Taqueria. Sat 10…

Women’s Safety: 101

This beginner’s self-defense class will teach women how to effectively protect themselves in dangerous situations. Taught by amateur mixed martial arts athletes and TITLE trainers Samantha Gilliand and Alyssa Hochfelder, each student will be taught situational awareness, evasion tactics, and how to throw punches. All proceeds benefit the Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center, which provides…

The Waldo Waldo 5K

Finding Waldo has never been easier at this race dedicated to the popular children’s book character—although keeping track of your running partner might be difficult. The 5K draws hundreds of Waldos and Wendas every year to support the Waldo Waldo fund, which was started after the devastating Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012 and supports outdoor…

Labor Day Lift Off

Take flight in one of more than 65 hot air balloons at the start of this weekend-long extravaganza. After returning to the ground, glimpse demonstrations by Wings of Blue, the U.S. Air Force parachuting team, then join in the Saturday sports exposition, during which you can try everything from ultimate frisbee to "zorb" soccer, a…
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Rumble in the Rockies

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Emerald Isle, meet the Centennial State. Ireland's favorite sports come to Denver in this new event, an invitational tournament for the Southwestern Division of the US Gaelic Athletic Association. Watch teams from across the West—including San Diego's Na Fianna and Denver's own Regulators and Gaels—face off in two days of hurling, camogie (women's hurling), and…

NCAA Division II Championships Festival

Glimpse talented Division II athletes vying for championship trophies in four different sports. Seventy-six teams and 20 individuals in men's and women's golf, women's lacrosse, softball, and men's and women's tennis will convene in the Mile High City to determine who will be crowned victors. Mon-Sat, times vary.

BookGirl: Nuanprang Snitbhan

Attend this engaging discussion led by Boulder author Nuanprang Snitbhan, whose book, Girl Time, teaches mindfulness techniques that can make conversations about difficult topics, such as body image and anxiety, easier for mothers and daughters to have. After the presentation, attendees can continue the conversation over coffee from Method Coffee Roasters. Sat 10:30 a.m.-noon Visit…

Wolfpack Ninja Tour

If you’ve always dreamed of attempting strength-intensive stunts seen on NBC’s popular hit show American Ninja Warrior, now is your chance. The Wolfpack Ninja Tour will feature professional ninjas such as JJ Woods and Jessie Graff who will hit the same obstacle course (climbing apparatuses and the famous warped wall included) as amateurs hoping to…

Color Run World Tour

If you love art as much as you love exercise, you won't want to miss the Mile High stop on the Color Run's "Tropicolor" tour. Volunteers will douse you in bright pink, blue, and yellow chalk paint as you move, so your white T-shirt will be a rainbow painting by the time you start dancing…

Grand Mesa Grind

Participants in this ski race will spend a clear Colorado morning traversing backcountry terrain before enjoying free beer at the finish line. Those in the “Race” category will reach nearly 5,000 vertical feet, while those in the “Rec” category will ascend just over 2,000 feet. All skiers will cross scenic pathways on the Grand Mesa,…

Burpees and Beer

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You might want to do your burpees before you booze at this weekend event. Hosted in the Crazy Mountain Brewery beer garden, athletes will be led through an intense, blood-pumping, hour-long workout coached by KPxFitness, and the reward will be one free pint of brew. Participants are invited to crush more than one cold one…

Primal Colorado Bike Expo

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At Colorado’s largest consumer bike show, more than 100 exhibitors will feature products ranging from the Container Collective’s bamboo two-wheelers to Elby’s electrical bikes. Check out the riding clinics for kids, big wheel races for adults, and professional riders’ trick demonstrations for the adrenaline-savvy. Don’t miss Mobile BikeMan, a bicycle-shop-in-a-van that’ll diagnose and repair any…

Colorado State Cornhole Championships

If cornhole is your tailgate game of choice, then put your skills to the test at this bean bag tossing competition. Backyard champs, tailgate legends, newbies, and even cornhole pros are invited to showcase their skills at this weekend event. Competitors of all skill levels can register as a single or as a team, and…
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Rendezvous Mountain Bike USA Weekend

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National Geographic named four Colorado towns to its list of the country's best mountain biking spots this year, and with this fest, Winter Park is clearly angling to increase that number to five. The weekend includes instruction from pros such as Olympian Ann Trombley and five-time national mountain biking champion Alison Powers. Try the family-friendly…

