19th Annual Chamber Golf Classic
The Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce will host its 19th Annual Tournament on Oct. 5, at Stonebrook Golf Club. Sponsorship opportunities remain available at this time. For more information on this event or to register call 623-2339.
Milton Riverwalk 5K
All participants of yearís Riverwalk Run 5K have the opportunity to win $250 cash. The City of Milton added a mystery time category to the fourth annual event. Regardless of skill level, all runners, walkers and wheelchair participants are eligible and the participant that finishes the race closest to the time will win $250 cash. The Riverwalk Run 5K will be held on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. in downtown Milton. A special sign up will be held at Academy Sports + Outdoors, 8102 North Davis Highway, Pensacola, on Oct. 2 from 4 - 7 p.m. This is the last opportunity to register for $15. The cost to register on the day of the race will be $20. The Riverwalk Run 5K is presented by Samís Club. Proceeds from the event benefit programs of the City of Milton Parks & Recreation Department. For more information, visit www.riverwalkrun5k.com or contact Linsey Williamson at (850) 983-5466.
Pink Ball Kickball Tournament
The Baptist Healthcare Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Team, "The Baptist Jiggly Crew" will hold a Pink Ball Tourney Oct. 6 at the Santa Rose SportsPlex (PARA) in Pace. This will be a Kickball Tournament to Raise Money for the American Cancer Society's event Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. This will be a fun family friendly day full of giveaways and fun things for the kids. Entry is $200 per team by Oct. 1 and late registration $250. Teams generally consist of 13 players with four female players on the field at all times. Players must be 18 or older. For more information call 449-8598 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Fire Truck Pull
The annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Fire Truck Pull is right around the corner! This family friendly event will take place on Oct. 13 in downtown Pensacola at Seville Quarter. Teams of 20 people will compete to pull a fire truck 50 feet in the least amount of time. For more information contact the Ronald McDonald House in Pensacola.
Annual Down Syndrome Motorcycle Ride
The 4th Annual Down Syndrome Motorcycle Ride is being held Oct. 13 hosted by Christ's Descendents. This ride starts at the Harley Davidson on Hwy 29 in Pensacola. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with first bike out at 10 a.m. $10 per bike, $5 for lunch and $5 for 6 raffle tickets. The ride stops at Stokes Victory Polaris where there will be a cookout and a huge raffle. Please come out and support a local charity. For more information call 255-0254.
Ghost Chase 5K
The University of West Florida will host a Ghost Chase 5K on Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. Community members and students are encouraged to register for this 3.1 mile trail run on the beautiful University of West Florida campus. Community members wishing to participate in the Ghost Chase 5K can register on Active.com. Early bird registration is $15 before Oct. 6. The cost then increases to $20. The Ghost Chase 5K is free for UWF students. Students can register at UWF.EDU/RECREATION. Overall and divisional winners will receive prizes. Halloween Costumes are encouraged, and the best costume will receive a prize. Snacks and refreshments will be served at the race. Limit of 150 participants.
Garcon Point Bridge Run
The Santa Rosa Education Foundation (SREF) is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Run/Walk for Education across the Garcon Point Bridge will be held on Oct. 20. This event supports SREF programs which include grants to classroom teachers, school matching grants, free classroom supplies for teachers, Take Stock in Children mentor support and college scholarships, and recognition of excellence in education. This 4.8 mile run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. Age division awards will be presented to runners and walkers. Post race activities will include hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks for participants. Advance registration is encouraged. Entry fees are $20 for children under 18 and $25 for adults. After October 17th, all registration fees are $30. The first 300 participants will receive an event T-shirt. Registration is available online at www.active.com. Registration forms are downloadable at https://www.santarosa.k12.fl.us/sref/gpbr.htm.
AJGY Kelly Love Showcase Classic
Junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to compete in the AJGT Kelly Love Showcase Classic in Point Clear, Ala., at the Lakewood Golf Club Oct. 20 Ė 21 . The 2-day, 36-hole tournament is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard and hosted by the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour. Includes two days of green fees, tee gifts, and Trophies in four age divisions. The tournament extended registration deadline is Oct. 17 at noon. To enter the event, please call 318-402-2446 or enter online at www.arrowheadjgt.com.
2nd Annual Monster Dash 5K
The Andy Mac Foundation will host its second annual Monster Dash 5K Fun Run through Milton at 5 p.m. on Oct. 27. Proceeds from the Monster Dash will benefit the Andy Mac Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that serves local Ducheene Muscular Dystrophy affected families to help create times of happiness through integration, activities, opportunities, and support. It also supports those who reach out to touch the lives of those with disabilities by sponsoring scholarships at Milton High School. Pre-registration is $20 and participants can register at the Open Rose Florist or online at active.com. Registration on the day of the event is $25. The Kids Mini-Monster Dash is $10. Packet pickup and day of registration will begin at 4 p.m. In addition to first, second and third place prizes there will awards for last place, best costume, best group costume, and most creative costume. For more information call 626-1796.
Benny Russell Hall of Fame Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for Pace High School's Bennett C. Russell Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction will be pre-game of the Nov. 2 Homecoming football game. The Russell Hall of Fame was established in 2003 to honor former Pace High School athletes who distinguished themselves on and off the playing field. Nominees must be a former Patriot Athlete who has been out of school at least 10 years, an honorable individual who reflects the strong character of Benny Russell, and have proven themselves as a positive role model in the community. Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 28 and may be picked up at any Pace High School Office or on the Pace High School website- pacehighschool.net.