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October Sports Calendar

THE 27TH ANNUAL ISLE OF PALMS CONNECTOR RUN and Walk for the Child begins at 8 a.m. Oct. 5 on the Isle of Palms. The event includes post-race music and a beer garden for ages 21 and older. For details, visit To register, visit

LAUREN’S HOPE FOUNDATION’S 5K AND PUMP N RUN returns Oct. 5 to Fountain Inn’s Aunt Het Festival. For details, visit Online registration is open at

PADDLESPLASH RACES are Oct. 5 at Devils Fork State Park. Racer check-in begins at 8 a.m. All self-powered watercraft are invited, including kayaks, surfskis, canoes, paddleboards and rowers. Rentals will be available but must be reserved in advance. This event is part of the SEP series ( Entry fees are $30 each for adults and $20 each for those younger than age 16. To register and for more information, visit or the Friends of Jocassee Facebook page.  

CAROLINA ELITE SOCCER ACADEMY (CESA) offers soccer programs across the Upstate. For registration dates and details, visit

G — HOMESCHOOL P.E. is offered at YMCA Greenville Caine Halter and YMCA Program Center locations. For details, visit 

G — LATE REGISTRATION FOR FALL FLAG FOOTBALL for ages 4 – 14 continues through Oct. 6 at YMCA Greenville locations. For details, visit 

G — LATE REGISTRATION FOR WINTER BASKETBALL for ages 4 – 14 continues through Oct. 6 at YMCA Greenville Caine Halter, Eastside and YMCA Program Center locations. For details, visit

G — GREENVILLE CHAMPIONSHIP TENNIS, in partnership with the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department, is offering group and private tennis lessons for ages 5 – 17 at Cleveland Park. Saturday clinics are also offered. For details, visit    

G — KIDS’ FITNESS CLASSES are offered at the Prisma Health Family YMCA, including Youth Run Club (ages 8 and older), Fit Kids (ages 3 – 5 and 4 – 7), Youth Cardio Strength (ages 8 – 12) and Zumba Kids (ages 4 – 7 and 8 – 12). For details, call 864-963-3605 or visit

G — GIRLS ON THE RUN and Girls on Track combine training for a 5K with esteem-enhancing workouts for girls ages 8 – 15. To register, visit

S — TITANS TRACK CLUB, an AAU Junior Olympic Track and Cross Country team for ages 5 – 18, is in Spartanburg. For details, visit

S — THE TRACK AND FIELD team for the AAU Junior Olympic Track Club is a competitive team for ages 5 – 18. For details, visit

S — KARATE for ages 5 and older is offered at the T.W. Edwards Community Center. For details, visit