Sports Shorts

German-American Friendship 5K

The German-American Friendship 5K run/walk takes place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Gelterswoog lake, Gelterswoog 20, 67661. Bring your family, friends, neighbors and pets to this free event, and celebrate a day of camaraderie. Participation medals will be given to the first 500 people. For details, visit

SAAM 5K run/walk

The Army and Air Force will host a Sexual Assault Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk April 25 at the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center in Bldg. 2117. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 9. Registration is free for all participants. The first 100 to register will receive a free T-shirt. For details, call 480-0294 or 06371-47-0294.

Sixth annual AER Golf Tournament

Ramstein Woodlawn Golf Course hosts its sixth annual Army Emergency Relief Golf Tournament in support of the Army Emergency Relief Campaign May 15 at the Ramstein Woodlawn Golf Course. Registration begins 6:15 a.m.; Shotgun start at 9. Price is $60 for members and $75 for non-members. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place. There will also be a prize for the last place team. Advance purchase of tickets is required. To purchase a ticket, contact your AER Unit Representative, AER Campaign Coordinator Sgt. 1st Class Rivera at 493-4229 or 0631-3406-4229, or contact AER Assistant Officer Michael Shack at 493-4221 or 0631-3406-4221.

Softball clinic, practicum tournament

Installation Management Command-Europe hosts a free softball officials’ clinic at 10 a.m. Tuesday through April 17 at the Kaiserslautern Community Activities Center on Daenner Kaserne, Bldg. 3109. This clinic is open to ID cardholders, ages 18 and older. A practicum tournament will be held at the KAD field April 18 and 19. The practicum tournament is open to the first eight teams to sign up. To register for the clinic, call Tony Lee at 485-7576 or 09641-83-7576, or email To register for the tournament, call Quinton Floyd at 493-2087 or 0631-3406-2087, or email

Players needed

The 2015 Ramstein Lady Rams Softball last day of tryouts will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center fields. For details, email or call Michael Poe at 480-8962.

USAG cross country 10 miler

Are you a long distance runner? Practicing for a marathon? The USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Cross Country Invitational 10 miler is on May 16. Registration for the run will be held from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 370. Run begins at 10:30 a.m. T-shirts will be given to the first 50 runners to register. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place men and women. Entry fee: $5. Open to all ID cardholders, ages 15 and older. For details, call 493-2086 or 0631-3406-2086.

UFC combative training

Join former UFC competitor, Chris “Lights Out” Lytle, for a Ready and Resilient Combative Training from 10 a.m. to noon April 18 at Kleber Fitness Center. Learn valuable skill sets from a professional boxer and mixed martial artist. This training is free. No registration required. For details, call 493-4237/4203 or 0631-3406-4237/4203.

Women’s soccer team needs players

The FV Olympia Ramstein women’s soccer team is looking for players age 16 and older. Practice time is 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the FV Olympia Ramstein soccer field at Am Hocht (across from the Esso station) in Ramstein village. Come by and join the team for practice or emails for more information.

Take a hike

Take a hike, the KMC’s guide to Volksmarching in the area, is now available to view online at

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