Ribbon cutting, foot race planned for May

Falcon 5k fundraises for Boys & Girls Club

The fifth annual Faster Than a Falcon 5k Run is set to take place the second weekend in May to benefit the Mountain View Boys & Girls Club. The race course begins and ends at Clark Middle School and winds through the neighborhood, and organizers say 100 percent of the proceeds go towards the youth organization. Registration is free for elementary, middle and high school students, and $15 for adults registering prior to May 4. There are prizes for top finishers, and the event raised more than $12,000 for the Boys & Girls Club last year. Click here to register online.

  • Clark Middle School
  • Saturday, May 10, 9:30 a.m.
  • Free for students, $15 for adults, $22 after May 4

Special Olympics Alaska unveils new facility

A ribbon cutting ceremony will officially open the Special Olympics Alaska Sports, Health and Wellness Center next month. The center features basketball courts, an indoor track and multipurpose training space for athletes, coaches and volunteers. More than $7 million in state capital funds have been approved for the project over the past several years, and Special Olympics says the facility will serve 2,000 athletes from across the state.

  • 3200 Mountain View Drive
  • Thursday, May 8, 4 p.m.
  • BBQ to follow — RSVP to jessica@specialolympicsalaska.org


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