2010 New Hanover County Athletic Event Calendar

BY Hannah Wethington


Theres no shortage of sportage here in New Hanover County. Marathons biathlons triathlons and tournaments for golf tennis rugby running surfing softball and more fill the year from end to end. Because there is such a large number putting them all in one place at the same time was an athletic event unto itself undertaken by Hannah Wethington who pressed on to the finish line so we could present: WBMs Athletic Calendar for 2010 (beginning in March of course).





RUNS


Cardinal Strut 5K and 1.2 Mile Kids Marathon

Date: Saturday March 6
Time: 8 a.m for the 5K; 9 a.m for the Kids Marathon and 1.2 mile Fun Run
Location: Holly Tree Elementary School
Registration: Available on-line through March 3 at www.wilmingtonroadrunners.org
Race day registration from 7-7:30 a.m.
Entry Fee: $20 through March 3 $25 race day
Contact: Renee Griffin at [email protected] or Leanne LaFave at (910) 790-2250 ext. 211

About: Race proceeds will benefit Holly Tree Elementary School PTA and The Jakob Hatton Memorial Field Project at Holly Tree.


WRRC River to Sea Road Race
Date: Sunday March 7
Time: 8:30 a.m
Location: Downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach
Entry Fee: 1 canned good
Registration: Deadline is March 1 2010
Contact: Tom Hanna at [email protected] or Marty Yakimovich at [email protected]
About: Race starts at the CFCC parking lot on Water St. near the Hilton in downtown Wilmington and finishes in the public parking lot north of the Holiday Inn Sunspree on Lumina Ave in Wrightsville Beach. You run your own course. You time your own race.
The distance should be approx. 10 miles. Collected canned goods will be distributed to local food pantries.
Website: www.wilmingtonroadrunners.org


6th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patricks Day Lotiderun
Date: Saturday March 13
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Carolina Beach
Race Type: 10K 5K and 1 mile Fun Run
Registration: Open online January 1 2010. Online registration is preferred. Mail-in registration forms will be available for download on the website.
Registration Fees:
10K & 5K: $22 after March 5: $27
1 mile Fun Run: $15
*$5 discount for ages 18 and under and military with valid ID on all races
About: All proceeds from donations sponsors and race entry fees are donated to selected local recipients who are fighting cancer and have no insurance. The race has grown to include nearly 1400 runners and last year $35 000 was raised and distributed to 5 recipients in dire need of financial assistance.
Contact: Randy Linquist [email protected]
Website: www.lotiderun.org  


2nd Annual Hustle for the Hungry 5K
Date: Saturday March 20
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Carolina Beach State Park
Registration: Closes March 18 at 11:59 p.m.
Entry Fee: 5K-$25 Fun Run-$10
About: Last year was a huge success with close to 100 race registrants. Also $3 000 and 600 pounds of food were donated to the Food Banks of Central & Eastern NC.
Website: www.eatrightnc.org/pages/68/race-event

Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon
Date: Sunday March 21
Time: 6:30 a.m.
Location: Wrightsville Beach
Distance: Marathon
Registration: Online registration for this event closes on March 18 at 6:30 a.m. There will be no weekend registration for this event.
Entry Fee: $95.00.
Contact: Tom Clifford (910) 297-4973
About: The inaugural Quintiles Marathon at Wrightsville Beach presented by Landfall Realty will be an historic event for those who participate. On Sunday March 21 thousands of runners will begin their marathon quest from Wrightsville Beach. Each runner will enjoy the scenic coastal views during their journey. They will wind through Landfall for much of the course and finish in Mayfaire Town Center.
Website: www.wrightsvillebeachmarathon.com


Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Half-Marathon
Date: Sunday March 21
Time: 6:30 a.m.
Location: Wrightsville Beach
Distance: Half-Marathon
Registration: Online registration closes on March 18 at 6:30 a.m. There will be no weekend registration for this event.
Entry Fee: $70.00
Contact: Tom Clifford (910) 297-4973
Website: www.wrightsvillebeachmarathon.com


