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Three Little Pigs Triathlon

The fourth annual Three Little Pigs Triathlon will be held June 15 in Smithfield. Races begin at 7:30 a.m. The race includes a 250-yard swim, a 14-mile bike ride and a 5K run. The swim is in the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, the bike ride takes you into rural Johnston County and the run is through Smithfield Community Park and onto the Buffalo Creek Greenway. Registration is $40-60 for individuals or $80-120 for relay teams, depending on the time of registration. A fee from $5-10 for USAT race day insurance will be added to the registrations of non-USAT members. Registration is online at until June 12. On-site registration will be available if the field is not full. Last year’s race included nearly 500 competitors.

HeartChase 2013 to honor Teem

The Clayton HeartChase 2013 will be held at 10 a.m. May 18 at Clayton Town Square. The event, which honors former Clayton High student-athlete Hogan Teem, is modeled after “The Amazing Race” and features teams of 2-5 completing heart healthy tasks to gain points. The fee is $25 for adults or $15 for high school students. For info, visit or email Barbie Tew at

Clayton Road Race

The Clayton Road Race is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11. Registration for the 5K race is open, and the entry fee is $20 until race day ($25 on race day). The fee for a tenth-of-a-mile Tot Trot i $5. Trophies will be awarded to the top-three finishers in six age groups. Registration forms are available in the Clayton Parks and Recreation office, the Clayton Town Hall and Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library.

Johnston County Tennis Championships

The Johnston County Tennis Championships for levels 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 will be held June 14-16 at Smithfield Community Park and Smithfield-Selma High School. The entry fees are $20 for singles and $30 for doubles teams. Proceeds will go to breast cancer-charities. To enter, call Milton Price at 919-268-8403 or email

Johnston Horse Show Series

Johnston County Horse Show Series events will be held May 25, June 29, Aug. 3-4 (at Hunt Horse Complex), Sept. 21, Oct. 26 and Nov. 23 at the Johnston County Livestock Arena near Smithfield. Rings open at 8:30 for all events. Johnston County HUNTER Horse Series shows are May 11, June 8, Sept. 7 and Nov. 9 at the Johnston County Livestock Arena. For more information, email or

N.C. Team Tournament Bass Trail

The Boats Unlimited N.C. Team Tournament Bass Trail is open for the spring season. There will be seven events and a championship event on June 22 at Falls Lake. Teams must compete in at least four events to be eligible for the championship and the $10,000 championship prize. For more information, visit or contact tournament director Phil McCarson at 919-471-1571 or


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