For those runners and cyclists that do it for the thrill of the race—not the free T-shirt—here's a contest for them. This bare-bones duathlon pairs a four-mile run with a 10-mile paved bike ride in Cherry Creek Reservoir. Don’t want to cycle? Make a dash for it in the run-only option for a fraction of the price. Sat 10 a.m.
Although winter is now in full swing, this four-day event celebrates the endless activities found in the great outdoors. From fly-fishing and hunting to off-roading and archery, the Rocky Mountain region’s largest outdoor exposition offers a hands-on experience for recreation and adventure enthusiasts. Thu-Fri noon-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
If there’s one thing the West knows how to do right, it’s a rodeo. Throughout January, the 108-year-old stock show offers events for everyone—horse shows, bull-riding competitions, Mexican rodeos, art exhibits, and tradeshows including jewelry and agricultural products. Daily, times vary.
Get ready for Denver to transform into a planet of the apes. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, participants will stampede through the heart of downtown Denver wearing full gorilla suits. The 5K fun run benefits the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund, an international charity working to fight mountain gorilla extinction. Sat 11 a.m.
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