free admission to
There will be free admission to the Viking Speedway races on July 27 thanks to a Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) Jam the Stands promotion.
The MCGA and other local sponsors are helping to offer free admission at nine tracks around the state, including the Viking Speedway on July 27. Fans will also have an opportunity to win one of two $50 Visa gift cards throughout the evening and learn more about ethanol and renewable fuels by stepping inside the Biofuels Mobile Education Center.
Racing starts at 6 p.m. that night.
Harvest Duathlon race
The third annual Harvest Duathlon will take place August 31 at 9 a.m. at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria.
The race consists of a 2.5-mile run, a 13-mile bike ride followed by another 2.3-mile run. There are a maximum of 200 entries for the race. There will also be a kids' duathlon on Friday, August 30 at 6 p.m. for kids ages 2-10.
For more information or to register, visit www.harvestduathlon.com.
Local strongman winner
Clayton Anderson of rural Herman took second at Minnesota's Strong Man competition on June 22 in Sauk Rapids.
Events included a 255-pound log press, carry and drag medley, keg toss, farmers walk and atlas stones. Anderson qualified to compete at the National competition in Texas this October with his finish in Sauk Rapids.
Senior fishing day
The Viking Sportsmen will host senior fishing day on July 10 from 1-3 p.m. with a fish fry supper following that from 3-5 p.m.
Any seniors interested in fishing will take off from the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center around 3 that afternoon. The meal will follow at the 4H Building on the fairgrounds following the day on the lake.
Brandon 5K for
Brandon-Evansville coaches are hosting a 5K run/walk and a free kid's 1K run to benefit Jordan Nohre and her family.
Nohre, a 7th grader from Evansville, was recently diagnosed with leukemia. She will be receiving three rounds of chemotherapy through the summer months.
The race to race money and honor her family will be held August 3 during Brandon Summerfest and will start behind Gardonville at 8 a.m. Registration will be from 7:15-7:55. The cost for the 5K is $20 per person and $10 for those younger than 10. Registration also includes a T-shirt. A free kid's 1K will follow the 5K at approximately 9:15.
Cardinal soccer camp
The Alexandria Area Soccer Association (AASA) will host a "Train with the Pros" camp the week of July 22.
The program is for boys and girls going into grades 1 through 6 and girls and boys going into grades 9 through 12. It is under the direction of girls' varsity coach Tom Roos. Guest coaches will include past professional players, collegiate standouts and college coaches.
Early registration deadline is July 13. For more details or to register, visit www.alexandriasoccer.org.
Scott Dirck's golf camps
The Scott Dirck Golf Academy will host three more golf tournaments this summer for young golfers looking to take their game to the next level.
The Future Elite Camp will run July 23-24. Elite Camps will run July 14-16 and August 7-9. For more details, call (320-219-7677 or visit www.scottdirckgolf.com.
Shalom Run July 6
The third annual Shalom Run 5K/10K/1 Mile Walk/ and 1K kids run will take place Saturday July 6.
Those interested can pre-register on zapevent.com. Pre-registration is $15 for runners and walkers and $10 for kids.
On the day of registration, the cost is $20 for runners and $10 for kids.
Race day registration begins at 7a.m. and the 5K/10K start at 8 a.m., while the one-mile walk begins at 8:10 a.m. The Kids 1K begins at 9:15 a.m.
Contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Parent/daughter fun shoot
The local Pheasants Forever chapter and the Viking Sportsmen will team up to host a parent/daughter fun shoot on July 16 at 6 p.m.
The event will take place at the Alexandria Shooting Park. Free clays, shells and a meal are included. The parent and daughter, ages 12-17, will both be allowed to shoot. Guns will be available to those who don't have their own gun to bring.
No shooting experience is necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Call Brad Brejcha at (320) 762-4055 to reserve a spot.
PEAK Performance program registration open
Registration is open for the Heartland Orthopedic Specialist's 2013 PEAK Performance, a growth and development program aimed at helping young athletes acquire skill, maximize athletic potential and reduce the risk of injury.
For more information about PEAK Performance, contact Heartland Orthopedic Specialists at (320) 335-6078 or register at www.HeartlandOrthopedics.com/peakperformance.
Swing for kids
The Alexandria Area YMCA and Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold a golf scramble at the Alexandria Golf Club as a fundraiser for the YMCA financial assistance program and the FCA camp scholarships.
Cost is $125 per individual and $500 per team. Registration includes golf, cart, dinner and program.
For more information or to register, visit www.alexandriaymca.com or call (320) 834-9622.
Fall dance team program
Lakes Area Recreation will hold dance team training for girls in grades 7-12 with no tryouts necessary.
The program will serve as a starting point and training for dancers who are either interested in or part of the winter competitive Cardinal dance team.
Basic jazz and kick techniques as well as endurance and stretching will be part of the practices, which will culminate in a performance at a Cardinal football game this fall.
For more information or to register, call (320) 762-2868.
Softball tournament in Little Falls
The second annual Michael "Lody" Lodermeier Memorial softball tournament, set for Saturday, July 27 in Little Falls, is looking for teams.
The double-elimination tournament will be at the Lindbergh Lions Recreational Complex softball fields at 8th Street and 2nd Avenue Southwest. Games begin at 9 a.m.
Cost is $150 per team with the prize money determined by the number of entrants.
For more information, call Steve Durham at (320) 360-0395 or Lisa Maslowski at (320) 296-0472.
Holy Moly Ole Series
Lakes Area Recreation will again hold the Holy Moly Ole series of races, with all proceeds going directly to youth programs and scholarships.
Races will be held on Saturdays, July 20 and August 10 and will feature a 5K run, 10K run and family 5K walk. The final event will also feature a 15K run.
Cost is $20 per runner, $15 for the family 5K walkers and $10 for individual 5K walkers.
For more information or to register, visit www.holymolyole.org, visit the series page on Facebook or call Lakes Area Recreation at (320) 762-2868.