NEW PORT RICHEY — The first Trinity Trailblazer Trot will take place March 25 at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park. The proceeds from the event, which organizers hope to make an annual event, will go toward purchasing technology class items for Trinity Elementary School.
The event will include a 1-mile fun run/walk at 8 a.m. and a 5k run at 8:30 a.m. The cost to register for the 5k will be $25 until March 8, $30 after that. The price of the 1-mile fun run is $15 before March 8, $20 after that. Trophies as well as post-race bagels and fruit will be given out.
To register, visit www.active.com or e-mail [email protected] For information, call (727) 487-2786.
TAE KWON DO: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex is hosting a tae kwon do course for special needs kids ages 3-22. The next four-week session begins March 7 and will follow the five basic principles of tae kwon do — courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit — as well as enhance bilateral integration skills, motor coordination skills, core strengthening, eye-hand coordination, balance, following multi-step directions, attention and focus, peer and social interaction, and vestibular and proprioceptive processing.
Classes run from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The four-week session will cost $250, due by March 1. To register, contact the recreation complex at (813) 929-1220. For questions regarding camp details, call Angela Hill at (813) 469-2021.
RUNNING: The Alzheimer's Family Organization will hold its 2012 Pasco Challenge on March 10 at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey. More than 600 participants will run, cycle and walk for those who are battling Alzheimer's and their families. Competitive events include a 5k and 10k footrace and a half marathon. Noncompetitive events include a 1-mile walk/fun run and 25k, 50k and 100k bike tours. For information about the challenge, to sponsor the event or to register, call the Alzheimer's Family Organization at (727) 848-8888 or visit alzheimersfamily.org.
SOFTBALL: Pasco County Parks and Recreation and Alli Gators Bar and Grill will hold the Pasco Superdraft co-ed softball tournament on March 9. The restaurant at Little Road and State Road 54 will hold a draft similar to a NFL or NBA style draft. Check in at 6 p.m., draft beginning at 7 p.m. The tournament will be March 11 at Jack Mitchell Park. The cost is $15 per person in advance, or $25 the week of the tournament. Registration is available at the J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex. For information, call (727) 942-7439.
RUNNING: Dances with Dirt, an extreme test of endurance and determination, will come to Dade City March 24 at Withlacoochee River Park. The event includes a variety of race formats for individuals and teams including a half marathon, full marathon, 10k, 50k and 50-mile relay. Cost varies by race type but prices are only set until Wednesday. For information, visit www.dwdgreenswamp.com.
To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at [email protected]