Sports Brief

THE TOWN OF HIGHLAND LAKE will have the third annual 5K Run on Saturday, Oct. 7, beginning at 8 a.m. Preregister by Sept. 25 for $25 and to ensure T-shirt size. Day of race registration fee is $30. Team categories include group, corporation, and schools. Proceeds benefit the Animal Adoption Center of Blount County and prizes will be awarded to the team that raises the most money. Walkers welcome.

The third annual Wag Walk and Dog Costume Contest will be Saturday, Oct. 7, beginnng at 9:30 a.m., immediately following the 5K. Entry fee is $15 and a bag of Purina Puppy Chow. Contest categories include Funniest and Most Creative Costume and Best in Show categories. Registration information for both events is available at or phone the town hall at 625-6407.