Registration begins for Chase Race

Sign-ups have begun for the Ninth Annual Chase Race and Paws will be held Saturday, March 8, 8 a.m., starting and finishing at Simon Park.

The two-mile state championship race awards a $100 cash prize to any male or female who breaks the present course records. A complimentary 2014 entry form will be awarded to anyone who breaks an age group record. Each person who registers will receive a technical shirt again this year.

Online race registration is now open at Entry forms are also available at The Sporty Runner, 1016 Van Ronkle St., and at Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center, 700 Salem Rd.

The event includes a separate one-mile fun or competitive event for runners/walkers with leashed pets, a "Paws" costume pageant for pets and pet adoption.

Chase Race and Paws promotes and raises funds for non-adopted pets and research for adolescents with traumatic brain injury. All proceeds from the event benefit Friends of the Conway Animal Shelter and Arkansas Children’s Hospital for brain trauma research.

The race began March 11, 2006 as an event to celebrate the life of Donald Lee Chase Potter, 1991-2005. Chase’s parents, Don and Cheryl Potter, searched for a way to perpetually continue the legacy of their 13-year-old son who loved animals and suffered from traumatic brain injury.

United Way plans 5K race

United Way of Central Arkansas and Student United Way are sponsoring "Run United 5K" on at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Bill Stephens Soccer & Track Complex at the University of Central Arkansas.

Glow sticks will be provided to all participants and they are encouraged to wear bright and crazy outfits.

Proceeds will go to fight childhood obesity within the local schools by keeping kids active.

To register, click on this link:

Bull riders group opens season

The Arkansas Miniature Bull Riders Association will begin its season Sunday on the grounds of the Two Bar Two Arena on the grounds of Crossroads Cowboy Church in El Paso.

The event will have four age-graded divisions for youngsters 17 and under. Contestants will be riding miniature bulls, not bull calves.

The intent is to give youngsters an opportunity to ride bulls in their size range with instructions from veteran bull riders. Contestants compete to win money and points toward end-of-the-year buckles.

Admission is $8 for adults, $5 6-12 and free for 5 and under. Further information can be obtained by calling 501-206-9465 or 206-9463.