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July 29 -- Baltimore Road Race
Celebrate family fitness at this event, which includes the Smith Family 5K Footrace, Walter's Walk and James Mosby/Smart Steps Youth Fun Run to benefit Park Heights Community Health Alliance. For details, visit phcha.org/baltimore_road_race.html.
Aug. 4 -- Sneaks Come Out At Night
Take part in The AT&T Sneaks Come Out at Night 15K and 3x5K relay and run through the hills of Druid Park starting at 6:30 p.m. Funds from the event will benefit Back on My Feet Baltimore, a nonprofit organization that combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing opportunities. For more information and to register, visit give.backonmyfeet.org/sneaks or call 410-675-7500, ext. 174.
Aug. 5 -- Casey Cares/Orioles 5K
Lace up your running shoes for an incredible cause to benefit the Casey Cares Foundation, which provides uplifting and ongoing programs with a special touch to critically ill children and their families. The 3.1 mile run/walk begins and ends at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Visit caseycaresfoundation.org or call 443-568-0064.
Aug. 12 -- Runway 5K
This women's-only race encourages all women runners and walkers to come out in their latest running gear and cross the red carpet finish line for a photo finish. Runners will also receive a long-stem rose and a custom medal all to benefit Calvary Women's Service
To register, visit runningintheusa.com/Race/View.aspx?RaceID=162353.
Aug. 19 -- Believe Big 10K
Join the Believe race team at the River Valley Run, which features a 10K and 15K trail course, scenic 5K road course, kids stampede fun run and a toddler trot. Come run/walk with your friend, your sports team or co-workers and make a difference in the lives of those who are facing, fighting and overcoming cancer. To register, visit believebig.org/rvr/.
Aug. 19 -- Survivor Strong 5K Fun Run/Walk
All proceeds will further the mission of The National Center for Citizen Safety to raise awareness on how to respond to domestic terrorism. Opening ceremonies begin at 7:45 a.m. at 6940 Columbia Gateway Drive. To register, visit bit.ly/NCCSAFE5k.
Aug. 20 -- Iron Girl Triathlon
The 11th annual Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon will take place at 7 a.m. at Centennial Lake in Ellicott City. Iron Girl aspires to bring women of all ages together as a community by offering a supportive, energetic and empowering environment for females pursuing a healthy and active lifestyle. To register, visit irongirl.com/Events/Columbia_Triathlon.htm#axzz3zxZ0jBY.
Aug. 26 -- Stars 5K & 2K Walk
Walk at the Canton Waterfront Park to raise awareness and funds to support individuals who have sickle cell disease. The event benefits Sickle Cell Disease of America. To register, visit classy.org/baltimore/events/walk-stars/e113697 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 2 -- Charles Street 12
This unique point-to-point race will take runners down historic Charles Street, now a national scenic byway, and end at Power Plant Live! A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit the Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. For more information and to register, visit charlesst12.com.
Sept. 9 -- Nun Run
This 5K and one-mile fun run benefits St. Martin's Home and the Little Sisters of the Poor Baltimore. The race begins at 8 a.m. at The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St. To register, visit charmcityrun.com.
Sept. 17 -- Super Hero Walk
Join the Baltimore Child Abuse Center for a free, fun and family-friendly romp around Lake Montebello in your finest superhero costume to raise awareness of child abuse. All are welcome to attend, and superhero costumes are optional and encouraged. Music, face-painting, healthy snacks and a cape-making station will be on-hand for all to enjoy. To register, visit bcaci.org/super-hero-walk/.
Sept. 24 -- Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk
Register for the Cancer Challenge 10K, 5K and one-mile fun walk at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. This tight-knit community event will bring together athletes, doctors, cancer survivors and those who care about ending prostate cancer. The goal is to find a cure for prostate cancer by funding research and providing free testing and education. To register, visit zerobaltimore.org.
Aug. 12 -- 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 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more details, call Leo at 443-416-6447.
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.
