The Upcoming Events list is a public service of the Times News. To submit an event, email [email protected], fax listing information to (423) 392-1385 or contact the Sports Department after 6 p.m. at (423) 392-1323 or 1-800-251-0328, ext. 4323. Submissions must be received at least one week prior to the event and include sport, dates, deadlines, location and contact information.

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• KINGSPORT PARKS & REC will host youth basketball this year, with games expected to begin after Christmas break. Registration for boys and girls ages 5-6, boys 7-8 and girls 7-9 runs from Oct. 2-19. Registration for boys ages 9-17 and girls 10-15 runs from Nov. 2-23. Participants must live within the city limits, attend Kingsport City Schools and/or own property within the city. Register online at or in person Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at the Civic Auditorium, 1550 Fort Henry Drive. Registration fee is $20, which doesn’t include the cost of the jersey. COVID-19 protocols will be enforced. Call (423) 229-9460 or email [email protected] to learn more.



• TEE IT UP FOR BREAST CANCER, a Susan G. Komen East TN fundraising golf tournament will take place throughout October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month — at Cattails at MeadowView. Net proceeds benefit Komen East Tennessee’s Tri-Cities Region, supporting programs that provide screening and diagnostic services as well as Komen’s Patient Financial Assistance Program throughout our 24-county service area. Upon registering, participants will be provided with instructions on how to set up a convenient tee time in October. Go online at to learn more and to register; the fee is $100 (includes golf and cart fees, goody bag, team awards and a $10 credit for ProShop’s snack bar).

• BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS of East Tennessee fundraising golf tournament features a monthlong, socially distanced format this year at Avalon Country Club in Lenoir City. Visit to sign up for the October event. The entirety of the registration fee ($150 for a single player, $500 for a foursome) will help provide professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships for more than 700 East Tennessee kids. Call Tyler Boldin at (865) 206-0284 or email him at [email protected] for more information.

• DAWN OF HOPE GOLF CLASSIC is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 26 at Johnson City Country Club. Entry fee is $120. Dawn of Hope is a nonprofit agency that provides a wide array of services to people with intellectual and/ or developmentally disabilities. For more information, go online at, email Heather Mullins ([email protected]) or Brooke Miller ([email protected]), or call (423) 722-1689.

• PIONEER CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT, hosted by Tusculum, is set for Friday, Oct. 30 at Graysburg Hills Golf Club. The four-person captain’s choice event will begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start following the noon lunch. Registration for the event is $300 per team or a special rate of $350 that includes a hole sponsorship; any team with Tusculum alumni gets gets $60 off the team entry fee (use discount code: ALUMNI at checkout). To learn more, contact Josh Ealy at (423) 636-7331 or [email protected].


• HIKE DARWIN’S REVENGE TRAIL at Warriors Path in Kingsport, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. Wear good walking shoes and comfortable clothes and bring some drinking water to hike for several hours in one of the wildest parts of the park. Participants are asked to preregister at Meet at the Mountain Bike Trail parking lot.



• TENNESSEE WILDLIFE FEDERATION Hunting and Fishing Academy invites families to learn to deer hunt. An upcoming deer hunt experience is scheduled for Oct. 30 (5:30 p.m.)-Nov. 1 (noon) near Jonesborough. Parents are full participants, learning and doing right alongside youth participants while mentored by volunteer Hunt Masters. First-time or novice deer hunters — or those interested in future experiences around turkey, dove or fish — can sign up at


• ETSU ATHLETICS VIRTUAL 5K RUN/WALK, benefiting the university’s All Hands on Deck Commitment to Excellence initiative, will take place from Oct. 4-Nov. 1. Entry fees are $35 for the 5K and $25 for the Bucky Mile for kids. Go online at for more information or to register. Visit to learn more about the initiative.

• CLOUDSPLITTER 100, a four-event race and qualifier for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in the Alps, is scheduled for Oct. 17-18 on High Knob.  Comprising 25K, 50K, 100K and 100-mile races that will wind along rugged, rocky and remote trails within Jefferson National Forest, the event will begin and end at the Norton Farmers Market. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the races have staggered start times — 100 (8 a.m.), 100K (8:30 a.m.), 50K (9 a.m.) and 25K (9:30 a.m.) — and social distancing guidelines will be in place. For more information or to register, go online at Volunteers are needed to work the aid stations. Email Pam Cox, Scott County tourism director, at [email protected].

• SURGOINSVILLE 10-MILER road race, presented by Skelton Law Racing, will be run Saturday, Nov. 7, starting at 8 a.m., at Surgoinsville Middle School. The registration fee is $30 and preregistration is required; entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, Oct. 28. The maximum number of entrants is 125, and coronavirus safety regulations must be followed. For more information, contact race director Mark Skelton at [email protected] or (423) 272-4812 (office).