Physical education classes for homeschooled children are available at the Fort Walton Family YMCA from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fridays for boys and girls ages 5-14. March’s theme is fitness and the students will be working on the Presidential Physical Fitness Test components. Cost is $20 per child per month. For more information, call 863-9622.
The Pensacola Sports Association is accepting registrations for the Pensacola Marathon, which will be run Sunday, Nov. 10. The 2012 marathon sold out for the first time in its history with 1,500 runners competing in the marathon and 800 running in the half-marathon.
The race begins and ends at Veteran's Memorial Park on the Pensacola Bay front, then winds its way along a 13.1 mile circuit of the city for the half marathoners and a full 26.2 loop for the full marathon. The course features historic neighborhoods, the downtown district, scenic water views, cliffs, bands, and cheering Pensacolians. The finish line is next to Pensacola Wall South, the only replica of the National Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
For those runners still needing to qualify for the Boston Marathon, the Pensacola Marathon is a quality certified course. For full details on the race visit the Pensacola Marathon website at marathonpensacola.com or call (850) 434-2800. Runners can register online at www.marathonpensacola.com, by completing and returning the form printed from the website or in person at Running Wild in Pensacola.
YMCA Spring Sports
The Fort Walton Family YMCA is registering children ages 3-12 for its YMCA Spring Sports Program through March 8. Boys and girls can participate in age appropriate leagues such as Mini-Me T-Ball, T-Ball, Coach Pitch Baseball and Kid Pitch Baseball. Sponsors and coaches are always needed. For more information, call the Fort Walton Family YMCA at 863-9622.