Recreation Notes

September 17, 2013 

Road reopens as Morgan Creek Trail project proceeds

Culbreth Road has reopened to traffic, though work related to the new trails along Morgan Creek will continue along the road for several weeks, including installation of curbs and gutters, sidewalks and guardrails.

“Many thanks to everyone in the community and the Culbreth neighborhood for their patience during this construction project,” said Butch Kisiah, director of the Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department. “We look forward to completing this addition to our greenway system for the benefit of all.”

Rec officials emphasized that the new trail sections, including the tunnel, are still unfinished, with work proceeding on a pedestrian bridge and other areas. They estimate the trails will be open in late November or early December.

Local runners dominate in Mebane 5K, 10K

Two Hillsborough runners were the top female finishers in the 2013 Mebane on the Move races, where 12-year-old Cedelia Obenshain won the women’s 5K event (in 23:02.71), and Teresa Hamon, 41, won the women’s 10K (in 45:11.46).

Justin Smith, 31, of Mebane was the overall winner in the 5K with his time of 18:50.98, while 27-year-old Mitch VanBruggen of Durham won the 10K with a 34:03.95.

Age-group winners in the Mebane 5K included Rebecca Dye of Chapel Hill (26:14) winning the masters female division and Hillsborough’s James Pendergraft (22:05.23) taking the masters male division.

Other local winners in the 5K included: Jim Hotelling of Chapel Hill winning the grandmaster male bracket (23:52); Karyn Hede of Chapel Hill (26:48) taking first in the 40-49 female group; and Sheri Rasberry of Hillsborough (30:24) winning the 50-59 female division.

In the 10K, local age-group winners included: Stephen King of Hillsborough (41:06) coming in first among the 30-39 males and Bernard Prabucki of Carrboro (45:23) winning the men’s 50-59 bracket.

Carrboro Rec opens registration for youth basketball

Registration is open for the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department’s Youth Basketball Program for ages 6-15. The fee is $60 for Orange County residents and $97.82 for others. Forms must be signed by a parent or guardian and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 919-918-7364.

In-person registration is available at the Carrboro Century Center 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and online registration is available through an existing account.

Carrboro Recreation is seeking volunteer coaches for the Youth Basketball Program. Openings exist in the 6-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-15 age groups. Coaches will organize practices and need to be able to communicate effectively with players, parents and Rec Department staff. A coach must also exhibit the ability to teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, proper sportsmanship, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. To receive a volunteer coach’s application or additional information, please contact the Recreation Department at 919-918-7376.

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