Local Sports in Brief: 30th running of Prescott Rally set for Oct. 6

The 30th annual Prescott Rally is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7, in Prescott. Registration for the event is at Findlay Toyota at 3200 Willow Creek Rd. on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., with the first stage of the Prescott Rally running that evening. Spectators are not allowed on the course during the races. Those interested will have an opportunity to meet the drivers and view the cars prior to the races. To register as a volunteer, go online to prescottrally.com. Volunteers can expect five to six hours of commitment Oct. 6, and up to 10 hours Oct. 7. The website has a map of the course. For more information, contact Sue Monroe at 928-910-3840 or Steve Monroe at 928-910-0874.

Back of the Pack group begins training Oct. 7

Led by two experienced runners looking to get others involved, the Back of the Pack running group is slated to begin its nine-week fall training session Saturday, Oct. 7, in Prescott. Training plans, group runs, stretching routines, hydration and nutrition will all be discussed and shared. The Back of the Pack group is for those new to running, or those who haven’t run in quite some time. For more information, contact Lynn Grieger at 802-688-4511 or email backofthepackclub@gmail.com.

Sixth annual Pick Your Favorite Charity Golf Tournament underway Sept. 16

The sixth annual Pick Your Favorite Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Prescott Evening Lions Club and Foundation, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Antelope Hills South Golf Course in Prescott. Winners will receive a contribution in their name to the qualifying charity of their choice. The tournament is a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Entry fee is $65 per golfer and a minimum of $50 is a designated contribution to a local charity of the golfer’s choice. The contribution will qualify for the state of Arizona’s Working Poor Tax Credit. Local businesses will sponsor tee boxes and greens. Golfers will receive lunch, golf, carts, auction items and much more. For more information, call Jim Robak at 928-713-3288, or email at robakaz@cableone.net.

Bicycling: Skull Valley Loop Challenge Sept. 17 in Prescott

The annual Skull Valley Loop Challenge road cycling challenge is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, at Goodwin and Montezuma streets near the Prescott Chamber of Commerce building. Registration fee is $64 through the early morning hours of Sept. 17. Established in 2007, the challenge consists of a nearly 54-mile loop that begins in downtown Prescott, winds through the Prescott National Forest and into the surrounding valleys (including Skull Valley and Wilhoit), and concludes at the Courthouse Plaza downtown. Last-minute registration and check-in runs from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Chamber. Organizers will also process registrations and check-ins from 6 to 6:45 a.m. on Sept. 17. Parking is available at the Yavapai County Courthouse or in the city’s parking garage on Granite Street. Bring water and wear cycling clothes.

Phoenix Suns to open training camp Sept. 26 in Flagstaff

The Phoenix Suns are set to return to Flagstaff this month when they report for training camp on the campus of Northern Arizona University beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26, and capped with an intra-squad scrimmage Friday, Sept. 29, at the Prescott Valley Event Center, home of the Northern Arizona Suns. Practices will take place at the Rolle Activity Center at NAU on Sept. 26, Sept. 27, Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, followed by the intra-squad scrimmage at 6:30 p.m. in Prescott Valley.