2013 Homer running, walking activities

Through April: Friday Night Fives, a noncompetitive 5k, begins at Two Sisters Bakery, 233 E. Bunnell Ave., 5:30 p.m., free.

May 18: Special Olympics Torch Run, a 5k event that begins at the base of the Homer Spit; free or minimum $25 donation to get a T-shirt; 9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start time; barbecue following the race.

May 12: 16th annual Migration Run, a USATF-certified 5k event that begins near the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon; entry fee $10, $5 for 10 and under, $20 family; sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and the KBRC; benefits KBRC youth sports programs; 9 a.m. race time; contact Bill Steyer at 399-1078 or shorebird@homeralaska.org.

June 29: Spit Run, a USATF-certified 10k event that begins at Homer High School and continues to the end of the Spit; entry fee after June 1 $15 adults, $10 youth, $25 family; sponsored by South Peninsula Hospital, Homer Community Recreation, Homer News and KBRC; benefits KBRC youth sports programs; 10 a.m. race time; contact Mike Illg at 235-6090 or millg@ci.homerak.us.

Aug. 18: Homer Breast Cancer Run, a 5-mile run through town that begins at Bishop’s Beach Pavilion; entry fee of donations and sponsorships; entertainment along the route; food afterwards; participants encouraged to wear pink; sponsored by Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic; benefits KBFPC; 10 a.m. registration; 11 a.m. race time; contact Christine Fontain, 235-3436 or kbfpc@ak.net.

Oct. 5: Run to the Alter Half Marathon, begins at Homer High School and proceeds on a13.1-mile course of hills and trails; free; sponsored by KBRC; 8:30 a.m.;10 a.m. race time; contact Megan Spurkland at megancorazza@hotmail.com; check Facebook for updates, map and results.

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