Smithfield: Sports

Parks and Rec Notes


Contact: 919-975-1411;

Railroad Days 5K run/walk

The Selma Railroad Days 5K run and family fun walk will be held Oct. 5. The USATF-sanctioned race begins at 8 a.m. at the intersection of Webb and Waddell streets. The fee is $15 before Oct. 2 or $20 thereafter and includes a T-shirt and runner’s bag while supplies last. Awards are presented for overall and age group place winners in the run. All fun walkers will receive a medal. To register visit or contact the Selma Parks Dept. for more info.

Corn Hole Classic

The Selma Corn Hole Classic by the Tracks tournament will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 5. The double-elimination tournament is open to all ages but everyone must throw at the 30-foot line. The cost is $25 per team with a 24-team limit. The top two teams will receive trophies and all participants receive a T-shirt. Enter by 5 p.m. on Oct. 2.

Harrison Gym open play

Practice your moves, meet your friends, stay active and spend time with your family at the Harrison Gymnasium. Drop in for basketball with no reservations necessary. The court is available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must sign in each time and present a photo ID. Play for ages 18 and over is available Sundays from 4-6 p.m. The cost is $3 per person. Play for ages 55 and older is available on Fridays from 6-8 p.m. There is no charge for the Friday session.


Contact: 919-934-2148;

Youth basketball registration

Registration for youth basketball with the Smithfield Parks Dept. is open through Oct. 4 for boys ages 5-18 and girls ages 5-14 (as of Dec. 31). The cost is $40 for Smithfield reisdents, $80 for others. Practices begin in November with games starting in December.

Soccer officials clinic

A free soccer officials clinic will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center. The clinic is open to anyone who wants to become a referee in the JCAA county soccer league.

Aquatics, fitness programs

The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of aquatics classes and fitness programs. Visit or call 934-1408 for more information. Some of the fitness offerings include Cycling, Zumba, Hip Hop Hustle, Piyo, Turbo Kick, Total Body, Tai Chi, Inferno Cycle, P90X and Cycle Fusion. For more information regarding classes, please call 934-1408. All classes are roughly an hour long.