It's called the Cheetah Challenge, but no cheetah will be harmed in the running of the race. Humans, though, that's another story. This cross-country trail run benefiting the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, some 50 miles southwest of Fort Worth, is known as the "toughest 5K in Texas." It crisscrosses rocky terrain and gives way to ever-rising hills best mounted with an ice pick and an oxygen tank. There's also a road race, a straight shot from start to finish on pavement. Families often run it. Then there's the cross-country race. People will pay up to $25 to compete in it. This is the third straight year they'll pay that for the honor. What other proof is needed that there is an increasing number of sadists among us? Registration begins Saturday at 7 a.m. The races are at 9 a.m. The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is at 2155 County Road 2008 in Glen Rose. Call 254-897-2960. --Paul Kix
Silly you. You thought football was about goal posts and touchdowns and beefy men in matching outfits. Not so. The real action, it turns out, is in the parking lot. Just ask Joe Cahn, the self-proclaimed commissioner of tailgating. Nine years ago this Louisiana man sold his house, bought an RV and became a party professional, bringing his traveling celebrations to every NFL city in the country. Now that's dedication. (We hear he makes some mean jambalaya, too.) On Monday, Cahn will demonstrate his tailgating prowess at the Cowboys-Eagles game. Look for the commissioner and other revelers a few hours before game time at Texas Stadium, 2401 E. Airport Freeway in Irving. The game starts at 8 p.m. Go to www.tailgating.com. --Rhonda Reinhart
We start 500 years before the birth of Christ with a sage in India named Patanjali. He wrote a treatise on yoga, some 196 aphorisms, generally calling for a oneness of body and soul and mind. Problem was, unless you believed in reincarnation, Patanjali's rules were tough to apply. But 2,500 years later, they aren't. The teachings of one BKS Iyengar, born in India in 1918, have an international following. Through regular practice, BKS students can experience the wisdom attained by Patanjali. Or so BKS people say. One BKS person, George Purvis, by his own estimates "a frozen rope of Iyengar purity in this languid world of limp linguini yoga eclecticism," is coming to Dallas from November 12 through November 14. Three classes will be held at the BKS Iyengar Yoga Studio of Dallas, 5539 Dyer St. Admission is $40. Call 214-365-YOGA. --Paul Kix
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