Run for the Red
Date: Saturday March 27
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Mayfaire Town Center
Distance: 5K & 1 mile Fun Run
Entry Fee: $25
Registration: Closes Thursday March 25
Website: www.active.com/running/wilmington-nc/wilmington-run-for-the-red-2010


2nd Annual 5K Race for the Planet
Date: Sunday April 25
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Course: Flat mostly asphalt scenic course including oceanfront maritime forest historic Fort Fisher Civil War site; start and finish at aquarium.
Registration: Registration must be mailed. Visit website for download and mailing information. On-site registration race day 7-7:45 a.m.
Entry Fee: $20 before April 16 $25 after April 16
Contact: Amy Kilgore at (910) 458-8257 ext. 211 or [email protected]
About: The first 200 pre-registered runners are guaranteed an organic cotton t-shirt. Afterwards enjoy live music by The Casserole refreshments and vendors booths. Prizes will be awarded to top three male and female overall finishers top three finishers in the masters categories and top three in each age group. Ten percent discount for aquarium members.
Website: www.ncaquariums.com/race-for-the-planet-5k  


Bellamy Mansion Race for History 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk
Date: Sunday May 2
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Where: Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts
Fees: $20 before April 15; $25 after
Registration: Closes Friday April 30. Day-of registration available 7 a.m.-7:45 am.
About: Run or walk through Historic Downtown Wilmington crossing the finish line at Wilmingtons historic masterpiece! Refreshments will be served in the courtyard and the mansion will be open for visitation after the race.
Website: www.active.com/running/wilmington-nc/bellamy-mansion-race-for-history-5k-run-and-1-mile-walk-2010  


17th Annual Diligence Dash 5K
Date: Saturday May 8
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Coast Guard Moorings 109 N. Water St.
Registration: Visit www.active.com to register. Closes Thursday May 6.
About: The proceeds from this years event will go to the Cape Fear Community College Coast Guard Scholarship Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity and the Cape Fear Domestic Violence Shelter.


Wilmington Orthopaedic Group Azalea 5K
Date: Saturday May 15
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Glen Meade Neighborhood 2025 Independence Blvd.
Register: Online at www.active.com
Entry Fee: Before April 24 – $20; After – $25
About: Presented by Wilmington Family YMCA benefits the Girls on the Run a non-profit organization that is offered through the Wilmington Family YMCA with the mission of educating and preparing girls for a life-time of self-respect and healthy living.
Contact: Margie Butts at [email protected]


The Duathlon at Brunswick Forest
Date: Sunday May 23
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: 1007 Evangeline Dr. Leland NC
Distance: 5K Run 10.4 mile bike 2 mile run
Registration: Closes Friday May 21 at 9 p.m.
Entry: Individual: $45; Team: $70
Contact: Ed Fore at [email protected]


Fund Research Raise Awareness Change Lives
Date:
Saturday June 19
Time:
5-8 p.m.
Location:
Greenfield Lake Park
Registration:
Dana Stensrud (765) 572-0495 or [email protected]
About: Take Steps for Crohns & Colitis is the nations largest event dedicated to finding cures for Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis. Bring the whole family and join us as we make some noise and raise crucial research dollars for the millions of people fighting Crohns and colitis! All fundraising participants will receive a noisemaker to carry on the walk.


28th Annual Tri-Span 10K/5K
Date: Sunday July 11
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Wilmington Downtown Hilton
Distance: 5K and 10K runs
Entry: 10K – $25 until July 3rd $30 thereafter. 5K – $25 until July 3rd $30 thereafter.
About: All funds raised go to the Wilmington Family YMCA to extend scholarship memberships to kids who cant afford to join the Y.
Contact: Dahlia Nir (910) 251-9622 ext. 246
website: www.trispan.active.com


