Road races such as today’s Cambridge Half Marathon could become rarer, with City Manager Louis A. DePasquale saying the number of races is capped at 17 a year “and if we lose one of the 17, there will be a question of whether we let someone substitute in.”
While some might think twice about bringing a book with “Yale” in the title to Harvard territory, Michael Danziger has a different set of standards: He’s the guy who stuck with the college crew team for a full four years despite total athletic ignominy.
Since its founding in 1994, the annual Oldtime Baseball Game has grown – now it requires street closures and traffic warnings, and it draws sports legends such as Pedro Martinez who want to take part in the fun and help its charitable causes.
The 24th Annual Hoops ’N’ Health tournament takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 17, with a basketball tournament, health information and screenings, live entertainment, free food, cooking demonstrations and prizes.
The Cambridge City Run is a flat, fast, 5k run and walking course – billed as Henrietta’s Walk – along the footpaths of Danehy Park, with signup proceeds benefiting college scholarships for CRLS student athletes and to raise awareness of domestic violence.
Sculpture racing is back with two events this year – an April 23 event as part of the Cambridge Science Festival and a June 4 race as part of the Cambridge Arts River Festival – and organizers are looking for racers with creative ideas.
The Simoni Memorial Ice Rink has announced its schedule for school vacation week, Dec. 24-Jan. 3, in a season that saw the Rink at The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square fail to open.
Red Bull has posted a highlights video from its High Stakes rowing competition, held Aug. 22 in the Charles River along Magazine Beach in Cambridgeport.
The four-day tournament – an Olympic style competition held annually since 1982 – starts Today and concludes with a medal round Sunday.
Early registration ends March 21 for the March 29 Cambridge CityRun, a five-mile road race, and Henrietta’s 3-Mile Fun Walk, a combined rite of spring that attracts more than 1,500 participants annually.