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Check out all the different kinds of events going on around Jefferson County this summer.

STEELE HAUGEN - Participants run in the Canyon Crawl in May.Spring/summer hikes around Central Oregon.

With the motto "Improving Lives through Movement," Apex Physical Therapy will be presenting the 2018 Burning Glutes for Lakes and Buttes hikes, part 2.

The goal of the hikes is to encourage exploration of the beautiful Central Oregon wilderness, make new friends, have fun, and be fit. Whether you are a novice or an expert, you can participate.

The four hikes, which begin May 19, and wind up Aug. 4, will be Black Butte, Smith Butte, Green Lakes, and Broken Top Lake. All of the hikes have amazing scenery, including mountain views, lava flows, and waterfalls that are all in the Central Oregon area.

All four hikes will be led by Jim Wallace, an Apex physical therapist, who has hiked the trails and will assist you in preparing yourself mentally and physically to be successful.

The hikes are nontechnical approaches requiring only hiking boots, food, water, and a few extra layers of clothing. The groups will go at a pace that allows everybody to stay together with rest breaks to refuel and rehydrate. Slow and steady wins the race!

Last year, Wallace led some training hikes at Smith Rock to get ready for the first hike at Black Butte.

The tentative schedule will be Black Butte, May 19; Smith Butte, June 16; Green Lakes, July 14; and Broken Top Lake, Aug. 4. Locations and/or dates may change due to weather.

Call Apex Physical Therapy at 541-475-1218 to sign up. Wallace will contact you with specifics when all details have been finalized.

Madras Runners gather for monthly run.

On the third Saturday of each month at 8 a.m., Maddras Runners hosts a group run that begins at Eagle Bakery, 123 SW H St.

Running routes usually consist of three miles and seven miles. People can do all or part of a given route.

Free cinnamon rolls and coffee are provided afterward.

Madras Kids Club puts on golf fundraiser.

The Kids Club of Jefferson County will be putting on the Clubs for Kids Golf Classic fundraiser Saturday, July 21, at the Meadows Lakes golf course.

Golfing begins at 8:30 a.m, with a four-person team scramble, costing $100 per player. The fundraiser includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, a gift bag and lunch, with chances to win closest to the pin, longest drive cash awards, $1,000 for sinking a long putt and a new car if you sink a hole in one.

Todd Beamer Memorial Run 2018 set for July 4.

The Todd Beamer Memorial run will be held at Sahalee park, SE 7th Street, Madras on Wednesday, July 4. Registration starts at 6:15 a.m. and will cost $15 for running/walking events, free if you are under the age of 12.

All proceeds go to the Todd Beamer Memorial Scholarship.

The events will be 6-mile walk, 5k run, 10k run and 2-mile fun run.

The start of the 6-mile walk is 7 a.m. At 7:30 a.m., the bus leaves for the 5k and 10k runs. The 5k starts at 7:45, and the 10k at 8 a.m.

The 2-mile fun run starts at 9 a.m., and 9:30 is the awards ceremony. Following the race will be food, parade and celebration in the park.

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