Sports shorts: February 28, 2013

Half marathon March 9

The Wiesbaden Fitness Center hosts a March Madness Half Marathon March 9 starting at 9 a.m at the center. Call mil 337-5541 or civ (0611) 705-5541 for more information about the race.

Track coach wanted

Wiesbaden High School seeks an experienced throwing coach to work with discus and shot put athletes. The volunteer must be available for after school practices from 3-5 p.m. weekdays. Track season runs from March 4 to May 25. Call Larry Chavel at civ (01514) 143 1172 or email

AER run

A five-kilometer run will be held, starting at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, March 1 at 6:20 a.m. to kick off this year’s Army Emergency Relief fund-raising campaign. Call mil 337-7887 for details.

Krav Maga Workshop and Seminar

Learn the basics of this Israeli self-defense system at a Krav Maga Workshop and Seminar March 17 from 1-5 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. Weekly classes will also be offered following the workshop for those interested in continuing. Call mil 337-5541 for more information.

Boxing invitational

The Wiesbaden Boxing Team heads to Grafenwöhr March 2 for a Boxing Invitational Amateur Open and Novice Event. Weigh-ins and medical physicals will be conducted from 9 a.m. to noon. Competition is open to U.S. active duty male and female service members only. For more information call the Rose Barracks Fitness Center at mil 475-8207 or email Sgt. 1st Class Adam Martinez, Wiesbaden Boxing Team coach, at

U.S. women’s soccer team

Watch the U.S. women’s soccer team play the German national women’s team in Offenbach April 5. See some of the world’s best in action, including Hope Solo, Nadine Angerer, Abby Wambach and Celia Okoyino da Mbabi. Tickets will range from €6 to €25. The teams will play at the Sparda-Bank-Hessen-Stadium starting at 6:15 p.m. For more information visit or call the DFB hotline at civ (01805) 992 202.

Freedom Run

The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden hosts the 2013 Freedom Run April 20 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. The event will include a half-mile children’s run, five-kilometer run/walk and a 10-mile run. For more information stop by the Wiesbaden Fitness Center or call civ (0611) 705-5541.

Boys soccer camp

An NCAA college soccer recruitment camp will be held next year in Bitburg, April 5-7, featuring representatives from colleges ranging from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point to the University of Dallas. Coaches will run six to eight sessions, provide feedback to players and explain the recruitment process. Cost is €300. Send an email to for more information.

Free zumba classes

Head to the Army Community Service cafeteria in Hainerberg Housing every Monday and Thursday from 9-10 a.m. for free zumba classes. Call ACS at mil 335-5254 or civ (0611) 4080-254 for more information.