Carson City Kiwanis plans Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day on Sept. 20

Carson City Kiwanis will hold its Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day, which offers an array of activities including a 5K walk/run, bench press competition and scramble golf tournament, on Sept. 20 at Empire Ranch Golf Course.

The 5K run/walk, sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Milers and Kaia FIT, starts at 8 a.m. at the clubhouse and follows the perimeter of the golf course. It winds down by the Carson River and up Morgan Mill Road back to the start.

Registration costs $30 in advance and $35 at the event, and $10 for children 12 and younger. Included are T-shirts, wrist bands and medals for winners in each age group. To register, go to CV Sports, 3790 Highway 395, Suite 402, or Kaia FIT, 3633 Research Way, or register online at or

The Carson City Bench Press Championships, sponsored by Fitness for 10, will run from 7 to 9 a.m. on the clubhouse patio. Entry costs $10 for three lifts, and various categories are offered. Payment will be accepted at the event.

The four-person scramble golf tournament will start at 9 a.m. Categories include: men’s, women’s, mixed and senior for golfers 55 and older. There will be prizes for all divisions and also for long drive and closest to the pin.

Entry costs $75 per person and includes lunch. Registration forms can be picked up at Empire Ranch Golf Course Pro Shop or at

Three-quarters of the day’s proceeds go to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, with the remaining quarter benefitting the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund.

For information, call Stevan Lyon at 775-224-5798 or email Robey Willis at


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