Leg Bail Through The Park, 5K and 10K fun runs
When: 8 a.m. Saturday (7 a.m. registration)
Where: Mountain View shelter at Woodward Park
The Fresno Police Officers' Association and Fresno Police Chaplaincy are hosting their annual untimed fun runs. The 10K runners start it off, with the 5K and walk participants following 5 minutes later. There is a pancake breakfast later and it is included with registration — $30 for adults, $15 for children. Details: www.proracegroup.com.
Pancake Breakfast at River Center
When: 8-10 a.m. Saturday
Where: River Center, 11605 Old Friant Road, 3 miles north of Woodward Park
Hike, bike, or jog down to River Center for this pancake breakfast. At $5 per person, it offers all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, and beverages. Afterward, enjoy one of the many nature walks and hikes from the center. The nearby River Store also will open for holiday shoppers. All proceeds benefit Trust community programs. No RSVP is required.
Nature Walk: Secrets of Sycamore Island
When: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday
Where: Sycamore Island on the San Joaquin River (enter on the north side of the river along Avenue 71/2)
Clary Creager will be leading hikers on a 3-mile nature walk. No dogs are allowed. The walk is free but donations are gladly accepted. Register at www.riverparkway.com.
** Jeremiah Root took first Sunday in the men's A division race at the Homegrown Cyclocross Series at Woodward Park, holding onto first in the standings with 111 points after three races. Meanwhile, Winson Hong has accumulated 140 points, sweeping all three races in the men's masters division. Among the women, Felicia Gomez leads the A division with 114 points, despite finishing second in Sunday's race to Ruste Sasser.
Cyclocross races pick up again on Dec. 1. Details: www.ccorc.org.
** Calling all facial hair aficionados who have taken up the No-Shave November challenge. The Fresno State Movember Movement is hosting its first Movember Stache Dash on Nov. 30, giving men (and women) the rest of the month to grow out their moustaches in support of men's health awareness.
** Volunteers are needed in two places next weekend — the McKenzie Preserve at Table Mountain and the Jensen River Ranch.
The Sierra Foothill Conservancy will lead volunteers on trailwork on the McKenzie Smith Basin, while the San Joaquin River Parkway is looking for people to help replant native trees and shrubs at the 167-acre ranch at Woodward Park.
Both events are next Saturday.