Area Roundup : Santa Ana Is Site for Grand Prix Bicycle Race Sunday

The AT&T; Golden City Grand Prix bicycle race, with more than $5,000 in prizes, will take place Sunday in downtown Santa Ana.

The mile course starts and finishes on Ross Street across from the Santa Ana Police Department. Entry is open to everyone. There will be 8 racing categories. The Senior Pro race includes Mark Hoffenburg of Laguna Niguel, current U.S. criterium champion; David Brinton and Tony Palmer, members of the U.S. Olympic team; and Linda Brenneman of Laguna Hills, the highest American finisher at the Tour de France.

Prospective participants can call the Santa Ana Recreation and Community Services Agency at 647-5301 for information.

Rancho Santiago College will be host to its 12th annual over-the-line hardball tournament Oct. 30 on the college baseball field.


Cost is $30 for a team of 3 players and a substitute. For information or to get an entry blank, call Rancho Santiago Coach Don Sneddon at 667-3503. Money raised from the tournament benefits the Rancho Santiago baseball program.

The fifth annual Halloween Classic Slo-Two Pitch tournament will be Oct. 22 at Hart Park in Orange.

The tournament is accepting applications for men’s C and D teams, with fees at $150 per team. All teams are guaranteed at least 3 games starting at 8 a.m.

For information, call (213) 866-8685.


The 8K Monster Mash Dash will be Oct. 30, benefiting the Arthritis Foundation of Orange County.

The course winds around Main Place mall in Santa Ana and will accommodate wheelchair racers. There will be a 2K run for children, too.

First- through third-place finishers in 12 age classifications win awards. Registration is $12 and includes a T-shirt and trick-or-treat bag. The 8K begins at 8 a.m. with the children’s run at 9.

For information, call 547-7800.

Michele Granger, a former pitcher for Valencia High School, is among 5 players in the United States voted most valuable by the Amateur Softball Assn. The winners will be honored at the association’s annual meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, Nov. 7-11, and will be the subjects of a permanent display in the National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum in Oklahoma City, Okla.

The El Toro Marine Corps Air Station will hold its first Race of the Runways Saturday. A 5K, 10K and half-marathon begin at 7 a.m. Awards go to the top three runners in each category and the first Marine in each race. A team division is included. Registration is $13 if you want a T-shirt or $7 for the race only. For information, call 651-3358 or 651-3121.