New Port Richey
Triathletes, CoteeMan gets chaotic Sept. 12
Greater New Port Richey Main Street will host its Second Annual Chaotic CoteeMan Triathlon at 7 a.m. Sept. 12 at the new Recreation and Aquatic Complex on Van Buren Street. The event will combine a 150-yard swim in the Rec Center's pool, a 9-mile bike tour of New Port Richey, followed by a 5K run. Why call it Chaotic CoteeMan? "Well, somebody has to really love the sport and the fitness that comes with it," said Judy Debella Thomas, executive director of Greater New Port Richey Main Street. "And, let's face it, there is a certain amount of craziness that goes with that!" The entry fee is $65 through Sept. 1. Applications may be found at www.active.com. Athletes can also form relay teams, with one person doing each leg of the event. Entry fee for the relay is $85.
New Port Richey
Volunteers to clean up along the river
The city is gearing up for its annual cleanup day Sept. 19 along the banks of the Pithlachascotee River. Volunteers are needed by boat on the river and on foot around Sims Park to remove debris and litter. The cleanup runs from 8 to 11 a.m. Volunteers will meet at the public boat ramp, which is behind the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce building at Main Street and River Road. The first 100 volunteers get a free T-shirt. After the teams finish their work, they will get a free lunch in the park. For information call (727) 841-4560.
Bikers, a good ride and a good deed
Need a good excuse to ride your motorcycle? Check out the Rotary and Riders event, a 100-mile ride that departs Nov. 7 from Rapscallions at 4422 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Registration starts at 10 a.m., and kickstands go up at 11 a.m. There will also be games of classic five-card draw poker, door prizes, a raffle and bike contest. The proceeds will go to several charities to combat polio (Rotary International), educate youth (Tampa Miracles Outreach), help those grieving find renewal (Tampa Life Center) and make a heart beat in South America (Tampa HQ Heartbeat International). The event is sponsored by Rotary Tampa Downtown Daybreak Foundation. For information, visit www.tddrotary.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPR class includes defibrillator use
A CPR class will be held at CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Ron Schell, an American Heart Association CPR instructor, will teach the class, which will include the use of an automated external defibrillator. Cost is $30 per person. To register, call the center at (727) 863-6868.
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