Sports and recreation events on and off base
Service members are invited to compete in the 2012 Military District of Washington Combatives Tournament on May 22 and 23 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.
For Soldiers, this competition is a qualifier for the Army Championships as part of the MDW team.
To register or for more information, call Billy Cooke at 703-806-5167.
Mullins Field closure
Mullins Field will close May 28 through June 11 to resurface the track.
Joint Service Installation Run
Headquarters Command Battalion will host a Joint Service Installation Run on Friday from 6:30 to 8 a.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.
Partner organizations, civilians and guests are welcome to participate in the three-mile "Resiliency Run."
For more information, call 301-677-4719 or 301-677-5153.
Patriot Pride runs
The installation's annual run series continues with the Patriot Pride 10K Relay and One-Mile Walk on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. at Murphy Field House.
A team of two runners can each run 5 kilometers for the relay, or a single person can run the entire 10 kilometers.
The pre-registration cost for individuals is $15. Cost on the day of the run is $25.
The pre-registration cost for groups of seven to 10 is $85. The pre-registration cost is $40 for a family of three to six people. On the day of the event, the cost is $60 per family.
All pre-registered runners will receive a T-shirt.
The next run will be the Summer Sizzler 5K Run and One-Mile Walk on June 16 at Constitution Park.
For more information, call 301-677-7916.
Armed Forces Kids Run
America's Armed Forces Kids Run will be held June 9 at 9 a.m. in the parking lot behind 2234 Huber Road.
The run, billed as the "world's largest children's running event," is open to ages 5 to 13.
Cost is free; each youth participant will receive a T-shirt.
Register online at americaskidsrun.org.
For more information, call 301-677-1179.
Team River Runner
The Fort Meade chapter of Team River Runner meets the first and third Thursday of the month from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Gaffney Fitness Center indoor pool. The next meeting is today.
The program -- open to active-duty Soldiers and retirees with an injury or disability during service -- aims to help individuals find health, healing and new challenges through white water boating and other paddling sports.
For more information, call 570-236-7927 or email email@example.com.
The Child, Youth and School Service's SKIES program is offering youth tennis lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays through May 16.
Ages 5 to 7 will meet 4 to 4:45 p.m.; ages 8 to 10 will meet 5 to 6 p.m.; and ages 11 to 17 will meet 6 to 7 p.m.
The session costs $75.
For more information, call 301-677-1105 or 301-677-1156.
Cost is $55 for ages 5 to 8 and $65 for ages 9 and older.
For more information, call 301-677-1149.
Fall sports registration is under way at Parent Central Services, 1900 Reece Road.
Youth sports are available for ages 3 to 18 years old. Fall sports include cheerleading, football and soccer.
Participants ages 9 and older are encouraged to register as early as possible, especially those interested in tackle football.
For more information or to coach, call 301-677-1156 or 301-677-1149.
For more Fort Meade sports, visit www.quickscores.com/ftmeadesports.
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