Looking for an excuse to get active? Here’s a listing of local events, recreation leagues, tournaments, camps, clinics, classes and more. Click the links at the top to jump between categories. Have a listing you’d like us to include? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Foot Power calendar: Local races for runners, cyclists and more
- Community notes: Classes, clinics and other events
- Program sign-ups: Rec and youth sports leagues and teams
- Summer camps: Search our database of summer camps, from sports camps to arts camps, or submit your event to be included in our collection.
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Foot Power calendar: Local races for runners, cyclists and more
YAMBA EVENTS >> The York Area Mountain Biking Association has partnered with Gung Ho Bikes in York to offer beginner rides every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend, no one is left behind, and all rides have a leader.
You can follow YAMBA’s activities on Facebook or check out yamba.org for details. If interested in becoming a member, the fee is $20 for an individual and $30 for a family. Contact Dan Walko at 434-3409 or email@example.com for more information.
Community notes: Classes, clinics and other events
11th annual Randy Stetler Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament: The tournament will be held Sept. 27 at Springettsbury Township Park. The tournament features male and female competition in five divisions: Youth 10-11, Junior High 12-14, High School 15-18, Adult Competitive (19+), Adult recreational (30+). Cost is $95 per team and each team must have three to five people. Deadline to enter is Friday. For more information, or to register, visit Springettsbury.com and click on Events on the left-hand navigation.
SYCBA Run, Walk, Ride: The SYCBA Run, Walk, Ride event will be Saturday at Marge Goodfellow Park in New Freedom. Participants start at the park, continue on to the Rail Trail and return to the park to complete the 5K. The 5K run will be timed. For additional information or to register, visit www.SYCBA.com or call Missy Thomas at 747-2840, ext. 107.
Shelter Shuffle 5K Run/Walk: The 10th annual Shelter Shuffle 5K Run/Walk will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday at the campus of the former Harrisburg State Hospital, across from the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. All proceeds will benefit the Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families. The tax-deductible registration is $15 per person by Sept. 6 or $20 per person after. To register online or download an event brochure, visit http://www.cchbg.org/events/shelter-shuffle-5k-runwalk/.
Gettysburg College Prospect Camp: Gettysburg College men’s basketball head coach George Petrie and his staff will hold a fall prospect camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Bream Gymnasium. The cost is $100. To register, visit GettysburgSports.com. For more information, contact assistant coach Jeff Slanovec at firstname.lastname@example.org or 337-6435.
Cupcake Classic 5K: The second annual Cupcake Classic 5K fun run/walk event will be at 8 a.m. (registration at 7 a.m.) Saturday at Moul Field, 403 Moul Avenue, Hanover. Registration is $25. Race proceeds to benefit YWCA Hanover programs and services. Register online at www.raceit.com.
YWCA workshops: The YWCA and the National Exercise Trainers Association will co-sponsor two workshops. Barre Blend — which fuses ballet, cardio training, Pilates and yoga — will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. H.I.I.T. and Tabata — high intensity interval training — will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14. Both will be at the YWCA, 320 E. Market St., York. Workshop fees apply. For additional information, contact Tara Neff at 845-2631 or visit www.netafit.org.
7th annual clay shoot fundraiser: The York County Conservation District will hold its seventh annual clay shoot fundraiser at 9 a.m. Sept. 27 at Central Penn Sporting Clays in Wellsville. Breakfast will be at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $50 for adults and $25 for students. Registration deadline is Sept. 17. You may register online at http://www.yorkccd.org or call 840-7430 for additional information.
Members 1st 5K Run/Walk: Members 1st Federal Credit Union will host its third annual 5K Run/Walk for Kids at 9 a.m. Sept. 20 at its administrative headquarters, 5000 Louise Drive, Mechanicsburg. Proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Register at www.members1st.org/5K-run-walk-for-kids.
Trails 4 Tails 40 mile run and relay: The Trails 4 Tails 40-mile run and relay will be Sept. 20. Learn more at www.trails4tails.com
York Hiking Club: The York Hiking Club will host the following events: • A 6-mile hike at 1 p.m., Sept. 21 in Spring Valley County Park. Everyone will meet at the York County School of Technology. For additional information, contact Alan Noble at 817-9430 or email@example.com. • A 10-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail on Sept. 27. Meet on Woodberry Road at 8 a.m. For additional information, contact Elyshia Menkin at 734-536-9453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orioles at Yankees bus trip: A bus will take local fans to Derek Jeter’s last day game at Yankee Stadium for the Sept. 24 game against the Baltimore Orioles. The bus leaves York at 7:30 a.m. Infield main seats cost $182, and outfield main $145. Cost includes bus fare and game ticket. For information contact Jack 578-5501 or email@example.com.
