Recreation briefs

Run on the new freeway

The second phase of the Carson City Freeway will be open to foot traffic this weekend before its official opening at the end of the month.

A free 5K run, coordinated by Fleet Feet Carson City, will be 8 a.m. Saturday.

Parking will be available at the Gold Dust West Casino, and the race will begin at the onramp there.

Numbers will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

After the race, the freeway will then be opened to cyclists and pedestrians until 11 a.m. The multiuse path will also be open for the day.

Dog days at Carson City pool

The Carson City Aquatic Center's outdoor pool is hosting a fundraiser for "Parks for Paws."

Swim times are 9 and 10 a.m. at the pool, 841 N. Roop St.

The west gate will open for registration at 8:45 a.m. Dogs must have proof of all current vaccinations and must be at least 6 months old. Cost is $8 for one dog with a handler or $3 for spectators. No one younger than 12 years of age will be allowed.

It is recommended that a copy of the rules be picked up prior to the swim day. For more information, call 887-2242.

Markleeville Creek Day planned to clean up creek

Alpine County's eighth annual Markleeville Creek Day will be 3-6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Markleeville Library Park.

The event will include water quality monitor training, trash clean-up, educational activities, live music and snacks. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.

It is a celebration of healthy streams and landscapes as well as a recognition of the volunteers, partners and general community support committed to protecting Alpine County's watersheds.

For more information, please contact Alpine Watershed group coordinator Sarah Green at (530) 694-2327.

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