Midtown: Community

Sports Notes, Sept. 1

Baseball coaches needed

The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation department seeks adults interested in volunteering as a coach in the Fall Baseball Coach Pitch League. Coaches will volunteer one night a week and for one hour on Saturdays. The league is for children ages 6-7 and games will be played through October. For more information or to apply, contact Athletic Program Superintendent Edward Austin at 919-435-9562 or eaustin@wakeforestnc.gov.

Dodgeball tournament

Magnus Health will hold the RDU International Dodgeball Charity Challenge Saturday, Oct. 5, at the intersection of West Martin and South Harrington Streets in downtown Raleigh. Registration costs $500 for a team of eight, and teams must be coed. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County. For more information or to register, visit www.dodgeballsgiveback.com.

Tennis coaches

Tennis coaches are needed for USTA Jr. Team Tennis for the fall season. Players at the 3.5 level will be trained as coaches. Teams are made up of youth ages 8 and under or 10 and under. Practices are held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays.

The position pays $12 per hour and $8.25 per hour for training and administrative duties. For more information or to schedule an interview, email David Bell at david.bell@raleighnc.gov.

Big Muddy Challenge

The Big Muddy Challenge will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, in Raleigh. The cost is $72 for a parent and child team and includes a race shirt, headband and refreshments. For more information or to register, visit bigmuddychallenge.com/Events.html.

Carolina Rollergirls

The Carolina Rollergirls doubleheader will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at J.S. Dorton Arena, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The Trauma Queens and Debutante Brawlers will compete in their last game before retiring. Following that, the Carolina Bootleggers will battle the Palmetto State Rollergirls. Tickets in advance cost $12 for adults, $5 for children. At the gate, tickets will cost $15 for adults and $5 for children. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.carolinarollergirls.com

CZC Charity Golf Classic

The Annual Comfort Zone Camp for Kids Charity Golf Classic will be held Monday, Sept. 9, at the Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hills Drive, Raleigh. Individual players pay $200 and four-person team sponsorships start at $750. Proceeds will be used to send kids to CZC, a nonprofit bereavement camp. For more information, visit www.czcnc.org or call 919-609-8222.

Magnificent Mile Race

The eighth annual Magnificent Mile Race will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at 300 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.

The event will feature competitive, recreational and kid’s races. The costs start at $25. Proceeds will benefit the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation. For more information or to register, visit www.magmilerace.com.

Pink Shamrock 5K

The third annual Pink Shamrock 5K and Street Party will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, starting at 311 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. The race will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a street party until 11 p.m. Registration costs $30 until Sept. 10, $35 until Sept. 26, and $40 afterward. Proceeds will benefit the 1in9 nonprofit. For more information or to register, visit www.1in9.com/pinkshamrock5k.

Furry 5K Run

The Furry 5K Run will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at WakeMed Soccer Park. The event will include a timed 5K for runners only, a separate timed 5K for runners with dogs, and a 2K and 1K walk for humans and their dogs. Registration costs $30. Proceeds will benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions. For more information or to register, visit www.secondchancefurry5k.com.

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.

Pickleball open play

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 retired17@gmail.com.

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