If you are in search of a fitness challenge, here's one of monumental proportions: Cyclocross at Ellison Park (395 Rich's Dugway Road). For those who don't know, cyclocross is basically cycling with obstacles that require the cycler to dismount their bike, run on foot while carrying the bike, get back on the bike, rinse and repeat.
This year's event features four international races and 24 amateur races. The age groups range from kids 9 and under to adults 55 and older, so there are chances for everyone to compete and win prizes. If you don't want to compete, get in for free as a spectator and enjoy barbecue by Good Smoke and have a drink at the beer garden.
The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20. The first race begins at 9:35 a.m. each day. Check out ellisoncyclocross.com for full schedule and other event details.