The 20th-annual Breast Cancer Run (and ride) takes place this Sunday, Aug. 10 at Mariner Park.
The race starts at 9 a.m., during a low -4.3 tide. Registration is $35, with kids 12 and under free.
Participants can run, walk or bike either a 1-mile or 5-mile loop on the beach. Strollers and dogs on a leash are welcome. Local music, food and prizes will also be onhand following the race.
According to Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic Director Heather O’Connor, all proceeds from the breast cancer run stay local.
Proceeds are used to help ensure access to breast cancer screening services for women in the community, and build awareness of the importance of early detection.
“The event helps our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, our friends,” O’Connor said. “Right here in the southern Kenai Peninsula area.”
The previously unbeaten Growlers fell twice over the last week. Their first loss came at the hands of Kharacters/Cups, who handed the Growlers a 17-16 loss in eight innings last Wednesday.
Still reeling from the loss, the Growlers dropped a 6-10 game to Beluga Lake Lodge on Thursday.
The losses move the Growlers to 16-2 for the season, but didn’t budge them out of the top spot.
This weekend, teams will vie for the City Championship in a two-day tourney at Jack Gist Field.
July 29: BLL 17, SBS 16 (8 innings)
Alibi 10, Downeast 8
July 30: Kharacters/Cups 17, Growlers 16 (8 innings)
Spartans 9, Wraptors 7
July 31: SBS 14, Downeast 13
BLL 10, Growlers 6
Aug 4: Alibi 7, Wraptors 9
Kharacters/Cups 11, Spartans 9
1. Growlers 16-2
2. SBS 14-5
3. BLL 14-7
4. Cups/Kharacters 13-8
5. Downeast 9-11
6. Alibi 7-14
7. Wraptors 4-17
8. Spartans 3-17
Steady winds and sunshine took five sailboats cruising on a great race for the Converse Cup Saturday.
The race started at 1:30 p.m. under clear skies in a 5-7 knot light day breeze at the deep water dock. Five boats competed for the Converse Cup title.
Nereus was first across the line, followed by Winter Hawk. However, Morning Star muscled into the lead at Coal Point and was first to round the upwind mark.
Freedom 2 gambled on the nearshore current, but lost the play on the upwind leg. After rounding the green can, spinnakers came out on a few boats for the downwind leg to Gull Island. where Nereus was able to reclaim the lead after an initial sail malfunction.
Winds built to 10 knots on the final leg of the race, and made for a nearly perfect beat to the finish line with Nereus coming in at 1:17:47 to take the honors. Morning Star followed in 1:22:40; Martha J., 1:29.35; Winter Hawk, 1:36:11 and Freedom 2, 1:44:35.
After crossing the finish line, Nereus had to make for port to pick up the admiral from the airport.
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