Midtown: Sports

Sports notes, Sept. 18

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 Ave., Raleigh. The race will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a street party from 4 to 11 p.m. Registration costs $35 until Sept. 26, and $40 afterward. Proceeds will benefit the 1in9 nonprofit. For more information or to register, visit www.1in9.com/pinkshamrock5k.

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.

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 kids ages 8 and younger or 10 and younger. Practices are held from 5-6:30 p.m. Fridays and 9-10:30 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.

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 co-ed. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County. For more information or to register, visit www.dodgeballsgiveback.com.

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.

Pickleball open play

Play pickleball from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday 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 more information or to register, contact Joe Vartanesian at retired17@gmail.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. More than 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 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 at www.cityofoaksmarathon.com.

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