Midtown: Sports

Sports Notes, Oct. 1

5k runs

•  The Tunnel to Towers 5k Run and Walk will take place at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, outside the PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. Organized by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the event honors those who sacrificed their lives on 9/11, as well as all first responders and military members. Proceeds will benefit the Building for America’s Bravest program, which will build a specially adapted home in Fayetteville for an injured service member. The event features music, children’s activities, T-shirts, fundraising incentives, firefighter racing and more. $30 for adults, $25 for all active and retired first responders, $20 for ages 15 to 17, and free for ages 14 and under. Register at T2TRun.org.

Furry 5k Run / 2k Walk

Second Chance Pet Adoptions will hold its third annual Furry 5k Run / 2k Walk on Saturday, Oct. 11, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 940 E. Chatham St., Cary. Visit SecondChanceNC.org for more information.

Karate classes

Karate Kenpo classes are offered from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for youth, and 7 to 8:30 p.m. for adults, at Millbrook Exchange Park, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. Monthly fee is $45. The instructor is Bill Parsons of the Triangle Kenpo Institute.

Pickleball open play

Play pickleball from 8 to 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday, and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays on the tennis courts at Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St., Wake Forest. 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 information or to register, contact Joe Vartanesian at retired17@gmail.com.

Flag football

Each year from September through November, the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department partners with CenterPoint Sports to offer an Adult Flag Football League.

League games are played on Sunday afternoons from mid-September through early November.

For team entry information, contact Edward Austin at 919-435-9562.

Adult basketball leagues

Wake Forest Parks and Recreation offers 4-on-4 basketball leagues for adults both Over 35 and Under 35.

Registration costs $200 per team and is held in August. The leagues run September through November with Over 35 games on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Under 35 games on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Flaherty Park Community Center.

For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov or contact Meghan Hawkins at mhawkins@wakeforestnc.gov or 919-435-9457.