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Fall Guide 2012

Fall Guide 2012: Sports & Recreation

Photo: Issac Baldizon, getty images, License: N/A

Issac Baldizon, getty images

Photo: Photo by Sam Clark, License: N/A

Photo by Sam Clark


Nov. 17-Nov. 18
The Horrible Hundred 2012 Deemed "Central Florida's Toughest Ride," this grueling race invites cyclists to choose between 100-, 70- or 35-mile routes throughout Central Florida, with a two-day cycling and fitness expo showcasing local bike shops, live music in the park and lunch options served up at a food truck fiesta. 10 am Saturday, 6 am Sunday; Waterfront Park, East Avenue and State Road 50, Clermont; $40-$50 entry fee, free for spectators; horrible-hundred.com.

Nov. 22
Turkey Trot 5K Before you gobble down the holiday turkey, join in this Thanksgiving-themed 3.1-mile run/power walk around downtown Orlando, which benefits Central Florida-based nonprofit Seniors First and offers both costume and turkey call contests on the day of the race. 8 am Thursday; Lake Eola Park, East Central Boulevard and North Eola Drive; $27-$35; 407-310-6725; turkeytrotorlando.com.

Nov. 22-Nov. 25
Old Spice Classic This annual four-day men's college basketball single-elimination tournament hosts eight teams from around the nation, with this year's squads including Clemson, Vanderbilt, Gonzaga, Oklahoma, UTEP, Davidson, Marist College and West Virginia. Various times Thursday-Friday, Sunday; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; $20-$100; 407-939-4263; oldspiceclassic.com.

Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Festivals of Speed In its seventh year now, this three-day high-end car and airplane showcase comes to town toting a swanky jet port reception, a wine connoisseurs' multi-course dinner event boasting handcrafted cocktails and gourmet fare, and weekend-long luxury motorsports displays. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Various times Friday-Sunday; various venues; $10-$350, visit website for details; 352-385-9450; festivalsofspeed.com/orlando.

Fall Guide 2012
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  • Fall Guide 2012: Music Imagine seeing Eddie Vedder, M83, Metric, Gotye, GZA, Andrew Bird, Rascal Flatts, Fiona Apple, the Who, Band of Horses, Weezer, Deerhoof and more... | 9/26/2012
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