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Dec. 17 -- The Celtic Solstice Five-Miler
The Celtic Solstice Five-Miler returns to Druid Hill Park for its 17th year complete with all the festivities that have made it such a smash hit. Details for the Celtic Solstice are emailed in the days leading up to the event. For more information, visit active.com.
Dec. 17 -- Ugly Sweater Run
Rummage up the ugliest sweater you can find, and celebrate the holidays by participating in the Ugly Sweater Run, the merriest 5K of the year. The race begins at 9 a.m. at Rash Field, 201 Key Highway. For more information, visit theuglysweaterrun.com/locations/baltimore-maryland/.
Dec. 18 -- Holiday Hustle 5K
Celebrate the holidays with family and friends at the Holiday Hustle 5K. The race begins at 9 a.m. at Harford Community College in Bel Air. Holiday attire is encouraged, and all participants receive a long-sleeve shirt, finisher medal/ornament and chip timing. Participants must register by Dec. 16. For more information, visit active.com.
Jan. 1 -- Resolution Run
Celebrate the new year and take part in the New Year's Day Resolution Run Baltimore 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, which benefits Earl's Place Transitional Housing. The race begins in Patterson Park and will last from 2-6 p.m. To register, visit charmcityrun.com.
Jan. 10 -- Mighty Medford Freeway 5K
Join the Westminster Road Runners Clubs at 20 Avondale Rd. in Westminster for a relatively flat course -- until the turn around. There is a large uphill at the turn that could take you by surprise, and then you can speed up to the finish. To register, visit sites.google.com/site/wrrclub/events.
Feb. 11 -- Cupid's Undie Run
Join the one-mile fun-run, then have some more fun at Power Plant Live! in the Inner Harbor to benefit Children's Tumor Foundation. To register, visit cupidsundierun.org/city/baltimore/.
Tri To Help
Seasoned triathletes and first-timers compete to raise the most sponsors, which funds epilepsy research at the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center. To register, visit
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.
For updates about baseball registration for the Cockeysville Recreation Center, visit cockeysvillereccouncil.org or call 410-887-7734.
Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball
Visit the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball at the Owings Mills Metro Centre. The museum is named after Bert Simmons, who played for the Baltimore Elite Giants. The museum is open daily, and admission is free. Volunteers are always welcome. For more information, visit smnlbinc.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. Jan 14. For more details, call Leo at 443-416-6447.
Mason-Dixon Umpires Association
The MDUA is looking for new high school baseball umpires in Baltimore. No experience is necessary. Email James Byrd at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-294-5257.
Baltimore Bays Union
Tryouts are available to boys born in 2008 or 2009 on Wednesdays in December at Glen Arm Sports from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, contact email@example.com or 443-600-4423.
SquashWise provides incentives for middle school students to excel academically, athletically and socially, as well as the opportunity to 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.
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. For more information, visit mightykicksbaltimore.com.
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.
Celtic Soccer Club
Tryouts for the Celtic Soccer Club are for boys age 6-18 and girls 6-12. Registration and additional information are available at baltimoreceltic.com.
Baltimore Terps Youth
Games are open to all players age 4-14, regardless of weight or skill level. The games provide a platform for participants to play the proper position for their body size while also ensuring their success as they move on to high school and beyond. To register, visit baltimoreterps.com or call 443-863-TERP.
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.
Jan. 20 -- US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest
From Jan. 20-22, LaxCon will hosts coaches and officials with 150 educational sessions, networking opportunities and 150 exhibitors. Then, the US Lacrosse Fan Fest opens the expo hall and demonstration fields to fans of all ages from 11-5 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Registration for the full convention starts at $100 for US Lacrosse members and $160 for the general public. Fan Fest tickets are $10 per person. Call 410-235-6882 or visit uslacrosse.org/laxcon.
Youth fall duckpin-bowling leagues for participants ages 3-21 are forming at various duckpin centers in Baltimore. Most programs run Saturday mornings and include bowling, shoe rental and coaching. For more information, visit ndya.org, call Stacy Karten at 410-356-0936 or "Like" duckpin bowling at facebook.com/theduckpinnews.
Babe Ruth Museum
The improved Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum has reopened 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.
Baltimore Fitness Academy
BMoreFit's goal is to reduce childhood obesity throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area by educating and mentoring urban youth with targeted programs for improved health, fitness and nutrition. For more details, visit bmorefit.org.
Baltimore-area homeschooled boys and girls in grades six-12 interested in playing interscholastic sports like soccer, volleyball and baseball can register for the upcoming school season. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
As 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. For details, visit velocipedebikeproject.org.
Issue 228: December 2016