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• Registration for Knox County Basketball League (formerly Junior Pro Basketball), ages 6 to 14 boys and girls, and Senior League boys, ages 15-18, is ongoing through Friday, Oct. 31, at Knox Sports Center, 10969 Kingston Pike. For more info, e-mail Phil Mason at pmasontn@charter.net

• Mercy Health Partners is sponsoring the City of Knoxville’s 2008 CrossKnox 15k Road Race starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, and beginning at the Alex Haley Statue in Morningside Park. The 9.3-mile CrossKnox race is run completely on greenways, ending at Bearden Elementary School in West Knoxville. An addition to the run this year’s event will include a 5K walk to World’s Fair Park through the new Second Creek Greenway. Early registration fee is $20; after Nov. 10, $25. Registration fees include long-sleeved, dri-fit shirts. To register online, visit www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation/crossknox.asp.

• YWCA Knoxville will host its Annual Race Against Racism 5K Run /1 Mile Walk Saturday, Jan. 17, at the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center in East Knoxville. Sign-in and registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the race will kickoff at 1 p.m. Route runs along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and other historical markers. The day includes exhibitors, entertainment, speakers, food. Honorary Chair is Daedra Charles-Furlow, UT Lady Vols basketball assistant coach. To register, log onto www.ywcaknox.com or pick up registration forms at the YWCA. Registration is $15 per person on a team of five or more, $12 per child under 15 years of age, $20 per individual before Jan. 9, and $25 thereafter. Sponsorships and donations are still being accepted. Contact the YWCA at 865-523-6126. The 2009 YWCA Race Against Racism is presented by Mercy Health Partners.

• Concord Choppers, a 13U baseball travel team, will hold tryouts beginning at 9 a.m., Nov. 1 and Nov. 8 at Farragut Baseball, Inc. fields for spring 2009 season. For more info: 865-556-5013.

• Upcoming outings of Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club: Nov. 8-9 (rescheduled from Oct. 4-5), Gourmet Backpack, Cherokee National Forest, along North Fork of Citico Creek (near Tellico Plains), pre-register with Beverly Smith, blsmith1300@comcast.net, 865-531-8480; Nov. 22-23, backpack, Little River Trail in the Elkmont section, GSMNP, pre-register with Will Skelton at 865-523-2272, cell 865-742-7327 or whshome@bellsouth.net.

• Town of Farragut 2009 Volleyball season will begin in spring with registration starting in mid-February. For more information, visit www.townoffarragut.org or contact Ben Darnell at 865-966-7057 or ben.darnell@townoffarragut.org.

• Baseball tryout for Spring 2009 12U Knoxville Fire competitive baseball team begin at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park ball fields off Watt Road. For more information, call 865-621-5330.

• Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s 15th annual BUDDY’S Race Against Cancer, Sunday, Nov. 16, at World’s Fair Park features a 5K Walk ‘n Run and one-mile “Walk in the Park.” Race day registration begins at 1 p.m. A tribute to cancer survivors will begin at 2:15. The 5K Walk ‘n Run and one-mile walk will start at 3 p.m. Awards will be given. Proceeds benefit Thompson’s Cancer Outreach Services program. Entry fees are $30 for adults (age 19 and over), $15 for youth (age 18 and under). Individual participants may register until Friday, Oct. 31. Register online at buddysrace.org or call 865-541-1227 for more information.

• Fort Loudoun Lake Association Quarterly Members Meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, at Concord Marina Clubhouse, 10903 Northshore Drive Knoxville, TN 37922. Open to anyone concerned with water quality, this meeting is a chance to learn more about the FLLA, ask questions and share ideas. Call 865-523-3800 to reserve your seat.

• American Heart Association’s Greater Knoxville Start! Heart Walk Saturday, Nov. 15, at Krutch Park near Market Square. Non-competitive walk around downtown begins with festivities at 9 a.m. and Start! Heart Walk at 10:30 a.m. Participants may choose either the three-mile or one-mile course. Proceeds go to fight heart disease and stroke. To register visit www.americanheart.org/greaterknoxvilleheartwalk or call 865-212-6500.

 

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