Carolina Sports Medicine Battleship North Carolina Half Marathon & Bay Six Battleship 5K
Date: Sunday November 7
Time: Walkers: 7 a.m.; Half Marathon: 8 a.m.; 5K: 8:10 a.m.
Location: Battleship North Carolina
Entry Fee: Half Marathon – $55 ($60 after October 5th $65 on Race Day) 5K – $25 ($30 after October 5 $30 on Race Day)
Race Cap: 1 400: Half Marathon 550: 5K
Contact: Ed Fore (910) 398-5539 [email protected]
About: The 12th Annual Carolina Sports Medicine Battleship North Carolina Half Marathon is USATF-certified. Both races start and finish at the Battleship North Carolina. The race is dedicated to the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces to those who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and to the men who served on the Battleship North Carolina. Website: www.battleshiphalfmarathon.active.com  





Triathlons


Azalea Triathlon 2010
Date: Saturday March 13 and Sunday March 14
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: UNC Wilmington campus
Distance: 300 yard swim 10 mile bike 5K run
Race Cap: 700 (Saturday); 500 (Sunday)
Registration: Online begins 5 p.m. on Saturday January 2 2010 closes March 10 2010 at 8 a.m.
Entry Fee: Individual: $70 Relay Team: $100
About: The Azalea Triathlon will be held on two consecutive days in 2010. There will be no differences in the races. Awards will be given out for both events. The exception to the rule will be relay teams. Relay teams will only be allowed to race on March 14.
Website: www.setupevents.com


Wilmington Athletic Club Triathlon
Date: Sunday April 11
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Wilmington Athletic Club
Distance: 300 yard 11.5 mile bike 5K run
Registration: Online registration closes on April 8 at 8 a.m. On-site registration is available for this event on April 10-11 during normal packet pick-up hours.
Entry Fee: Individual: $65 Relay: $95
About: A pool swim and a flat bike-and-run course make this a great event for all levels. Enjoy all that downtown Wilmington has to offer and make a weekend out of this “sure to be a favorite” event.
Website: www.setupevents.com


Kure Beach Double Sprint Triathlon 2010
Date: Sunday June 27
Time: 8 a.m.
Place: Kure Beach
Distance: 375 meter swim 1.5 mile run 20K bike 1.5 mile run 375 meter swim
Registration: Online registration closes June 24 at
8 a.m. On-site registration is available June 26-27 during normal pick up hours.
Entry Fee: Before Thursday April 1 $55 before Sunday June 27 $65/Individual
Race Cap: 500
About: The first “Formula 1” or super-sprint style triathlon in the U.S. is now in its 14th year and benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys Team in Training.
Website: www.setupevents.com


She TRIs Wilmington-Womens ONLY Triathlon
Date: Saturday July 31
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: UNC Wilmington Campus
Distance: 200 yard swim 10 mile bike 2 mile run
Race Cap: 600
Entry Fee: Before Saturday May 1:
Individual: $55 Relay: $80
Before Tuesday June 1:
Individual: $65 Relay: $100
Before Saturday July 31:
Individual: $75 Relay: $120
Registration: Online registration closes July 28. On-site is available on July 30 and 31.
About: She Swims She Bikes She Runs She TRIs! The first womens only triathlon in Wilmington. Event benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys Team in Training and UNCW Swimming & Diving Team.
Website: www.setupevents.com


Wilmington YMCA Triathlon
Date: Saturday September 25
Time: 7 a.m.
Location: Wrightsville Beach
Distance: 1.5K swim 12 mile bike 5K run
Registration: Closes September 22 at 7 a.m.
Entry Fee: Before August 14:
Individual: $55 Relay: $90
Before September 25:
Individual: $65 Relay: $110
Race Cap: 1 400
About: The biggest race in the North Carolina Triathlon Series and the largest single distance one-day event from northern Virginia to Florida.
Website: www.active.com  


Beach2Battleship Full & Half Iron Distance Triathlon
Date: Saturday November 13
Time: 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
Location: Wrightsville Beach to USS North Carolina
Entry: Before October 1: Individual: Full/$375 Half/$185 Relay: Full/$500 Half/$275
Before November 13: Individual: Full/$425 Half/$200 Relay: Full/$550 Half/$300
Race Cap: 750
Registration: Online registration closes November 10 2010 at 8:30 a.m. or when event is full.
Website: www.beach2battleship.com  




