TOUR DE TONOPAH
This ride attracts bicyclists from Central and East Valley communities. The ride is surrounded by a peaceful desert and the beautiful Saddle Mountains. The event benefits a variety of charities, including the Buckeye Legion Post 53, Cub Scout Pack 360 and St. Henry’s Catholic Church.
Tonopah Valley High School, 38201 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, tourdetonopah.com, Saturday, October 28, 6:30 a.m., starts at $200.
ARIZONA SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
Cardinals owner Bill Bidwell, Coyotes star Shane Doan, sports journalist Paola Boivin, ASU wrestler Anthony Robles and GCU basketball coach and former Suns star Dan Majerle have all been elected to the 2017 Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. Come watch the induction ceremony of these famous Arizonans.
Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley, 480.517.9700, azsportshof.com, Wednesday, November 1, 5:30 to 9 p.m., tickets start at $200.
RUN THE RACEWAY
Runners, start your engines! Run the Raceway gives folks the opportunity to get the real-life NASCAR track experience. With races that are 3 miles or 1 mile, there is an option for everybody. Water will be provided throughout the course.
Phoenix International Raceway, 7602 S. Avondale Boulevard, Avondale, 866.408.7223, phoenixraceway.com, Saturday, November 4, 7 to 11 a.m., tickets start at $5.
PHOENIX 10K AND HALF MARATHON
The 42nd annual race brings thousands to the core of downtown Phoenix, on Central Avenue, for a half marathon, 10K, 5K, Mollen Mile kid’s run, an expo, live music and surprises.
Downtown Phoenix, on Washington Street, between Central Avenue and Second Avenue, phoenix10k.com, Sunday, November 5, 6 a.m., $20-$195.
CHARLES SCHWAB CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
Charles Schwab Cup Championship, for male professionals aged 50 and older, is the final event of the U.S.-based PGA tour. Tee times for golfers will be made available a day before the event at Phoenix Country Club.
Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. Seventh Street, Phoenix, 602.263.5208, pgatour.com/champions/schwab-cup.html, Monday, November 6 through Sunday, November 12, time TBA, tickets start at $25.
ARIZONA CARDINALS VS. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
The Cardinals face off against their division rivals, the Seattle Seahawks. Bruce Arians looks to put this game in the win column as the Bird Gang tries to work out the offensive kinks left from running back David Johnson’s wrist injury.
University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 800.745.3000, ticketmaster.com, arizonacardinals.com, Thursday, November 9, 6:25 p.m., tickets start at $50.
RALLY POINT ARIZONA RUN
La Frontera-EMPACT Arizona, a nonprofit specializing in suicide prevention, is coordinating a half marathon and 5K race. A post-race celebration with awards, live music and food will take place at the sports complex. Purchase a raffle ticket to support the Rally Point program and the chance to win a Harley-Davidson Iron 883 or $10,000 in cash. In addition, veterans will participate in a 22-mile march that raises awareness about the harrowing statistic that a veteran commits suicide every 22 minutes.
Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, 623.773.8700, rpazrun.phxfr.org, Saturday, November 11, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., $25 to $110.
CAN-AM 500 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE
Experience the intensity of the NASCAR playoffs at this semifinal playoff race for the Monster Energy series at Phoenix International Raceway. Also witness Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last ride out west.
Phoenix International Raceway, 7602 S. Avondale Boulevard, Avondale, 866.408.7223, phoenixraceway.com, Sunday, November 12, 12:30 p.m., tickets start at $5.
PHOENIX SUNS VS. LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Beat L.A.! Led by point guard Eric Bledsoe and shooting guard Devin Booker, the Suns look to stop the Lonzo Ball-fronted Lakers from getting a win on their home court. The Suns are fighting in a strong Western Conference to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2009-10 season.
Talking Stick Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.7900, nba.com/suns, Wednesday, November 15, 7 p.m., tickets start at $13.