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Sports Notes, Oct. 13

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, 9401 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.

Oktoberfest 8K

The Oktoberfest Run Green 8K will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, starting at Moore Square, 200 S. Blount St., Raleigh. The event will also feature German giveaways and festivities. Registration is $35 and proceeds will benefit the Nog Run Club and Wake Enterprises. For more information or to register, visit www.fsseries.com.

Basketball clinic

Anthony “Airport” Greenup of the Harlem Globetrotters will teach a basketball clinic for youths ages 6-13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Brier Creek Community Center, 10810 Globe Road, Raleigh. The registration fee is $45 and includes a presentation, a t-shirt, refreshments and a certificate of participation. For more information or to register, visit www.raleighnc.gov.

Halloween Hustle

The Halloween Hustle 5K will be at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the TPC Wakefield Sports Club, 3350 Canes Way, Raleigh. Registration starts at $10. For more information or to register, visit www.runnc.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 begins at 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at various locations in Raleigh. There are five races available, including a half marathon, The Old Reliable 10K, kids marathon and a marathon relay. Costs vary depending on race and registration date. Online registration is at www.cityofoaksmarathon.com.

Baseball coaches needed

The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation department seeks adults interested in volunteering as coaches 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.

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.

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