It's all run and games this Sunday, November 16, when the 28th annual New Times 10K takes over Steele Indian School Park, 300 East Indian School. Bad news for Sunday sloths: The event's exhaustive options eclipse any excuse to sit it out.Not up for a 5 or 10K run? Consider a little walk and roll: Hit the street for a 5K walk, 10K inline skate or 10K wheelchair race. A 400-yard kids' dash and 5K stroller stroll let little ones make a run for it, and everybody is encouraged to come in costume for a chance to score prizes (and to conceal the fact that they're sucking big air). Participant perks include a post-race picnic, free body massages, and live music by Danny Rhodes and the Messengers.
A portion of the proceeds benefits Phoenix Children's Hospital. Race-day registration, $25, runs from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Call the 10K hot line at 602-744-6531 or see www.phoenixnewtimes.com.- Jill Koch
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Cyclist take to the street
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Go the distance -- or settle for half -- this Saturday, November 15, when McDowell Mountain Cycling's century, metric-century and half metric-century rides depart from Horizon Park, 15440 North 100th Street in Scottsdale. Registration -- $50 for singles, $75 for tandems -- opens at 6:30 a.m. See www.azbikeclub.com. - Jill Koch
Riders help special-needs children
Take a wing tip: Earn yours this Saturday, November 15, at the Halo Run Motorcycle Fund Raiser benefiting the Children's Angel Foundation for special-needs kids. Registration -- $20 for single riders, $25 for couples -- runs from 8 to 10 a.m. at Turf Paradise, 1501 West Bell. Pre- and post-ride revelry includes live music, food and motorcycle exhibits. See www.halorun.org. - Jill Koch