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Community notebook: James Blake to visit Vancouver Tennis Center

Costume runs and Turkey Trot also coming up

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Former professional tennis player James Blake will be at the Vancouver Tennis Center on Saturday, Nov. 3 for a free community play day put on by the center.

Blake has 10 career ATP titles in singles, seven in doubles and competed on the winning U.S. Davis Cup team in 2007. He reached a top ranking of No. 4 in the world in 2006.

Blake will be available for a Q&A session at 10:45 a.m. and group photos and autographs at 11 a.m., open to the general public.

VTC is also auctioning off eight spots for a private group lesson with Blake with all proceeds going to support need-based scholarships and donated court time for kids and adults.

To bid, go online at give.ustapnw.org. Bidding closes at 11:45 p.m. Oct. 29.

And for more info on Blake’s visit, go to www.pnwtenniscenters.com/vancouver.

Costume run scheduled for Saturday

The Clark County Running Club is ready for Halloween with the Marine Park Costume 5K Run and Kids Run at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The park is located at S.E. Marine Park Way and Columbia Way in Vancouver.

The kids run is at 10 a.m. followed by the 5K run.

More information can be found at clarkcountyrunningclub.org.

Washougal hosts Scary Run on Sunday

Why Racing Events is putting on a Scary Run on Sunday at Washougal’s Reflection Plaza, 1703 Main Street.

There will be a half marathon at 8:30 a.m. and a 5K and 10K run starting at 9 a.m. Costumes are encouraged.

Current entry fees are $50 for adult 5K (free for kids), $65 for adult 10K or $30 for kids 10K, and $85 for the half marathon. Prices increase $10 on Wednesday.

Organizers are donating $5 from every registration to the Friends of the Gorge.

More details available at whyracingevents.com.

Start thinking Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving it’s too far off, so time to think about running in the Clark County Turkey Trot.

The benefit for the Clark County Food Bank, the Turkey Trot 5K/10K races are 9 a.m. Nov. 22 at Salmon Creek and Klineline Pond.

Entry fee is $30 and registration is open until Nov. 21. Registration includes T-shirt, goodie bag and food.

For more details or to register online, visit turkey-trot.org.

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