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July 4, 2014

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Yankee Homecoming Races

The 55th running of the Yankee Homecoming 10-Mile and 5K races will be held July 29 in Newburyport starting and ending at Newburyport High School. The 5K race starts at 6 p.m. and the 10-mile race at 6:14 p.m. Team competition is with USATF Teams in the 10-mile race. Runners in the 5K may form a corporate team at their place of employment. -More than 3,000 runners are expected to participate in celebrating Newburyport’s 250-year-old history. To enter the race, visit www.yankeerace.com, and for more information, email yankeeseacoast@comcast.net.

Summer Track Meets

Amesbury will be hosting three track meets on Wednesdays, July 16, 23, and Aug. 6. The meets are open to all ages: 6- to 8-year-old to men’s and women’s open. Events include the 100, 200, 400, 800, mile, 2 mile, shot put, discus, high jump, and long jump. The entry fee is $5 for up to three events, and all proceeds benefit the track programs at Amesbury, Newburyport, Pentucket and Triton. Ribbons will be awarded to all first-place finishers by age group. For more info: contact Steve Derro at sderro87@hotmail.com or Ernie Bissaillon at ebiss3@comcast.net.

Triathlon

The 4th annual Dam Triathlon will come to Amesbury on Saturday, July 12. The race will take place at Lake Gardner starting at 8 a.m., after which participants will take a half-mile swim across the lake, a 13-mile bike ride through Amesbury and some of the surrounding towns, and finally a 3.1-mile run from Woodsom Farm back to Lake Gardner. Registration is $65 per person and $180 for a team; for more information, visit www.bnseventmanagement.com.

Summer Programs

Triton Regional High School will be hosting a variety of sports camps and clinics this summer. Among the camps being offered are the Co-ed Youth Summer Track and Field clinic (Mondays and Wednesdays, July 7-Aug. 6, $99), the Cross Country clinic (Thursdays July 17, 24, 31 and Aug. 7, 14 and 21, $99), the Girls Lacrosse clinic (Aug. 4-7, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking), the Field Hockey clinic (July 7-10, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking), the Girls Soccer clinic (Session 1: July 7-10, Session 2: Aug. 11-14, $119 Viking, $89 Junior Viking), the Boys Soccer clinic (July 7-10, $119 Viking, $89 Junior Viking), the Boys Tennis clinic (July 7-10, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking), the Boys Basketball clinic (July 14-17, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking), the Girls Tennis clinic (July 14-17, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking), the Boys Lacrosse clinic (Session 1: July 21-24, Session 2: July 28-31, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking) and the Cheerleading clinic (Aug. 11-14, $99). Players and parents can find more information and register at www.trsdathletics.net under Camps and Clinics.

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