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Week in Sports: Six Miles Await Runners and Swimmers


Runners and swimmers both face a six-mile challenge on Sunday, July 12. The 30th annual Chuck’s Beach Run will start at Leadbetter Beach at 8 a.m., when the tide is low. That should give the runners a wide path to Hendry’s Beach, where they will turn around and race back to Leadbetter. One of the attractions of this run is the entry fee. There is none. But you have to register, starting at 7:15 a.m.

A few hardy swimmers will ply the waters from Goleta Beach to Hendry’s Beach in the Semana Nautica 6-Mile Ocean Swim. It starts at 9 a.m. Sunday.

The 73rd Santa Barbara Open tennis tournament is part of the sports festival. The men’s final will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tennis Club of Santa Barbara.

For various reasons, several of this weekend’s Semana Nautica events have been canceled. Scratch the cardboard kayak race, the stand-up paddle board race and the beach soccer tournament.

The Santa Barbara Foresters are hosting the Rawlings California Cup baseball tournament at UCSB. The ‘Sters won their opening game, 5-0 over Team Las Vegas, and this evening (Friday) at 5 p.m., they will take on the MLB Youth Academy. The winner will proceed to the 5 p.m. semifinal Saturday. The championship game of the double-elimination tournament will be played at 2 p.m. Sunday, followed by another game if necessary.

TOP SPORTING EVENTS: JULY 10-19

Friday, July 10

Baseball - Rawlings California Cup at UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Game times 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m.

Tennis - Santa Barbara Open, men’s semifinal, Tennis Club of S.B., 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 11

Tennis - Santa Barbara Open, men’s final, Tennis Club of S.B., 2:30 p.m.

Baseball - Rawlings California Cup at UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Game times 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 12

Running - Chuck’s 6-Mile Beach Run, Leadbetter Beach, 8 a.m.

Baseball - Rawlings California Cup at UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Game times 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. (if necessary).

Polo - Mayor’s Trophy at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

SEMANA NAUTICA

Through July 12 - Semana Nautica (“marine week”) began in the 1930s when Santa Barbara residents organized sporting activities with visiting Navy seamen. It evolved into an annual sports festival open to the public around the July 4 holiday. Events this final weekend include softball at Pershing Park and Cabrillo Field; volleyball and a tug-of-war at East Beach; and a six-mile ocean swim from Goleta Beach to Hendry’s Beach. Information: semananautica.com.

Monday, July 13

Baseball - Santa Barbara Foresters in California Collegiate League All-Star Game, MLB Urban Youth Academy Stadium, Compton, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 14

Baseball - California Wahoo at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5 p.m.

Running / swimming - Reef & Run Summer Series (1k swim, 1-mile swim, 2-mile run, 4-mile run), Cabrillo Bath House, 6:25 p.m. Continues every Tuesday through September 8. Sign-up information..

Wednesday, July 15

Baseball - California Wahoo at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5 p.m.

Running / swimming - Nite Moves Summer Sunset Series (1k swim, 5k run), Leadbetter Beach, 6 p.m. Continues every Wednesday through September 2. Sign-up information..

Thursday, July 16

Baseball - California Wahoo at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5 p.m.

Friday, July 17

Baseball - Santa Barbara Foresters at San Luis Obispo Rattlers, 6:05 p.m.

Saturday, July 18

Triathlon - Santa Barbara Kids Triathlon, Los Ba±os del Mar pool, 8 a.m.

Martial arts - Karate Kick-a-thon and board breaking, SBCC Sports Pavilion, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Roller derby - Mission City Brawlin’ Betties vs. Ventura, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 2:30 p.m.

Baseball - Santa Barbara Foresters at San Luis Obispo Rattlers, 6:05 p.m.

Sunday, July 19

Baseball - Santa Barbara Foresters at San Luis Obispo Rattlers, 1:05 p.m.

Polo - Mayor’s Trophy finals at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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