After a successful inaugural event, Tidewell Hospice will host its second annual Run for Tidewell Hospice 5K on Nov. 14 in Sarasota.
The race, which begins at the Tidewell Hospice Administrative Center, costs $30 for registration until Nov. 11 and $35 on race day. All proceeds from the event go to Tidewell. Awards will be given to the top overall male, female, Masters and Grand Masters winners, as well as the top three in each age group.
This year, runners can choose to be a Tribute Participant. A runner can honor a loved one by raising pledges and receive a commemorative race bib. The friend or relative will also be recognized at the race.
Wildcats, Bulldogs clash
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The Manatee Wildcats and East Manatee Bulldogs clashed Saturday at G.T. Bray park this weekend with the Wildcats taking three of five games from the Bulldogs during a rivalry weekend in Bradenton. The mighty mites teams began the day by splitting a doubleheader before East Manatee began the afternoon with a 33-0 win against Manatee in junior pee wee. The Wildcats, however, bounced back and beat the Bulldogs in both pee wee and junior midget. Manatee also fell to Liberty City in the unlimited division.
Elsewhere in Braden
ton, the Manatee Mustangs hosted the Palmetto Trojans for another rivalry meeting at Mustang Field. The Mustangs won the first three games in the mighty mites, junior pee wee and pee wee divisions before the Trojans finished Saturday with a 24-0 win in unlimited.
The North Manatee Storm was the only Pop Warner program to not play another Manatee County club this weekend, settling for a pair of wins in five games against three different teams. The Storm's mighty mites and pee wee teams topped the Harlee Wildcats, but stumbled in junior pee wee at Harlee Wildcats Field. North Manatee's junior midget and unlimited teams took to other parts of Southwest Florida with the junior midgets losing to the Silver Raiders in St. Petersburg and the unlimited Storm falling to the South Shore Jr. Longhorns in Ruskin.
Tai chi on roster
Florida residents 50 and older with a background in tai chi will now have an opportunity to determine the top amateur in the state. The Florida Senior games officially added tai chi to its roster of sports Monday to be contested for the first time Dec. 12 in Clearwater. Athletes can register at floridaseniorgames.com.
"The benefits of tai chi are rewarding, especially in the area of fall prevention," Florida Sports Foundation senior vice president Stephen Rodriguez said in a statement. "We are proud to be offering this ancient martial art and look forward to continuing the expansion of sports offered in the Florida Senior Games."
David Wilson, Herald sports writer, can be reached at 941-745-7057. Follow him on Twitter @DBWilson2.