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Marathon Mania returns on New Year's Day

The second annual Spring Hill Marathon Mania — a marathon, half-marathon and 10K — will take place Jan. 1 at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill. The course runs along the Suncoast Trail. There will be overall prizes as well as prizes by age group. Proceeds will benefit Ainsley"s Angels and For registration and other information, visit

HOLIDAY CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its annual Holiday Charity Golf Tournament at Brooksville Country Club on Dec. 1. The entry fee for a four-person team is $400. Registration and a free breakfast will start at 8 a.m. The shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. An auction will immediately follow the event. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, visit or call Dawn Badami at (352) 796-0697.

HILLY HUNDRED BIKE RIDE: The 2016 Hilly Hundred will take place on Dec. 3, beginning at Crank Works Bicycles, 20120 Cortez Blvd., in Brooksville. Starting at 7:30 a.m., this is a self-supported bike ride. While participation is free, riders are encouraged to donate a new, unwrapped toy or gently used bicycle for Guardian Ad Litem of Hernando County's toy drive. Self-supported means each rider is responsible for bringing his or her own food and drinks, although the ride will pass numerous convenience stores and parks, which could serve as supply points. For information, call Crank Works at (352) 593-4176.

COLOR VIBE 5K: The Color Vibe 5K is coming to Spring Hill on Nov. 5 at Anderson Snow Park. The race will start at 9 a.m. Participants are encouraged to grab their running shoes and party hats and jog, walk, skip or dance through the course. Registration is open, and the earlier participants sign up, the better the price. The regular price is $70. Children ages 12 and younger are free with a paid adult ticket. The coupon code "SpringHillFB" may be used at registration for $4 off the sign-up price. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity partner. For information and registration, visit

HERNANDO SPORTSMAN'S CLUB: The Hernando Sportsman's Club offers firearms safety classes. The next class dates are Nov. 2 and Nov. 19. There will also be a special "ladies only" class on Dec. 17. All classes will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hernando Sportsman's Club at 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. This is an introductory class for new shooters. It will include instruction, live-fire training on the range and a lunch break. All materials and equipment will be provided, including the use of a .22-caliber firearm, ammunition, earplugs and eye protection. The fee is $60, and completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed-carry permit. Advance registration is required. Registration for the classes can be completed by calling (352) 597-9931.

Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at or (352) 584-6337.

Marathon Mania returns on New Year's Day 10/18/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 2:40pm]
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