Cyclocross race to raise funds for hospital


WHAT: The fourth of sixth events in the Seattle Cyclocross Series offers numerous races Sunday in Spanaway. The booming sport of cyclocross requires racers to carry their bikes over obstacles and race on surfaces ranging from asphalt to grass to mud and dirt. While most competitors use bikes specifically designed for this sport, first-timers often sample the sport on mountain bikes. The race at Sprinker Recreation Center raises money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

WHERE: Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. S., Tacoma.

WHEN: Sunday. First race at 9:15 a.m. Last race at 2:35 p.m.

GETTING THERE: If coming from the north, from Pacific Avenue turn right onto 146th Street. At the end of 146th (about a block), the Sprinker grounds will be right in front of you. Turn left to find the parking lot. If coming from the south, turn left from Pacific Avenue onto Military Road. Sprinker Recreation Center will be on your right after about a block or two.

COST: $15-30 depending on race. The event is free to watch.

OF NOTE: Participants can register at the event. Registration closes 20 minutes before the start of each race. While there will be eight start times, 28 races will be conducted, some simultaneously. In addition to multi-speed cross race, there will be single-speed races and junior and kids races. Competitors in the series accumulate points toward the season title. The series continues Nov. 16 at Graham’s Frontier Park and Nov. 23 in Enumclaw. The series was previously known as Seattle Cyclocross, but was rebranded Cross Revolution before this season.

INFORMATION: cross-revolution.com.