The Paper Chase
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 the10K hot line at 602-744-6531 or see www.phoenixnewtimes.com.- Jill Koch
Century Plenty Fun
Cyclist take to the street
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
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