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Week in Sports: Running Days and Bicycle Weekend


Today (June 3) is National Running Day, and what better way to celebrate than to get out and run. There is a 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) fitness run/walk every Wednesday at Shoreline Park as part of the Nite Moves series. Vicki’s 3,000 is a 7½-lap run around the La Playa Stadium track this Saturday morning. On Tuesdays, there is the Reef & Run series at the Cabrillo Bathhouse. The final Surf N Turf event at UCSB, which includes a 5k run, is this Friday. On any day, of course, you can jog on your own for free.

Elings Park will be the scene of the Santa Barbara Bicycle Festival on Saturday and Sunday (June 6-7). Races will include cross country, downhill, super D, dual slalom and BMX. The festival kicks off Friday evening with a prologue time trial at the Sandpiper Golf Club.

The season begins this weekend for the Santa Barbara Foresters at the UCSB baseball diamond, while the Santa Barbara Breakerswill conclude their regular season on the basketball court at San Marcos High. The Foresters host the San Diego Waves in a three-game series, and the Breakers will play the Pasadena Slam on Saturday night and the Newport Surf on Sunday afternoon.

The last high school team standing is the baseball team at Carpinteria’s Cate School. The Rams take a 19-1 record into the CIF Division VII championship game against Cornerstone Christian on Friday in Long Beach.

TOP SPORTING EVENTS: JUNE 3-14

Wednesday, June 3

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.

Friday, June 5

Baseball Santa Barbara Foresters Open House, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 1 p.m.

Running / swimming Surf N Turf Series (5k run, 500-meter swim), UCSB Lagoon, 6 p.m. Sign-up information.

High school baseball CIF Division VII championship: Cate vs. Cornerstone Christian, Long Beach Blair Field, 5:30 p.m.

Bicycling Santa Barbara Bicycle Festival Prologue Time Trial, Sandpiper Golf Course, 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 6

Running Blue Canyon Trail Race (100k, 50 mile, 50k), Rancho Oso, 5 a.m. (100k) and 7 a.m. starts. Sign-up information.

Vicki’s 3,000, La Playa Stadium track (SBCC), 8 a.m. Sign-up information.

Bicycling Santa Barbara Bicycle Festival Races, Elings Park, 12:30 p.m.

Baseball San Diego Waves at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 4 p.m.

Basketball Pasadena Slam at Santa Barbara Breakers, San Marcos High, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, June 7

Bicycling Santa Barbara Bicycle Festival Races, Elings Park, 10:30 a.m.

Baseball San Diego Waves at Santa Barbara Foresters (2), UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 1 p.m.

Polo Vic Graber Memorial at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Basketball Newport Surf at Santa Barbara Breakers, San Marcos High, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, June 9

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.

Baseball Santa Maria Packers at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10

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.

Friday, June 12

Baseball So Cal Black Sox at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 13

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

Basketball West Coast Pro Basketball League semifinals, San Marcos High.

Sunday, June 14

Baseball California Wahoo at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 1 p.m.

Polo Vic Graber Memorial at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Basketball West Coast Pro Basketball League championship, San Marcos High.



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