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RAP River Run adds races, cash prize

Spectators line the streets near the finish line of the 2011 RAP River Run.

DAVID RICE | Special to the Times

Spectators line the streets near the finish line of the 2011 RAP River Run.

Recreation notebook

The sixth annual RAP River Run will be held on June 8 and has added a 5 Mile Run, 5K Walk & Stroller Strut, a Kid's Adventure Fun Run with obstacles and RAP River Run Sleep-In to its already very successful 5K Run. In addition, the overall winners of the 5K Run and 5 mile race will win a cash prize.

"We are very excited to add these additional races and cash prizes to the 2013 RAP River Run," said event chair Victoria Barley. "We must continue to improve. After listening to input from our sponsors, vendors and runners, we are very excited to add the 5 Mile race, 5K Walk and Stroller Strut, a fun run obstacle course for children and the RAP River Run Sleep-in, where people can sign up, sleep in race morning and be mailed a T-shirt. We also knew to attract elite runners, we needed to add cash prizes. We look forward to an even more successful race this year."

The event will be held at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey. For information and to register, visit

SHOOTING: The Hernando Sportsman Club will offer a couple of National Rifle Association classes next month. First up will be a two-day NRA Basic Pistol course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9. The course teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely, with classroom instruction and range time.

An NRA Basic Instructor Training course will be offered from 4 to 10 p.m. June 19. Instructor candidates must have a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills. Candidates will learn NRA procedures, public speaking skills and training methodology.

The cost of each course is $100. Call (352) 597-9931 to register.

RUNNING: Hidden Creek Rec Park in Zephyrhills will host a 5K mud run at 8:30 a.m. June 22. Proceeds go to the Young Marines youth program. The route will have 30 obstacles, four slides and three tree climbs. There will be an after party with free beer, T-shirt and custom finisher medal for all participants. Registration is now $55 per person and $35 each for a group of four or more. Visit or call (813) 714-2528.

TENNIS: USPTA certified tennis instructor Christina Hill is hosting tennis camps at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center and Mitchell High School for kids ages 6-14. Camps at the recreation center will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 17-21 and July 15-19. Camps will take place at Mitchell High School during the weeks of June 10-14, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 22-26 and Aug. 5-9. Equipment is provided for campers, and players of all ability levels are welcome. The cost is $85 per week or $20 per day. Call Hill at (727) 375-7678 or email

BASKETBALL: Pasco Middle School will host three basketball camps for boys and girls entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade this summer. The camps will run from 8 a.m. to noon during the weeks of June 17-23, July 8-12 and July 22-26. Former Pasco girls basketball coach John Edwards will lead them. The cost is $75. For information, contact Edwards at (813) 355-7860.

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RAP River Run adds races, cash prize 05/25/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 24, 2013 7:24pm]
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