Emma Crawford Coffin Races

Seventy teams will compete in this creepy history-inspired race, during which competitors dress up as 19th century settlers and push pinewood derby cars along a 195-yard route. Each car will be decorated to look like a coffin, and every rider will be dressed as Emma Crawford, a Manitou Springs resident who had to be reburied…

Hanuman Festival

Unwind at a long weekend dedicated to improving your practice. World-renowned yoga and meditation teachers, including Colorado locals Dayna Seraye and Rod Stryker, will offer dozens of classes across a range of styles. Between flow-heavy Vinyasa and breathing-intensive Kundalini sessions, challenge yourself with rock climbing clinics or refuel with healthful meals prepared by SunMountain Center…

The Nomad

Traverse more than 100 miles during this endurance race across the Pikes Peak Wilderness. The challenging course features multiple segments—guided whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River, single-track mountain biking, hiking near Pikes Peak, and a series of mystery obstacles scattered around Cripple Creek. Recruit two or three of your most adventurous friends for a chance…

Yoga Flow

Trade the traditional yoga studio for a rooftop with views of the Front Range at this 420-friendly "bend and blaze" workout. Upon arrival, you'll receive a wireless LED headphone set that pushes instructor Elle Beau's directions into your ear, while also running an artfully curated playlist in the background to take your practice to the…
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Denver EnduroCross

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If all you know about dirt bike racing came from the made-for-Disney-Channel movie Motocrossed, this would be a good time to expand your knowledge. Denver is the latest in a line of cities to host this extreme motocross series, which transforms indoor stadiums and arenas into gnarly mock-ups of the great outdoors. Watch as riders…

106º West Dillon Triathlon

A standard triathlon is probably enough of an endurance test for most folks—but not Coloradans. We’re willing to take on a 1.2-mile swim, a 13.1-mile run, and a 56-mile bike ride at 9,111 feet. Named for the longitudinal coordinate of the race, the highest triathlon in the world starts in Lake Dillon and then winds…

Blisters and Chafing and Lytes, Oh My! A Workshop for Women Runners

Whether you’re already crushing marathons or lacing up for your first trail run, this two-hour endurance running workshop will help manifest any goals teasing your horizon. Geared specifically for female runners, the workshop will cover topics ranging from basic nutrition for diverse weather conditions to how to prevent and relieve chafing and blisters (with a…

Audi Power of Four Trail Run

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During this grueling ultramarathon, participants tackle the four Aspen-Snowmass peaks—Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass—running along a mix of single-track trails and dirt roads. If you aren’t quite up for the 50K, take on the 25K, from Buttermilk to Snowmass; the 10K, around Snowmass; or the Vertical K, a 3.1-mile sprint up Aspen Mountain.…

Denver Broncos Kickoff Party

Welcome the 2016 world champion Denver Broncos with a two-day party in the heart of the Mile High City. After you take photos with the Broncos cheerleaders, test your skills on a football-themed obstacle course and snag autographs from legendary players such as former safety Steve Atwater and former cornerback Champ Bailey. Then get pumped…

Estes Trail Ascent Run

Skip the treadmill and take on a real incline during this trail race. On Pole Hill Trail, you'll climb more than 1,000 feet, ultimately reaching an altitude of 9,085 feet, as you run along a mountain ridge in beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. After you descend to complete the 5.8-mile loop, you can claim your…

Rim Rock Run

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Running a marathon is tough, but the stunning canyons and mountains near Fruita makes the grueling 26.2 miles worth it. We’re not kidding about the difficulty level of this race around the Colorado National Monument: You’ll climb an impressive 2,500 vertical feet in just the first 4.5 miles. If that seems too intimidating, you can…

Elephant Rock Cycling Festival

With five distance options to choose from—including a 100-mile road route as well as an 8-mile family-friendly route—cyclists of all ability levels can cruise along the high plains between Denver and Colorado Springs at this non-competitive event. During the scenic century ride, you’ll follow country roads through the rolling hills of the Black Forest. After your muscles are sore, relax…
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Margarita Madness 5K

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Want to channel your inner soccer mom this weekend? Try this event combining their two of their favorite things: jogging and margaritas. Start your afternoon with a leisurely 5K through a suburban park, then cross the finish line and gulp down an ice-cold marg. In addition to the free drink, finishers earn admission to an…

GoPro Mountain Games

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This high-octane event provides both amateurs and expert sportsmen with a chance to trigger a rush of endorphins. Face off against other contestants in a handful of 34 different outdoor activities—including sprint kayaking, bouldering, and cross-country cycling—to potentially take home prizes of up to $2,500. After each long day of competition, enjoy live musical acts such as…

