Monday, March 24, 2003

Fitness Calendar

Hikes, runs

• Cincinnati Parks' "Discover Spring in the Woods" 2-3 p.m. Saturday, McFarlan Woods, 2800 Westwood Northern Blvd., Westwood. Cost: Free.

Looking for a way to boost your spirits after a long winter? Take a hike in McFarlan Woods with a naturalist, and look for the earliest signs of spring.

Information: 542-2909.

• Working In Neighborhoods (WIN) 20th Anniversary 5K Run/Fitness Walk April 5 at Kestral Point, near the ranger station in Winton Woods. Runners start at 9 a.m.; walkers at 9:05 a.m.

Cost: preregistration $10; day of race $12; family and group rates available.

The family event will feature nine age categories for men and women, plus a Fun Run for children. Volunteers are needed to staff the course. Proceeds go to the nonprofit organization working for Mill Creek Valley neighborhoods.

Information: WIN, 541-4109.


Hamilton County Parks' Wiffleball League, registration through April 10. Games start April 21 at Triple Creek Park, Pippin Road, Colerain Township.

Cost: $75 per team/spring; $135 per team/spring and summer; $175 per team/spring, summer and fall (includes officials' fees and T-shirt).

Men, women and co-rec 10-game season, no tournament. Games will be 6:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Information: Jamie Kist, 728-3551, Ext. 267, or www.greatparks .org.

Sand volleyball

Sand volleyball league registration begins Tuesday at Hartwell Recreation Center, 59 Caldwell Drive.

Cost: $150-$300 per team, depending on number of players (officials' fee extra). Play begins week of May 19, 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. Eight- to 10-week session for two- and four-person teams of men, women or co-rec.

Information: James Bass, 821-9257.


Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's "Strike Out Crohn's and Colitis Bowl-A-Thon" 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 5 at Colerain Bowl, 9189 Colerain Ave., Bevis, and 1-4 p.m. April 5 at Cherry Grove Lanes, 4005 Hopper Hill Road, Cherry Grove.

Cost: Individuals asked to raise $35 in pledges; $10 preregistration fee required.

Bowlers receive three games, shoe rental, pizza and chance for door prizes. Teams may have up to five bowlers.

Information, registration: Shawna Keller, 772-3550 or (877) 283-7513.

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