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Savage Race event coming to Dade City in October

Tony Weremeichik of Orlando jumps over a line of flaming logs during a Savage Race event in March in Clermont. The endurance race comes to Dade City’s Little Everglades Ranch in October.
Tony Weremeichik of Orlando jumps over a line of flaming logs during a Savage Race event in March in Clermont. The endurance race comes to Dade City’s Little Everglades Ranch in October.
Published Mar. 26, 2013

Savage Race, a premiere mud challenge featuring some of the biggest and best mud obstacles in the business, promises to never need more than 6 miles to completely wipe participants out.

Completion requires teamwork and courage as runners traverse a course full of obstacles made from mud, fire and barbed wire.

"There are a lot of fun races out there, but none that put in the amount of work that we do in creating the course so that it's a very different experience than you'd have anywhere else," Savage Race event manager Sam Abbitt said.

The next course comes to the Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City on April 13. Waves of participants will start hitting the course at 9 a.m., with new groups of runners setting out every 20 minutes.

The competition is open to racers age 14 and over and offers prizes to the winners of each race wave. Competitors are chip timed. The cost is $99 for those who register by Thursday; or $109 after that. For information or to register, visit www.savagerace.com.

GOLF: The Mitchell Boys Golf Team will host its 8th annual Mustang Golf Scramble on April 21 at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Trinity. Registration begins at noon, with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The price is $90 per player and includes the cart and greens fee, awards dinner immediately following the round, range balls, tee gifts, on-course contests and door prizes. The cost of a pre-arranged foursome is $320. Singles are welcome and will be placed with others to form a group. Proceeds benefit the Mitchell High School golf team and checks should be made payable to "Mitchell Boys Golf."

Interested participants can send checks to Rick Hyatt at 1827 Kinsmere Drive, Trinity, FL 34655 or to Mitchell High School, 2323 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34655 Attn.: Coach Hyatt. Deadline for entry is April 12. For information, call (727) 372-3176 or email rhyatt@pasco.k12.fl.us.

MORE GOLF: The 57th Southern Amputee Golf Championship will be held from April 19-21 at Seven Springs Golf Club. The annual event is a way for amputees to use the game of golf as a vehicle for physical and mental rehabilitation. The tournament creates a sense of camaraderie among people facing similar physical challenges. For information about the tournament, call director Mike Hudson at (727) 207-3268.

EVEN MORE GOLF: The Veterans Helping Veterans Golf Tournament at Magnolia Valley Golf Course will held April 7 with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The cost is $40 per person, which includes cart fees and lunch. All proceeds go to helping local veterans. For information, contact Howard Hoover at (727) 232-6669 or Michael Peterson (813) 966-8421.

AND EVEN MORE GOLF: The 2013 Saddlebrook Annual Invitational Golf Tournament to support the Benedictine Sisters of Florida and their good works in the community will take place on April 5. Registration and lunch are at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and an awards dinner at 5:30 p.m. The event fee is $175 and includes a putting contest, a $10,000 prize for a hole-in-one, lunch, dinner, raffle prices and a silent auction. For information and registration, call Faith Pridmore at (352) 588-8320 or email her at hnmdevelopment@saintleo.edu.

PICKLEBALL: New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center is accepting registration for its inaugural Tribute to Pickles Pickleball Tournament for ages 16 and up. The tournament begins at 10 a.m. April 13, and includes open format, doubles and mixed doubles. Registration deadline is April 11. The cost is $15 per player. For information, call (727) 841-4560, or visit the center to register.

To submit items on community sports events, contact David Rice at davidrice83@gmail.com.

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