Denver Kidney Walk

During this Sunday morning stroll, you can raise money for the fight against kidney disease. Sign up to run in the 5K and burn some calories or register for a more relaxing 1.5-mile walk around Anschutz Medical Campus. Feel free to bring your four-legged friends, and be sure to grab breakfast from Bruegger's Bagels and…

The Denver Adventure

Scavenger hunt meets sightseeing trip during this whirlwind outdoor game. After downloading the Denver Adventure app, teams of two of four people will complete tasks in the Mile High City, such as "go run the stairs at Red Rocks" or "visit the first Chipotle," to receive points. Prizes, which range from novelty socks to a…

Western Colorado Senior Games

Revisit your high school glory days at this weeklong competition, which is open only to those 50 and older. Test your skills in sports ranging from basketball to archery to bowling, or show off your mental prowess playing cribbage and pinochle. Don't forget the meet-and-greet social on Thursday evening, where you can socialize with you…
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Colorado Tri-ball Tournament

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Volleyball just got a lot more exciting. The fast-paced game of tri-ball—whose Organization of Tri-ball Players is hosting their first Centennial State event with this tourney—features three-on-three-on-three volleyball play across (you guessed it) three nets, which are fused at the middle to form a custom tri-ball net behemoth. Wrangle your volleyball-loving friends and form a…

Holiday Lights Mini Golf

Christmas comes early for the third year in a row at this Westminster mini-golf course. Fifty-four putting greens and more than 100,000 lights await the seasonal golfer at Adventure Golf and Raceway, which will transform its challenging mini-golf course into a winter wonderland (expect winterized versions of an erupting volcano and a pirate ship). Fri…

Gorilla Fun Run

Monkeying around at this fun run is strongly encouraged, with all runners having the option of wearing a gorilla or banana suit (add your own flare to the gorilla getup for a chance to win the Most Creative Costume award). The 5K trail, which runs through Westminster City Park and Waterpointe-Bellio Open Space, has an…
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Puppy Yoga

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Goat yoga is so last month. Explore new frontiers of animal-assisted asanas with this afternoon event, featuring a donation-based class from CorePower Yoga and a two-hour meet and greet with some very good boys (and girls) from local animal welfare organization PawsCo. All of the pups on hand for this event are available for adoption, so come…

Black Canyon Ascent

The whole family can partake in this timed mountain race against the backdrop of the stunning Western Slope. While participants can opt to walk instead of run, this event is not for the faint of heart (or thin of red blood cells). The six-mile course starts at an elevation of 6,500 feet at the base…

Adventure Fest

Skip the I-70 gridlock and enjoy your mountain pastimes in the heart of the Mile High City. Climbers can race up a mobile wall, cyclists can try out fat bikes and compete in fix-a-flat contests, and campers can learn hacks for primitive cooking. But our favorite station is one that requires you to exert no…

Volunteers of America Legends Golf Tournament

Tee off to support local service projects at this friendly tournament. Steve “Iron Man” Garvey, a former first baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers, will join you on the private course and meet you at the Denver ChopHouse & Brewery for the after-party. Proceeds benefit Volunteers of America, an organization that offers transitional housing, health…

Denver Undy Run

All you need are shoes and a pair of skivvies to run for a good cause. (If scantily clad exercise isn’t your thing, costumes or plain apparel are welcome.) Register as an individual or a team for this winding 5K course, and stick around to see the top three finishers take home a medal. Survivor…

Aspen Ascent Weekend

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Lifts might be closing, but athletes can still take advantage of the snow at this winter sporting event. Non-mechanized uphill travelers—including split boarders, snowshoers, and hikers—can make the trek up Buttermilk Mountain's groomed ski runs. At the base, grab a cup of complimentary hot cocoa, check out demonstrations led by Aspen Alpine Guides and visit vendors to buy new…

Special Olympics Colorado Winter Games

Adaptive athletes from across the Centennial State will compete in classic Olympic events, including alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding. Participants will take on groomed alpine runs such as Carefree, Scooter, Easy Feeling, and Copperopolis. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Colorado, which provides sports training and athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Sun…