SOFTBALL


2010 Spring Co-Ed Softball League at Wrightsville Beach
Date: Season begins March 27-28
Team Fee: $600
Registration:
March 1 – Returning teams
March 2 – Open Registration
March 19 – Registration closes (sooner if league is full)
Contact: Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation
(910) 256-7925
Website: www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com


2010 Wilmington Adult Softball
Date: Season begins Wednesday April 7
Registration: Monday March 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where to Register: Wilmington Parks and Recreation Office (Greenfield Lake)
Entry Fee:
Womens Team: $350 Coed Team: $350 Mens Team: $600
Contact: Wilmington Parks and Recreation (910) 343-3682
Website: www.wilmingtonnc.gov




TENNIS



Carolina Cup Team Championship
Date: Friday-Sunday April 9-11
Location: Cape Fear Country Club
Tournament ID#: 703900810
Divisions: MW (Men/Women) (30 40 50 60 70) singles doubles; TC
Surface Type: Clay Hard
Entry: Invitation only. Fee – $60 registration closes Monday March 22 2010
Contact: Elizabeth Donald
Country Club: (910) 762-4652
Organization Phone Number: (336) 852-8577


Smash Cancer Tennis Tournament
Date: Friday-Sunday April 16-18
Location: UNC-Wilmington
Match Time: Play may begin as early as 2 p.m. on Friday April 16 2010. Schedule will be available upon check-in or online before the tournament begins.
Entry Fee: $25 per player for each event. Participants are limited to 2 events.
Registration: May be completed online by mail or in person at: The Tennis Connection 3410 Wrightsville Ave. Wilmington NC 28403
Website: www.smashcancer.org  


CCL Spring Junior Classic NC L3
Tournament ID:703934410

Dates: Friday-Sunday April 23-25
Divisions: BG (18-10)s FMLC; BG(18-10)d SE
Organization: The Country Club Landfall
Contact: Charles W. Owens Director
(910) 256-7625 or [email protected]  
Referee: Kenneth C. Martin [email protected]  
Section: Southern District: North Carolina
Surface Type: Clay
Entry Fee: $54.25 for 1 event $56 for 2 events per player registration closes on Monday April 19 at 11:59 p.m.
Draws Posted: April 21


Pine Valley Spring Fling NC L4
Tournament ID: 703919610
Dates: Friday-Sunday April 30 to May 2
Divisions: BG (18-10) FMLC
Organization: Pine Valley Country Club
(910) 791-1656
Organization Phone: (910) 791-1656
Director: Thomas Parkes (910) 791-1656 ext 4 or [email protected]  
Referee: Elizabeth Donald
Section: Southern District: North Carolina
Surface Type: Clay
Entry Fee: $38.00 per player. Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Sunday April 25 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
Draws Posted: April 28


Pine Valley Liberty Junior Championships NC L4
Tournament ID: 703928910
Dates: Friday-Sunday July 2-4
Divisions: BG (18-10) FMLC; BG(18-14) d SE
Organization: Pine Valley Country Club
(910) 791-1656
Director: Thomas Parkes (910) 791-1656 ext 4 or [email protected]  
Referee: Cornelia L. Abenante [email protected]  
Section: Southern District: North Carolina
Surface Type: Clay
Entry fee: $43.50 for 1 event $46 for 2 events per player. Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Sunday June 27 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
Draws Posted: June 30


Second Annual Wilmington Wheelchair Tennis Classic
Tournament ID: 703932110
Dates: Friday-Sunday July 9-11
Divisions: LM(Op)s FMLC; LM(A)s FMLC; LM(B)s FMLC; LM(C)s FMLC; LW(Op)s FMLC; LW(A)s FMLC; LM(Op)d SE; LM(A)d SE; LM(B)d SE; LM(C)d SE; LW(Op)d SE; LW(A)d SE; LQ(Op)s FMLC; LQ(A)s FMLC; LQ(Op)d SE; LQ(A)d SE
Organization: Wilmington Disabled Athletic Association (910) 763-3947
Director: Todd Cox Director (703) 887-3921 [email protected]  
Section: Southern District: North Carolina
Surface Type: Hard
Entry Fee: $54.50 for 1 event $56 for 2 events per player. Entries open Saturday April 24 and close Monday July 05 11:59 p.m. Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members.
Draws Posted: July 7

