What’s happening in Tampa Bay sports: 5K races, Rays-Red Sox, minor league games galore

Spring is the time to scope out one of these events.
Published April 17

Rugged Maniac: Run through the woods and a water-soaked motocross track with barbed wire, tunnels, mud pits, a three-story water slide and more. Includes a party, with DJ dancing, mechanical bull, pie-eating and stein-hoisting contests and games. $79, spectators free. 9 a.m. Saturday. Little Everglades Ranch, 17951 Hamilton Road, Dade City. (352) 521-3661. trailrunner.com.

Roar Through Ybor: The streets are closed for the 18th annual 5K and 1-mile runs to benefit LifeLink Legacy Fund and Lions Eye Institute Foundation. $25-$40. 6 p.m. Friday. Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 289-1200. runsignup.com.

Running For Brews: Join the group to run a 5K along the waterfront just for fun. Reward yourself with a beer afterward. Free (food and drink additional). 6:50 p.m. Monday. The Ale and the Witch, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-2533. thealeandthewitch.com.

STILL PLAYING

Tampa Bay Rays: The AL East leaders finish off a home series Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles (7:10 p.m.) before the Boston Red Sox (grrr!) visit Tropicana Field for games Friday (7:10 p.m.), Saturday (6:10 p.m.) and Sunday (2:10 p.m.). The Kansas City Royals come to town next with games Monday (7:10 p.m.), Tuesday (7:10 p.m.) and Wednesday (1:10 p.m.). Prices vary at raysbaseball.com and the Trop box office, or by calling toll-free 1-888-FAN-RAYS. 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. TV: Fox Sports Sun; radio: 95.3-FM, 620-AM.

Florida State League: The Clearwater Threshers take the field in their alternate Clearwater Beach Dogs uniforms. The first 1,000 guests get a free Threshers-themed power bank charger and all fans get 50-cent hot dogs from concession stands. 5:30 p.m. Friday. Spectrum Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. $6-$10. (727) 467-4457. For other Threshers games this week and the schedule of the area’s other minor-league teams, the Tampa Tarpons and Dunedin Blue Jays, visit milb.com.

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