The Pressed Conference

There's no better way to celebrate Colorado Cider Week than with a festival dedicated to Centennial State (and other Mountain West) cider makers. Dozens of vendors—including Denver's Colorado Cider Company and C Squared Ciders as well as Grand Mesa's Snow Capped Cider—will share refreshing apple-flavored bevvies for you to taste. After sampling a few crisp drinks, relax in a…

Arrowhead Club Poker Run

Rev your engines and test your luck at this unorthodox snowmobile race. Riders cruise through trails in Gunnison National Forest and draw from a deck of cards at each checkpoint in order to put together a strong hand. The rider that crosses the finish line with the best hand gets to stuff her wallet with…

CycloFemme Women’s Ride

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Ditch the flowers: Celebrate Mother’s Day by inviting an active mama to this 30-mile bike ride instead. In conjunction with the local event, women around the world will take part in their own bike rides to raise money for a female-focused cause. Proceeds benefit World Bicycle Relief, a charity that provides two-wheelers for girls in Kenya.

Snowboard on the Block

Live music, snowboarding, and film collide at this two-day festival held at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Ten action-packed snowboard flicks will be premiering, including Stronger, which was filmed across three continents and brings together some of the best riders in the world. Experience the action up close at Saturday's Pro Jam, with pros Dylan…

Sleep Tight Colorado’s 6th Annual 5K Pajama Jog

You don't need to do anything more than roll out of bed and onto the starting line to prepare for this casual race through City Park. Runners, joggers, and walkers are encouraged to dress up in pajamas or other eye-catching outfits, and prizes await the most creative or unique looks. Proceeds benefit Sleep Tight Colorado,…

Plane Pull

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In a giant tug of war, teams of up to 25 people battle to pull a 164,000-pound Boeing jet across DIA’s tarmac. Gather your mates and see how fast your team can yank the jumbo airliner just 12 feet. In addition to your strength, bring your costume A-game; the fastest and the best-dressed group will…

Eagle Yoga Fest

Expand your yoga practice at this mindful weekend-long festival. Whether you'd like to deeply meditate in a Yoga Nidra class with Jeremy Wolf or try an active lesson in aerial yoga with Tanya Miller, you're sure to find a workshop that fits your style. After practicing new poses, attend an acoustic bluegrass performance by Scotty…

Colfax 5K and Marathon

Traverse the Mile High City during this urban marathon, which was selected as one of the Runner’s World top ten race recommendations of the past two years. You’ll run past select Denver landmarks—including Sloan's Lake, the state capitol, and Sports Authority Field at Mile High—as you make your way along the 26.2-mile route. Not feeling up to…

Comeback Trail 5K

Signing up for this low-key 5K doesn't take much effort, but recovering from a stroke does. Celebrate the strength of millions of survivors by running a course through Littleton's lush Hudson Gardens and along the Mary Carter Greenway. Proceeds benefit the Centennial-based National Stroke Association, which focuses on stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and support for…

Gorilla Run

This 5K is perfect for runners who love to monkey around. You'll receive a gorilla or banana suit to wear during the playful race, which will loop through Waverly Acres Park in Westminister. Post-run, stick with the theme as you sip a Silverback Pale Ale from Wynkoop Brewing Company at the after-party. Proceeds benefit the…

Jingle Bell Run

It's not all about the (jingle) bells and whistles at this annual holiday fun run. Sport your holiday best for a shot at the "Best Costume" title (there's also an award for most festive four-legged friends), and get ready for a smooth 5K course that runs from South High School to Washington Park. The top…

Fittest Pair Challenge

Grab a partner for this 21-day fitness challenge. Each team will perform three sets of exercises at Littleton’s MissFits Studio, including one-minute sets of sit-ups, burpees, and rolling-ball pushups. Contestants will attend fitness sessions throughout the month and test again after 21 days, with the duo with the most combined weight lost receiving gift cards…
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Bike Junkies Fest

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Don't forget your helmet for test driving this year's newest bikes at this cycling event. In the morning, ride a two-wheeler from Santa Cruz Bicycles, Yeti Cycles, or one of five other brands on the trails of North Table Mountain. Afterward, head to a casual gathering at Golden Bike Shop, where you can participate in a raffle for a Pivot Cycles…

Mallets for Melanoma

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Get fancy while supporting a good cause at this summer’s most charitable polo event. Guests can watch this classic equestrian game from the comfort of the sidelines, cheering on the riders and horses with cold libations and a variety of bites from local food trucks in hand. The afternoon event will also feature live music,…

