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Allegheny briefs: Foam Fest race geared toward beginners

| Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The 5K Foam Fest will take place beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at Camp Lutherlyn in Butler.

The race contains a mixture of foam, mud and obstacles, such as inflatables, walls, mud pits, cargo nets to climb, slip ‘n slides and water obstacles.

It is geared toward beginners and experienced runners.

Cost of the 5K is $70 through June 14. Day-of registration costs $80.

For more information or to register, visit Participants in the race must complete a waiver, which can be found at

Ride to include stop at Bicycle Heaven

Participants in a Venture Outdoors bicycle ride on Saturday will pay a visit to the Bicycle Heaven Bike Museum in the North Side.

The ride will begin at Millvale Riverfront Park at 9 a.m. and will feature riding on riverfront trails and Downtown streets.

Bicycle Heaven owner Craig Morrow will lead a tour of the museum and shop.

Bicycle Heaven features more than 90,000 vintage and new bikes, accessories and all manner of bike-related material. The ride will end at 12:30 p.m. at the Millvale park.

Cost for the ride is $12 for Venture Outdoors members and $20 for non-members. The price does not include bicycle rental, which costs an extra $8.

For more information, visit

Event modeled after ‘The Amazing Race'

People can compete on Sunday in an adventure race modeled after CBS's “The Amazing Race.”

The Great Amazing Race will take place beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday at Settlers Cabin Park in Collier.

In the race, two-person teams will complete up to eight challenges spread over a 1-mile cross country course. Each challenge station will have a clue card that instructs teams to complete a task before moving on to the next station. Some of the tasks are slightly modified for child or senior participants.

Waves begin every 10 minutes, and the team to finish with the fastest overall time wins.

Teams can be made up of two adults, two children or one adult and one child.

Registration costs $39.95 and will close once 100 teams sign up.

For more information, visit

Fayette County plans Omelet 5K

Organizers of a 5K next week in Fayette County are promising an “eggciting” time.

Chef Joe's Omelet 5K Run/Walk and Little Scrambler Kids Race will take place beginning at 9 a.m. June 22 at Uniontown High School.

The race, co-sponsored by chef Joe Carei of Ellie Mae's and Caleigh's Catering and the Uniontown cross country team, will be followed by an omelet breakfast.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children and the Uniontown Cross Country Booster Club.

The Uniontown cross country team travels to the School for Blind Children to spend time with students.

Registration costs $25. Entry forms can be obtained at the Uniontown YMCA or by emailing For more information, call 724-439-2113.

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