Men's Coed Softball
The Baltimore County Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council has opened team registration for the fall slow-pitch softball program at Reisterstown Regional Park, which runs from mid-August to early November. Leagues are Monday and Wednesday evenings. Email
or call 443-847-1072 for additional registration details.
Blue Devil Umpire Association
New baseball umpires are needed to officiate in Baltimore, Carroll and Frederick counties. No experience is necessary. Email Bob Frank at email@example.com or call 410-493-7011, or contact Larry Silverman at Bluedevilumps@comcast.net or call 410-484-2118.
U14 and U16 Dynasty Prime fast-pitch softball teams are looking for committed players and families for the upcoming spring/summer season. Games are played in local and national tournaments and showcases. Players participate in year-round workouts and practice at Prime Sportsplex in Glen Arm. Visit Dpdynasty.com or email Coach Denny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Celtic Soccer Club
Tryouts for the Celtic Soccer Club are for boys ages 6-18 and girls 6-12. Registration and additional information is available at baltimoreceltic.com.
Mighty Kicks Pup League
The Pup League provides year-round soccer training for boys and girls of all abilities ages 2-7. 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.
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.
Aug. 6 -- Mini-Golf Tournament
Co-hosted by Robyn Dixon from Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Potomac," the success of the tournament will help the Adam E. Herndon Foundation, which teaches local youth through its mentoring program. The tournament takes place from 6-10 p.m. at the Columbia Sports Park. To register, visit adameherndon.com.
Aug. 26 -- Three Club Classic
A nine-hole event played with three clubs will be held at historic Carroll Park Golf Course to benefit First Tee of Baltimore, whose mission is to provide kids the support to thrive academically and socially through golf. The use of only three clubs forces golfers to be creative and invent shots, especially around the greens. This event puts a major emphasis on shot-making, club selection and making the most of limited resources. For more information, call 240-273-GOLF (4653) or visit 3clubclassic2017.ezevent.com.
Sept. 25 -- 4th Quarter Golf Outing
Enjoy a day of golf at Waverly Woods in Marriottsville to benefit The 4th Quarter, a nonprofit organization focused on building leadership skills and confidence through after-school sports programs for middle school-age students. For more information, visit the4thqtr.org/upcoming-events/ or call Justin at 443-904-6318.
Baltimore Terps Youth
Games are open to all players ages 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.
Aug. 13-19 -- Crossing Maryland
Become a trekker and hike or bike alongside meteorologist Justin Berk as he makes his way across Maryland to benefit kids with cancer and their families. To register, visit coolkidscampaign.org/mdtrek.
Sept. 16 -- Dogfest
Baltimore Humane Society's Dogfest Walk & Festival is a dog-day extravaganza for pets, kids, pet owners and pet lovers that benefits animals in need of care and refuge at the 365 acre no-kill shelter. Sign up now to be a walk fundraiser and/or come for a great family day of games, contests, swimming for your dog, demonstrations and lots of food. Plus, meet adoptable dogs, cats and rescue groups. For tickets and more information, visit dogfest.org.
Enjoy car racing with a dose of adrenaline in a safe and legal environment all summer long. Visit mirdrag.com or call 301-884-9833.
Central Maryland Ultimate Association promotes youth ultimate frisbee leagues in the Baltimore area. Go to cmuadisc.org/youth/ for information about spring/summer leagues in Pikesville and Towson as well as Howard and Anne Arundel counties.
Babe Ruth Museum
The improved Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum has reopened 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-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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.
There are openings for youth duckpin-bowling leagues for ages 3-21 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.
Do you love roller derby? Do you love whistles? Do you love stats? Then you may be ready to join the ranks of the Charm City Roller Girls' officiating crew, which is looking for skating and non-skating officials of all skill levels. No experience necessary. For more information, email email@example.com
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.
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.
If you can swing a bat and throw and catch a ball, then you can play Wiffle Ball. Enjoy a game that caters to players of all ages and have some fun. For summer tournament information, visit midatlanticwiffle.com.
Issue 235: July 2017