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Oct. 17 -- Baltimore Running Festival
Registration is open for the Baltimore Running Festival -- choose from five distances through the Inner Harbor and surrounding areas. Visit thebaltimoremarathon.com for more information.
Oct. 24 -- Myositis 5K Run, Walk 'n Roll
This race benefits The Myositis Center at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center and starts at Centennial Park (south entrance), 10000 Route 108 in Ellicott City. For more information, visit secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=122055.
Oct. 25 -- Komen Race For The Cure
This race will take place in Hunt Valley and provide participants with the opportunity to help the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer, reach its goal of ending breast cancer. Register for the race at komenmd.org and visit the blog at komenmdblog.org for survivor stories.
Oct. 31 – KidsPeace Trick Or Trot
Join Buck and Angela Showalter and the Orioles to support KidsPeace, a national nonprofit organization that provides much-needed mental and behavioral health care for disadvantaged, challenged and vulnerable youth of Maryland. The 5K and one-mile walk will start at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Visit kidspeace5k.org to register.
Oct. 31 -- End Alzheimer's Walk
Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's, rain or shine, at Rash Field, 201 Key Highway. Visit alz.org or call 410-561-9099 for more information.
Oct. 31 -- Trick-Or-Treat 5k
The seventh annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run will raise funds for book scholarships for college students and awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. The race will start at 9 a.m. at Harford Community College. Visit harford.edu/heather for more information.
Oct. 31 -- High Hopes for Haiti
Support the voice of the Mortel Family Charitable Foundation that serves the economically, socially and intellectually deprived children and adults of Haiti. Registration for this event will begin at 7:30 a.m. at UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle. For more information, visit highhopesforhaiti.com/high-hopes-for-haiti-5k/ or call 1-888-355-6065.
Oct. 31 -- ASA 5K
Proceeds from this event will benefit Athletes Serving Athletes to further its work of empowering athletes living with disabilities to cross the finish line in mainstream running and triathlon events. Hit the county roads, avoid the speed bumps and enjoy family, friends, live music and kids' entertainment in Hunt Valley. Visit asa5k.com for more information.
Nov. 1 -- Fuel Fund 5K Trail Run
The inaugural 5K Trail Run will raise awareness and funds for vulnerable Maryland families for their heat and home utility needs. The run will take place from 9-11 a.m. in Highland at the Schooley Mill Park, 12975 Hall Shop Road. Visit fuelfundmaryland.org or call 410-235-9090, ext. 2.
Nov. 8 – Across the Bay 10K
Runners, sponsors, charities and volunteers will experience a truly unique opportunity to take in the majesty of the Chesapeake Bay while advancing the goals of personal fitness, teamwork and community giving. Visit bridgerace.com for more information.
Nov. 14 -- Best Buddies 5K
Runners and walkers will gather at Towson University for a themed 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run. Wear your favorite sport jersey or apparel and team up to rally for inclusion for individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Visit charmcityrun.com to register.
Nov. 22 -- Zoo Zoom 8K
Experience a memorable 8K race through Druid Hill Park and the wilds of the Maryland Zoo. Race alongside cheetahs, giraffes and chimpanzees, or enjoy a tamer one-mile family walk and kids' fun run through the zoo. Visit marylandzoo.org/event/zoo-zoom-2015 to register.
Nov. 26 -- Y Turkey Trot 5K
Every year, thousands of individuals from local communities come together to join the Y of Central Maryland for the annual Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K, a Thanksgiving Day tradition that raises funds to support kids whose families live in poverty throughout central Maryland. The Y will host its Turkey Trot Charity 5K Nov. 26 in Baltimore City, Bel Air, Ellicott City/Catonsville, Towson and Westminster. For more information or to register, visit ymaryland.org.
Baseball Card Show
A sports card and memorabilia show to benefit Monsignor Slade Catholic School will be held at Monsignor Slade Catholic School in Glen Burnie from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and Nov. 8. For more details, call Leo at 443-416-6447.
Negro Leagues Baseball
Visit the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball at the Owings Mills Metro Center. The museum is named after Bert Simmons, who played for the Baltimore Elite Giants. The museum is open daily, and admission is free. Visit smnlbinc.org for more information.
Visit cockeysvillereccouncil.org or call 410-887-7734 for updates about baseball registration for the Cockeysville Recreation Center.
Join the Eastern Baltimore County over-40 baseball league, which plays with wood bats on 90-foot diamonds. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to visit over40baseball.org or call Mike Lockett at 410-446-0443.
Mason-Dixon Umpires Association
The MDUA is looking for new high school baseball umpires in Baltimore. No experience is necessary. Email Mike Connors at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-653-7307.
Share your memories, scorecards and pictures of Orioles minor leaguers from 1903-1953 for an upcoming documentary. Email email@example.com for more information.
Celtic Soccer Club
Tryouts for the Celtic Soccer Club are for boys ages 6-18 and girls 6-12. Registration and information are available at baltimoreceltic.com.
