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05.14.08

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Photograph by Felipe Buitrago
The action keeps on rolling at the Hellyer Park Velodrome.

Sports and Recreation

Organized Play

Fight Night
at the Tank

HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara St, downtown San Jose; $25–$95. 408.998.TIXS.

American Metal and Iron—A 10-round heavyweight boxing event. Jun 5 and Sep 11.


Pro-Am Beach Soccer Championships

Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz.

Formerly known as the U.S. Sand Soccer Championships. Jun 21–22.


Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix

Laguna Seca Raceway, 1021 Salinas Hwy, Monterey. 831.242.8201.

The country's biggest motorcycle race, the MotoGP World Championship. Jul 18–20.


San Jose Earthquakes

Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 408.556.7700.

Vs. Houston—May 22.

Vs. Los Angeles—Jun 14.

Vs. Colorado—Jul 12.

Vs. New York—Jul 27.

Vs. Los Angeles—Aug 3.

Vs. New England—Aug 16.

Vs. Kansas City—Aug 30.


San Jose Giants

San Jose Municipal Stadium, 588 E. Alma Ave, San Jose. 408.297.1435.

Vs. Modesto—May 12–15.

Vs. Stockton—May 25–26.

Vs. Modesto—May 28–31.

Vs. Stockton—Jun 1.

Vs. Bakersfield—Jun 6–Jun 9.

Vs. Lancaster— Jun 10–12.

Vs. Visalia—Jun 19–21.

Vs. Rancho Cucamonga—Jul 4–6.

Vs. Visalia—Jul 8–11.

Vs. Modesto—Jul 19–21.

Vs. Bakersfield—Jul 22–24.

Vs. Rancho Cucamonga—Jul 28–31.

Vs. Modesto—Aug 1–3.

Vs. Visalia—Aug 11–13.

Vs. Stockton—Aug 14–16.

Vs. High Desert—Aug 23–25.

Vs. Lancaster—Aug 30–31, Sep 1.


San Jose SaberCats

HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose; $19–$53. 408.998.TIXS.

Vs. Utah—May 17.

Vs. Colorado—May 24.

Vs. Tampa Bay—Jun 14.

Vs. Georgia—Jun 21.


Strikeforce

HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose. 408.998.TIXS.

A boxing bout between Strikeforce World Lightweight Champion Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez and Josh "The Punk" Thomson. Jun 27.


Wharf-to-Wharf Race

Starts at Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. 831.475.2196.

Scenic six-mile race, plus live bands, local cuisine and more. Jul 27.


WWE Smackdown

HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose. 408.297.1435.

A live taping of various bouts presented by World Wrestling Entertainment. Jun 8.


Cycling & Running

Girls on the Run 5K

Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. www.girlsontherun-sv.org. Join more than 400 females to raise funds for Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley. May 17.


Foothill Century

South Peninsula Hebrew Day School, 1030 Astoria Dr, Sunnyvale; $45–$85. www.sphds.org/foothillcentury.

Annual ride includes both 100K and 50K treks through Silicon Valley, as well as a 10K family fun ride. May 18.


UVAS South Bay Triathlon

Uvas Reservoir, Uvas Road, Morgan Hill; $100. 877.366.RACE.

An official USA Triathlon event, the annual race features a .75-mile swim in Uvas Reservoir, 16-mile ride along rolling hills and five-mile run. May 18.


Mushroom Mardi Gras Run

Coyote Creek Bike Path, Malaguerra and Morning Star, Morgan Hill; $20–$30. 408.778.1786.

Kick off the annual Mushroom Mardi Gras weekend celebration with a 10K run and 5K run and walk for the whole family. Proceeds benefit Live Oak High School athletics programs. May 24.


Mt. Hamilton Classic

Joseph George Intermediate School, Mahoney Avenue, San Jose; $30. 408.920.1771.

This road course is a reminder of the old European Classics, with 4,500 feet of climbing in 20 miles to the top of Mt. Hamilton and some breathtaking descents. May 25.


