Trail Mix 6/13: Father's Day Run & Walk

The Fresno BeeJune 12, 2013 

TRAIL MIX

 

Events

Father's Day Run & Walk

When: Sunday

Where: Downtown Fresno

Don't let Dad sleep in on Father's Day. Instead, roust him in time to take part in one of Fresno's oldest annual running events, which is celebrating its 47th year.

The 6-mile main event — worth 30 points in the Valley Runner of the Year Series — starts at 7 a.m. at the corner of Van Ness and Tulare and finishes on the Fulton Mall. Other races include a 2-mile run (6:30) and a 2-mile walk (6:32).

Register Friday (1-7 p.m.) or Saturday (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) at Sierra Running Co. or Sunday starting at 5:30 a.m. at the Pacific Southwest Building on Fulton Mall.

Climb to Kaiser

When: June 29

Start/finish: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis

There sure are lots of weekend cyclists pedaling up Highway 168 these days. Many of them are training for this annual event, rated as one of America's toughest rides.

If you're not up to riding 155 miles with 13,500 feet of elevation gain, opt for the shorter Tollhouse Century or Millerton Metric rides. Details: climbtokaiser.com.

News & notes

The first groups of Pacific Crest Trail hikers are starting to pass through the Vermilion Valley Resort at Edison Lake in order to rest and resupply. (That's 870 miles down and "only" 1,767 more to Canada.) Many are reporting deep snow on the high passes (Forester, Glen, Mather, Muir) and easy creek crossings.

Allen Coleman of Reedley has been honored by the National Sporting Clays Association for his shooting prowess during the past year. The 82-year-old was named to the 2013 Krieghoff All-American first team in the super senior veteran division as well as all-region and all-state.

The Children's Museum of the Sierra, located in Oakhurst at 49269 Golden Oak Drive, is holding an open house Saturday. Admission is free for all museum exhibits. Other activities are $1. Details: (559) 658-5656.

— Marek Warszawski

 

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