Sierra Nevada Endurance Run is Saturday

Hall-of-Famer Fingers to sign wine bottles
By: Staff reports
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Runners from across the country will compete in the annual Sierra Nevada Endurance Runs today along the North Fork of the American River Canyon.

There will be 12K, 25- and 50-mile events, each of which begins at Cavitt Junior High School at 7200 Fuller Dr., in Granite Bay. The 25- and 50-mile runs start at 6:30 a.m. and the 12K at 7:30.

The 50-mile event is part of the Ultra Grand Prix Series and is a qualifier for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.

Open-water swim today at Folsom Lake

The Sierra Marlins swim team will hold an open-water swim at 8:30 a.m. today at Beals Point on Folsom Lake.

Distances include a 500-yard swim for kids 8 to 10 years old; half-mile, mile and 5-kilometer swims for ages 11 and up; and a 2.4-mile swim for ages 18 or older.

Costs are $20 for the 500-yard swim, $30 for the half-mile, $40 for the mile and $45 for the 2.4-mile and 5K. All participants receive an event T-shirt.

Hall-of-Fame pitcher Fingers to sign wine bottles

A wine tasting, discussion and bottle signing featuring National Baseball Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers will be held from 3-6 p.m. Friday at Total Wine & More, 5791 Five Star Dr., in Roseville.

His likeness is featured on bottles of Cooperstown Cuvée, a limited edition 2006 Rollie Fingers Player’s Private Reserve red table wine. The right-handed pitcher was noted for his handlebar moustache during his playing days with the Oakland A’s, who won three consecutive World Series from 1972-74.

Cooperstown Cuvée was awarded silver medals at the California State Fair and the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco International wine competitions, and a bronze medal at the Grand Harvest Awards.

Local winemaker Rod Moniz will conduct the wine tasting and discussion.