North Raleigh: Sports

Sports Notes, Aug. 24

Rowing Sneak Peek

Triangle Rowing Club will hold its free fall “Sneak Peek” week Aug. 25-30 at Lake Wheeler Park, 6404 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The event gives middle and high school students the chance to try rowing and see if they are interested. The event is from 3:30 to 6 p.m. each day. Visit TriangleRowing.org for more information.

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Racquets for Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research will hold its ninth annual Racquets for Research Friday, Sept. 12, and Saturday, Sept. 13, at North Hills Racquet Club, 4824 Yadkin Drive, Raleigh. Racquets for Research offers tennis fans and players the opportunity to play with and learn from world-class playing professionals while supporting The V Foundation. Tickets are available at www.jimmyv.org.

Magnificient Mile Race

The ninth annual Magnificent Mile Race will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at 300 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The event will kick off with the Competitive Mile, followed by the Recreational Mile and a pair of kids’ races: a 100-meter dash for ages 6 and under, and a 400-meter dash for 12 and under. Email info@magmilerace.com to register.

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.

Triangle Rowing Club

Triangle Rowing Club will host summer camp for ages 11-18 from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4 to Friday, Aug. 8, at Lake Wheeler Park in Raleigh. The session costs $180. For details or registration, email camp@trianglerowing.org or go to www.trianglerowing.org.

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.

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