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• With summer winding down, it’s time to start planning for the Annual Fall 5K Run and Pet Walk. The race will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. This event is sanctioned by USATF, will be managed by the Knoxville Track Club. For more information, call Jonathan Patrick, 5K chairman, at 865-356-9902, or the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce at 865-675-7057. Members are now able to register on the Chamber Web site.

• Town of Farragut and Putt-Putt Golf & Games of Farragut will offer a dose of free fun at the 16th annual Free Day of Putt-Putt Monday, Sept. 17. Players can enjoy putt-putt at no charge from noon to 9 p.m. The event is designed to build community among Farragut residents and to provide a safe, entertaining activity for families. Putt-Putt Golf & Games is located in the West End Center in Farragut. For more information, call Anne LaGrow at 966-7057.

• Improve your linear/lateral speed and vertical explosion during Pre-Season Basketball conditioning clinics: Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 10 to Oct. 17. Times are 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Farragut Middle School and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Farragut High School; a Vertical Leap Clinic, designed to work on vertical explosion for any sport, will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 18, for grades 9-12 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; an Offensive Skills Clinic will help you create a better shot and footwork: Sundays in September beginning Sept. 9, and each Sunday in October, for middle school girls (1:30-2:30 p.m.), middle school boys (2:30-3:30), high school girls (3:30-4:30) and high school boys (4:30-5:30). For more information, or to sign up, contact Lauren Jaffurs at 865-531-5453.

• Knoxville Lacrosse Fall Registration is Friday, Sept. 14th begins at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14, behind Farragut Middle School for boys in grades 4 through 8. Cost is $50 per player for the season, which runs Sept. 17 to Oct. 31. Practices are held at Anchor Park. Signed waiver and U.S. Lacrosse membership required. Contact Lynda at 865-386-8396 for more information.

• The Episcopal School of Knoxville will host its Second Annual ES “5” K Run and Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 13. The 5K run and one-mile fun run will begin at 9 a.m. at the Cove Subdivision directly behind Pinnacle 18 Regal Cinemas in Turkey Creek. Registrations are now being accepted for the run, which costs $20 in advance. To register, pick up forms at either location of the Runner’s Market or New Balance athletic stores or at the school. Or, you can register online at www.active.com. Registration on race day begins at 7:45 a.m. at the starting point, and costs $25. Prizes will be awarded to an overall winner, first-place male and first-place female. For more information, call the school at 865-777-9032 or visit the Web site at www.esknoxville.org.

• Body Recall, a physical fitness and education program of gentle exercise and movement developed to improve muscle tone, flexibility and strength, has a class meeting three days a week: from 2 to 3 p.m., Monday/Wednesday/Friday, for 10 weeks (30 sessions) starting Sept. 10 thru Nov. 12 at Faith Lutheran Church, 239 Jamestowne Blvd., Farragut. Class fee is $30 plus instruction book. A limited number of spaces are available, first come, first serve. Contact Judy Steenbock at 865-966-8024 or events@flctn.org.

• Join Farragut Family YMCA Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road for the Third Annual YMCA “Can You Dig It?” Volleyball Tournament. It is 6-on-6 coed play that requires two females on the court at all times. All participants must be 16 years old to participate. Space is limited to the first 16 teams that register. Teams may participate either in the recreation or competitive division. Teams that register prior to Sept. 17 contribute $150; otherwise it will be $200 per team. Register at the Farragut Family YMCA at 10709 Kingston Pike. For more information, call 865-777-9622.

• Tee it up for the 19th Annual Town of Farragut Golf Tournament, Friday, Oct. 2, at The Landmark at Avalon Golf Club, Lenoir City, two miles west of Farragut off Highway 70 West. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m., with shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Registration cost is $65 per player, which includes green fees, golf cart, lunch and entry in prize drawings. Bring a foursome or pair, or be paired with others. Deadline to register and pay is Friday, Sept. 28. For more information, call Anne LaGrow at 865-966-7057.

 

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