Mighty Kicks Pup League
The Pup League provides year-round soccer training for boys and girls of all abilities ages 2-18. It's designed to build motor skills, self-confidence and basic techniques. Ongoing programs are available around Baltimore. Visit mightykicksbaltimore.com for more information.
SquashWise provides incentives for middle school students to excel academically, athletically and socially, as well as compete in local and national squash tournaments. No squash experience is necessary to become a tutor. Visit baltimoresquashwise.org to make your tax-deductible donation. To make equipment donations and/or become a volunteer tutor, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baltimore-Chesapeake Rugby Club, the region's only Division I men's rugby club, is looking for experienced players or those new to the game. For more information, email email@example.com or visit baltimorerugby.net.
Maryland Exiles Youth Rugby is looking for players for the upcoming spring season. Experience is not required. The team is open to all players attending high school or middle school in Maryland and students enrolled in GED or home school programs. Those interested can visit meetup.com/md-rugby.
Thanksgiving Soccer Cornucopia
Team registrations are being accepted for the event scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 28 in Jarrettsville. The event is USSF affiliated and is open to boys' and girls' teams in the age brackets U8-U17. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cmsasoccer.com for more information and to register.
Oct. 26 -- Susie's Cause
Support Susie's Cause and help eradicate colon cancer as a life-threatening disease at the Charity Golf Classic at Hayfields Country Club in Cockeysville. Visit coloncancerfoundation.org for more information.
Fox Hollow Men's Golf Club in Timonium has friendly competition at tournaments every other Saturday through October. All skill levels are welcome. Visit foxhollowmensgolfclub.org for information and membership application.
Join The Ravens' Band
Become part of the Baltimore Ravens' game-day experience by joining Baltimore's Marching Ravens. Visit baltimoreravens.com/marchingravens.
Women's Tackle Football
The Baltimore Burn is recruiting female athletes who want to play tackle football. Visit baltimoreburnfootball.com or call head coach Jon Randall at 443-897-1192.
Oct. 16 -- Bull & Oyster Roast
Support the Kropfelder Foundation for Melanoma Education and Research, which promotes education and early detection of skin cancer, at The Lodge on Nine Mile Circle from 7-11 p.m. for a night of good food, music, dancing and a sports-related silent auction. Visit kropfelder.org or call 410-719-7507 for tickets.
Nov. 7 -- Bull & Oyster Roast
Proceeds from this event will benefit the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation. The event is scheduled to take place at the Timonium State Fairgrounds from 6-10 p.m. Visit brickbodies.com to purchase tickets.
Nov. 8 -- Stock Car Racing Reunion
This reunion will take place at the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department starting at 11:30 a.m. There will be an all-you-can-eat buffet, and Maryland racing memorabilia, racing movies and vintage stock and street rods will be on display. Plus, everyone attending will receive an event booklet and racing movie DVD. For more information and tickets, visit mdscrhof.org or call 410-571-5177.
Nov. 21 -- Field Hockey Festival
Team registrations are now being accepted for the Nov. 21-22 Field Hockey Festival, which is open to all travel-level schools, recreation council and club affiliated teams. Email Mike at email@example.com or visit usamateursports.com for more information and to register.
Enjoy car racing with a dose of adrenaline in a safe and legal environment through November. Visit mirdrag.com or call 301-884-9833.
Baltimore-area homeschooled boys and girls in grades 6-12 interested in playing interscholastic sports can register for the 2015 school season. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
At a cooperative bicycle shop, visitors can work on a donated bike, use tools to fix a broken bike or buy ready-to-ride secondhand bikes. Volunteer staff will provide assistance. Visit velocipedebikeproject.org for details.
Maryland Officials Club
Interested in becoming a high school swimming official in the Baltimore-Anne Arundel area? Experience as a competitive swimmer or coach at the high school, college or masters level -- or prior experience officiating -- is strongly preferred. Email email@example.com or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.
To participate in co-ed adult kickball around Baltimore, visit kickball-baltimore.com for locations and dates.
Track And Field
The Andover Apaches Youth Sports Organization has open enrollment for track and field. Call 410-859-3939 or visit sports.bluesombrero.com/apaches for more information and to register.
Fall Drag Racing
Visit Maryland International Raceway most weekends through November. Visit mirockracing.com for more information.
Youth fall duckpin bowling leagues for participants ages 3-21 are forming at various duckpin centers in Baltimore. Most programs run on Saturday mornings and include bowling, shoe rental and coaching. For more information, visit ndya.org, call Stacy Karten at 410-356-0936 or follow duckpin bowling at Facebook.com/theduckpinnews.
Baltimore Fitness Academy
BMoreFit's goal is to reduce childhood obesity in the Baltimore metropolitan area by educating and mentoring urban youth with targeted programs for improved health, fitness and nutrition. Visit bmorefit.org for details.
Babe Ruth Museum
The improved Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum has reopened and is located right next to Camden Yards. Babe Ruth's legacy shaped the sports and American life we live now. Consider making a tax-deductible donation. Visit baberuthmuseum.org/donate/ or call 410-727-1539, ext. 3012.