SPORT SHORTS

Teams are being sought for the Middlesex County Parks and Recreation Office’s Fall Slow-Pitch Softball Leagues. All leagues will begin play in late August.

If you have any questions on signing up, forming a team or any other information, contact Erin Carroll at 732-745-4222 or erin.carroll@co.middlesex.nj.us.

The Joint Base McGuire Air Force Base, Lakehurst, is set to host the 2014 “Beast of the East” Mud Run on Sept. 13.

The mud run is open to surrounding community members and gives them the opportunity to experience a day of challenges, competitions, creative costumes and plenty of mud with joint base service members.

Participants will begin and end on Doughboy Field, and slip and slide through more than 20 obstacles of asphalt, dirt, water holes and mud pits.

All Mud Run participants or teams are required to register by filling out the online form. Each participant can choose whether they want to participate in the 5K or 10K course. Once registered, participants will be divided into civilian or military categories to compete for prizes within several male/female age groups.

All participants and spectators are required to carry photo identification at all times, and should be prepared for random vehicle and personal searches. No coolers, bottles or weapons will be permitted. Mud Run participants and spectators should be prepared for additional delays when entering the base due to elevated security measures.

Visit gomdl.com/mud-run/ for more information or to register for the event.

Cannon Sport & Social Club is looking for new teams and/or individual free agents over the age of 21 to play in its Sunday morning co-ed slow pitch softball league in Oceanport, set to begin on Aug. 17. All ability levels are welcome, and the emphasis is on having fun.

Please visit www.cannonsportnsocial.com for additional information or email Scott Cannon at cannonsportnsocialclub@verizon.net to RSVP for a spot in the league. The deadline to RSVP is Aug. 15.

Cannon Sport & Social Club is also looking for new teams and/or individual free agents over the age of 21 to play in its Saturday afternoon co-ed flag football league in Colts Neck set to begin on Sept. 6. All ability levels are welcome, and the emphasis is on having fun. The deadline to RSVP is Aug. 31.