Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Weekend sports scene heats up in Taft

  • Black-Gold Rush and the Taft Skate Competition will be taking place Saturday
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  • Fall is one of two seasons where the sports scene really heats up.
    That will be the case this Saturday when a pair of events will be taking place in Taft.
    The first one starts in the morning with the Black-Gold Rush run at A Street Park. Registration for the event begins at 7:45 a.m. and runs until 8:20 a.m.
    The first race (the 5K) will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the one mile run starting at 9 a.m.
    Following the two races, the high school runners take over with the boys running their race at 10:15 a.m. with the girls running at 10:40 a.m.
    At noon, the Taft Skate Competition will begin at the Taft Skate Park. It costs $2 to enter and $4 to compete.
    There will be three age groups 10 and under, 11-15 and 16 and up. The event will run until the park closes. Bands will also be performing in a Halloween themed environment.
    Along with the skate competition and the Black-Gold Rush run, there will also be West Side Junior Football League games at the Taft High track and the West Side Youth Soccer League at the soccer fields.