Parks & Recreation

Start to Finish: 5K training program

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Want to compete in a 5K (3.1-mile) race? You can do it, one step at a time. Begin training for Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run this fall. The class, led by certified trainer Abby Kendall, meets each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Green Valley Park for 10 weeks, beginning Sept. 16 and ending on race day, Nov. 18. The cost is $40 per person, which includes:

A 10-week training program

All handouts and supplementary materials

"Start to Finish" T-shirt ($10 value)

Entry in the Turkey Trot 5K ($10 value)

Turkey Trot 5K T-shirt ($10 value)

Space is limited. To register, call Parks & Rec, 474-5242, ext. 7.

Adult Coed Volleyball

Registration for adult coed volleyball will be held Sept. 5 through 15. Competitive and recreation divisions will be offered, with a four-team minimum for both divisions. Entry fee is $150 per team and includes an end-of-season tournament. Games begin the first week of October.

Punt, Pass & Kick

The Punt, Pass and Kick competition allows boys and girls ages 8 to 15 to show their football skills in punting, passing and place-kicking. Scores are based on distance and accuracy. The local competition will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Multi-Purpose Field. Ages 8 to 11 will begin at 5:30 p.m.; ages 12 to 15 will compete at 6:30 p.m. For registration information, call Parks & Rec, 474-5242, ext. 7.

Fishing Pole Loaner Program

Fishing poles and mini tackle boxes are available at the Parks & Recreation office, 1000 W. Country Club Drive. You must be 18 years and older to check out the fishing poles, but anglers of all ages may use them free of charge. The program is sponsored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Coming Soon Fall & Winter Brochure

The Parks & Recreation Department's Fall & Winter Brochure will be available Sept. 8. Get your copy in next Friday's Payson Roundup.

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