Running of the Gays, now in its eighth year, is a hell of a party, where high-heeled dudes and the occasional tutu-clad lady go for the gold on a three-block stretch of East 17th Avenue. It’s all for a good cause: The Denver youth poetry nonprofit Art From Ashes will use funds collected at the event to provide creative empowerment workshops for LGBTQ+ youth. All registered participants walk — or run — away with free T-shirts, boas and goodie bags, as well as free mimosas at Steuben’s. There will also be a family-friendly after-party and free foot massages at X Bar, and free entertainment for all by local poets the Bella Diva Dancers and Elvis impersonator Lori Marie “Shelvis” Muha. The teetering runners take off at 11 a.m. Sunday, October 29, from ACE Eat & Serve, 501 East 17th Avenue; registration is $40 at bitly.com/ROTG2017.
It’s not much of a marathon, but the annual