Dade City's Little Everglades Ranch will play host to a brutal feat of fitness this month. Waves of 400 people will be unleashed every 20 minutes in the Oct. 16 Savage Race to scale extreme obstacles like Colossus, featuring a 16-foot quarter pipe on one side and a 24-foot water slide on the other.
Upon crossing the finish line, participants receive a commemorative medal, shirt, and one free beer for those over 21 years of age.
Spectators can enjoy cold beverages, food and live entertainment as they watch participants put their bodies to the test. The 6-7 mile race begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 19 at 17951 Hamilton Road.
A Junior Savage Race will be held for participants ages 13 and younger, with 1-mile races starting at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Register by Oct. 16 online at savagerace.com. Starting at $109 for racers; $10 for spectators in advance; $20 for spectators at the gate; $25 for Junior Savage racers.
Run: Registration is open until Oct. 16 for the 35th annual Rattlesnake Run, taking place on Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. at San Ann Liquors and Restaurant, 32625 SR 52, San Antonio.
The run includes a 5-mile all-terrain run over hills, sidewalks, groves and a bridge; a 1-mile individual or 1-mile team run; or 1-mile with a dog. Fees are $15 to $25, depending on category. (352) 668-4066; rattlesnakerun.com.
Barrel race: Horseback riders compete for the best time at the Turn and Burn barrel race at noon Oct. 19 at Ohana Horse Rescue, 21151 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville.
There will also be a bake sale, raffles and a silent auction.
Riders can call ahead or register day-of. $30 for juniors and adults. $20 for pee-wee. Free for spectators. The event benefits Ohana Horse Rescue and Healing Horses One Child at a Time. (863) 430-8718.
Run: Tarpon Springs hosts its innaugural Zombie Run from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 at the Tarpon Springs Fitness Park, 500 Live Oak St.
Race through the city's new fitness park, avoiding obstacles and attacking zombies. Carry back the vaccine for bonus points. Medals will be awarded.
An after-party includes costume contests, bounce house, DJ music and pony rides. $20. (727) 942-5628; tsrdonline.com.
Golf: LifeChoices Women's Care hosts the third annual Golf for Life Charity Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 at Quail Hollow, 6225 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel.
For $75 per golfer, participants receive greens fees, door prizes, a golfer goodie bag, dinner, chances to win prizes, contests and awards. (813) 948-7734; LifeChoicesGolf.org.
Golf: Tickets are available for the 13th annual Charity Golf Tournament hosted by Alzheimer's Family Organization and Full Circle Financial on Nov. 9 at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., New Port Richey.
Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The tournament includes 18 holes of golf/four-person scramble, continental breakfast, lunch by Argento's Italian Bistro, goody bags, raffles and door prizes.
There will be various contests and prizes, including a new car from Friendly Kia and a chance to win $10,000. Cost to play is $85 per person. 1-888-496-8004.
Golf: A charity golf event benefiting the Pasco Mental Health Foundation begins at noon Nov. 9 at the Groves Golf and Country Club, 7924 Melogold Circle, Land O'Lakes.
The Fall Fun Golf Scramble features 18 holes of golf with a cart, picnic, cash bar, raffles and chances to win prizes. Spectators are welcome to take part in the picnic. $50 for golfers; $15 for spectators. Registration required. (727) 364-2582; pascomentalhealthfoundation.com.
5K: Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Mike Alstott signs autographs and poses for pictures at the seventh annual Hike for Hospice.
The event includes a 5K run and a 5K walk with proceeds to benefit Hospice. Registration and check-in begin at 7 a.m., the run begins at 8 a.m. and the traditional hike begins at 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at Rasmussen College, 18600 Fernview St., Land O'Lakes.
Prizes are awarded for the top fundraisers, and fastest runners. All hikers receive a T-shirt, breakfast and beverages with registration. $25 for adults; $15 for students ages 11 through college; $10 for ages 10 and under. 1-800-561-4883; firstgiving.com/hikeforhospice.
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