Whispering Firs Championship
Golf: Sign up for the Whispering Firs Golf Course Club Championship starting at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, and continuing at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, on McChord Field. Entry fee is $50 (includes green fees) and another $10 for the putting championships (limited to 32 players). Entry forms are available at the Whispering Firs pro shop. For more information, call 253-982-2124.
OnaWAY 5K Run
Races: A special 5K race created to benefit VetREST (www.vetrest.org) is scheduled for 9 a.m., Saturday, at Powder Works Park in DuPont. The organization helps veterans recover from post-traumatic stress. For registration and more information about the race, visit www.onawayrun.org or contact the race director, Brian McArthur, at email@example.com.
Deuces Wild at Shoreline
Races: Participate in the only major triathlon held at JBLM 9 a.m., Saturday, at Shoreline Park on Lewis North. The JBLM Deuces Wild Triathlon includes two different courses. The sprint distance includes a 500-meter swim in American Lake, a 14-mile bicycle ride and a 5K run. The Olympic distance includes a 1,500-meter swim, a 25-mile bicycle ride and a 10K run. For more information and to register, visit www.jblmmwr.com/races.
Ruck march teams compete
Sports: Individuals and teams of four can sign up for the JBLM Ruck March Competition 7 a.m., Aug. 23, with the starting and finishing lines at the McChord Field Track on JBLM McChord Field. Cost is $60 per team and $20 per individual wanting to march a 10K route through McChord with 30-pound rucks. Money raised will go to Gold Star Mothers. For more information, call 253-982-5279.
A fun way to learn gun safety
Outdoors: The sixth annual Youth Shotgun Fun Shoot is scheduled 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 23, at the JBLM Skeet and Trap Range. The event is free and for ages 8-16. All equipment is provided. For more information and to preregister, call 967-7056. Preregistration is required. The range is located on 2nd Division Range Road, just outside the Scouts Out Gate on Lewis Main.
Spark before Dark
Fitness: Join in the fun of a large Zumba marathon at Spark before Dark 7-9 p.m., Aug. 23, at Cowan Stadium on JBLM Lewis Main. Event is $10 per person. T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register by 4 p.m. Thursday. Children under the age of 15 are not permitted to attend this event. Register online at www.webtrac.mwr.army.mil
JBLM hosts Cyclocross
Sports: The 2014 Labor Day Cyclocross Championships and Samurai Noodle Team Competition is Sept. 1, at the Training Area near East Drive just outside JBLM Lewis Main. Entry fees are $25 men/women, beginner race $15 and $5 for juniors. Reduced fees for active duty, reserve, retired and dependents ($15 men/women, $8 beginners and $3 juniors). Registrer on www.bikereg.com until Aug. 31. Day of race registration opens 8 a.m. on Sept. 1. Events start at 9 a.m. Racers can race multiple times for one entry fee. For more information, contact labordaycx.hotmail.com.
Win prizes at monthly competition
Golf: Sign up for one of JBLM’s Payday Golf Scramble events, continuing Sept. 5, at Eagles Pride Golf Course in DuPont. Open to all ID cardholders. $30 per person includes green fee, cart rental and chance to win prizes. Register by the Wednesday prior. Sign up as a five-person team or as an individual and be placed on a team. For more information, call 253-967-6522.
5K/12K highlights festival
Races: The second annual McChord Airfield Salmon Run and Bake Sept. 13, at McChord’s Heritage Park includes live local bluegrass music, a salmon bake, 5K and 12K chip timed races and a half-mile fun run for the kids. Fun runs begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 12K and 5K races begin around 10 a.m. Register online at www.jblmmwr.com/races. For more informaiton, call 253-967-4768.
SGM Association Tournament
Golf: The annual Sergeants Major Association Charity Golf Tournament is Sept. 19 at Eagles Pride Golf Course on JBLM Lewis Main. Four-person scrambles start at 1 p.m. Tournament is open to military and civilian participants and costs $75 per golfer. Limited to 36 teams. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-967-6522.
Win big at Texas Hold’em tournament
Recreation: The Club at McChord Field is hosting a special one-day Texas Hold’em Tournament 1 p.m., Sept. 27 on JBLM McChord Field. Play begins at 1:30 p.m. $20 covers chips and a light buffet. Prizes are $500, $400 and $300 gift cards. Open to active duty, reservists, guard, retirees, family members and civilian employees. For more information, call 253-982-5576.
Golf tourney supports PTSD help
Golf: The second annual Swing for a Soldier golf tournament will be held 12:30 p.m. at Eagles Pride Golf Course at JBLM Lewis Main. The tournament format is a four-person scramble. Entry fee includes golf cart, food and drink, a gift bag and practice ranges. An awards ceremony will provide a meal and a chance to win prizes. For more information about the event, organization and how to register online, visit www.swingforasoldier.org.
Run for a Soldier honors service members
Races: Registration is open for the fourth annual Race for a Soldier Marathon 8 a.m., Sept. 28 in Gig Harbor. The event raises money for programs that help service members suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury and includes half marathon and 2-mile courses that begin at the Gig Harbor YMCA. For more information and to register for the race or for the organizaton’s prayer breakfast on Sept. 26, visit www.raceforasoldier.org.