Indoor triathlon set for Jewish center in Squirrel Hill

| Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, 8:58 p.m.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will hold its annual indoor triathlon beginning at noon Jan. 20 at its Squirrel Hill location, 5738 Forbes Ave.

Depending on age, participants will swim 250 or 500 yards, bike 2 or 4 miles and run or walk 1 or 2 miles. Participants can choose to compete individually or as a parent/child team.

The event costs $25 for members under 16, $30 for members 16 and older, and $50 for others.

Contact fitness director Laurie Wood at 412-521-8011, ext. 260.

Cupid's Chase 5K Run to benefit disabled

The Cupid's Chase 5K Run will take place on the North Shore beginning at 10 a.m. Feb. 9.

Participants can register for the race through 11:59 p.m. Feb. 7; cost is $35. Registration also will take place the day of the event, though the price will climb to $50.

The race benefits Community Options Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides employment and housing support to people with disabilities.

For more information or to register, visit

Beginner snowshoeing classes offered

Venture Outdoors is offering beginner snowshoeing classes to both members and nonmembers at 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at YMCA Camp Soles in Rockwood and 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at Alameda Park in Butler County.

The low-impact exercise allows participants to “float” across terrain that could challenge hikers or skiers, Venture Outdoors says. The outing costs $8 for members and $12 for non-members and will depend on snow conditions.

Venture Outdoors holds moderate snowshoeing activities throughout the winter. For more information, visit

Group poses February Fitness Challenge

The Happy Healthy Hearts Pittsburgh initiative is encouraging people to get healthier this year through its February Fitness Challenge and 5K.

Participants in the program will record their weight, body fat and body mass index at the beginning of February at a designated weight station, along with taking a “before” picture. They will receive a booklet that includes a daily nutrition guide for the month.

Additionally, each day of the month will be sponsored by a fitness class or studio, which gives participants daily workout options. Participants will receive a stamp from each venue they attend.

The program will culminate with the North Park 5K on March 2, where top participants will be recognized after more weight, body fat and body mass index measurements.

The program costs $75 and includes the information for the February Fitness Challenge and registration for the 5K.

Call 412-719-3222 or email

Co-ed kickball league to begin soon

The Pittsburgh Sports & Social Club is beginning a co-ed recreational kickball league set to begin this spring, with the aim of providing similar leagues in the future.

The league costs $45, with an early-bird discount of $39. Play will begin in mid-March and will consist of an eight-game season ending in May.

For more information or to register for the league, visit or contact managing partner Chad Day at 412-368-5425.

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