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5K run and 1-mile walk mark Sept. 11 anniversary

The tragic events of Sept. 11 happened seven years ago Thursday. In that time, the Hernando Branch of the YMCA has held the Run to Remember each year.

Free to the public, this year is no different, with the 5K Memorial Run starting at 6:30 a.m. at the YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd.

There will also be a mile walk after the 5K, with both going through Seven Hills. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office will lead runners and Spring Hill Fire Rescue will follow all racers to the end.

Each participant will receive a T-shirt, and breakfast will follow.

To register, call the YMCA at (352) 688-9622 or visit www.ymcasuncoast.org.

BOXING: Gov. Charlie Crist has announced the appointment of Dr. James Stelnicki to the Florida State Boxing Commission. Stelnicki has been a practicing podiatric physician and surgeon for more than 40 years in New Port Richey and will be a member of the FSBC until Sept. 13, 2011.

WEIGHTLIFTING: Pete Church from Holiday competed in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the 2008 Pan American Masters Olympic Weightlifting Championships in July. Church picked up a bronze medal in the clean and jerk lift.

RUNNING: Gulfside Regional Hospice is holding its second annual Hike for Hospice on Nov. 8.

There will be 5K events on both sides of the county that day: The morning hike starts at 8 a.m. at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey, and the afternoon hike begins at 11 a.m. at Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills.

The fee is $35, adults; $15, children 10 and younger. All proceeds go to patient care at Gulfside hospice. All hikers will get a snack, beverages, T-shirt and goodie bag with registration.

To sign up, call Jennifer York toll-free at 1-800-561-4883 or visit active.com and search on "Hike for Hospice."

TENNIS: The Holiday Recreation Complex hosts a tennis league for men and women 16 and older. Registration is Monday through Sept. 24 with games starting Oct. 1. The cost is $10. Call (727) 934-4198.

TRIATHLON: The Inaugural Chaotic CoteeMan Triathlon will be at the New Port Richey Aquatic Pool and Recreation Center, at 6630 Van Buren St., starting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27.

Participants will swim 200 meters, then bike 11 miles and run a 5K through downtown New Port Richey. The cost is $60 through Sept. 15 and $70 from then until race day.

Relay teams can run as well, for $85 through Sept. 19 and $95 until race day. Online registration can be found at www.active.com and type Chaotic CoteeMan Triathlon in the search field.

POKER: Heritage Spring Country Club in Trinity hosts a Texas Hold 'Em competition at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20 with benefits going to Alzheimer's Family Organization. The $75 cost gets you $2,000 worth of chips and dinner. For more information, call (727) 848-8888.

Submit upcoming events, registrations and info to communitysports@tampabay.com.

5K run and 1-mile walk mark Sept. 11 anniversary 09/08/08 [Last modified: Monday, September 8, 2008 7:10pm]

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