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On the Schedule for July 4, 2014

Northwest Guardian

Published: 01:52PM July 3rd, 2014

Rugby tournament part of Freedom Fest

Sports: While there are plenty of things to see and do at the annual Freedom Fest on JBLM Lewis Main. Sports fans can see hard-hitting and fast-paced seven-on-seven rugby during the annual Fort Lewis 7s tournament starting 9:30 a.m. at Watkins Field.

Tournament includes a mixture of JBLM teams and local clubs’ teams throughout the Puget Sound. For more information, email

Time to register for youth camps

Youth: There are still openings for a number of youth sports made available through JBLM Child, Youth and School Services and SKIES Unlimited, including Special Olympics, basketball, flag football, soccer, golf, karate and gymnastics.

Children as young as 3-5 can also have fun with the Start Smart Sports Camp July 22-24 and Bumblebee Soccer beginning in August.

For more information and to register online, visit

Anuual Mud Run scheduled July 19

Races: Get ready to run through the mud in the ninth annual Down and Dirty Mud Run, 10 a.m., July 19, at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main.

The event’s theme asks participants to dress as their favorite super heroes as they traverse mud and water on a 5K run. Deadline for registration is noon Wednesday and is $15 for all DOD ID card holders ($25 without).

For more information, visit

Military specials for Seafair sports

Races: The entry fee for two of Seafair’s athletic events is only $20 each for military service members, starting with the Seafair Triathlon 6:30 a.m. July 20, at Seward Park in Seattle.

Indicate your military branch at time of online registration at and automatically be entered in the triathlon’s Military Challenge. Use promo code TRILMIL14.

Service members are also invited to participate in the Seafair Torchlight 5K and 8K Run 6:30 p.m., July 26, starting at the Seattle Center. Use promo code TLRMILITARY14 during online registration.