ST Bikes Memorial Day Criterium

Morgan Hill Business Park, Jarvis and Serene, Morgan Hill; $10–$30. 408.920.1771.

The Memorial Day "Crit" consists of a one-mile loop on Jarvis, Serene and Sutter streets in Morgan Hill. Roads are safe and have been repaved. May 26.


Run and Walk for Lupus

Shoreline Park, Mountain View; $20–$25. www.balf.org.

Raise funds for the Lupus Foundation of Northern California in 5K run and walk. Jun 1.


Henry Coe Run and Walk

Henry Coe State Park, Gilroy Hot Springs Road, Gilroy; $25–$35.

Follow this flat, dirt trail through a variety of trees, spring flowers and green hills at this annual 10K race and 5K run and walk. Jun 7.


San Jose Mtn. Bike Triathlon

Almaden Lake Park, Almaden Expressway and Coleman, San Jose; $75–$85. 877.366.RACE.

Swimmers take to Lake Almaden for the first leg of this triathlon, followed by a 10-mile mountain-bike ride and a 3.1-mile run. Jun 7.


Muddy Buddy San Jose

Joseph D. Grant Regional Park, 18405 Mt. Hamilton Road, San Jose; $130–$140. 818.707.8867.

Take a trip through the infamous mud pit at this annual competitive 6- to 7-mile course containing five different obstacles. Jun 8.


San Jose International Triathlon

Almaden Lake Park, Almaden Expressway and Coleman, San Jose; $105–$125. 877.366.RACE.

The day after its mountain bike triathlon, J&A Productions holds its premier event, which includes a 1.25K swim along the perimeter of Almaden Lake, a 40K bike and a 10K run. Jun 8.


Pescadero Road Race

Pescadero High School, Butano Cut-off, Pescadero. 650.823.2779.

The 11th Annual Pescadero Coastal Classic is a 28-mile loop that has 1,500 feet of climbing per each lap; steep descents with fair to good roads. Held rain or shine. Proceeds benefit South Coast Children's Services. Jun 14.


The Dream Mile

Shoreline at Mountain View, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View; $15–$20, free for 12 and under. www.active.com.

Vibha holds its annual 5K and 10K run and walk fundraiser and carnival, with proceeds benefiting services for underprivileged children. Jun 29.


Burlingame Criterium

Burlingame and Lorton avenues, Burlingame; $33–$38. 650.348.6701. www.burlingamecriterium.com.

Burlingame hosts one of the oldest in bike races in the peninsula. Riders of all categories are welcome, and children are encouraged to participate in the kids' ride. Jun 29.


Morgan Hill's Fourth of July 5K Run and Walk

P.A. Walsh Elementary School, 353 W. Main St, Morgan Hill; $15–$25. www.mhidi.com.

Run along the same route as the city's Independence Day parade. A kids' 1-mile is also available. Jul 4.


Run for the Stinkin' Roses

Solorsano Middle School, 7121 Grenache Way, Gilroy; $20–$30. www.active.com.

Formerly known as the Reek Run, this 5K and 10K race heads along the streets of Gilroy. Jul 12.


Los Gatos Jungle Run

Los Gatos High School, 20 High School Court, Los Gatos; $35–$65. www.japroductions.com.

Compete in either the half marathon or 10K, traveling along the Los Gatos Creek Trail. Jul 13.


Track Racing at Hellyer Velodrome

Just off Highway 101 at Hellyer Avenue. www.ridethetrack.com.

Get Ready for Summer—May 18.

Sprint Tournaments—May 19, Jun 30, Jul 20 and Aug 17.

Festival of Speed—Jun 15 and Jul 6.

American Velodrome Challenge—Jun 20–21.

Beat the Clock—Jun 22.

Junior State Championships—Jul 19.

Masters State Championships—Aug 2–3.

Elite Natz Qualifiers—Aug 9–10.

Masters National Championships—Sep 2–7.

Elite State Championships—Sep 13–14.


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