Monday, April 14, 2003

Fitness Calendar

Walks and runs

• The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Greater Cincinnati Race for the Cure, 8:15 a.m. April 26 at Sawyer Point, East Pete Rose Way, downtown. Cost: $25 adults; $15 ages under 14.

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This is a 5K run/walk dedicated to eradicating breast cancer. Register the week before the event at Lazarus and Bob Roncker's Running Spot (hours vary) or on race day beginning at 6:30 a.m.

Information: 451-7453;

• American Cancer Society 2003 Relay for Life, 6 p.m. Friday through noon Saturday at Sigma Sigma Commons, University of Cincinnati west campus, Clifton Avenue, Clifton. Cost: $100 per team (participants encouraged to raise $100 in pledges per person).

This is the second of 25 Tristate relays planned for 2003 to benefit this charity. The 18-hour relay for eight- to 15-person teams is a family affair with entertainment, food and sports activities.

Information, registration: Hamilton County American Cancer Society Office, 891-1600, Ext. 327, or register race day beginning at 5 p.m.

Family fitness

YMCA Black Achievers' "Family Fitness and Fun Jamboree," 8-11 p.m. April 26 at Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Cost: adults $15, students $10, family of four $40 (each additional child $5), children under 5 free.

Basketball game between Youth Black Achievers and radio station WCVG, plus swimming, racquetball, volleyball, basketball, food, refreshments, booths.

YMCA Black Achievers program connects positive adult role models with African-American youth. This is part of an annual scholarship fund campaign.

Information, tickets: Recruitment/Scholarship Committee Chair Leslie Porter, 481-9236.


American Cancer Society 2003 Golf Pass is available at First National Bank, Hebron; Dickman's Cafe, Fort Wright; Play It Again Sports, Florence; Kentucky Haus Craft Gallery, Newport; and Butler's Latonia, Covington. Cost: $35 donation to American Cancer Society.

Valued at $3,000, this pass entitles golfers to free or discounted rounds at 28 golf courses within 50 miles of downtown Cincinnati. Also free practice range balls at select driving ranges.

Information: (800) 227-2345;


Southern Ohio Chapter, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training (TNT) Fall Season informational meetings: 7 p.m. today at Wellness Classroom, Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Anderson Township; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Loveland Intermediate School, 757 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; and 2 p.m. April 27, Bob Roncker's Running Spot, 1993 Madison Road, O'Bryonville.

Participants train for a marathon, half-marathon, 100-mile bike ride or triathlon and commit to raising minimum funds to be donated toward finding a cure for leukemia and lymphoma. TNT provides a mentor, coach, travel arrangements, victory party, etc. Cost varies by event.

Information, registration or for other meeting locations: 361-2100, (866) 671-2873; online at

Tai chi

Master Lau's Tai Chi and Chi Kung, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 30-June18, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash. Cost: $72, Y members; $95, nonmembers.

Tai chi master instructor Mok Lau will teach the principles of tai chi, including breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation.

Information: Annie Kovaleski, 985-6730.

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