CCL Summer Futures NC L5
Tournament ID: 703922110
Dates: Friday-Sunday August 6-8
Divisions: Novice: BG (16-10)s FMLC
Organization: The Country Club of Landfall (910) 256-7625
Director: Charles W. Owens (910) 256-7625 [email protected]
Referee: Elizabeth Donald
Section: Southern District: North Carolina
Surface Type: Clay
Entry Fee: $38.13 per player. Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries open Thursday April 29 and close Tuesday August 3 11:59 p.m.
Draws Posted: July 28


Cape Fear Jr. Open NC L3
Tournament ID: 703941810
Dates: Saturday-Monday August 21-23
Divisions: BG (18-10) FMLC
Organization: Cape Fear Country Club (910) 762-0841
Director: Laird A. Dunlop [email protected]
Referee: Elizabeth L. Donald
Section: Southern District: North Carolina
Surface Type: Clay Hard
Entry Fee: $43.50 per player. Entries open Thursday July 1. Entry to this tournament is restricted. Please consult your Section or District rules and regulations for entry requirements for this tournament. If you enter this tournament and are not eligible any refund is at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
Draws Posted: August 18


UNCW-RBC Wealth Management College Tennis Invitational
Date: Friday-Sunday September 10-12
Location: Country Club of Landfalls Cliff Drysdale Sports Complex
Fee: Admission and parking are both free to the public
About: Entering its sixth season the UNCW-RBC Wealth Management College Invitational has provided tennis fans in the greater Wilmington area the opportunity to watch some of the nations top mens and womens collegiate tennis players. The tournament which has raised more then $100 000 for the mens and womens tennis programs is a major fundraiser for the Seahawk tennis programs.


Country Club of Landfall Fall NTRP Classic
Tournament ID: 703948110
Dates: Friday-Sunday October 29-31
Divisions: NMW(2.5-5.0)sd; Combo MX(5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 10.0)d
Organization: The Country Club Landfall
(910) 256-7625
Director: Charles W. Owens (910) 256-7625
Referee: Kenny Martin
Section: Southern District: North Carolina
Surface Type: Clay
Entry fee: $38.13 singles $28 doubles per player. Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries open Wednesday August 11 and close Sunday October 24 noon.
Draws Posted: October 27
Pine Valley Adult Fall Classic
Tournament ID: 703919710
Dates: Saturday-Monday November 6-8
Divisions: NMW (2.5-5.0)sd FMLC; S50NM(3.0-4.0)d FMLC; S50NW(3.0-4.5)d FMLC
Organization: Pine Valley Country Club (910) 791-1656
Director: Thomas Parkes
Referee: Elizabeth Donald
Section: Southern District: North Carolina
Surface Type: Clay
Entry Fee: Singles – $38.13 doubles – $28 per player. Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries open Saturday September 18 and close Sunday October 31.
Draws Posted: November 4





SOCCER



NCYSA Academy Festival
Date: Saturday and Sunday April 24-25
Teams Expected: 90-100
Entry Fee: $150-$200
Contact: Antonio Saviano (910) 392-0306 [email protected]
About: Event hosted by CFSA and organized by North Carolina Youth Soccer Association. The NCYSA Academy Festival is only open to U8-U10 youth soccer players.


Seaside Soccer Classic (17th Annual)
Date: Saturday and Sunday May 22-23
Teams Expected: 290-310
Location: Ogden Park Trask Middle School Veterans Park and Hoggard High School
Entry Fee: $475-$525
Contact: Antonio Saviano at (910) 392-0306 or [email protected]
About: Spring soccer tournament that includes youth teams from throughout North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee and Virginia. Divisions U-10 to U-18 both boys and girls.


