Pac-West Baseball: Opening registration for preseason throwing program in January/February. For baseball and softball players ages 10-18. Cost is $425 for eight weeks (three days per week, 24 one-hour sessions). To register, call 866-3436 or go to pacwestbaseball.com.
Boise High Parent/Daughter Clinic: For grades K-4, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3. Cost is $55, includes a shirt for both parent and daughter. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 854-4270.
Idaho Bocce Ball Club: League play at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the USBF courts, Ann Morrison. All skill levels welcome, free lessons. Cost is $10 per person for a season of league membership. Call Lou at 375-5228 or Mike at 376-3171.
Boise Area Pickleball Association: 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday at Homecourt YMCA, Meridian. Lessons and equipment available. Contact Terry at 921-0063 or email@example.com.
Free beginners clinics: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month at Fort Boise Park. Call 608-7616.
Pickleball: Go to boisepickleballclub.org for free lessons, places to play, schedules of play times.
Turkey Trot Relay Race: Saturday at the east end of Ann Morrison Park. Four-person relay, each member runs/walks a two-mile leg. Teams closest to their predicted times win a turkey for each team member. Applications at running stores and at ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?eid=3456 or call 867-9500.
Ugly Sweater 5k: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 17 at Whittenberger Park, Caldwell. Also, ugly sweater contest, raffle drawings, food and awards. Well-behaved dogs may join their owners for the race. Cost is $25-$35. Go to runsignup.com/Race/ID/Caldwell/UglySweater.
YMCA Christmas Run: Dec. 17 between the Downtown YMCA and Boise High. One-mile Reindeer Dash (10 a.m.), a two-mile run (10:15 a.m.), and a six-mile run (10:15 a.m.) through Boise’s North End. Costume contest at 9:30 a.m. prior to the races. Registration is $30 general, $25 youth, until Oct. 31, when the prices go to $35 and $30 until Dec. 11, and then $40 from Dec. 12 through race day. Call 344-5502, ext. 280, email racedirector@ymcatvidaho or go to ymcatvidaho.org.
New Year’s Day Run: Jan. 1 at the Ram Restaurant, 709 E. Park Blvd., Boise. YMCA Team Idaho track and field/cross country fundraiser for uniforms and equipment. Cost is $30 general (with shirt), $25 without, $20 ages 14 and younger. Prices go up $5 on Dec. 1 and again on Dec. 27. Call 344-5502, ext. 270, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treasure Valley Heart and Stroke Walk/Run: 10k run registration at 7 a.m. and timed run at 8 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. June 10 at Julia Davis Park. Supports the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. Email Mary at Mary.Fortmeier@heart.org with questions.
TRACK AND FIELD
Idaho Dash Track Club: Still accepting athletes grades 8 and higher for the winter session that has already started and runs through Feb. 18. Athletes will train up to six days a week to prepare for indoor competitions as well as their spring school season. Go to idahodashtrack.com or email email@example.com.
Team Idaho cross country: For ages 6-18, Monday through Thursday at three Treasure Valley locations, depending on age, and runs through Dec. 15. Training is designed to help distance runners who would like to compete in regional or national level competitions, but is open to all ability levels. Cost is $55 for Y members, $80 nonmembers. Contact Jack at 344-5502, ext. 270; jack.ward@ymcatvidaho or go to ymcatvidaho.org.
Team Idaho indoor track: For ages 10 to adults, starts Nov. 29 at the Jacksons Indoor Track, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa, and will run through Feb. 14. Practices are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost for the entire session is $160 for Y members, $205 nonmembers. Half session prices are $100/$145 and run Nov. 29 to Dec. 29 and Jan. 3 to Feb. 14. Contact Jack at 344-5502, ext. 270; jack.ward@ymcatvidaho or go to ymcatvidaho.org.
Team Idaho advanced high school distance training: For grades 9-12, starts Dec. 5 at the Downtown YMCA, and will run through Feb. 23. Practices are from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $125 for Y members, $175 nonmembers. Registration deadline is Dec. 4. Contact Jack at 344-5502, ext. 270; jack.ward@ymcatvidaho or go to team-idaho.org.
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