It's ladies only, please, for Run Like a Girl, being held for the second year in wooded West Creek on Oct. 10. Participants can run the 8K (about 5 miles), walk, run or stroll their little ones in the 5K (about 3 miles) or sprint in the 1-mile kids run. The event, $20 to $30, begins at 9 a.m. and benefits ovarian cancer research through the HERA Women's Cancer Foundation. Call 647-3070 or visit runlikeagirl8k.com.
Head downtown on Oct. 8 to The Gallery at UNOS for delights such as curried pumpkin bisque with a crispy sesame wafer and herb-crusted lamb lollipops with a bourbon-peach demi-glace. Called United for UNOS, the event funds lifesaving organ matches. It costs $50 and runs from 7 to 11 p.m. To find out more, call 782-4630 or unitedforunos.org.