The 27th edition of the Spit Run gets under way Saturday with a 10 a.m. start at Homer High School.
The 10-kilometer race, sponsored by South Peninsula Hospital and the Homer News, drew a field of more than 200 runners or walkers in 2001. The husband and wife duo of Todd and Kelly Jo Boonstra won the men's and women's races, respectively, last year.
Race entry is free for people registering by 5 p.m. today, $5 for race-day registration.
Following the race, there will be a party on the deck of the Land's End with a prize drawing and awards ceremony.
For more information, call 235-7767 or 235-0258.
Homer Regatta Saturday
The Homer Yacht Club will hold its annual two-day Land's End Regatta beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday off the end of the Spit.
On Friday, there will be a 6 p.m. registration and reception event at Land's End, with discussions on sailing safety and sail trim. Call 235-8400 for details.
Birders to hike homestead
The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust will offer a bird hike on Saturday from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Birders will meet at Seaside Farm (turn right at Mile 5, East End Road). From there, Mossy Kilcher will lead a walk on the Kilcher Homestead Loop.