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- 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
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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
York Hiking Club: The York Hiking Club will be hosting the following hikes: • 8 a.m. Sunday: 10-mile long hike in game land No. 211 at the Lebanon Reservoir and on Sharp Mountain. Carpool fee is $6 and will meet at the north meeting place (Rutter’s). For additional information, contact Jim McCoy at 852-7570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn State Harrisburg Basketball Coaches Clinic: Penn State Harrisburg will host its second annual basketball coaches clinic at 10 a.m. Sunday. The clinic will feature some of the top college coaches along with a top high school coach from the Philadelphia area. Registration is $75 and covers a coaching staff of four as well and lunch. For more information or to register for the clinic, please contact Don Friday at 948-6798 or at email@example.com.
Fall Flash 5K: The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the sixth annual Fall Flash 5K at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 1 at Wrightsville Elementary School. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information or a registration form, visit www.PaRivertowns.com or call 684-5249.
Run 4 Their Lives: Freedom 4/24’s running event will be Nov. 1 at Dallastown. The event will raise awareness and funds to bring sexually exploited women and children into freedom. For more information or to register, visit www.freedom424.org.
Seventh annual Bulldog Fall Brawl: The seventh annual Bulldog Fall Brawl “Top 100″ Youth Wrestling Tournament will be at 9 a.m. Nov. 1 at Big Spring High School in Newville. Registration fee is $20 ($22 for Friday walk-ins). Registration is available at www.pywrestling.com. For additional information, contact Larry Jones, tournament director, at 448-0755 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sports Program for Kids with Autism: Spooky Nook Sports’ Run, Jump, Play! with Schreiber Pediatric is an exciting new fitness program for children with autism ages 6-12 at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim. Winter session 1 will be 1-2 p.m. on Saturdays from Nov. 1-Dec. 20. Winter session 2 will be 1-2 p.m. on Saturdays from Jan. 10-Feb. 28. Using a variety of games and activities, Spooky Nook has developed an eight-week program that will help children on the autism spectrum improve their fitness and health. The cost is $100 for an eight-week program. For additional information, contact Kyle Brobst at 618-8513.
McWilliams Field: Please be sure to pick up any lost and found items before Nov. 2 at the concession stand. After this date, the items will be donated or destoyed.
Fly Tying Clinic: Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve invites the public to join a fly casting clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Preserve. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. For additional information, contact Mary Kay Alpaugh at 642-5840 or visit www.strawberryhill.org.
Blinded by Love 5K Run/Walk: The Blinded by Love 5K run/walk will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at John Rudy Park, 400 Mundis Race Road, York. The walk is to raise awareness for domestic abuse and all proceeds will be donated to Children’s Advocacy Center in York. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for students. Register at Blue Spruce Pavilion before the race. This is a senior grad project for Jordyn Gentzler, West York High School. For additional information, email email@example.com.
Winter Fitness Hiking: Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve invites the public to join a guided 1.5-mile hike at the Preserve at 2 p.m. Nov. 9. For additional information, contact Mary Kay Alpaugh at 642-5840 or visit www.strawberryhill.org.
Wounded Warrior wrestling benefit: The second annual benefit wrestling tournament for the PA Wounded Warriors Association will be at Cumberland Valley High School on Nov. 9. Registration deadline is noon on Nov. 7. Register at www.boutmastersllc.com. For additional information, contact Jerry Lucas at 791-1068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central York Winter Athletic Physicals: Please be aware that ALL winter sport athletes will be required to submit Recertification forms. Failure to do so renders the student ineligible to participate. As you did for the actual physical, please go into your students SportsWare accounts. All paperwork is due by Nov. 10. Please contact the Athletic Trainers with any questions or concern via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 846-6789, ext. 1334.
Hawk Hustle 5K Race: The Hanover Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring the fifth annual Hawk Hustle 5K Race & 1 mile Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Nov. 15 at Hanover High School. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. All funds raised benefit Hanover School District Athletes in grades 7 through 12. The course is a relatively flat, fast, paved course on the school campus and adjacent industrial park. Advance registration deadline is Oct. 31, with T-shirts guaranteed. Information is available via BrianFrederick44@gmail.com or 451-3977. Registration forms, maps, and directions, can be downloaded at: https://sites.google.com/a/hanoverpublic.org/hpsd-athletics/habc/habc-fundraisers-merchandise.
Trail walk: The Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve is holding a trail walk/run 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 15 at Michaux State Forest. The race is limited to 250 runners. For more information call 642-5840 or email email@example.com or www.StrawberryHill.org.