2017 Amateur Disc Golf Championships

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Join Disc Golf Colorado for a weekend filled with flying Frisbees. Never played Disc Golf before? (Maybe never heard of Disc Golf before? It’s a sport akin to golf, and you play against other individuals, but instead of landing balls in holes, you knock Frisbees against freestanding posts lined along a course.) Sign up for…

Splashland Sprint Triathlon

At this three-part speed contest, experience a trio of unique venues. Run three miles on a trail alongside the Rio Grande, then bike 10 miles with a stunning view of Blanca Peak, Colorado's fourth highest mountain. Competitors will end their day with a 400-meter swim in a 90-degree pool filled with water from nearby hot…

Denver International Sportsmen’s Exposition

You're likely to leave this four-day outdoor extravaganza with several tips and tricks for your next fishing adventure. Check out a presentation from competitive fisherman Caleb VanWagner, who will teach you how to maximize the distance on your cast, and stock up on gear from hundreds of retailers including Ducks Unlimited, Inferno USA, and Mountain…

B Strong Ride

Strap on your helmet, pump some air into your tires, and head to the heart of Boulder for this spirited cycling fund-raiser. Serious bikers can take on the 69-mile Mountain Loop or the 24-mile Countryside Loop, while kids 10 and under can tackle the one-mile Mini B route. Once you’ve completed your ride, sample some…

ATV Historical Color Tour

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Soak in the beauty of the quaking aspens during this multi-day tour of south central Colorado. Riders will visit old mining sites and ghost towns on self-guided tours at nearly 13,000 feet. Breakfast is included each day, but you will have to provide your own ATV and nightly lodging. The trip wraps up with an…

Mission to Hope Community Walk

Walk with members of the Fort Collins community to help those in need. Walkers will wind their way from Catholic Charities Mission to the Murphy Center for Hope, a more than 3/4 mile route tread by many of Fort Collins’s homeless every day. Afterward, attend the Murphy Center's open house and enjoy deli sandwiches alongside…
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Park Burger Charity Ride to Lookout

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Who says a burger place can't be good for your health? On this ride, groups of competitive and casual bikers will set out from the RiNo location of Park Burger and embark on a 40-mile, 2,300-foot-elevation-gain journey to the top of Lookout Mountain. The goal of the day is to raise money for local cycling…

Fjällräven Classic USA

Escape the stress of your daily life during this three-day, 20-mile guided trek in the backcountry. As you wind along the North Canadian Trail and the Ruby Jewel Trail, take in breathtaking views of 12,951-feet-tall Clark's Peak and spend a few hours relaxing by Jewel Lake. Then after a long weekend of hiking and camping,…

Gratitude Twenty17

Spend a day in thoughtful meditation and yoga practice for a good cause. Fifteen unique classes ranging from Vinyasa flow yoga to metta meditation will keep participants relaxed throughout the day. All proceeds benefit Heart & Hand, which works to empower underprivileged youth through after-school and summer programs. Sat 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit…

Wanderlust 108

Instead of toning your body with a standard run-bike-swim combo, this mindful triathlon gives you a chance to focus on your mental wellness. The event features three main components (a group 5K run, an outdoor yoga class, and a meditation session), but you’ll have the option to customize your experience by adding other activities in…

Grand Mesa Summit Challenge Sled Dog Race

It may not be the Iditarod, but this dog sled competition (consisting of four, six, or eight-mile-races), sees more than 35 mushers and their huskies or pointers traversing wintry trails across the largest flattop mountain in the world. Racers and their dogs also reach elevations of up to 10,800 feet, making this the highest dog…

Cherry Creek Sneak

When hitting the pavement means scoring a free beer and supporting a worthy cause—like it does during this fun run—you might tighten your laces with a bit more aplomb. Sign up for your choice of a 10-, five-, or 3.1-mile course around downtown Denver. After the race, enter the costume contest, visit the beer garden, or browse…

Mindfulness in the Mountains

Relax your body and calm your mind during this serene mountain escape. Vail Mountain Guides will lead you on an hour-long hike into the backcountry, where you’ll engage in daily Vinyasa Flow and restorative yoga and meditation with Mariah Schuette, co-founder of yoda studio In Your Element. When you aren’t honoring your practice, enjoy the…

Fly Fishing Rendezvous

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Both amateur and professional anglers will learn new tips for the upcoming fishing season at this two-day festival dedicated to the sport. To improve their technique, attendees can choose from a diverse lineup of  classes, including “How to Tie the D-Ribbed Golden Stone” or “The Seven Deadly Sins of Fly Casting.” In addition, local guide Courtney Despos will give…

