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December 26, 2012

Local sports briefs

Running

The Frosty Knuckle 5K will be Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Hobo Cafe in Salisbury Beach. The registration closing date on Active.com will be Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. The cost is $20 pre-registration or $25 on race day.

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The Winner’s Circle Running Club Boston Training Run Series includes eight runs of increasing distances, held at two-week intervals, spanning the Boston training time frame. To make sure you don’t get bored, each run will be hosted by different WCRC members at different locations. All WCRC members are invited to participate, whether or not you are running Boston. Shorter courses will also be designed for each session for those not interested in marathon distances. Hosts are needed for Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 10 and March 22. Check www.runthecircle.org on the “Running” tab for information. If you would like to host, contact Mike McCormick at 978-382-0738 or mamcc12@gmail.com.

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The Winner’s Circle Running Club’s New Year’s Day Classic (a.k.a. Hangover Classic) 10K and 5K Road Races will be run Jan. 1 at the Carousel Lounge at Salisbury Beach. Proceeds to benefit the charitable activities and youth and adult running programs of the Winner’s Circle Running Club. Both races start simultaneously from the same line and both feature start and finish line chip timing. Visit www.runthecircle.org for more details.

Soccer

Registration for Newburyport Youth Soccer’s spring season is open for all divisions (Tots, U6, U8, U10). Registration closes Jan. 1. Register at www.newburportsoccer.com/.

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Seacoast United offers various activities over school vacation. SUSC will host mini-camps for field players, goalkeepers, and a 4v4 “Street Soccer” jamboree. New this year will be Soccer Olympics and a Wiffle Ball Round Robin Tournament. For questions on any winter vacation programs, please contact Caleb Paterson at cpaterson@seacoastunited.com or by phone at 603-926-8444 ext. 150. Registration and information on-line at http://www.seacoastunited.com/Indoor/VacationPrograms/index_E.html/.

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