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July 17, 2014

Local sports briefs

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Salisbury Beach 5-Mile

The Salisbury Beach Lifeguards will once again hold their 36th Annual Beach Race Saturday July 26. The race will take place at the Salisbury Beach State Reservation at 6:15 p.m. It will start and end on the beach in front of the Salisbury Beach Lifeguards First Aid Station. Participants will compete in a 5-mile low tide run along the water’s edge – shoes are optional. In addition, there will be a 3/4-mile children’s Fun Run beginning at 6 p.m. Entry fees are $15 and include registration. The children’s Fun Run will cost $5. Proceeds help pay for training and equipment of the Salisbury Beach Lifeguards. Registration on race day will begin at 5 p.m. on the boardwalk located nearest to the Salisbury Beach Lifeguard First Aid Station.

Pettengill Golf Tournament

The third annual Pettengill Cup Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 28, at the Ipswich Country Club. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. with a 1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start. The individual golfer fee is $200 and there are many sponsorship opportunities ranging from a $100 tee sponsor up to a $3,000 Golf Cart Sponsor. The tournament will benefit The Pettengill House, Inc. Visit Pettengillhouse.org for more information.

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.

Umpire Training

The Merrimack Valley Umpires Association will hold umpire training classes for men, women and teenagers over 16 on Thursday, July 24 and 31, and August 7 and 14. Testing will be on Aug. 21. Classes are at the St. Michael School in North Andover from 6-8 p.m. Anyone who wants to be trained as a baseball umpire in Major League Baseball rules should attend these classes. The Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association (MBUA) umpire’s exam is based on the rules of Major League Baseball and will be administered at the end of the classes. Candidates passing the exam will then attend clinics on mechanics and positioning. The cost for the 6 week program is $150. Anyone interested is urged to contact Rande Chabot at 603-437-8847 or at Randechabot@myfairpoint.net for reservations and registration. For more information, go to www.mvua.org.

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