Monday, March 17, 2003

Fitness calendar

This week's move:
Tricep dip

[photo] Start: Hold the seat of a sturdy chair behind you. Keep knees bent and feet flat on the floor, as if sitting in an invisible chair.

[photo] Dip: Slowly lower body until upper arms are parallel to the floor. Keep torso straight. Pause, then press back up to starting position. Initially, try to do 10 times.
(Jeff Swinger photos)

Walks, runs

• Michael L. Games Life is Good 5K, 9 a.m. Saturday, Hilltop Elementary School, 425 Oliver Road, Wyoming.

Cost: $15 (no shirt), $23 (with shirt) on race day. Free Kids Fun Run for ages 7 and younger.

Course is USATF-certified and begins and ends at the school. Proceeds go to care of cancer patients in the Jewish Hospital Stem Cell Transplant Program.

Information: 336-9242.

• Great Miami River 10K,

9 a.m. Sunday, Court Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, Hamilton.

Cost: $20; $22 race day.

This first-time run along the Great Miami Bike Trail is ideal training for spring marathon runners. Register online until Saturday at Web site.

• Cincinnati Parks Spring Nature Walk, 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Daniel Drake Park, 5800 Red Bank Road, Kennedy Heights. Cost: Free.

Take a look at the valley on the edge of the Norwood trough. Binoculars will be available so you can search the terrain. Meet at Drake Park Pavilion.

Information: 861-3435.

• Humana Heart Mini Marathon, March 30, downtown. Race-day events: 15K Heart Mini-Marathon, 10 a.m.; 5K Heart Run, 9 a.m.; 5K and 10K Heart Walk, noon; 2K Kids' Mini-MaraFun, 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $30; $35 race day; $20 for Kids 2K.

Until March 26, register at Web site (site has course map and other information).

Four-on-four basketball

• Corryville Spring Madness Four-on-Four Basketball Tournament, Saturday and Sunday, Corryville Recreation Center, 2823 Eden Ave. Age groups: 10-12, 13-16 and 17 and up.

Cost: Adult team entry fee $20; youth team entry fee $15.

Sponsored by RETV for Youth Inc. Two-game minimum. One substitute allowed.

Information: Eric or Ethan, 221-0888.

Flag football

• Cincinnati Recreation Commission Spring Flag Football, Co-rec Division, seven-game season, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. Sunday (season starts when leagues fill), Lunken Playfield, East End.

Cost: $220 per team; officials' fees extra.

Information: Ron Odenbeck, 352-1627.

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