This Week: Free race honors victims of Boston Marathon bombing

Published: Monday, Apr. 14, 2014 - 12:00 am
Last Modified: Monday, Apr. 14, 2014 - 12:13 am

The Sacramento Running Association is encouraging people to “run and raise a pint” Tuesday to honor the victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing.

The nonprofit group, organizer of the California International Marathon, will hold a free three-mile run Tuesday evening in downtown Sacramento. No registration is required.

Runners will start at 6 p.m. from the Blue Prynt Restaurant, 815 11th St., and make two loops around the Capitol before returning to the eatery. The event will include product giveaways by sponsors Samuel Adams Boston Lager and Adidas. Part of the proceeds from the sale of Samuel Adams and Adidas products will go to One Fund Boston, which raises money for people affected by the bombings.

This year’s Boston Marathon will be run April 21, which is Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts. The number of runners allowed in the race was increased from 27,000 to 36,000 this year, in part to accommodate those who couldn’t finish last year because of the bombing, along with emergency personnel and family members of victims who wanted to take part.

– Mary Lynne Vellinga


Around Town

You can ‘Walk with a Doc’ Saturday in Arden Arcade

Drs. Ivan Anderson and Richard Pan will lead the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society’s next Walk with a Doc session Saturday at Eastern Oak Park in Arden Arcade. Registration for the free event at 3127 Eastern Ave. starts at 8:30 a.m. and the one-mile walk begins half an hour later. The program was created to promote health and physical activity. Each walk begins with a doctor giving a 10-minute talk about healthy living and the benefits of exercise.

Info: www.ssvms.org/programs


Old City Cemetery offers a history tour for kids

The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is offering a free tour specifically designed for kids from fourth grade up at 10 a.m. Saturday. The tour recounts the stories of those who lived in Sacramento through the ages, from railroad men and society women to heroes and villains. The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, with free parking across from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free, though donations are appreciated.

Info: oldcitycemetery.com


Folsom, Roseville police stage free soccer camp

The Police Activity Leagues of Roseville and Folsom are hosting a free two-day soccer camp for kids 8 to 13 years old at the Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive in Roseville, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. The camp includes a mini-tournament, and lunch will be provided.

Info: To sign up, call (916) 772-7725


Baseball historian speaks at library

Alan O’Connor, the author of the 2007 book “Gold on the Diamond: Sacramento’s greatest baseball players, 1886-1976,” speaks at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library, 7335 Gloria Drive in Sacramento. A local historian, O’Connor has prepared baseball exhibits for various Sacramento museums and other venues.

Info: Call (916) 264-2920


Easter Bonnet Promenade returns to Old Sacramento

Old Sacramento’s annual Easter Bonnet Promenade takes place at 11 a.m Saturday. The public is invited to dress up in Easter finery, or historic apparel, for a one-hour stroll through the boardwalks of the historic district. Participants will gather at 10:45 a.m. in front of the Sacramento History Museum, 101 I St.

Info: www.historicoldsac.org/shm.asp


It’s ‘A Night in Paris’ for Queer Youth Prom

Sacramento’s LGBT Community Center is staging its sixth annual Queer Youth Prom from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday at Beatnik Studios, 823 S St. in Sacramento. “A Night in Paris!” is the theme for the dance for people 13 to 21 years old. Tickets are $10 online in advance; $15 at the door. There is a moderate dress code.

Info: www.saccenter.org



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