Sports and Recreation Calendar
NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Rescheduled
This free event will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 24, at Memorial Field in Southern Pines.
This program is open to youth ages 8 15 (age as of December 31, 2008).
There are separate age categories and boys and girls compete separately.
Local winners advance to regional competitions and a chance to qualify for the Carolina Panthers Team Championship.
SP Festival of Running
The 30th Annual Southern Pines Festival of Running Championship will be held Oct. 4.
If physical fitness is your thing, Autumnfest offers its annual One-Mile Fun Run/Walk and the 5K Road Race with an all-new route.
The One-Mile Fun Run/Walk gets underway at 9:30 a.m. and is free of charge.
The 5K Road Race will begin at 9:50 am and winds through beautiful Southern Pines into horse country and back.
The cost of the 5K is $10 prior to September 27 and $15 the day of the race.
The race entrance fee includes an Autumnfest T-shirt.
To receive a race registration, call the Southern Pines Recreation and Parks Dept. at 910-692-2463.
Race registration on the day of the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Rainey Shelter.
Awards will be presented at 11:30 a.m. at the Autumnfest stage. New this year is a 60 and older age bracket.
Autumnfest Kids Race!
If you're ages 3 to 12 years and think you can run fast, come to Autumnfest and test your foot speed against other kids your age. These races will be held at approximately 10:30 a.m. between the adult race (see above item) and the awards ceremony.
The race is for children ages 3 to 12 years. These races will vary in distance by ages, but none over 100 yards. So get your running shoes on and come on out! Registration will take place that morning at Autumnfest. Event is free.
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