Admission is free by redeeming a complimentary voucher available at Glendale Arena, Desert Schools Coyotes Centers, McDuffy's Sports Bars, West Valley Wells Fargo branches, or online at www.arizonasting.com. -- Craig Wallach
Eggnog be damned at 5K run
One might expect the Reindeer Run to involve some kind of protracted race pitting man against animal, but the 8 a.m. event on Sunday, December 19, at Tempe Beach Park, 80 West Rio Salado Parkway, is merely a 5K run and walk cashing in on the holiday season. Since there's no worry of getting conquered by Comet and Cupid, you can run along a "sleigh-measured" 3.5-mile course, with both the top five men and women finishers receiving awards. Santa and his posse will judge a costume contest, and Marine Corps reservists will be collecting new toys for Toys for Tots. See www.lifetimefitness.com to register online for $17, or pay $20 the day of the race.