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Some runners race for the thrill of victory while others just want to escape from the living dead. Half traditional 5K, half horror movie come to life, the Zombie Run 5K has something for everyone. At the starting line, the human racers—known for their ability to enunciate, give warm handshakes, and appreciate paprika—are tipped off that horror looms as they embark from a flipped tanker that has spilled zombie-birthing toxic goo. After a 1K warm-up, the tension ratchets as contestants enter the second K's militarized zone, where the walking, lurching, and jogging dead begin to give chase.

Now since zombies are a fictional creation, they're played by fellow racers clad in bloody makeup and trained in zombie choreography. And since eating people is still illegal in the U.S., humans wear flags that the zombies grab in lieu of chomping. Zombies multiply like zombie rabbits across three more running zones, including a vaccination hydration center reprieve and a heart-pounding 2K free-for-all to the finish. Alive or "dead," everybody gets to finish the race, which is followed by the Quarantine Party—featuring live DJ music from alive DJs, snacks and refreshments, and movie-quality zombie makeovers for people who want to nail the job interviews they have the next day.

1111 South Street
Louisville,
CO
US

Framed by the distant peaks of the Rocky Mountains, Coal Creek Golf Course twists and turns 6,879 yards of fairways and greens through a gauntlet of ponds and mature trees. One of 10 different holes in which golfers encounter water, the par-4 6th is regarded as Coal Creek's most difficult hole, featuring the layout's narrowest fairway, a pond to gobble up drives that veer left, and towering trees to block out any shot that strays to the right or gets adopted by a hungry squirrel. The par-4 18th hole offers a fitting end to the round with a tricky, 425-yard dogleg right crisscrossed by the waters of Coal Creek. The course also boasts a staff of PGA professionals who can help clients add length to their drives or learn how to change a golf cart's tire in lessons offered for players of all ages and abilities.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course
  • Length of 6,879 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 72.3 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 132 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options
  • Scorecard

585 West Dillon Road
Louisville,
CO
US

Chef Deb Traylor, the classically trained French chef at Mountain High Appliance, imbues students with the knowledge of how to prepare a variety of dishes in her two-hour cooking classes. Chef Deb instructs groups of up to 35 people in topics such as Soups & Stews, Truly Tasty Healthy Eating, Everything Chocolate – Sweet to Savory, and Robot Ethics. Pupils taste all creations made in the class, held in 1 of 14 live kitchen classrooms on-site. Postsession, chef Deb passes out recipes for each dish so that newly crowned chefs can test them out at home or use them to wallpaper an underground laboratory. Check the online schedule for course dates and times.

500 Discovery Parkway
Louisville,
CO
US

For many, maintaining a healthy fitness regimen is an off-putting chore on par with cleaning the garage or assembling that backyard roller coaster for the kids. The folks behind Snap Fitness, who now boast locations all over the world, are of the opinion that this doesn't have to be the case. They believe 24-hour access to premium cardio and strength-training equipment, innovative easyFIT monitors to track personal progress, and perpetual guidance from certified professionals can help transform physical fitness into an accessible activity that yields measurable and tangible results. In addition to providing online workout rubrics and meal plans, they work to keep sweat glands up and running by offering work out rewards programs, making regular check-in calls, and measuring bodies—sans padded muscle suits—every 30 days.

165 McCaslin Blvd
Louisville,
CO
US

For nearly a decade, the nationally certified instructors at ATA Family Martial Arts have taught students how to block, strike, and kick in a series of self-defense patterns. Classes for kids as young as 4 focus on coordination, listening skills, and confidence, and adult-geared classes teach sparring and weapons training.

1132 West Dillon #4
Louisville,
CO
US