A Florida man finished first in the Secret City Half Marathon on Sunday morning, crossing the finish line almost eight minutes ahead of the second-place runner.
Jason McLeod, 21, of Orlando, Fla., finished the 13.1-mile course in 1:11:53. It was his first half marathon.
McLeod has never competed in a full marathon either, but he did run cross country for four years at Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn.
Gina Rouse, 34, of Knoxville finished second with a time of 1:19:50. She was also the top female runner among the 536 athletes who started Sunday. She has competed in marathons, including the Nashville Marathon in 2006 and Atlanta Marathon in 2011. [Read more...]
The Secret City Half Marathon this weekend will feature 5k and 10k races, and a new health and fitness expo.
The first-ever Secret City 5k and 10k races start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Ridge Civic Center.
The inaugural Health and Fitness Expo is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, also at the Oak Ridge Civic Center. The event will include booths and exhibits from fitness and health professionals around the region.
“The Secret City Half Marathon Health and Fitness Expo provides the perfect setting to promote Oak Ridge as a top-notch visitor destination,” said Katy Brown, executive director of the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Around 600 runners from around the Southeast have registered to participate in the Half Marathon, and we hope every one of them will check in at the Health and Fitness Expo.” [Read more...]
The Tennessee gun season for deer opened Nov. 23 and continues through Jan. 5, state officials said.
It’s the third year there has been a continuous season. The continuous season replaced the previously two segmented hunting seasons that were in place prior to 2011, a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency press release said.
The TWRA divides the state into three deer hunting units: A, B, and L. Hunters may harvest one antlered buck per day until the statewide bag limit of three is reached, including those deer harvested during archery and muzzleloader seasons, the press release said. An antlered buck is a buck with an antler at least three inches long. [Read more...]
The Oak Ridge Youth Advisory Board will host Turkey Bowl Disc Golf on Sunday.
It starts at 2 p.m. Sunday at Groves Park Disc Golf Course on Tuskegee Drive. That’s the former South Hills Golf Course site.
The event is part of Oak Ridge’s Playful City USA initiative. Participants of all ages are welcome to try this sport, which is growing in popularity, a press release said. Free “Turkey Bowl” logo discs will be provided to participants while supplies last. [Read more...]
Some traffic lanes and roads will be closed, and several main roads and intersections will be affected by the Secret City Half Marathon road races next weekend, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, officials said Thursday.
About 800 runners are expected to race on the streets and greenways of Oak Ridge during these family-friendly athletic events, the City of Oak Ridge and Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau said in a press release Thursday.
“Motorists should be aware of runners and walkers in the race areas and try to avoid these roads and find alternate routes if possible,” the release said.
The first-ever Secret City 5k and 10k races will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 a.m. The Oak Ridge Police Department will shut down portions of the race course during the affected time periods. Both races start and finish on Badger Avenue near Oak Ridge Associated Universities and continue along the following route through central Oak Ridge: [Read more...]
A Saturday night of hoops—Globetrotter style—will benefit the Regina Kirk Foundation and the Scarboro Community Alumni Association.
The game pits The Harlem Legends against The Oak Ridge All-Stars. It starts at 5 p.m. Saturday at Oak Ridge High School.
“The Oak Ridge All-Stars will be comprised of city officials, educators, and former Wildcats who will agree to an evening of family fun in their challenge of the Harlem Legends in a friendly game of hoops—Globetrotter style,” a press release said.
The Harlem legends are a group of professional athletes, former players from the Harlem Globetrotters, NBA, NFL, past Olympians, and other professionals. Legends include Michael Douglas, Tyrone “Hollywood Brown,” Larry “Shorty” Coleman, Robert Wallace, Tree Gordon, Mike Glenn, Jimmy Bolden, Kevin Sowell, L.T. Trahan, and Regina Kirk. [Read more...]
The Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will have an organizational meeting on Wednesday for co-ed teams interested in playing in the winter volleyball leagues. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Club Room at the Oak Ridge Civic Center.
League play is scheduled to begin the week of Jan. 6. For more information, contact Paula Zarestky at (865) 425-3440 or refer to the Recreation and Parks Department’s Web page at www.orrecparks.org.
The Oak Ridge Civic Center indoor pool will be closed on Nov. 14 and 21, Dec. 5 and 12, and Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. for Oak Ridge High School swim meets.
The Civic Center indoor pool will also be closed on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the Special Olympics swim meet and on Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. for an Atomic City Aquatic Club swim meet.
For more information on these closures or any Recreation and Parks Department programs, contact the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department at (865) 425-3450 or visit www.orrecparks.org.
The 2013 Turkey Trot will be on Wednesday afternoon at the Robertsville Middle School soccer field behind RMS.
It’s open to children from kindergarten to fifth grade.
Here is the race schedule and divisions by grades:
- K-1—4 p.m. (one-mile race)
- 2-3—4:20 p.m. (one-mile race)
- 4-5—4:40 PM (one-mile race) [Read more...]
Registration packets are now available at the Oak Ridge Civic Center for teams interested in participating in the City of Oak Ridge Youth Basketball program.
The leagues offered will be Junior Boys and Junior Girls for players in grades 7, 8, and 9, and Senior Boys and Senior Girls for players in grades 10, 11, and 12. The early registration deadline for all leagues is Nov. 11, but late registrations (with a late fee) will be taken through Nov. 15. [Read more...]
An annual golf tournament for the United Way of Anderson County raised close to $19,000 this month, officials said Monday.
The tournament was Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Oak Ridge Country Club.
“We are so pleased to have raised nearly $19,000 through this year’s tournament,” said David Wilson, tournament chairman. “We had 16 teams come out and enjoy great weather and great golf!” [Read more...]