The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports

You don’t have to watch all 28 seasons of The Amazing Race to understand how this urban scavenger hunt works. Gather a team of four and compete with other teams to find and complete physical and mental challenges, such as solving puzzles or throwing a football, across the three- to four-mile-long course. Proceeds benefit the…

AirLife Memorial Run/Walk and EMS Celebration

Kick off a healthy (and safe) summer by supporting the everyday heroes who serve in the police force, fire department, and emergency medical services. EMS vehicles will sound their sirens as the starting gun for the 5K and 10K races, and kids can enjoy their own fun run, bungee trampolines, and tours of helicopters, fire…

Ouray Canyon Festival

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Whether you’ve conquered technical descents before or just learned how to wade through river water, this weeklong festival will boost your canyoning knowledge. Throughout the days, hands-on workshops will touch on everything  from the basics of canyoning and water rescue to first aid and leadership skills. In the evenings, speakers like renowned canyoning instructor Andrew…

Run for the Door 5K

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Your entire family can hit the pavement at this 5K, which takes place on an easy paved loop around Cheesman Park. After crossing the finish line, Centennial-based Flippin’ Flapjacks will serve pancakes and the Denver Bean Machine will provide free coffee for all participants. Proceeds benefit Open Door Ministries, an organization that provides food and education programs for Denver’s…

Harlem Globetrotters

This legendary basketball squad’s athletic antics will have audience members howling with laughter in between rounds of applause. Trick shots, rim-rattling slam dunks, and, of course, a few practical jokes at the referee’s expense are all part of the game plan. Thu 7:30 p.m. Visit harlemglobetrotters.com.

The Pilgrimage Run

Described as “not another Turkey Trot” by event organizers The Recess Factory, this two- or four-mile run is focused on what the holiday season is really about: giving back to the local community. Before the race, runners can nominate an individual or family to receive the proceeds from the event. Racers are also encouraged to…

Rocky Mountain State Games

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You don’t have to be a serious athlete to participate in Colorado’s largest multi-sport competition, which is geared toward participants of all ages. Try your hand at several of more than three dozen events, ranging from traditional sports (soccer and archery) to less mainstream ones (pickleball and air hockey). After competing, listen to live blues…
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Night Nation Run

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Lace up your neon sneakers and add some neck stretches to your warm-up: at this late-night fiesta, you can  head-bang and hit the pavement. Break a sweat on an illuminated 5K course featuring mid-race party zones with DJs and selfie stations. Afterward, local EDM performers (such as DJ Tanastadi and DJ Escal8) will spin tracks at the finish…
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Mavic Rockies

Colorado is home to plenty of rookie cyclists just aching to compete in a professional-level race. Now they (sort of) can, when the Haute Route, a series of races designed to give amateurs a taste of the pro circuit, comes to Colorado for the first time. It will take a week for athletes to complete…

Dillon Open Regatta

This sailboat race at 9,000 feet promises breathtaking views of the Front Range and plenty of action. Watch sailing contestants from the shore or hop in a spectator boat to glimpse Lil Irene, Blue Streaker, and more than 20 other speedy crafts up close as they carve their paths around the chilly reservoir. After you've…

Polar Bear 5K

This winter fun-run sends participants on a 5K course around Washington Park, with the top male and female winners in each age group receiving a medal. Complimentary hot chocolate will be on offer for those needing a post-run pick-me-up. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run, which helps girls ages 8-13 learn life skills through active…

Tee-It-Up for PTSD Awareness

Before you stash your clubs away for the winter, enter this charity golf tournament for a chance to win prizes and make a difference for veterans. Start by warming up on the practice green and taking your best shot in the Long Putt-Off contest for a chance to win $2,500. Then head to the course…

Erin Go Braugh Run

There might not be a pot of gold at the end of this happy-go-lucky fun run, but there will be all-you-can-eat Lucky Charms cereal at the finish line. Runners will embark on a 4.83-mile course that follows the Big Dry Creek Trail north before looping around and finishing near the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster. Post-race,…

Barre3 Community Free Class

This free yoga class welcomes practitioners of all skill levels. Barre3, a mix of ballet barre, yoga, and pilates, combines movements that focus on creating strong core muscles and balance. The class is led by instructor and studio owner Katie Heaps, a barre3 devotee since 2012. Thu 1:30-2:30 p.m. Visit eventbrite.com.