Ending Hunger One Step at a Time: Pinchot Park Hunger Walk to be held 1 p.m. October 12th starting at the Pinchot Park Conewago Day Use Area (Alpine Road/York Side). The walk starts at the Pinchot Park Conewago Day Use Area (Alpine Road/York Side) The Pinchot Park Hunger Walk distributes 25 percent of its funding equally between New Hope Ministries Dillsburg and Dover food pantries. The other 75 percent supports Church World service and other international agencies and their relief and development programs. Preregistration is available at http://hunger.cwsglobal.org. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wounded Warrior wrestling benefit: The second annual benefit wrestling tournament for the PA Wounded Warriors Association will be held at Cumberland Valley High School on Nov. 9. Registration deadline is noon Nov. 7. Register online at www.boutmastersllc.com. For additional information, contact Jerry Lucas at 791-1068 or email@example.com.
Columbus Soccer Classic: Team registrations are being accepted for the Central Maryland’s Soccer Association’s 18th annual Soccer Classic Oct. 11-12 in Carroll County, Maryland. The Classic is open to all USSF youth affiliated school, recreation and club teams. Male and female competition is offered in the single age levels of U8 through U15, and the dual age high school levels of U16 and U18. The tournament features a round-robin format with all teams being guaranteed a minimum of three games. The registration deadline is Sept. 26. Registration forms are available at www.cmsasoccer.com. For additional information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Skip Apple at 443-255-0521.
Bulldog Blitz: Runners and walkers will participate in the first Bulldog Blitz 5K run through West York at 9 a.m. Oct. 4. Proceeds will be used to set up scholarships for West York high school seniors seeking post-secondary education. Additional funds will be put back into the borough for community improvements. To sponsor this event contact email@example.com.
Bocce ball tournament: A bocce ball tournament will be at 8 a.m. Oct. 4 to benefit Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center in Manchester, Maryland. The games will be played at the courts at 3017 Walnut Street in Manchester, Maryland. Teams of four to six players can register at http://www.charlottesquestnaturecenter.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form. A donation of $10 per player is required. For more information or questions, call 410-374-6193.
Trestle 5K run: A 5K run and 2-mile walk will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 4 in Boyertown. Contact Sally Stetler at 610-327-2902 or email@example.com.
Trail walk: The Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve is holding a trail walk/run 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at Michaux State Forest. The race is limited to 250 runners. For more information contact 642-5840 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.StrawberryHill.org.
Program signups: Rec sports leagues and teams for kids and adults
West Shore Recreation Commission: The West Shore Recreation Commission is now accepting registration for fall activities. Please visit www.westshorerec.org for a complete listing or call 920-9515 or email email@example.com for additional information.
PA Lady Ducks 10U Softball: The PA Lady Ducks 10U softball team will be holding try outs at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Wieglestown Elementary. For additonal information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hanover Rhinos football: Hanover Rhinos football is holding tryouts for their spring 2015 season from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 13-14 at Hanover Middle School. There will be a $20 non-refundable fee. For additional information, contact Christopher Bunty at 465-0782 or email@example.com.
Yorktowne Volleyball: Yorktowne Volleyball will host its Youth Developmental League/Clinic on Sundays from Sept. 14 to Oct. 12 at York Learning Center, 300 E. Seventh Ave., York. Sessions are available for boys and girls in fourth through eighth grades. Registration fee is $100. Register at yorktownevb.com or contact Josh Brenneman at 654-6061.
York Sunday Fall Coed Slowpitch Softball League: The York Sunday Fall Coed Slowpitch softball league will begin Sept. 14. League fee is $305. For additional information, contact Rod Dixon at 515-8932 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Razorbacks 18U Softball Club: The Razorbacks 18U club teams will be accepting new players for the 2014 fall and 2015 summer season. Contact Jere Flick at 940-1249 or email@example.com or visit www.razorbacksoftball.com.
York Youth Soccer League: Registration is open for the fall-spring league. The league provides affordable recreational soccer for boys and girls ages 4-12. For more information, visit yysl.org.
York County girls’ volleyball clinic: A volleyball clinic is being offered for girls’ in grades 4-8 from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays from Oct. 6-20 at the York YMCA. The three-day clinic is for girls of all skills levels and led by the YMCA’s experienced club volleyball coaches. For more information, contact Doug Markel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-7884 ext. 263.
Soccer players needed: Penn Legacy Soccer Club has openings for players at several age groups to start playing in the upcoming fall season as follows: U12 boys’ field player, U14 boys’ field player, U14 girls’ field player, U15 girls’ field player and keeper, U16 boys’ field player and U18/19 girls’ field player. If interested, email email@example.com.
York Unity girls’ AAU: Online registrations are being accepted for girls in seventh grade who want to play basketball at the national level, as well as girls in 10th through 12th grades who are interested in playing at the college level. Visit www.yorkunitysports.com for details or email Mike Englar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gettysburg fall ball: Registration for the fall 2014 league is now open. Boys and girls ages 7-16 can be registered anytime at www.gettysburglittleleague.com. Hard copy registration also available. Players must be 7-16 years old as of April 30, 2014. For questions, email email@example.com or call Lea Haskins at 487-7913.
