Story last updated at 3:56 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002

Sports News
Run for Women set

Homer women will take to the street Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. for the eighth annual Homer Run for Women, in support of cancer research and a local mammogram program.

The race will start at Mariner Park and is open to all women for a donation to the cause. Organizers are also looking for at least 50 individuals to raise a minimum of $150 through tax-deductible sponsorships. Volunteers are also needed. For details, call 235-0258 or 235-3436.

Kenai Run for the River

On Saturday, June 8, Kenai Peninsula residents can lace up their racing shoes in the Run for the River, a 5-kilometer fun run that will raise money for the Kenai Watershed Forum.

The race will start at the city of Kenai's green strip by the ball fields on Main Street. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the run begins at 10. Registration is $5 in advance, $10 on race day, and may be done online at . Proceeds will help the Watershed Forum monitor water quality. Call 260-5449.

Swim lessons starting

The Homer High School pool will host swimming lessons for children of all ability levels, starting June 3. There will be four 2-week sessions, all scheduled for mornings, with each costing $45 per child. The signups will take place Tuesday-Friday at the pool. Call 235-7416 for details.

Snowmachiner grants

Alaska State Parks is taking applications for its 2002 Snowmobile Trails Grants Program, which is designed to aid in trail acquisition, development, maintenance and safety education.

Completed applications must be postmarked by June 30. Winners will be announced in September.

For more information visit or call Jim Renkert at State Parks, 907-269-8699.