Trail Mix: Fresno runners show their Love To Boston

The Fresno BeeApril 17, 2013 

The Fresno running community is showing its support on Sunday for the victims, spectators and participants impacted by Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon by holding a Love To Boston Walk/Run.

The non-timed event, organized by the Sierra Challenge Express running club, will cover 2.62 miles and begin at 7:30 a.m.

There are no registration fees, but participants are encouraged to donate $5 to the American Red Cross or other charities and to wear Boston-themed clothing.

Meet at Sierra Running Company, located across from Woodward Park in the RiverView Shopping Center at 9447 N. Fort Washington, Suite 106.

Organizers of Sunday's Show Me the Finish Line Run (see below) have moved their event back a couple of hours to encourage participation in the Love to Boston event.

Events

Millerton Lake Triathlon

When: Saturday

Where: Madera County boat ramp

Spring into action by completing an 800-yard swim, 16-mile bike ride and 4-mile run starting at 8 a.m.

Fees are $85 per person or $150 per team, and the registration deadline is today at 11:59 p.m. Details: sierracascades.com.

Show Me the Finish Run

When: Sunday

Where: Woodward Park

The 2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series revs into high gear with this 10-point event benefiting the local chapter of the Armenian Relief Society.

The 2-mile points race is at 9:15 a.m., followed by a 4-mile run at 9:30 and a kids race at 9:45. Registration and packet pickup is today from 4-7 p.m. at Sole 2 Soul Sports in Fig Garden Village in Fresno.

News & notes

-- With National Parks Week starting Saturday, and free entry available to area gems such as Yosemite beginning Monday, there’s no reason not to get out and enjoy.

-- A bill that would make California the only state in the nation to ban lead ammunition for hunting sailed through the state Assembly's Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee on Tuesday. It was opposed by sportsman's groups that said it would be tantamount to a ban on hunting. Lead ammunition has been banned since 2008 in deer hunting zones encompassing Fresno, Madera and Tulare counties, which are considered historic areas for California condors.

-- Kings Canyon National Park is hosting a nature journaling workshop Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grant Grove Village. Bring your notepad or sketchbook, walking shoes, lunch and favorite verbs. Call (559) 565-4307 to register.

-- Off The Front, a local organization that fights childhood obesity, is holding a cycling criterium April 28 at Palm Bluffs. Kids 10 and under can ride free and also get free bike repairs. Details: sgrusis@comcast.net or (559) 360-1775.

-- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold a two-day wilderness land navigation clinic May 4-5 at Camp Whitsett in the Sequoia National Forest east of Bakersfield. Fees are $65 and space is limited. Details: dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/.

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