Give back to Mother Nature by supporting local open space nonprofits Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership and Bluff Lake Nature Center. Challenge yourself to a 5K, 10K, or half marathon course along Sand Creek and Bluff Lake. Proceeds benefit a $40,000 goal to fund natural areas in Denver, environmental education programs, and land restoration projects.
Healthy kids are happy kids. Olympic gold medalist in long-distance running Frank Shorter invites the whole family to take part in an indoor arena 5K run benefitting Healthy Learning Paths. Don't forget the little ones—there will be a Diaper Dash for children less than two years old. Enjoy a hot breakfast and goodie bags at the finish line. Sun 9 a.m.
Gather your friends, kids, and pets for a 5K fun run around beautiful City Park. Benefitting Freedom Service Dogs and Family HomeStead, run registration includes a T-shirt, live music, a post-race beer garden, and kid-friendly activities such as face painting. Sun 9 a.m.
Learn the basics of rock climbing in a beginner-friendly class on REI's indoor rock wall. Instructors share tips on selecting the right kind of gear, putting on a harness, belaying, and climbing in order to build confidence and safety on the mountains. 13 and up. Wed 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Brain tumors are the number one cause of solid tumor cancer deaths in children. Help family and friends of those battling brain tumors move toward a cure by moving your feet in this 5K run and walk. All proceeds go to the Miles for Hope Brain Tumor Foundation. Sat 9 a.m.
Tennis pros from yesterday and today go head-to-head in this one-night tournament. Watch as former number one tennis champ Jim Courier battles Andy Roddick, James Blake, and Mark Philippoussis as he tries to avenge his fourth-place finish in the event's 2012 iteration. Wed 7 p.m.
Nothing like cooling off with a dip at the end of a 5K. Skip City Lake Park and cannonball into a 32-degree pool away from the geese. After the race, enjoy a festival featuring music, food trucks, and a beer garden. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Colorado. Sat 10 a.m.
Get zen with it through beginner-friendly yoga in a relaxing gallery setting. Try vinyasa yoga (focused on breath) and yin yoga (focused on balance) practiced to the soothing sounds of live acoustic guitar. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers between the two sessions and peruse the gallery’s collection of contemporary art. Limited stretching space is available so arrive early. Sat 7 p.m.
Aim to strike out abuse with a bowl-a-thon benefitting the Mile High Women’s Outreach Center. Each bowler is asked to collect donations and pay a $30 entry fee, which includes three games of bowling, shoe rental, refreshments, and a chance to win a one-night stay at Lone Tree Country Club. Slip on some neon shoes and help empower victims of human trafficking and sexual assault. Sun 2-5 p.m.
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