Midtown: Sports

Sports Notes, Oct. 2

Run for Hope

The 25th annual Thad and Alice Eure Walk for Hope and Run for Hope will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, beginning at Angus Barn, 401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Participants must raise a minimum of $60 for adults and $30 for children. Proceeds will benefit The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness. For more information or to register, visit www.walkforhope.com.

Triangle Run for Autism

The Triangle Run Walk for Autism will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, starting at Moore Square in downtown Raleigh. The event will feature a 5K race, a noncompetitive 5K run, a recreational 1K walk, and a kid’s dash. A family-friendly festival will also be held, featuring a fun zone, refreshments and vendors. For more information or to register, visit www.trianglerunwalkforautism.org.

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 needed

Tennis coaches are needed for USTA Junior 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.

SAFE Haven 5K

Run For Their Lives: SAFE Haven 5K is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, starting at 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh. The family-friendly event includes a competitive 5K and a dog jog or family 1-mile walk. Registration starts at $25 and will benefit the nonprofit SAFE Haven for Cats. For more information or to register, visit www.safehavenforcats.org.

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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