Fall Foliage Jeep Tours

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Soak in the wonderful aspects of Colorado fall (think: bright yellow aspens, a crisp breeze, and mountain views) on a tour in the southwest part of the state. Guests can expect to snap plenty of Instagram-worthy photos from an open-air Jeep ride through the picturesque San Juan Mountains. Rides depart from either Durango or Silverton…

Rodeo All-Star Weekend

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Dust off your cowboy hat, don your boots, and get ready to cheer for the nation’s elite pro rodeo stars. Watch cowboys from all over the country compete in tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding. Then meet the stars over a western-themed buffet at the Lunch with Champions on Friday. A portion of the proceeds benefit the…

Colorado–Eagle River Ride

Looping from the Beaver Creek Ski Resort out along the banks of the Colorado and Eagle rivers, the 42-, 68-, 100-mile courses (and the new, 17.4-mile mountain bike route) of this gorgeous ride are sure to challenge even the most devoted Vail Valley road bikers. Stop by the River Ride Rendezvous VIP event at the…
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Run Barefoot 5K

If you're tired of running the same route through your own neighborhood, this 5K at a new residential community in Firestone is the perfect way to mix up your exercise routine–and check out what could be your next home. During the inaugural family-friendly race, take in views of the Front Range as you follow a…

Fit & Fold Community Workout

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At this 75-minute fitness event, you can break a sweat two ways. Bring a friend so you can motivate each other during this community-focused class that combines conditioning with yoga. After you burn some calories, mingle with other participants while sampling homemade energy balls from Lorissa's Kitchen or shopping for yoga supplies from Aurora-based Pogamat.

Criterium and Brewfest

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Active Coloradans can find two of their favorite things—bikes and brews—at this fast-paced event. Start the day with a 1.15-mile sprint cycling course in downtown Wheat Ridge. Then once you’re out of the saddle, relax with a cold one from Black Shirt Brewing Co. or Zuni Street Brewing Company.

The Yoga Expo

At this diverse festival, both beginners and expert yogis can strengthen their practice (and core). More than 50 local studios, including Samyama Yoga Center and Hot Chakras Yoga, will teach innovative classes and workshops on subjects such as meditation and mind awareness. After trying out some new poses, browse vendors such as Athleta and Lärabar…

Founder Fights

Ever had the urge to punch your boss? You might not be alone—but now you can take a swing for a good cause. As a part of Boulder Startup Week, the first-ever Founder Fights will invite top company founders—entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and creatives, all of whom have trained with Corner Boxing Club co-founder Carrie Barry—to…

Costume Cruise

Halloween might still be a month away, but thanks to this quirky bike ride, you can show off your costume early. Choose a scenic 10K route along the South Platte River or challenge yourself on a more strenuous 25K or 50K loop. After breaking a sweat, cool down with an Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery,…

Beaver Creek Blast Mountain Bike Race

Elevate your heart rate at high altitude during this exciting race, which ranges from 6.7 to 16 miles depending on the course you choose. Riders of all ages and ability levels can compete for the chance to win $5,200. After a long day of riding, swing by the Dusty Boot afterward for a complimentary steak…

Corner Store Country Run 5K

Saddle up for a country-themed workout. Navigate your way through farm obstacles like hay bales, tractor tires, and giant inflatable pigs and cows to vie for a first place medal, and then stick around or a family-friendly country fair to enjoy live music and a cold one at the beer garden. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers…

Fremont Haunt Race

Teams of seven compete head-to-head in a race that pays homage to John Fremont, an explorer and general in the Union Army, who in 1849 led an expedition along the Rio Grande in which 12 of his members died. Four team members will be tasked with carrying two “bodies,” while the seventh member, will recreate…

Wild Yoga

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Strike a mountain pose in the ideal setting for yoga: the picturesque shores of Hallam Lake in Aspen. Taught by the Aspen Yoga Society’s Wild Yoga teachers, this outdoor class is an all-levels flow that blends physical poses with yogic philosophy, meaning you’ll dig deep into the spiritual meaning of a posture.

