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December 22, 2012
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Miles for the Marrs, a 5K run/walk benefit for the Marr family from Glenwood Springs, will be held today at 10 a.m. at Glenwood Springs High School. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the cost is $10 or whatever donation you see fit. No matter the weather, come out and support the Marr family.

Contact Mike Schneiter at 309-4795 or at with questions.

The fourth annual Jingle Bell Run and shoe drive hits Carbondale on Sunday at 11 a.m.

The timed 5K race, which starts at Independence Run and Hike, will feature awards for the top finishers, a raffle for all participants and food. The cost is $10, with proceeds benefiting local high school cross country teams and Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation.

Every runner who brings in a pair of used shoes to donate will receive a free Dos Gringos burrito and hot chocolate/tea/coffee. All shoes will be shipped to Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation.

Also, runners are encouraged to show up sporting their ugliest sweater. The runner with the ugliest sweater (voted on by volunteers and staff) wins a new prAna sweater.

The course takes runners from Independence Run and Hike onto the Rio Grande Trail up to Eighth Street. From there, it's onto Merrill Avenue, through town to Sopris Avenue and then up White Hill and back to the store.

Register at Independence Run and Hike in advance of the race or from 9-11 a.m. the day of the race. Call 704-0909 for more information.

Glenwood Springs Middle School will be the site of the Elks Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Boys and girls 8 to 13 years old are eligible to participate. Registration will run from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., with the competition beginning at 10 a.m. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate.

Contact John Pelland at 379-5625 for more information.

The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a new Tiny Tots fitness program beginning in early January for children ages 1-4.

Join other parents and their toddlers and participate in a variety of physical exercises that promote active movement and support the enhancement of motor skill development, coordination, balance, language development and socialization.

The Trompin' Tots Spring Into Action program will be held on Wednesday mornings, Jan. 7-March 11, from 9-10 a.m. at the New Castle Community Center. The fee is $99 for 10 classes and registration can be done by phone at 984-3352 or online at

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