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Freakin’ Fun Run on Sunday

The first of three family races in a new series called Run Through The Holidays will hit the South Shore on Sunday.

The first annual Tahoe’s Freakin’ Fun Run will be held Sunday at Lake Tahoe Community College fields located at 1300 Al Tahoe Blvd. The Fun Run will begin at 10 a.m. and participants are encouraged to dress in Halloween attire with prizes for Best Costume and Most Ridiculous Costume being awarded. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

The Tahoe Tri Club teamed up with the City of South Lake Tahoe to host the three races, which will be themed to match each of the approaching holidays.

All three events will offer a 1K fun run for children ages 3-13 years old, a 5K and a 10K run for all ages and ability levels. Prizes will be awarded for “best costume” and “most challenging to run in” along with other fun awards like the “hydra” category where three or more participants have to be physically connected for the entire race.

The second run, named the South Tahoe Turkey Trot, will be held on Nov. 17. The Turkey Trot has been a South Shore tradition for more than 25 years. This event will kick off with 8 a.m. registration followed by a 10 a.m. run at Bijou Community Park.

The series will wrap up with the Jingle Jog Hot Chocolate Run where participants will show their holiday spirit and receive a commemorative mug of hot cocoa as they cross the finish line. Registration opens at 8 a.m., and the race starts at 10 a.m. on Dec. 15 at Lakeview Commons.

Olympic Sho Time

Join Sho Kashima in support of South Shore ski coaches and athletes pursuing Olympic dreams Sunday.

Boogie the night away with Lake Tahoe’s superstars of the slopes on MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa’s lighted dance floor. Dj Dylan Thomas will spins hits from the 70s and 80s at the boogie dance party while Original SkiBum MC gives out door prizes inside Blu Boogie Nights. Proceeds from the $25 ticket cost will go to supporting local athletes and coaches. The event is open to all ages and those attending are eligible to win a ski pass.

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Boys & Girls Club golf tourney returns to Edgewood

The 20th annual Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe Golf Tournament (, long considered one of the area’s top golf fundraisers, is set for Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 14. The event annually raises more than $40,000 to support the work of the Club, which assists over 800 local children throughout the year.

Playing spots are available now through the Boys & Girls Club for $225. For details on sponsorship options and to reserve playing spots, visit: or call the Boys & Girls Club at 530-542-0838.

Youth basketball registration opened

Douglas County Parks and Recreation is holding registration for the upcoming Youth Basketball Leagues at Kahle Community Center. Registration runs until the leagues are full. Teams usually will have one practice and one game per week.

Divisions offered: grades 3-4, grades 5-6, grades 7-8.

Cost: $70 for grades 3-4, $80 for grades 5-8

Nights of Play: grades 3-4 play on Tuesday evenings. Grades 5-6 play on Thursday evenings. Grades 7-8 play on Wednesday evenings. Games are between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Kahle Community Center.

Season: The 3-6 graders’ season will run November – March. The 7-8 graders’ season will run January – March.

For more information, please contact Kahle Community Center at 775-586-7271.

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