Sports Briefs | Firecracker Mile Fun Run scheduled for July 4 |

Sports Briefs | Firecracker Mile Fun Run scheduled for July 4

Firecracker Mile Fun RunThe annual Firecracker Mile, a 1-mile fun run from Tahoe Forest Hospital to Downtown Truckee, starts at 9:45 a.m., just before the parade. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for kids. Online registration closes on Sunday, July 3 at 5 p.m. Those who miss the online cut-off can still register on the day of the race, starting at 9 a.m. Go to for more information.Tahoe Twins youth baseball campThe Tahoe Twins will host a summer baseball camp on their home field at North Tahoe Regional Park from July 19-21, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. The camp is open to all players ages 6-12. Cost is $100 for all three days, or $40 per day, and includes drinks and a camp T-shirt. Campers must bring a lunch. All proceeds will go toward the completion and upkeep of the North Tahoe Regional Park field. The camp, which will end each day with a game, will be led by Twins Manager Bob Habeger with instruction from current twins players. Check in will be from 8:45-9:15 on Field 1. To sign up, contact Habeger at golf clinicsThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering a free golf clinic at Ponderosa Golf Course on Wednesday, June 29 at 5 p.m. The clinic is for the beginner golfers and limited to the first 10 who pre-register at the Community Rec Center. Additional golf clinics are scheduled for Mondays starting June 27 through Aug. 22 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for a fee of $5. Local golf pros will teach the classes. Call 582-7720 for more info.TDRPD coed soccer leagueThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park Districtandamp;#8217;s coed soccer league enters its 16th year this summer. The season is scheduled to begin July 10 and continue on Sundays through October. Games will take place at River View Sports Park. Sign-ups will be taken through July 5. Game times are 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Cost is $490 per team, due at sign up. A $140 playerandamp;#8217;s fee is due at or before the first game. The season will consist of at least eight games and playoffs. The league will have two divisions provided there are enough teams. Officials are needed. For more information contact or call 530-550-4452. Cal-Neva Extreme Rock Crawling at the RanchThe Cal-Neva Extreme Rock Crawling competition will kick off round three at Donner Ski Ranch on July 9-10. Cal-Neva Extreme is a four-round, natural-terrain rock crawling series that delivers an action-packed weekend with more than 140 courses run each day. Gates open at 9 a.m., with competition beginning at 10. Adult tickets will be sold on-sight for $15 (two-day value pass $20). Kids ages 8-15 are $5 and ages 7 and younger are free. For more information go to alpine ski endurance trainingJulie Young of Truckee is offering a summer training program for J1 through J3 ski racers. Workouts include road and mountain biking, trail running and hiking to integrate with alpine-specific strength conditioning. Sessions last 1.5 hours and will be held Monday or Tuesday afternoons or Friday mornings weekly, for eight weeks. The first session starts the first week of July. Cost is $200 per eight-week session, or $20 a session for drop-ins. Contact Julie Young at or visit Summer swimming race seriesThe Truckee Tahoe Aquatic Masters Swim Team will host a series of races this summer. Races are all 1-mile cable swims beginning from Donner Lakeandamp;#8217;s West End Beach. Remaining races will be held on July 30, Aug. 27 and Sept. 24. Races begin at 8 a.m., with day-of registration from 7:15-7:45 a.m. Swimmers do not have to be a registered USMS masters swimmer to compete. Pre-register on or by calling 530-582-7720. Cost is $10 or $35 for the entire series. For more information e-mail or call 530-582-2361.Youth sailing campsThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering junior Pico Laser sailing camps on Donner Lake. The camps are for ages 8-17, with registration for beginners, intermediates and advanced classes. Classes are four days, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Shoreline Park on Donner Lake. Participants must be competent swimmers. Cost is $190 for TDRPD residents per session or $200 for non-residents. Call 582-7720 for more info.Womenandamp;#8217;s trail-running groupJoin a womenandamp;#8217;s trail-running group led by Julie Young of Truckee. All abilities are encouraged to join. Training takes place Mondays from 6:30-7:30 a.m., in eight week sessions. Cost is $135 per eight-week session. For more information e-mail or visit;#8217;s cycling training groupJulie Young of Truckee will lead a training group providing comprehensive cycling workouts as well as the opportunity to build overall strength and endurance for those seeking the cross-training aspect. All abilities are encouraged to join. Training takes place Thursdays from 5:15-6:45 p.m., in eight week sessions. Cost is $200 per eight-week session. For more information e-mail or visit PickleballThe TDRPD will offer drop-in Pickleball on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center. Cost is $4 per session. For more information contact Pete Kristian at 530-550-4452 or gym at RideoutOpen gym is being offered at the Rideout in Tahoe City on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $2 per person.

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