Cooler weather and fewer hours of daylight do nothing to slow the pace of runs and bike rides for good causes in this area.
It almost seems as if the reverse is true; that athletes and event organizers are scrambling like squirrels to stockpile endorphins and pledges before winter.
Scanning my inbox this week, I found news about the Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride hosted by Wheel & Sprocket on Oct. 8.
The same day, Veterans Park on the Milwaukee Lakefront will be full of runners joining the Free to Breathe 5K, an event in its second year.
On Sunday, the causes shift to Parkinson's disease and scholarships for students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The Moving Forward Ride/Walk for Parkinson's starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Bicycle Doctor in Dousman. That fits nicely with a prime-time Packers game.
The Panther Prowl, a 5K run, starts at 10 a.m. on the UWM campus.
Those are just a sampling of the events to mix with leaf-raking and window-cleaning this coming weekend. For a more detailed list of charity outings and races, check out the Silent Sports magazine online calendar.