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Healthy Lifestyles 5K

The 2012 Wake County PTA Council Healthy Lifestyles 5K is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18, at WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary.

The event benefits the Wake County PTA Council, which supports PTA units at schools throughout Wake County.

To register, visit http://www.fsseries.com/index.php?action=event&event_id=87. Volunteers may sign up at the registration website, also.

The race includes food, beverages and a goody bag. Participants can pick up their packets from 1-3 p.m. on the day of the race.

Tennis challenge

The Atlantic Tire & Service Triangle Tennis Challenge runs through Monday, Nov. 19 at the Dail Outdoor Tennis Stadium at N.C. State’s J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center, 1080 Varsity Drive in Raleigh. The tournament benefits ovarian cancer research.

Professionals committed to the event include: Donald Young, the youngest and first African-American to attain year-end No. 1 junior ranking; Wayne Odesnik, who has ranked as high as No. 77 in the world and has competed at the U.S. Open and Australian Open; Ryler DeHeart, who played on the professional tour for nearly a decade and has competed in all four Grand Slams; and Jesse Witten, who qualified for the French Open and Wimbledon in 2010, and reached the third round of the U.S. Open in 2009.

Tickets are $15 per day or $50 for a tournament pass. Courtside individual tickets are $25 per day or $100 for a courtside tournament pass. For tickets, visit www.ovarianawareness.org.

Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting gamesetmatch10s@me.com or 919-225-8828. For more information, visit www.triangletennischallenge.com.

Turkey trot

Turkey Trot 5K & Fun Run Food Drive is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for the 5K, recreational two mile and one mile fun run. A donation of one non-perishable food item for the Food Bank is needed for registration. For more information, visit www.briercreekcc.com.

Gobbler’s Run 5K

Chiropractic Partners and WeTriSports present the 7th Annual Gobbler’s Run 5K on Thursday, Nov. 22.

With all proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club, this family-friendly Thanksgiving Day event is a great way to bring families together, encourage healthy lifestyles, and support the Wake Forest community. The 3.1 mile loop is an easy stroll through downtown and historic Wake Forest. Push your kids or bring your dog – strollers and pets are welcome.

Awards, including Best Costume, 404th Place and Fastest Stroller, will also be given to participants. To register or for more information, visit www.gobblersrun.com.

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