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
5K Festival of Fire color run: The Festival of Fire color run will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 25 in Marietta. The registration fee is $30. For additional information, visit http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=21047.
Trick or Trot Halloween 5K Run/Walk: The Elizabeth Bicentennial Committee will host the second annual Trick or Trot race at 10 a.m.Oct. 25 at Upper Dauphin Area High School in Elizabethville. A donation of $25 is required ($30 day of event). The Monster Mash Dash for kids will be a 1⁄4 mile in length and will take place starting at 9 a.m. at the softball field area. A donation of $10 is required ($15 day of event). For more information, visit to http://trickortrot.elizabethville.org/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Gulley Memorial Basketball Tournament: The Tim Gulley Memorial 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be Nov. 8 at Red Lion High School. The cost is $75 per team, and all proceeds go to the Tim Gulley Scholarship Fund. Entry deadline is Oct. 25. Registration forms are available at www.redlionflash.com. For additional information, contact Marty Ness at 586-4574 or email@example.com or Steve Maciejewski at 880-3428 or 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. Oct. 26. 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 6th annual Fall Flash 5K at 8:30 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.) on Nov. 1 at Wrightsville Elementary School. 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. Saturdays Nov. 1-Dec. 20. Winter session 2 will be 1-2 p.m. Saturdays 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 eight-week program. For additional information, contact Kyle Brobst at 618-8513.
Fly Tying Clinic: Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve invites the public to join a fly casting clinic 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 Nov. 7. Register at www.boutmastersllc.com. For additional information, contact Jerry Lucas at 791-1068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hawk Hustle 5K Race: The Hanover Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring the 5th Annual Hawk Hustle 5K Race & 1 mile Run/Walk at 9 a.m. (registration begins at 7:45 a.m.) on Nov. 15th at Hanover High School. 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. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at Michaux State Forest. The race is limited to 250 runners. For more information contact 642-5840 or 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.
2015 Garden Spot Village Marathon/Half Marathon: Registration is now open 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
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 email@example.com.
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.
Harrisburg City Islanders Youth Academy: The Academy team tryouts will be held Nov. 9 (Girls, U8 – U16), Nov. 16 (Boys, U8 – U16). For additional information, visit www.cityislanders.com or call 441-4625 or email email@example.com.
Penn Legacy Soccer Club: The Penn Legacy Soccer Club has openings on their U16 Boys soccer team. Penn Legacy SC is based in Lancaster County and hosts soccer teams from U5 through U19. If you are interested in playing on a team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available at www.pennlegacy.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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