Celebs team up to help charity

 

Coming up

Saturday (Run Like a Bunny 5K at Pompano Beach Pier, 201 N. Pompano Beach Blvd Pompano Beach: Easter is coming, and you might as well work off those extra calories. This 5K is on a flat course and costs $25 to register. For more information visit: www.active.com.

Saturday (2013 Egg Hunt Triathlon and Duathlon at CB Smith Park, Pembroke Pines): The triathlon consists of a 1/4-mile swim, 11-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run. In the duathlon, participants will compete in a 1.5-mile run and 11-mile bike. For more information visit: www.egghunttriathlon.com.

April 13 (DOWN2EARTH Stand Up Paddle Board Race Series No. 2 at the Blue Marlin Fish House, 2500 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach): You don’t need your own paddleboard to join in on this race. There are two different courses to choose from: 4.2 miles and 8.4 miles. Registration, including paddleboard, is $60 with and $40 without. For information visit: www.worksmartplayharder.com.

April 25 (Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run 5K at Bayfront Park): This evening run encourages coworkers to team up and raise funds for United Way. For more information, contact TeamFootWorks at 305-666-7223.


Special to The Miami Herald

The participants in the Nautica South Beach Triathlon already have raised more than $206,000 toward St. Jude’s Cancer Children’s Research Hospital, but that is less than halfway to goal their goal of $450,000.

Thousands of participants, including several celebrities, will be helping to hit that goal by race day on April 7.

TV personality Samantha Harris will serve as official event host and Hart of Dixie actress and Broadway singer Laura Bell Bundy will sing the national anthem.

Other celebrities include: Days of Our Lives actor Greg Ellis, E! Network correspondent Jason Kennedy, 30 Rock actor James Marsden, Cougartown’s Josh Hopkins, The Finder’s Geoff Stults, Amor Bravio’s Cristian de la Fuente and Colin Egglesfield of The Client List.

In its sixth year, the Nautica South Beach Triathlon has raised more than $1 million for cancer research at St. Jude’s hospital.

The event will kick off April 6 with an expo on South Beach, where participants can register and get advice on running the competition at one of the sports clinics.

The triathlon will consist of two distances: the Classic and International. The Classic distance consists of a 1/2-mile swim, 19-mile bike and four-mile run to the finish. The International distance has a 1.5 kilometer-swim, 40-kilometer cycle and 10K run.

For more information, visit: nauticasobetri.com.

Swimming

From April 11-14, the YMCA Masters National Swimming Championship will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center.

Swimmers will have the chance to earn a medal by competing in up to five events each day, with a maximum of 12 events during the meet. The top eight in each event will win medals.

Participants can compete alone or as members of a team.

Registration is $30, plus $8 per event.

For more information visit: ymcaswimminganddiving.org.

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