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Recreation notes: Zombie Run, Hike for Hospice

Runners can put their skills to the test while fleeing the brain-hungry un-dead at Hidden Creek Recreation Park's Zombie Run, taking place at 10 a.m. Nov. 23 at the park, 35353 Eiland Blvd., Zephyrhills.

Participants sign up as a zombie or as a runner in the arduous 5K trek through mud and obstacles. Prices range from $5 for zombies to $85 for runners. Runners receive a racing bib and safety pins, a flag football belt to represent "lives," a T-shirt, a medal, admission to the after-party and free beer or water. Participants must be at least 9 years old by the day of the event. Registration must be completed by Nov. 21 on,, or For more information, call (813) 714-2528.

Tennis: Tennis Para Ti/Tennis For You's November offerings include weekly hourlong sessions for ages 10 and under at 10 a.m. Saturdays or 3 p.m. Sundays. Weekly hourlong group sessions for ages 13-15 and 16-18 meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Adult clinics are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Reservations are required. For more information, call (813) 417-0061 or email

5K run and walk: Pasco Kids First holds a Family Fun Run and Stroller Stride on Nov. 2 at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., with a 7 a.m. start time. The track features a 5K run/walk. The first 100 to sign up will receive a T-shirt. Registration costs $30 and can be completed on until Oct. 31. The fun run is held in addition to the Pasco Kids First 7th Annual Family Fun Day, which is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sims Park and around Orange Lake. The event costs $2 and features bounce houses, a bike rodeo, police dog demonstrations, a chance to shoot a fire truck hose, a DJ and more. Call (727) 845-8080 or search Pasco Kids First Family Fun Day on Facebook.

5k run and walk: Preregistration for the seventh annual Hike for Hospice takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gulfside Regional Hospice's Lutz Thrift Shoppe, 1930 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Representatives will be on hand to sign participants up and answer questions about the event, which includes a 5K run and a 5K walk. The event takes place on Nov. 10 at Rasmussen College, 18600 Fernview St., Land O'Lakes. Registration and check-in begins at 7 a.m., the run begins at 8 a.m., and the walk begins at 9 a.m. After the run and walk, both the top fundraisers and the fastest runners will win prizes. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Mike Alstott will be the special guest. All hikers receive a T-shirt, breakfast and beverages with registration. $25 for adults; $15 for students ages 11 through college; $10 for ages 10 and under. Call 1-800-561-4883 or visit

Golf: New charity Big Heroes 4 Little Warriors hosts the first annual Golf Tournament and Head Shaving Family event at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at Plantation Palms Golf Club, 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd., Land O'Lakes. The tournament features a four person scramble with trophies for first, second and third places. Shaved hair will be donated to be made into wigs. Kids' activities include display emergency vehicles, face painting, games and arts and crafts, and for adults, there will be raffles and contests. $200 for four-person team, includes buffet-style dinner. $150 for hole sponsorship, with signage and acknowledgement at the event. $10 donation for head shaving. The deadline for tournament participation and sponsorship is Friday. Proceeds go to benefit Pediatric Cancer Research at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. Visit or call (727) 641-6075.

Senior sports: The Senior Over 60 Slo Pitch Softball League meets at 8:30 a.m. Fridays at Field No. 10 at Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway. Seniors can register for softball day-of for $10. The group bowls at 2 p.m. Thursdays at Royal Lanes, 1927 Brinson Road, Lutz. Golf for all skill levels is on Wednesdays at rotating courses and there is a competitive tennis team. For more information, call Walt Bockmiller at (813) 527-8211.

Samantha Fuchs can be reached at (727) 869-6235 or

Recreation notes: Zombie Run, Hike for Hospice 10/22/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:38pm]
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