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Run, walk or bike at Chasco Challenge in New Port Richey

The Alzheimer's Family Organization will hold its 2009 Chasco Challenge on March 28 at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey.

The event is part of the Chasco Festival and nearly 500 athletes will participate, with all proceeds going to "those who can't remember." There will be a one-half marathon, 5K and 10K runs, 25K, 50K and 100K bicycle tours, and a 1-mile fun run. All events start at 8 a.m., which each staggered one after another.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 7:45 a.m. Registration is $30, or $15 for anyone under 16, and includes a gift bag and refreshments such as IHOP pancakes. Prizes will be awarded for the 5K and 10K runs and the one-half marathon.

All money raised by the Alzheimer's Family Organization will benefit individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families in Pasco County.

For more information, call (727) 848-8888 or e-mail info@alzheimersfamily.org.

BOWLING: The F.I. Grey & Sons New Port Richey Relay For Life Team is hosting a family friendly "9 Pin No-Tap Bowling" event at 2 p.m. March 22 at the Lane-Glo Bowl, 8631 State Road 54, New Port Richey.

Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Teams and individuals are welcome to participate. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for kids under 10, and includes three games and shoe rental, snacks and a door prize. Tickets will also be available at the door.

For more information, call Cyndi Kowalski at (727) 934-1669.

RUNNING: The East Pasco YMCA in Zephyrhills will host its Spring Sprint Triathlon at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

The race is open to ages 14 and up, and the event will include a 300-yard swim in a pool, an 11-mile bike ride and a 5K run for individuals or relay teams. Cost is $65 for individual and $105 on race day. Registration is available online at www.tampaymca.org/eastpascotri.

For more information, call (813) 780-9622.

MORE RUNNING: The Arc Nature Coast will host the third annual Spring Lake 5K Run and 2-Mile Fun Walk at 8 a.m. May 23.

The run will be at 5283 Neff Lake Road in Brooksville and registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the Fun Walk, and includes a T-shirt and scenic run through hills and an equestrian stable.

All proceeds will go the Arc Nature Coast, which serves people with disabilities and their families.

Register online by visiting www.active.com and searching for Spring Lake 5K. For more information, call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, or e-mail info@thearc- naturecoast.org or visit www.thearc-naturecoast.org.

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

Run, walk or bike at Chasco Challenge in New Port Richey 03/09/09 [Last modified: Monday, March 9, 2009 3:08pm]
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