NFL youth flag football leagues
NFL flag football leagues are seeking Raleigh area youth that wish to participate in the 2013 NFL flag season. The season begins April 9 and runs through June 1 every Saturday. Practice and games are held on the same day. For more information about the league, visit www.silverliningallstars.com. To register, email coach Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nflflag.com.
PurpleStride 5K Race
The third annual PurpleStride 5K Walk/Race is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at the Centennial Campus at N.C. State University, 1017 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh. Walk or run a 5K course while enjoying music, snacks, kids’ activities and an awards ceremony, all while raising awareness of pancreatic cancer. Adult tickets begin at $30 and youth tickets start at $15. Registration is available online and at the event. For more information and registration, visit www.purplestride.org.
Event, swim clinic with Lochte
Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte will speak at The Marlins of Raleigh swim team awards ceremony at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Doubletree Brownstone Hotel, 1707 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Lochte will also conduct a swim clinic at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the NCSU Casey Natatorium, 2211 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.marlinsofraleigh.com.
Marlins’ swim clinic
The Marlins of Raleigh swim team will host a three-week swim clinic in three locations from April 22-May 11. Raleigh locations include the Ravenscroft School at 7409 Falls of Neuse Road and St. Mary’s School at 900 Hillsborough St. An additional swim clinic will be held in Clayton at the Riverwood Golf & Athletic Club at 205 Athletic Club Blvd. The class will be available on weekdays and weekends and is available for children ages 6-14 who can complete a 25-yard lap. For more information, visit www.marlinsofraleigh.com or call 919-851-3000.
Bike for Hope
The ninth annual Bike for Hope fundraiser is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Trek Bicycles of Raleigh, 10911 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh.
A 50 mile, 32 mile and 15 mile ride will be offered. The registration fee is $45 and includes a t-shirt and meals. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness. For more information, or to register, visit www.walkforhope.com or call 919-781-9255.
Run for our Heroes 5K
The Run For Our Heroes 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, on Nash Square at the 200 block of W. Hargett St., Raleigh. This event is held to honor the eight Raleigh police officers who have died in the line of duty. A post-race social will be held at Napper Tandy’s with free food for all race participants. It costs $25 to register, which increases to $30 after Tuesday, April 9. All proceeds will benefit the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation. For more information, visit www.runforourheroes.org.
Youth soccer classes
Eastgate Park is offering monthly soccer classes for children ages 5-7 and 8-10 through April.
The four-week sessions kick off on the first Saturday of each month with the weekly one-hour classes beginning at 11 a.m. for 8-10 year olds and noon for 5-7 year olds.
Programs are $43 per month and children must be pre-registered.
For more information or to register, go to parks.raleighnc.gov.
North Rotary golf tourney
The Rotary Club of North Raleigh is holding its 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Wildwood Green Golf Club on Monday, April 22, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. following lunch.
The tax-deductible event will raise funds for Rotary scholarships and literacy projects. For more information, call 919-787-4133.
Bike for Hope
The ninth annual Bike for Hope will be held Saturday, April 27, at Trek Bicycles of Raleigh, 10911 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh. Advance registration is $45; $50 the day of the event. Proceeds will benefit The Foundation of Hope, a nonprofit organization that raises money for mental-illness research. For more information and registration, visit www.walkforhope.com , call 919-781-9255 or email email@example.com.
Play pickleball from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St., Raleigh. Pickleball is played on a badminton court with a lowered net, a perforated plastic baseball and wood paddles. It is easy to learn, but can develop into a competitive game for experienced players. For more information or to register, contact Joe Vartanesian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5K Glow Run in Raleigh
The Great Glow Run is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Dorothea Dix Campus, 820 S. Boylan Drive, Raleigh. Early registration is $25 until Thursday, April 11; $30 until Saturday, May 4, and $40 after Saturday, May 4. The cost includes entry into the Glow Run, a race T-shirt, a bib chip and admission to an after-race concert. To register, visit www.greatglowrun.com/register/raleighnc.html. For more information, contact Macy Dykema at 919-865-8604.
Running and fitness expo
The Running Outfitters Health and Fitness Expo will be held at the McKimmon Center of N.C. State University, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. The expo will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Over 30 exhibitors will offer apparel, shoes, equipment and accessories. For more information, visit www.cityofoaksmarathon.com/expo.
City of Oaks Marathon
The sixth annual Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon is scheduled for 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at various locations in Raleigh. There are five different races available, including a half marathon, a 10K run, kids marathon and a marathon relay. Costs vary depending on race and registration date. Online registration is available now at www.cityofoaksmarathon.com.