Squeeze into your best 1980s leg warmers and prepare to get muddy. Hidden Creek Rec. Park hosts an '80s-themed mud run beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the park, 35353 Eiland Blvd., Zephyrhills.
Participants can race individually or in a group, with waves of racers starting every 15 minutes. The event includes uphill slide climbs, slides, log crossing and an after-party featuring live music, dancing and volleyball.
There will be food and drink vendors, shower stations, changing stations and water stations. Participants receive one free beer or water, a T-shirt, custom finisher medal, and entry into the party.
Registration ranges from $65-$90. Use code word "TEAM" to get $10 off. Free for spectators. Parking fee of $10 applies. A portion of the proceeds will go to the local ROTC, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. (813) 714-2528; hidden creekrecpark.com.
• Poker run: A poker run to benefit Matt Willover, who has acute myeloid leukemia, is set for 3 p.m. Sept. 22. The fundraising benefit includes live music, raffles, 50/50 and an auction. Breakfast is at 10:30 a.m. and costs $5 per plate. A cookout lunch costs $5. Registration is $10 for a single, $15 for a couple. The event kicks off at Captain Jack's, 21 Oscar Hill Road, Tarpon Springs, and makes stops at B.B. Magee's in Hudson, Horse and Crown in Spring Hill, Seaside Inn in Port Richey and Eagles Nest in Tarpon Springs. (727) 580-1914.
• 5K: Compete as an individual or as a relay team at the Gill Dawg Marina Double Dawg Dare beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 28 at the marina, 5419 Treadway Drive, Port Richey. The event features a 5K run along the coast through Waterfront Park and Brasher Park, leading back to the start where there will be a 3K paddling course around the perimeter of Millers Bayou. Bring your own kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard. Some kayaks will be available to rent on reservation basis only by emailing [email protected] There will be an after party with beer, music and food. Registration ranges from $20-$60. (813) 597-0360; dawgdare.com; active.com.
• Poker run: The Alzheimer Family Organization's charity event, Miles of Memories, starts at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at Venom II, 16418 U.S. 19 in Hudson, with last bike out at 11 a.m. Last bike in is at 6 p.m. with an after-party at High Octane, 1590 S Suncoast Blvd. in Homosassa. The event includes player(s) hand, T-shirt, goody bag, entertainment, a live band, raffles, prizes, 50/50, freebies and food and beverages. Participants can register in advance or on the day of the event. Cost is $20; $15 per additional rider. (727) 848-8888.
• Golf: Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club hosts Holes for Hope to benefit Boys and Girls Club and Sunrise of Pasco County. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at 12900 Lake Jovita Blvd., Dade City. Prizes include a $10,000 hole-in-one cash prize, two chances to win a car and a $1,000 closest-to-the-pin prize. $125 per golfer; $500 for foursome. Price includes 18 holes of golf, cart, practice facility access, locker room access, lunch, drinks and gratuities. Sponsorship opportunities available. (352) 521-3358; sunrisepasco.org.
To submit items on community sports events, contact Samantha Fuchs at [email protected]