Thanksgiving Soccer Cornucopia: Team registrations are now being accepted for the Central Maryland Soccer Association’s Thanksgiving Soccer Cornucopia. The event is scheduled to take place Nov. 29-30 in Jarrettsville, Maryland. The tournament registration deadline is Nov. 17. Registration forms are available at www.cmsasoccer.com. For additional information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Nothing But Net & Nothing But Drills Basketball Clinic: Coach Herb Magee is hosting a special basketball clinic from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 23 at Philadelphia University for players of all ages and skills sets for $60 per session. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dirty Bird 15K Trail Run: The Dirty Bird 15K trail run will be at 10 a.m. on Nov. 30 at French Creek State Park in Birdsboro. For additional information, contact Pretzel City Sports at 610-779-2668 or email@example.com. Register online at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
Santa Run 5K: The fourth annual Santa Run 5K and 1/2 mile kids fun run will be at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 13 in West Reading. For additional information, contact A Running Start at 610-320-9097 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
Shiver by the River 10K & 5K: Shiver by the River 10K & 5K has four separate events scheduled at 11 a.m. on Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 8 at Jim Dietrich Park in Reading. For additional information for any of these events, contact Sue Jackson at 610-779-6556 or www.pagodapacers.com.
Humburg Bustle 5K Run: The third annual Humburg Bustle 5K run will be at 11 a.m. on Dec. 21 in Reading. For additional information, contact Ron Horn at 610-779-2668 or email@example.com. Register online at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
Kris Kringle 5 Mile Run: The Kris Kringle 5 mile run will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec 28 at Berks County Agricultural Center in Leesport. For additional information, contact Polly Corvaia at 610-921-5655 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
Chilly Cheeks 7 Mile Trail Run: The 9th annual Chilly Cheeks 7-mile trail run will be at 11 a.m. on Jan. 25 in Reading. For additional information, contact Pretzel City Sports at 610-779-2668 or email@example.com. Register at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
2015 Garden Spot Village Marathon/Half Marathon: Registration is now for the seventh annual Garden Spot Village Marathon and Half Marathon, hosted by Garden Spot Village in New Holland, Pa. The race begins at 8 a.m. April 11, 2015. Organizers are offering generous discounts for early registration. Adult participants receive a $30 discount if they register by Dec. 31. Discounts of $20 per participant are available to those who register between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28. After Feb. 28, registration is $110 for the marathon and $100 for the half marathon. Special rates for students 17 and under are $45 for the marathon and $35 for the half marathon. Pre-registration discounts do not apply to student registrations. For more information, or to register for the race, visit www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org
Program signups: Rec sports leagues and teams for kids and adults
Community Aquatics Program: The Central York Community Aquatics Program offerings for Winter 2014-2015 include many opportunities for children and adult swimmers of all ages and abilities. All sessions will be held in the Central York Community Natatorium located at Central York High School, 601 Mundis Mill Road, York. For additional information, visit http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102585824645-905/Winter+2014-2015+Final.pdf.
Adult Coed Volleyball: Adult coed volleyball, sponsored by the Chanceford Township Recreation Board, has begun for the 2014-2015 school year. Sessions are held in the Clearview Elementary School gymnasium in Brogue on Monday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The event is for those who are 18 years and older and are no longer attending high school. A small donation is accepted to defray costs. For further information, please contact the township office at 927-6401.
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.
Hanover Youth Wrestling: The Hanover Youth Wrestling program will be holding sign ups from 6-7 p.m., Oct. 20 in the Hanover High School wrestling room. The sign ups are for K-6th graders and is open to all area youth wrestlers.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Harrisburg City Islanders Youth Academy: The Academy team tryouts will be held Nov. 9 (Girls, U8-U16) and Nov. 16 (Boys, U8-U16). For additional information, visit www.cityislanders.com or call 441-4625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn Legacy Soccer Club: The Penn Legacy Soccer Club has openings on its U16 Boys soccer team. Penn Legacy SC is based in Lancaster County and hosts soccer teams from U5 through U19. If interested in playing on a team, please email email@example.com. Additional information is available at www.pennlegacy.org.
PA/NJ Table Game League, Baseball Players Needed: The PA/NJ Table Game League is looking for MLB fans interested in playing in an organized historical baseball table game league. The league has been in existence since 1984. No money needed—all you need is the desire to build and manage your own major league baseball team. This is not a fantasy league but a real baseball simulation. For more information e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Footgolf Tournament: Hickory Heights Golf Club will be hosting a footgolf event Nov. 2 with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. The format for the tournament is a two-man team best ball. It is $60 per team which includes course fees, trophies, and tickets for food. For more information, contact Hickory Heights at 225-4247.
Polar Bear Tournament: Flatbush Golf Course will hold their annual Polar Bear tournament at 9 a.m. Nov. 8. The format is a four-person scramble. The entry fee is $160 per team, which includes greens fee, prizes and lunch. Carts are an additional fee of $5/person the day of the event. Deadline to enter is Nov. 1. Entry forms are available at www.flatbushgolfcourse.com.
Help wanted: Coaches, referees, officials, volunteers
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