New to skiing? Let organizers from Denver's Art of Winter festival teach you about the sport during your lunch break in a free information session. Try a pair of cross-country skis on for size and slide around downtown Denver. Not ready to glid streetside? Snowshoes will also be available to test out. Fri 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Kick and glide at Crested Butte's biggest Nordic event of the year. Clocking in at just more than a 5k, the adult course doubles as a American Birkebeiner qualifying race. It's not all work, though: participants are encouraged to race in costume. Sat 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
It may be called Super Bowl Sunday, but Peyton won't be yelling "Omaha!" until late afternoon. Sweat out some of that pre-game angst (and lessen the guilt from all the wings you'll be eating later) at the Super Bowl 5K. The family-friendly event includes a 1K fun run for the little ones.
All good things must come to an end, and ski/snowboard season is no exception. Celebrate closing day at Sunlight Mountain with a beach party at the base of the mountain. Participate in a costume contest, enjoy live music, and try skimming across the pond on a snowboard. Sun noon.
For more than 88 years, the Harlem Globetrotters have combined athletic skill with comical theatrics for an entertaining take on basketball. This year, the Globetrotters are asking fans to vote online for which rule to add to the game (e.g. Two Ball Basketball: play with two basketballs at one time). Sun 2 p.m.
Need practice for this summer's obstacle course race season? Pull together a team of family and friends, and conquer more than 15 challenges including sledding, obstacle courses, puzzles, and a scavenger hunt throughout Winter Park. Enjoy hot cocoa, beer, s’mores, and live music at the finish line. Sat 3 p.m.
Grab all the green running gear you can find and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a 7K run or walk through LoDo. A 25-year tradition, this jaunt honors Irish heritage while benefitting Volunteers of America. After the run, relax at the after-party with live music and plenty of replenishing brews. Sun 10:15 a.m.
As the final event of the RunDenver series, That Dam Run includes kids' fun run, 5K, and a half marathon course along Cherry Creek Dam Road. Get out in the almost-spring air while benefitting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and Girls on the Run of the Rockies. Sun 10 a.m.
For equestrians of all ages, the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo offers riding lessons, horse care experts, and choreographed performances of talent and discipline in Friday and Saturday's "Mane Event." Buy a day pass for full access, or purchase individual event tickets. Fri-Sun, times vary.
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