Fast-pitch clinic: North Carroll High School girls’ fast-pitch softball team is sponsoring a complete windmill pitching clinic. The fast-pitch clinic will be held indoors on Saturdays from Nov. 1 through Feb. 28 at select times with a special outdoor session on Oct. 25. For more information, call 410-374-6614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
14U Lady Stormers: The 14U Lady Stormers, a highly-competitive fastpitch softball team based in Lancaster County, is seeking a position player and pitcher to complete the 2014-15 roster. Contact head coach Joel Schreiner at email@example.com.
West Shore Recreation Commission: The West Shore Recreation Commission are accepting registration for Fall activities starting Aug. 27. Please visit www.westshorerec.org for a complete listing or call 920-9515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carl Gardner Golf Benefit for Special Olympics York County: The Carl Gardner Golf Benefit for Special Olympics will be Sept. 18 at Heritage Hills Golf Resort. For additional information or to sponsor an athlete, visit www.facebook.com/CarlGardnerSOYC or contact Barbara or Bob Laudeman at 757-4410 or email@example.com.
Fore the Love of Golf: Dwight Johnson Memorial Golf Outing will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at Briarwood Golf Course. The four-person scramble event will include light lunch and picnic dinner. For additional details, visit www.facebook.com/Foretheloveofgolf.
Golf Fore Hope tournament: New Hope Ministries will hold its 16th annual Golf Fore Hope tournament at noon Sept. 19 at Range End Golf Club in Dillsburg, presented by Bobby Rahal Automotive Group. Proceeds benefit New Hope’s Crisis Assistance and Children and Youth Programs. The cost is $90 per golfer. More information available at www.nhm-pa.org, including sponsorship opportunities.
Daniel Boone Homestead Golf Tournament: The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead are hosting the third annual golf tournament fundraiser at noon Sept. 20 at Arrowhead Golf Course, Douglassville with a four-person scramble. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the cost is $75 per golfer. For additional information or to register, contact Amanda Machik at 610-582-4900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to register is Sept. 6.
Susquehanna Baseball League Scholarship Golf Outing: The Susquehanna Baseball League will hold its first golf outing to benefit the Gentzler/Smith scholarship at 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Pleasant Valley Golf Club in Stewartstown. It’s a four-ball scramble format, and the cost is $65 per person, with a chicken buffet meal to follow. All proceeds go to funding the Gentzler/Smith Scholarship program, which annually awards scholarships to current players in the league who qualify. Download a copy of the entry form under the “handouts” section at the league website http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=susquehannaleaguebaseball or contact Kevin Gladfelter at email@example.com. The rain date is Sept. 27.
Parent-child tournament: The parent (grandparent) – child tournament will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at Hickory Heights Golf Club. The cost is $40 per team ($20 per team for members). Format is modified alternate shot (both players tee off on every hole, select tee shot, then alternate shots until ball is holed).
Benefit tournament at Honey Run: Gregory Wade McGrew Foundation will sponsor a golf tournament Sept. 26 at Honey Run Golf Course. Proceeds will benefit Dover resident Emilee Heilman. To sign up or to sponsor a hole or tee box contact Susan Sancentino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knights of Columbus golf tournament: The St. Rose of Lima Knights of Columbus will hold its 14th annual charity golf tournament at 8 a.m. Sept. 27 at Briarwood East Golf Course and is looking for hole sponsors, foursomes and individual golfers. For more information please contact Chester Young at 292-6277 (email@example.com) or Paul Flaherty 792-4857 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Habitat for Humanity golf tournament: York Habitat for Humanity will host its fifth annual golf tournament at noon Sept. 27 at the Hanover Country Club, 200 E. Water St. in Abbottstown. For additional information, contact Kennedy Barba at 854-6168 or visit www.yorkhabitat.org.
Spartan Advance Golf Fundraiser: The Spartan Advance will hold its inaugural golf fundraiser in support of York College athletics at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 3 at Country Club of York. The tournament fee is $200 per player with the opportunity for hole sponsors at $500. An entry for four players with a hole sponsorship is $1,200 per foursome. For more information or to register online, visit www.ycpspartans.com.
2014 Drive Away Hunger CROP golf tournament: CWS/CROP will hold its 18th annual golf tournament at 8 a.m. Oct. 13 at Deer Valley Golf Course in Hummelstown. Cost is $65 per golfer before Monday or $75 per golfer after. The proceeds benefit Church World Service’s efforts to address hunger issues worldwide. Visit www.cropgolf.blogspot.com for more information.
Briarwood golf: Registration is open for September golf clinics for all levels at Briarwood’s driving range. Sessions meet 6 to 7:30 p.m. two times a week (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday) for two weeks. Cost is $85 per person and includes a nine-hole round of golf. Equipment is provided as needed. For additional information, call 792-9776 or visit www.briarwoodgolfclubs.com.
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