Beach Soccer Classic (2nd Annual)
Date: Saturday and Sunday August 28-29
Teams Expected: 110-130
Entry Fee: $375-$425
Contact: Antonio Saviano (910) 392-0306 [email protected]
About: This event hosts teams of challenge classic and premier levels from all over North Carolina Virginia South Carolina and Georgia.


Hanover Cup (3rd Annual)
Date: November (dates TBA)
Teams Expected: 100-110
Entry Fee: $275-$325
Contact: Antonio Saviano (910) 392-0306 [email protected]
About: The Hanover Cup tournament is for recreational teams only. U8 teams play 4v4 U9/U10 teams play 6v6 U11/U12 teams play 8v8 U13 and above teams play 11v11.




GOLF



Coastal Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament
Date: Friday-Sunday April 30 to May 1
Location: Landfall Pete Dye Golf Course
Contact: NHRMC Foundation (910) 815-5002
About: More than 30 celebrities from television film and sports play in a captains choice tournament to raise money for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation. 2010 will mark the 18th year of the tournament.


2010 NCAA Womens Golf Championships
Date: Tuesday-Friday May 18-21
Location: Pete Dye course Landfall
Fee: Day tickets $8 for adult/ $5 for student or junior. All Session Pass (4 days) $25 for adult/ $15 for student or junior. Buy tickets at www.uncwsports.com for more information visit www.ncaa.com/tickets  
About: Thousands of fans from across the state region and country are expected to attend the 72-hole competition. Seventy-two teams will compete at three regional events for the right to advance to the national championships in Wilmington. The national championships will feature 24 teams and six individuals. The top eight teams in each region and two individuals not on the qualifying teams will compete in the NCAA finals. All participants will compete throughout the entire 72 holes of championship competition. In the team competition the four low scores for each team will count in each days score.
Contact: (910) 962-3767


Landfall Tradition Golf Tournament
Date: Friday-Sunday October 22-24
Location: Country Club of Landfall
Pete Dye Course
Fee: Admission and parking are free to the general public for the entire tournament.
About: Started in the fall of 2002 The Landfall Tradition Golf Tournament has quickly emerged as one of the nations premier collegiate golf events. Held since its inception at the famed Country Club of Landfall the 2010 Landfall Tradition will host 18 of the nations top womens programs.




FISHING



12th Annual Cape Fear Disabled Sportsmans Tournament
Date: Friday May 14
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Kure Beach Fishing Pier
Contact: (910) 264-8397 [email protected]
About: Tournament is open to anyone with any disability … come and join in on a day of fishing friends food and fun. A special welcome is offered to any and all of our honored disabled veterans. The CFDST is put on annually by the Got Em On Live Bait fishing club. All participants are provided with rods tackle bait refreshments food t-shirts and prizes.
Website: www.got-em-on.com  


19th Annual Bald Head Island Fishing Rodeo
Date: Thursday -Saturday June 3-5
Where: Bald Head Island Marina Bald Head Island NC
Contact: BHI recreation director at (910) 457-7393
Website: www.visitnc.com/events/view/31156


32nd Annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament
Date: Thursday -Saturday September 30-October 2
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Southport Marina Southport NC
Contact: Brad Fisher (910) 457-6964 [email protected]
About: The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament is one of NCs oldest and most prestigious fishing tournaments and offers more than $100 000 in guaranteed cash prizes. No minimum number of boats required. Entertainment food and more provided.
Website: www.usopenkmt.com  




SURFING



Life Rolls On They Will Surf Again (TWSA)
Date: Saturday August 7
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Beach Strand at access 4 (L-shaped parking lot)
About: TWSA utilizes a surfing experience to push the boundary of possibility for those with spinal cord injuries. Its not all about the surfing its about showing that anything is possible! Individuals with SCIs from around the country gather together for a day of surfing inspiration and camaraderie. Some have not surfed since their injury some have never surfed some surf all the time despite their varying mobility. TWSA pairs roughly seven volunteers with each surfer for a day of excitement joy and best of all surf! Safety precautions and experienced watermen (and women) along with lifeguards are always present. No prior surfing experience is necessary.
More Information: www.liferollson.org  
Contact: Ken Murphy at (919) 247-1630