Rally for Freedom

Join this motorcycle ride and rally to support the furry friends that help veterans living with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and mobility impairments. The 75-mile route will wind through the beautiful mountain roads of the Front Range, and you’ll finish at the Quaker Steak & Lube in Westminster for a lunch special including dishes like…

12 Hours of Penitence

If you're looking for a grueling workout, take on this all-day cycling circuit, which follows a 21-mile winding loop through Penitente Canyon. Solo riders or teams battling the 2,000-feet gain in elevation in the process will compete to take on as many laps as possible during a 12-hour period. When you're done pedaling, refuel with…
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Snowboard on the Block

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Ever wonder what Coachella for snow bros would look like? This season-launching fest may be your best chance to find out. The daylong celebration of snowboard culture features outdoor screenings of boarding-centric flicks from Snowboarder Magazine and Absinthe Films and live performances from rock bands the Vandals and the Murder City Devils. Gnarly, dude. —Photo courtesy of…

Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

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This race redefines the meaning of mountain running. During the half-marathon-length ascent, you’ll climb 7,815 feet in elevation to reach the apex of Pikes Peak and then cruise back down in a shuttle. If you need more of a challenge, try the Marathon race the following day—you’ll summit, then scamper all the way back down.…

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo

Even if there isn't much powder this year, you can ring in ski season at this three-day expo. Try out your snowboarding skills indoors in the MBS Mountainboard Zone or build muscle at the rock climbing wall, while the kiddos compete in an obstacle course race. Then visit hundreds of winter retailers, including Denver's eco-friendly…

Heads Up Fore Cancer Golf Tournament

Put your putting skills to the test at this philanthropic tournament. After chowing down on a barbecue lunch from the Hyland Hills Clubhouse, your team will visit 18 holes and try their luck at winning the trophy. Proceeds benefit the Diane Dawson Foundation, an organization that provides aid for children and families who have lost…

McKee Classic Bike Tour

Choose from 62-, 37-, 30-, or 10-mile courses through the foothills of Larimer County on this multi-distance, non-competitive ride. The scenic routes travel through Carter Lake, Horsetooth Reservoir, and Boyd Lake, and proceeds from the more than 1,300 cycling participants benefit McKee Medical Center Foundation programs. Sun 6:30 a.m. Visit mckeefoundationevents.com.

Pure Speed Racing

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If watching Nascar on TV makes you want to test out a race car yourself, don't miss this high-adrenaline opportunity to drive. Hop in a two-seater dragster with one of Morrison-based Bandimere Speedway’s licensed professionals and zoom up to 140 miles per hour. Or get suited up and buckled into your own vehicle so you can blast down…

Kusha: Denver

Ring in 2017 at this three-day yoga and cannabis workshop. Under the guidance of yoga instructor and KUSHA owner Harleigh Reynolds, you'll discover the role cannabis can play in your yoga practice both physically and mentally. You'll practice several yoga styles over multiple sessions, including Yin and Vinyasa, and pair each with a different form…

Evergreen Kids Triathlon

At this fun morning workout, your kids can have their first three-part race experience. Participants between five and 13 years old can take a dip in the Buchanan Pool, race along Pioneer Trail, and top it off with a bike ride on the Buchanan Trail. Proceeds benefit the Evergreen Parks & Recreation Special Needs Program,…

Canine Classic 5K

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Leash up your four-legged pal for this dog-friendly race. The entire course is built for canines: Water troughs and veterinarians will be positioned along the pavement-and-dirt path next to regular aid stations. Once you cross the finish line, enjoy the tunes spun by local DJ Blakk Caesar and let your dog loose to socialize with…

Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition

You don’t need to be an expert snowshoer to participate in this hardcore race, but you might just need an oxygen mask. The race starts at over 8,000 feet and provides stellar views of the Rocky Mountains as racers speed toward the finish line. Hardcore snowshoers will want to sign up for the 10K, while…

Bannock Street Criterium Bike Race

Riders of all ages can participate in this high-speed race, which follows a one-mile figure-eight course through the Golden Triangle neighborhood. Spectators can surround the course as the cyclists vie for medals and a cash prize of up to $3,640, then enjoy a street fair featuring exhibitions from biking-related nonprofits such as Project ReCycle and…

Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon

No need for a personal playlist at this race—you'll be treated to an upbeat mix of live music instead. Runners will pass multiple Mile High City landmarks, such as Coors Field and Larimer Square on the 13.1-mile course, and 15 local bands will be stationed every half mile along the course to keep you grooving…

Dawg Nation Pond Hockey Tournament

Sharpen your skates for this charitable pond hockey tournament and bid for a chance to play with a pro. Teams of four compete in a round-robin style tournament, but some teams will get a boost from former NHL? players like Aaron McKenzie and Milan Hejduk, who will play for the team who bids the highest.…

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