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Pasco Pediatric Foundation's 'Filthy Fun Run' set Nov. 19

The Pasco Pediatric Foundation will hold a 5K "Filthy Fun Run" on Nov. 19 at The Concourse in Spring Hill. With an obstacle course built into the race route, participants will crawl through mud, climb over walls and swing from tree limbs to reach the finish line.

The race is open to adventure lovers ages 18 and older of all — or no — athletic ability. Participants can sign up for a wave starting every half-hour, the first at 8 a.m. and the last at 12:30 p.m., for a $50 entry fee.

A party featuring a band, DJ and catering from Buffalo Wild Wings will run throughout the event and is open to racers and spectators. The event is being held in memory of longtime Pasco Pediatric Foundation supporter Dr. Jeffrey Baumrucker. Sponsorships are still available.

For details or to register for the event, visit or call at (727) 863-2266. The Concourse property is at 15325 Alric Pottberg Road in Spring Hill. Parking at the event will be free.

SHOOTING: The Second Amendment Club will host the Turkey Shoot, a shotgun competition using stationary paper targets, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Fair Haven Farms, 15212 State Road 52 (just west of the Suncoast Parkway). Cost is $5 per shot; prizes include frozen turkeys. Competitors are welcome to bring their own shotguns (.410 bore to 12 gauge) or use the club's guns. The club will provide the shotgun shells; no outside ammo allowed. For information, call Linda at (727) 808-2955.

GOLF: The Rotary Club of New Port Richey Charity Golf Classic will be held Sunday at Meadow Oaks Golf Course in Hudson. The tournament will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m. with a four-person best-ball scramble format. Lunch will be provided, along with door prizes and goodie bags. The cost is $100 per player and $300 per foursome. Hole sponsorships are still available for $100. For information or to sign up, call Wayne Ekren at (727) 845-0700 or e-mail

DANCE: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex hosts ballet and tap classes from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. The class is open to 3-10-year-olds and the cost is $32 per month. Ages 3-5 will have class from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. and ages 6-10 will have class from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For information, call (813) 929-1220.

UMPIRES: Registration is under way for several upcoming umpire clinics by the Hernando Sumter Umpires Association. The group will have clinics at noon Jan. 8 and Jan. 22 at Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Spring Hill; noon Jan. 21 and Jan. 28 at Wesley Chapel District Park; and noon Jan. 29 at Ridge Manor Park in Ridge Manor.

The three-hour clinics provide training to people 16 and older who wish to become umpires for local baseball and softball leagues. An umpire can earn about $20 an hour working part time.

Seating at the clinics is limited and registration is required. Visit or call (352) 593-6998 or e-mail

To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at

Hike for Hospice

Gulfside Regional will hold its fifth annual Hike for Hospice on Saturday with a 5K Fun Run at 8 a.m. and the traditional 5K Walk at 9 a.m. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Mike Alstott will sign autographs and kick off the event at Wesley Chapel District Park. The cost to participate in the walk is $25 for adults; $15 for students (ages 11 to college-age); $5 for children 10 and under. Hikers will receive a T-shirt, breakfast, ice cream and beverages. Registration and check-in begin at 7 a.m. To register in advance, visit or call toll-free 1-800-561-4883.

Pasco Pediatric Foundation's 'Filthy Fun Run' set Nov. 19 11/09/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 6:45pm]
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