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3-on-3 basketball league in Alexandria

Midwest 3-on-3 is hosting 3-on-3 basketball league this fall in Alexandria.

The dates for the second annual Alexandria league are on the Sundays of September 15, 22, 29 and October 6 and 13. They run from 4-9 p.m. and will be played at Discovery Middle School.

Boys and girls in grades 4-12 as of the fall of 2013 can register to play in the tournament. Cost is $55 per player with a $10 online registration fee per team. The Registration deadline is August 25.

For more information or to register a team, visit

Twilight Run 5K

The Osakis Chamber of Commerce will host its first ever Chamber Fest August 9-10 and the first event to jump-start the celebration is the Twilight Run. The first Twilight Run 5K is set for Friday, August 9 at 7 p.m. in Osakis.

The event is sponsored by County Line Marine and Storage and the race will start there, located at 610 Third Avenue East, in the Osakis Industrial Park. From there, the course winds through the south side of town, crosses County Road 82 and finishes on the north side of town, in the downtown area.

Registration runs from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and awards will be presented around 8:15 p.m. Twilight Run 5K registration forms are available in Osakis or The entry fee is $20 before August 2 and $25 the day of the race. Children 10 and younger can enter free of charge.

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

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.

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