Recreation Briefs

Escape from Prison Hill

The annual Escape from Prison Hill Half-Marathon and 2-Person Relay will begin 8 a.m. Saturday at the Silver Saddle Ranch off of Carson River Road. The course offers exceptional views of the Carson River Valley and the Carson Range of the eastern Sierra.

Same-day registration for the half-marathon is $50 and $100 for the relay.

Winners will receive awards. All participants receive an event technical race shirt depicting the event logo.

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Bike ride around Carson City

A 27- to 30-mile bike ride around the perimeter of Carson City will take place Sunday, officially kicking off May as National Bike Month.

Participants should meet at 9 a.m. at Bike Habitat, next to Best Buy on Topsy Lane. The ride will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The tour is free and will be followed by a free barbecue. The ride benefits Muscle Powered of Carson City.

  Call Denis Coyne for details at 267-5053.

5K in Dayton on May 14

Stand Tall and the Dayton Task Force are co-sponsoring a Healthy Communities Coalition 5K Walk/Run to benefit local students through the Dayton Resource Bank and Stand Tall youth leadership teams.

The race will begin 8:30 a.m. May 14 at the Como Park near Dayton Elementary School.

All proceeds benefit the Resource Bank and the Stand Tall teams. For more information about how to sign up for the walk/run, call Lavurne Jeffreys at 246-7550 or pick up a registration form in the lobby of the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St.

Run for the Bucket

The fifth annual Put Your Best Foot Forward 5K will be 9 a.m. May 21 along the Mexican Ditch Trail.

Participants can walk, run or bike the course with an optional longer ride along the bike path into the center of Carson City.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted in large buckets.

There will also be a short un for children.

Proceeds will go to:

• CASA of Carson City to help recruit, train and supervise advocates for abused and neglected children.

• Muslce Powered to continue to provide activites and advocate for safe routes and trails.

• We Can to reach out ot Carson City families and youth to fight childhood obesity.


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