Run Ed Run on Sunday
Runners of all ages will have a chance to get a workout in and also help raise funds for local schools on Sunday when the Douglas County Education Foundation hosts its fifth annual Run Ed Run 5K, 10K and half-marathon.
All races will start and finish at Douglas High School’s Big George Sports Complex, with proceeds going to Douglas County schools and to the Teacher of the Year program. The half-marathon run begins at 8 a.m. from Douglas High School through the Park Cattle Ranch, along Muller Lane to Foothill Road and back to the finish line on the track. The 5K/10K races begin at 9 a.m. and the children’s fun run at 11:15 a.m. after the awards presentation.
The entry fee is $50 for the half-marathon, $30 for 5K/10K adult entries and $15 for youth 5K/10K entries. The cost to enter the children’s fun run is $10. Registration is accepted by mail, online and at CV Sports.
Prizes will be distributed to the top three male and female finishers that include ski tickets donated by Heavenly Mountain Resort.
An addition to this year’s event is a corporate/community team competition. Trophies made by Douglas High School welding students will be presented to the top finishers in the business divisions.
Visit the event’s website douglascountyeducationfoundation.org to register or to obtain more information.
Dolfins’ fundraiser Saturday
The Douglas Dolfins age group swim team is holding a car wash and bake sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Big Daddy’s Bicycles & Fitness, 1546 Hwy. 395.
The event is designed raise funds for two swimmers who have qualified for the Junior National Championships in North Carolina in December, and to help cover costs for team members who qualify for other national level meets.
Adult volleyball registration
Registration opens on Monday for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department’s winter adult volleyball leagues.
Team sign-ups will be accepted on a first-come basis through Nov. 1. The fee is $200 per team until Oct. 28. The fee will be $225 per team if registered after that date.
Leagues being offered include Women’s League on Monday nights, Coed C League on Wednesday nights and Coed B League on Thursday nights. League play is scheduled to begin the week of Nov. 11 and include a minimum of eight regular season games and a post season single elimination tournament. Games will be played at the Carson Valley Middle School at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. No games will be scheduled on holidays or during Christmas Break.
Contact the Recreation Department at 782-9828 or visit the web at http://www.dcprsports.com for more information.
Carson Valley Play available
Today is the final “Fun Friday” at the Carson Valley Golf Course. Those who play a regular adult green fee, 9 or 18 holes, will receive a complimentary lunch barbecue on the 10th tee.
Call the Carson Valley Golf Course at 775-265-3181 for information.
Youth officials needed
The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting new officials and referees for its youth sports programs in flag football, volleyball and basketball.
Officials must be 16 or older with a flexible schedule nights and weekends. Previous officiating is preferred but not necessary.
For information, contact the following — youth flag football referees: Mark Waggoner at 775-741-1594, youth basketball referees: Scott Compton at a775-450-6805, and youth volleyball Dan Hannah at 775-265-1711.
WNC softball benefit
The Western Nevada College softball team is sponsoring a 5K run/walk at 3 p.m. on Nov. 3 at El Charro Avitia Mexican restaurant in Carson City.
A $30 entry fee for adults will include a dinner buffet and a race T-shirt. Children younger than 8 will be permitted to participate for free, while children 8 to 17 can enter for $15.
The out-and-back 5K from El Charro Avitia is a relatively flat course that is mostly paved and suitable for anyone wishing to push a baby stroller.
The run is a fundraiser for the team’s 2014 season. WNC launched the Wildcats 5K Softball Fundraiser last year to help pay for travel expenses to games in the spread-out Scenic West Athletic Conference. The Wildcats’ conference road trips take them to Salt Lake City, Rangely, Colo., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, St. George, Utah, Henderson and Ephraim, Utah.