Denver Post Fitness Calendar, 10/1/2013

BENEFITS

Free to Breathe Denver

Oct. 6:The fourth annual Run/Walk is a benefit for research, education and awareness programs for the National Lung Cancer Partnership. 7:30 a.m. registration, 8:15 a.m. yoga warm-up, 8:45 a.m. rally, 9 a.m. 5K run, 9:05 a.m. 5K walk, 10:15 a.m. closing rally. Entry fees vary. Washington Park, 701 S. Franklin St., FreetoBreathe.org/denver

Roadless Ride

Oct. 11: An “All Day Spinathon” benefit for Brent’s Place, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Brent’s Place provides a place for families to stay while children receive cancer treatments. Participants may ride for one hour or more, form a team or challenge themselves to the Roadless Century by riding all 12 hours (space is limited to the first 30 riders). All participants will receive food, beverages and the use of Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club facilities. Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club, 5801 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village, 303-770-2582, roadlessride.org, brentsplace.org

Stepping Out to Cure Sclerodoma 3K/5K Walk

Oct. 6: Walkers are rewarded with a string of Mardi Gras beads at the completion of each lap to help them keep track of how many laps they have completed at the third annual benefit for the autoimmune disease. 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. 5K, 11:05 a.m. 3K. An awards ceremony, live and silent auctions follow. Teams are encouraged. Fort Collins City Park, 1500 W. Mulberry St., Fort Collins, scleroderma.org/site/TR?fr_id= 1680pg=entry#.Ujy6NtKsjTp

Walk to Defeat ALS

Oct. 5:The ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter presents its annual 3K family-friendly walk, 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk begins. Proceeds provide year-round services at no cost for those with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families throughout Colorado and Wyoming as well as funding global research. City Park, 303-832-2322, alsaco.org

Yoga for Colorado

Oct. 2: Yoga Junction, the Louisville-based yoga studio, hosts a donation-based yoga class and silent auction to benefit the United Way Foothills Flood Relief Fund, 7-8:15 p.m. Suggested donation is $15. Louisville United Methodist Church, 741 Jefferson Ave., Louisville, 303-658-0365, louisvilleyogajunction.com

Zombie Urban Dash

Oct. 5: The third annual competition features teams of 2-6 in their best zombie gear facing challenges/riddles at various checkpoints throughout downtown Denver, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Racers are only allowed to walk or run or use public transportation (RTD or Light Rail), no bikes, cabs or pedicabs. A portion of the proceeds benefit Florence Crittendon Services that supports teen mothers. An after-party is at Casselman’s Bar and Venue (2620 Walnut St.) with prizes, music, food and drink specials. adreproductions.com/zombie-dash-urban-race/

SPECIAL EVENTS

Adventure Film Festival

Oct. 3-5: The 2013 festival features 33 outdoor and environmental films along with exhibits, a Colorado Flood Relief benefit, panel discussions, children’s activities and more. Various times and locations. Tickets vary. Boulder, adventurefilm.org

Blood screenings

Oct. 15-18: University Hospital and South Suburban Parks and Recreation is offering comprehensive blood screenings for $40 that include cholesterol and 30 other blood components, 7-9:30 a.m. A 12-hour fast is required and you must be 18 and above unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Additional screenings also available. No appointment necessary. Oct. 15 at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree; Oct. 16 at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial; Oct. 17 at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton; Oct. 18 at Family Sports Center, 6901 S. Peoria St., Centennial; 303-730-4610

Dailey Method Barre Studio

Oct. 5-6: Celebrating its one-year anniversary with a free class weekend along with free childcare during classes. Reservations recommended, call or visit the website for the schedule. 4342 Tennyson St., Unit A, 303-495-5260, thedaileymethod.com

ONGOING

DCCV’s Yoga Classes

The Denver Center for Crime Victims (DCCV) presents a series of gentle yoga workout classes to offer emotional and physical benefits. A 10-week set of one-hour classes is $50 or individual classes are $5 each. All materials are provided. No experience required. Classes are held in central Denver. 303-860-0660, e-mail admin@denvervictims.org, denvervictims.org

Feisty Fit Females

A free exercise group for female cancer survivors meets the final Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 303-798-7614, feistyfitfemales.org

Hatha Yoga with Jan

Through Oct. 31: Classes 5:45-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30-9:45 a.m. Saturdays. $5 minimum donation for charity. St. John’s Cathedral, 1350 Washington St., 303-894-0648, hathayogawithjan.com

Weigh and Win

South Suburban’s Buck Recreation Center is offering an ongoing free program that pays individuals (age 18 and over) to achieve a healthy weight through a partnership with the City of Littleton and Kaiser Permanente. Those already at their ideal weight will be awarded with incentives and rewards for maintaining it. Success is measured and tracked through quarterly weigh-ins at a kiosk located inside Buck Recreation Center. Participants also have access to online coaching tools. Weigh and Win kiosks are also located at South Suburban’s Goodson and Lone Tree recreation centers. Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton, weighandwin.com

Compiled by Vickie Heath, The Denver Post

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