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JUMP SHOT – Taylor Huls of the Bellerose Bulldogs strikes the shuttle as teammate

As of Thursday, 811 participants were confirmed for the Leading Edge Physiotherapy RunWild on May 7.

The online deadline is April 27 to secure a spot in the five-kilometre walk/run, 10-km walk/run, 21.1-km half-marathon and the WildOnes MaraFun for youths four to 12 years old.

Visit www.runwild.ca to register.

The majority of registrations are MaraFun youths. Last year, 670 youths and 17 schools participated in the MaraFun as students completed the last 1.6 km of their own 42-km marathon, which started at their schools by running or walking one km at a time leading up to RunWild.

The 2016 RunWild was restricted to the MaraFun because of the temporary loss of the race headquarters at the St. Albert 50 + Club and construction at the start/finish staging areas that affected the logistics of the routes.

RunWild has also raised more than $365,000 for the Zebra Child Protection Centre and St. Albert Seniors Association since 2011.

The inaugural RunWild included the first marathon in St. Albert history and in 2015 it was dropped from the lineup of run/walk events.

Marc Meunier, the winner of three out of four RunWild marathons, is confirmed for this year’s half-marathon. In 2015, Meunier finished second behind Sean Seville in the half-marathon as Seville repeated with a course-record time of one hour, 15 minutes and 39 seconds. Meunier was clocked at 1:18:52.

Meanwhile, RunWild organizers are recruiting volunteers to assist in a variety of pre-race and race-day capacities.

Volunteers can sign up through the RunWild website.

St. Albert’s first co-ed multi-sport fun league for adults returns for a second summer of good times at the St. Albert Rugby Football Club.

Registration is open for those interested in playing a different sport every Sunday on the SARFC pitches.

The season runs from May 7 to June 25 and the Sunday time frame is 4 to 7 p.m. for 90 minutes of sports.

The fee is $950 per team, with a maximum of 14 players, or as an individual for $85.

Email stasportandrec@gmail.com to register or contact Mary at 780-242-7986 for more information.

St. Albert Sport and Rec has grown from four teams supporting local businesses through sports to 12 and this year’s goal is to have 16 teams in place for the outdoor season.

The Dynamyx Gymnastics Club of St. Albert will be represented by 15 females and eight males at the Artistic Gymnastics Provincial Championships this weekend in Fort McMurray.

The athletes qualified for provincials through northern zones or were automatically given a spot due to their competitive level on the female side and the males were automatically eligible to participate.

The JO Level 6 athletes that earned berths at provincials are Jaina Moore, Sydney Green, Hayley Green, Olivia Schwer, Anna Sekundiak and Courtney Schwer.

The JO Level 7 qualifiers are Morgan Petras, Daryn Videsjorden, Janelle Trombley, Makenna Benedict and Sarah Pilat.

The JO Level 8 athletes attending are Emma Gould, Keely Mazzolini-Flynn and Jenna Rattray.

Emily Pilat, a JO Level 9 athlete at provincials, will also make a return trip to westerns, April 27 to 29 in Brandon, Man.

The male athletes attending provincials are Xavier Lefebvre and Sawyer Brochu in Level 1, Carter Gibbons in Level 2, Sam Lefebvre and Darian Donaldson in Level 3, Rylan Wagner and Ben Laycock in Level 4 and Isaiah Wong in national open.

The eighth annual Hawks Combo Camp is accepting registrations for its volleyball and basketball sessions Aug. 22 to 24 at the SkyDome.

The camp is designed for males and females 12 to 15 years old to prepare for school volleyball and basketball club team tryouts.

Volleyball runs from 9 a.m. to noon and basketball goes from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Players can register for one sport individually or attend the entire day and compete in both sports.

Krista Zubick, a St. Albert Catholic High School multi-sport alumna and former Alberta Pandas’ volleyball standout who made Canada’s B team in 2010 and 2011 and the A team in 2013 and played pro with Laon Volley Club in France, returns for another year as the volleyball instructor.

John Dedrick, head coach of the Skyhawks women’s basketball team and co-founder of the PANTHAWK Basketball Academy for females 13- to 18 years old, is the hoops instructor.

The registration fee is $110 for one session (nine hours of instruction) or $200 for both (18 hours of instruction) and all players receive a T-shirt.

Space is limited. Registration, waiver and payment will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

To register, email Dedrick at aandjdedrick@hotmail.com.

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