Portage announces Freaky Zombie Run
By Anthony D. Alonzo Post-Tribune correspondent September 12, 2012 11:28PM
Updated: October 15, 2012 9:40AM
Video game and movie fans have made the zombie apocalypse genre the category killer in horror and action entertainment in recent years. Coordinators of Portage’s upcoming Freaky Zombie Run look for that popularity to help make the event a lively 5K.
Early registration continues through Sept. 28 for the Oct. 13 Freaky Zombie Run, which is set to start at 4 p.m. at Imagination Glen’s Outback Trails in Portage. According to Portage Parks & Recreation Foundation members, runners will “endure mud, water, rough terrain, an army crawl, the ‘Jean Pool’, oh yes, and zombies.”
Participants are encouraged to dress in costumes. Group entries are welcome. Prizes will be awarded for the top three runners in each age category, and for largest group and best costume.
Registration forms can be found on the City of Portage website by entering “Zombie” in the search box. The early registration fee is $30, which includes a T-shirt, food and a beverage.
For more information, e-mail PortageParkFoundation@aol.com, or call 781-3295.
Golf outing: The Tri-Township Consolidated School Corporation, LaCrosse High School, and Wanatah Middle School athletic departments will be hosting their 13th annual golf outing on Sept.15 at Hamlet Golf Course.
A shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. Cost is $60 per golfer or $240 per foursome. Mulligans and Skits can be purchased the day of the outing along with other games. DeLam’s in LaCrosse will provide dinner after the outing.
Coordinators are seeking hole sponsors with prices including: $40 for “white” hole sponsorship; $80 for “green” hole sponsorship featuring a sign on the green; $140 to sponsor both holes with signage and a 1-year pass to LaCrosse sporting events.
For more information, call David Amor, athletic director, at 754-2461 or 508-9651.
Baseball tryouts: Playmakers baseball and softball teams, sponsored by Dave Griffin’s Sports Complex in Griffith, announced their upcoming tryouts schedule.
The 18U baseball team will host evaluations on Sunday at Bishop Noll High School in Hammond. Registration is set for 9 a.m., with tryouts beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, call Rick at 973-8386.
The 14U baseball team will host tryouts from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Griffith sports complex. For more information, call Brad at 920-217-4200.
The 12U softball team’s tryouts will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Griffith sports complex. For more information, call Bill at 381-7007.
Tryouts for the 2013 12U North Central Stingers baseball team will be held on at 10 a.m. Sunday at Dogwood Park in Chesterton.
For more information, call 762-3747, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.