Where: Reedley (Intersection of G and 11th street)
The Fiesta Walk/Run through downtown Reedley will kick off the annual Fiesta Parade. The 5-mile course is open for walkers and runners and a 2-mile option is also available. The kids course includes 1/8-, 1/4- and 1/2- mile options.
The 5-mile run is the next-to-last event in the Runner of the Year series put on by the Pro Race Group of Fresno. The 20-point race will decide the men's open division. Last year's series runner-up, J.K. Lundberg, leads the standings with 127 points by 14 over second-place Jesus Campos, who finished third in 2012.
The Color Run 5K
Where: Clovis (Sierra Vista Mall)
The paint race craze continues with The Color Run 5K at the Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis. The untimed race is open to all ages and starts at 8 a.m. As usual, participants are encouraged to wear white to catch all the colors.
Where: Ledger Island on the San Joaquin River
Relax and enjoy the surroundings of the San Joaquin River's Ledger Island with a yoga session led by Fig Garden Yoga Studio, followed by mimosas on the river. The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust is hosting the 9 a.m. event.
News & notes
-- Fresno native Mike Huffman, a former board member of the Fresno chapter of the Fly Fishermen for Conservation, was given the Charles E. Brooks Memorial Life Award by the International Federation of Fly Fishers.
Huffman, who works as a product designer for Bass Pro Shop's corporate office in Missouri, was honored by the federation last month for his contributions to fly fishing and his passion for the outdoors.
-- The state department of fish and wildlife released a draft environmental impact report for a conservation fish hatchery to restore salmon in the San Joaquin River. The proposed site of the Salmon Conservation and Research Facility is in Friant, about 1.1 miles downstream of the Friant Dam. The proposal seeks to release salmon from the facilities in 2015.
A public meeting to discuss the proposed hatchery will be held 6-8 p.m. Nov. 4 p.m. at the California Retired Teachers Association building at 3930 E. Saginaw Way in Fresno.
The draft report can be seen at www.fblinks.com/sjriver.
-- The final week to kayak the San Joaquin River is upon us, as the season ends Oct. 16. The kayak river trips from Lost Lake Park to the Fresno County Sportsmen's Club begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.
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-- Fresno REI will be hosting a one-day crash course Tuesday night on how to read a compass, topographic maps and how to make sense of magnetic north, true north and magnetic variation. Registration is still open at www.rei.com/fresno. The class runs 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
-- Zombie fans can chance their fate against the living dead in Fresno's first Zombie Run on Oct. 19 at Woodward Park. Runners will wear a flagbelt through the 5K course with man-made obstacles and try to escape the "zombies." Participants that make it to the finish line with at least one flag will have "survived" the zombie run. Details: www.fresnozombierun.com.
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