Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Runners can leave clothes at starting line in Caliente Bare Dare 5K

The fourth annual Caliente Bare Dare 5K is open to runners who are brave enough to shed their clothes (as well as those who aren't).

The USA Track & Field-certified event, slated for 8:30 a.m. May 5, is expected to draw competitors from more than a dozen states. The event opens the clothing-optional Caliente Resort & Spa in Land O'Lakes to anyone who wants to race for a day by waiving the grounds fees. The race will be held on a scenic one-loop course through Caliente, with custom awards for the top 20 female and top 20 male finishers.

Registration costs $30 and includes a T-shirt. Nudity is not required to race. For information or to register, visit www.imathlete.com, or www.nuderaces.com.

GOLF: The Dade City Chamber of Commerce will hold the 28th annual Joe Kiefer four-person scramble and golf tournament on Friday at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is $125 and includes golf, cart, practice facility, locker room access and dinner. To register or for sponsorship opportunities, call the chamber office at (352) 567-3769 or email [email protected]

MORE GOLF: The eighth annual Zephyrhills Scramble will take place at 1 p.m. May 3 at Silverado Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will benefit programs offered by the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Zephyrhills Noon, including "Z-Kids" scholarships and Student Citizen of the Month.

A $100 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, a catered dinner and goody bag. Players will enjoy access to "The Oasis," offering free bloody Marys and margaritas and a golfer's lunch. Sponsorship packages available.

For information or to register, call the chamber office at (813) 782-1913 or visit zephyrhillschamber.org.

PADDLING: Paddling Pasco will host its inaugural Durney Key Challenge on April 28. The 2.3-mile paddling race around stilt houses in open water will include 10 challenges designed to test skills and endurance. Check-in on the island will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The Captains (rules) meeting is at 10 a.m. sharp on the island. The first wave of participants starts at 10:30 a.m. Race classes include under 20; 20 to 40; and over 40. Registration is $30 at saltspringsalliance.com. For information, e-mail [email protected] or call (813) 335-1463.

CHEERLEADING: Affinity Elite All-Stars cheerleading program hosts an open house and tryout meeting from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 at 16615 U.S. 19, Hudson. Tour the facility, meet with the coaching staff, and enjoy refreshments and snacks. Affinity Elite All-Stars is looking for male and female participants ages 3 to 18. For information, call (727) 863-1790 or visit AffinityEliteAllStars.com.

FIREARMS SAFETY: The Hernando Sportsman's Club, on U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee, will offer firearms safety classes over the next few months. The next class dates will be May 1, May 18 and June 5. A special "ladies only" class will be held June 15. All classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The course covers firearm safety basics and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. The class includes practice time on the range. Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit.

Advance registration is required; fee is $60 per person. For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit hernandosportsmansclub.com.

To submit items on community sports events, contact David Rice at [email protected]

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