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North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.

Trail run with North Face athlete Rory Bosio

Friday, June 6, 3 p.m. Trail Run with Rory Bosio, North Face Athlete and Ultrarunner. Meet at The NorthFace store before heading out for a run up scenic Shirley Canyon in Squaw Valley. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Participation is free.

An Inspirational Evening about Ultrarunning, 6 p.m. with Rory Bosio speaking about her experiences as a competitor in ultramarathons for the past four years and her inspiration to run. Free entry at the Squaw Valley Village Events Plaza. Trail running attire and proper footwear recommended for the trail run. Warm clothes are recommended for the speaking session.

Visit Rory’s The North Face webpage at

GOTR Truckee Running Festival

Join Girls on the Run-Sierras (GOTR-S) for the Truckee Running Festival on Saturday, June 7, 9:30 a.m., Riverview Sports Park, on Joerger Drive in Truckee.

The annual fundraiser is open to the community in support of GOTR program scholarships. Run, volunteer or cheer on the girls. The Girls on the Run 5K is the culmination of a 10-week after school program that empowers girls to achieve their goals.

GOTR-S provided financial assistance to 47 low income girls and received funding from the Chris Park Memorial Fund, Chintu Gudiya Foundation, Foresight Fund, Lohontan Community Foundation, Northstar California as part of the Vail Resorts ECHO Foundation, Rotary Club of Truckee, Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe, Stein Family Foundation, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation and Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation.

The Spring 2014 GOTR-S program included teams at Glenshire and Truckee Elementary Schools, Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, Incline Elementary, Lake Tahoe School, Bijou Community School and Tahoe Valley.

Festivities include face-painting, happy hair station, Zumba warm-up dance, and post run barbecue. The Festival will offer a 10K, half marathon and shorter kids runs (1 mile or less). For info and registration visit

Tennis Center offering Pickleball

Last summer the Incline Village Tennis Center saw a great demand to bring in pickleball, a fast-growing sport that’s fun for all ages. Pickleball combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Pickleball was invented in the 1960s as a backyard pastime, but quickly became popular among adults as a game for all ability levels.

Pickleball is played on a modified tennis court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddle. It is easy to learn and can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game. In 2013, the Pickleball Association issued a grant to offset the Tennis Center’s pickleball equipment cost, with court no. 8 now lined for pickleball.

Inquire about reservations, scheduled drop-in times, and socials in the Tennis Center Pro Shop. Minimum of four people is required to reserve the court and up to 16 people may play on one court.

Pickleball fees: afternoon/twilight: $5, $3 with IVGID picture pass.

The Incline Village Tennis Center is located at 980 Incline Way. For information on season passes, clinics and events visit or call 775-832-1235.

Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail

Grab your friends and family and join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association on guided hikes. Discover wildflowers, gaze at the full moon, tromp through Tahoe’s forests.

The hikes vary in difficulty, range from gentle slopes to strenuous mountains and are one-10 miles in distance.

Registration will open approximately one month before scheduled guided hike.

For more information about how to become a Tahoe Rim Trail member or volunteer, email, call 775-298-4485 or visit The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, founded in 1981, is a nonprofit organization, which works to enhance, expand and promote the Tahoe Rim Trail system.

Register for North Tahoe AYSO fall soccer

Tahoe soccer families — it’s time to register your child for North Tahoe AYSO-fall soccer! You can register online at from now until July 9. No registrations will be taken after July 9. AYSO has teams for children ages 4 to 14; prior soccer experience is not required. Soccer games start the week after Labor Day and usually go through mid-October. Most teams will have several practices before Labor Day. The cost is $90 per player and $80 for each additional child. Coaches are also needed. For more information visit or email

Codependents Anonymous meetings

Weekly North Tahoe CODA meetings take place Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Kings Beach United Methodist Church, 8425 Dolly Varden Ave. in Kings Beach. Codependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. For more information, call Anne at 719-351-6605. Learn more about CODA at

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous offers support, hope and strength in North Lake Tahoe, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village. Members of OA range from the morbidly obese to the anorexic and bulimic. OA members work together to recover from compulsive eating. OA is a 12-step program, patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. Participants work through the 12 steps with a sponsor. Weekly meetings offer group support and welcome anyone who might be in need of help. OA members maintain anonymity, which enables the group to offer unconditional acceptance and support for all. For more information visit, locally or call 775-745-6807.

Weight Watcher Meetings resume

Weight Watchers resumed their weekly meetings at the Tahoe Biltmore Hotel, the Nevada Room.

Weigh-in will begin at 5:15 p.m. and the meeting will start at 5:45 p.m. Weight Watcher members and guests are invited to attend. If you have any questions visit or call 800-651-6000.

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