|Sports on the Side|
|Written by Los Altos Town Crier|
|Wednesday, 26 September 2012|
LAHS seeks coaches
Pedaling toward path
This year’s Foothill College Circuit Race, “The Learning Curve,” raised $5,000 toward building a multiuse bike and pedestrian path around the Los Altos Hills school, according to organizer Brenda Davis Visas. Last year’s inaugural bicycle race raised $3,000.
Swing for the Spartans
The race is on
The 18th annual Trailblazer Race is scheduled 8:30 a.m. Sunday in Mountain View. The race starts and finishes at the Microsoft campus, 1065 La Avenida, with most of the course covering the Stevens Creek Trail. There will be 10K and 5K runs, along with a 3-mile trail walk and free races for children. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The race is organized by and benefits Friends of Stevens Creek Trail, a nonprofit group dedicated to enhancing the trail. Registration is $10-$30. For more information and to register online, visit www.stevenscreektrail.org.
REI in Mountain View is scheduled to host a free presentation, “Fall Day Hiking Basics,” 7-8:30 p.m. Friday. REI’s Robert Steiner will share tips on trip planning, essential items, equipment, safety precautions and local resources. To reserve a seat or for more information, call 969-1938 or visit www.rei.com/stores/mountain-view.html.
Benefit bike ride
The second Canary Challenge – a bike ride offering 100-mile, 50-, 75- and 100-kilometer courses – is set for Saturday in Palo Alto. Food and water stops and mechanical and medical assistance will be provided along the course, which begins at VMware, 3401 Hillview Ave. The Canary Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding, discovering and developing tests for early cancer detection, hosts the ride. Registration is $100, plus a fundraising goal of at least $400. Proceeds benefit the Stanford Cancer Institute. To register and for more information, call 646-3200 or visit canarychallenge.com.
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