Race for Sustainability 6K trail run set for Saturday
The third annual Race to Sustainability 6K trail run is set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday in Carolina North Forest. The majority of the route 3.2 miles consists of single-trail running.
All proceeds from registration will go to the Carolina North Forest Management’s efforts to maintain the forest and to N.C. GreenPower’s efforts to improve the environment.
Same-day registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and closes at 8:45 a.m.
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Carrboro yoga instructor Lucia Jones will be on-site to offer a free pre-race “yoga for runners” class for those who want to get extra limber before the run.
All entrants will have another chance to “Beat Big Oil”in the race. (Anyone who finishes ahead of the “Big Oil” runner will win a special prize, courtesy of Fleet Feet.)
On the side of “small oil,” runners will receive a free voucher for an environmentally friendly oil change from Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center, good for up to $70 in service.
A post-race brunch will be provided by Southern Comfort Cafe & Catering.
Prizes will be awarded to the men and women’s overall winners, and the top-finisher in age-group categories: 16 and under, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-up.
For more information, see sportoften.com.
Houser scores game-winner in Clash of the Carolinas
Former Carrboro all-state soccer player Carolina Houser scored in the 79th minute to help North Carolina take a 2-1 win in the girls' annual Clash of the Carolinas all-star game. Houser was played along side sister and fellow UNC-Asheville signee Emma Houser and North Carolina commit Alexandra Kimball.
With recently retired Chapel Hill coach Ron Benson there for North Carolina's 2-1 victory in the boys’ game, Tiger goalkeeper Justus Heizer helped shut out South Carolina until a late penalty kick.
Both games were played July 12 at Blackbaud Stadium outside Charleston, S.C.
North Carolina is now 6-1-1 all-time in the girls' series and 4-1-3 in the boys' matches.
Youth triathlon planned for Sunday in Hillsborough
Registration closes Wednesday for a Tar Heel Youth Triathlon planned for Sunday morning, starting out from the Orange County Sportsplex in Hillsborough.
The course for ages 6 to 10 consists of a 100-yard swim, a 2-mile bike and 1K run. Ages 11 to 15 have a 200-yard swim, 4-mile bike and a 2K run.
The cost is $60 for USA Triathlon members, $70 for others.