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Saturday: KB Half Marathon and Walgreen’s Diabetes 5K for a Cure at Sun Life Stadium — The half marathon will benefit diabetes research and support those who suffer from it. For more information visit: kbmarathon.com.

April 25: Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run 5K at Bayfront Park — The 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

You may not know much about or have even heard of the Broward County Cowboys, but they are South Florida’s own semipro football team.

The Cowboys (9-0) are undefeated going into Week 10 of their season and at the top of the South Division standings of the United Football Federation.

The little-known team was put together to give South Florida amateur athletes a chance to show their skills.

The players come from all different backgrounds, and most of them played the sport at some level.

Like a lot of young athletes, Eric Beaugris didn’t make it far past his high school team, but the Cowboys have given him a chance to play the game he always loved.

“I am on the defense, but I also play quarterback,” said Beaugris, a 6-4 defensive lineman. “We play for the love of the sport, and it gives us a chance to get noticed. Maybe it won’t be by the NFL, but maybe a European or an arena league.”

The Cowboys dominated the UFF this past season winning UFF United Cup II, and are well on their way to doing it again.

Through the course of this year’s undefeated season the Cowboys have scored 377 points and only allowed 51. In their undefeated run they have beat other Florida teams like the Palm Beach Phantoms, Sarasota Millionaires and the South Florida Xtreme.

Not only is the team undefeated, but it has the best record in the league.

The Cowboys are coming off of a bye and are scheduled to play the Florida Stingrays on Saturday.

The team played the Stingrays during Week 2 and won 38-23.

If you would like to know more or are interested in joining the team visit: browardcountycowboysfootball.com.

MUDDER FOR SINGLES

If the traditional bar scene isn’t your favorite place to find a date, why not try a sporting event where how you look really isn’t going to matter — the Mud Mingle 5K on Historic Virginia Key this Saturday.

Strictly for singles, this 5K course will go through multiple terrains.

Participants will have to maneuver through trails, water, roads and midair while navigating through mud and obstacles.

Beyond the challenge of finding another single to mingle with, there are a number of physical challenges. There are cargo nets, monkey bars, climbing walls and much more.

Registration is $79 for a single person and $74 if you have a team.

There will be several waves throughout, with the first wave starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday. For information visit: mudmingle.com.

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