Reef Sweetwater Pro-am
Date: Friday-Sunday
July 9-11
Registration: Printable forms will be online at www.wblivesurf.com in May
Contact: Sweetwater Surf Shop at
(910) 256-3821


Surfers Healing
Date: TBA
Registration: Opens in April 2010
Website: www.surfershealing.org
Contact: (866) 647-4325




RUGBY



36th Annual Cape Fear 7s Rugby Tournament
Date: Saturday and Sunday July 3-4
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Ogden Park
Entry: $250/team prior to June 14 $295/team after
Probable Divisions: Premier (for Tournament Champion) Club/College Social Masters (players 35+ years of age) High School / U-19 (players under 19 years of age) Womens Premier Womens Club
About: The Cape Fear Rugby Football Club will host the oldest and largest 7-a-side weekend rugby tournament in America. It attracts more than 60 teams from around the United States and many international locations
Contact: Paul Kasper (910) 264-5277 or [email protected]
Website: www.fearrugby.com  




BASKETBALL



2010 Summer Basketball
Begin Date: Tuesday June 1
Location: Wrightsville Beach Park
Team Fee: $375
Registration:
Returning Teams: Monday May 3 2010
Open Registration: Tuesday May 4 2010
Closes Friday May 21 or when league is full
Contact: Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation Department (910) 256-7925




BEACH VOLLEYBALL



30th Annual Surf-Sun-Sand Co-Ed Beach Volleyball & Bocce Ball Tournament
Date: Saturday June 5 (Sunday June 6 rain day)
Time: 8 a.m.
Entry Fee: Volleyball 4 man and 6 man divisions $100 New Hanover County Residents $120 nonresidents
Bocce Ball 2 person teams $40 New Hanover County Residents $50 nonresidents
Registration: Ends June 2 at 5 p.m.
Contact: Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Department (910) 256-7925
Website: www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com




Swimming



Pier-2-Pier Swim
Date: Saturday September 11
Race Details: The race course is 2 miles between the Johnny Mercer and Crystal Piers. Entry Fee: $38
Registration: Deadline for entry is September 9.
Race Cap: 700
About: The Pier-2-Pier Swim Race is an annual open water ocean swim race at Wrightsville Beach and is hosted by the Cape Fear Aquatic Club and the Wilmington Family YMCA.
Contact: www.pier-2-pier.com





BIATHLON (STANDUP PADDLEBOARD & RUN)



Coastal Urge Presents 2nd Annual Intracoastal SUP Cup
Date:
May 15 2010
Time:
8:15 a.m. pre-race meeting; 9 a.m. race starts 1 p.m. 1st Annual Watermans Challenge
Location:
Begins and ends at Blockade Runner 275 Waynick Blvd.
Registration:
www.intracoastalsupcup.com/register.htm
About:
Proceeds benefit SUP Cleanup.
Contact:
Jeoffrey Nathan at Coastal Urge (910) 256-6468


Wrightsville Beach Biathlon
Date: Saturday March 6
Time: 9 a.m. Pre-Race Meeting; 10 a.m. Race Starts
Registration: Contact Jason at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort (910) 256-2251
Entry Fee: $35
About: The Biathlon begins regatta style on your paddleboard off the dock of Blockade Runner Beach Resort. Test your endurance as you paddle four miles through Banks Channel. From there push yourself to the next level as you hop off your board and begin the four-mile run that will take you from pier to pier on Wrightsville Beach Island ending ocean front at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort.
Contact: (910) 256-6468 [email protected]




BIKING



21st Annual River to Sea Bike Ride (tentative)
Date: Saturday May 1
Time: 8-11 a.m.
Location: Bailey Theatre Park 12 N. Front Street
Contact: Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation (910) 256-7925 [email protected]


As hard as we have tried we know there are events that did not make our list. If you have information about an upcoming sports event please let us know by emailing [email protected].