Summer is the perfect time to get outside and get sporty. While riding your bike or taking a dip in the pool are classic go-to’s, you could really do them anywhere. If you are looking to shake things up this month check out our top 5 unique athletic events going on in Denver this July:

1. Play hooky from work to watch the USA play in the World Cup
July 1st-TBD

Catch USA at Three Lions Pub. Photo by Delmy Gooch.

Catch USA matches live at Three Lions Pub. Photo by Delmy Gooch.

In case you have been living under a rock or your Instagram friends are not patriotically blowing up your feed with #USAWorldCup posts, it is official…World Cup fever has struck. Denver has hundreds of free and unique options to satisfy any fútbol fanatic. Head over to Three Lions Pub (2239 E Colfax Ave.) for a truly rowdy-house ‘Merica party. This large pub will be opening at least three hours before first kick during every match. Don’t want to drop dimes on pints? Head over to Skyline park to watch live streaming of USA matches. 

2. Fitness on The Rocks
July 19th | $19

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Zumba at FOTR 2013. Photo by Crystal Rhea.

Want a kickass workout in one of the best ampitheatre’s in the country? The 3rd Annual Fitness on The Rocks will feature yoga, core blast, body combat, Zumba, tug of war and numerous local and national vendors. Tickets guarantee as many activities as desired. Grab the sunblock and head up to Red Rocks for this unique fitness expo.

3. WBFF Fitness & Fashion Spectacular
July 19th | $37-$67

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Photo by Brent Andeck.

The World Beauty Fitness and Fashion (WBFF) organization is the worldwide leader in fitness and modelling, providing the best opportunities for contestants and models to compete while supporting a healthy lifestyle. 303 was at June’s preview show at Epernay Lounge showcasing many of the fitness models that will be competing this month. Head over to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to see beautifully fit men and women take to the stage in this competition. Need a little motivation to kick your summer workouts into a higher gear? A high does of Denver’s most fit  and confident will certainly push you into that new cardio class you’ve been hesitant to try.

4. Guinness International Champions Cup
July 26th | $45-$146

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European fútbol makes its way to Denver. Image from Sports Authority’s website.

Just because the World Cup ends on July 13th, doesn’t mean Denver has to abandon it’s soccer excitement. Sports Authority Field at Mile High will welcome our friends from across the pond when arguably the most popular sports team in the world this July when Manchester United visits Colorado for the first time to take on Italian club AS Roma as part of the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup. Tickets range in price, but you better get on it as this matchup is predicted to sell out.

5. Watch the Broncos Practice at Sports Authority
July 27th and 30th | FREE

photo by Holly Osborn.

photo by Holly Osborn.

If you are like me, and you find yourself counting down the days until September 7th when the Broncos host the Indianapolis Colts in the Sunday Night Football season premiere then this one is for you (67 in case you were wondering). Due to construction at the team’s Dove Valley headquarters, practices this preseason will NOT be open to the public. Instead, the team will host three open practices at Sports Authority Field for fans to enjoy. Time to pull that orange jersey out of the closet, wash those Super Bowl tears off of the collar, and get ready for a new season. It is #timetoride 

Click here for the teams training camp schedule.