Sports Briefs: Laces for Paces 5K this Saturday; Lead King Loop returns

Scenes from a past Lead King Loop charity run.
Lead King Loop Charity Races / Provided |

Labor Day weekend features a new running event, the Laces for Paces 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run in Glenwood Springs, set for this Saturday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

The races begin at the Community Center parking lot, 8:30 a.m. for the 5K and 10:30 a.m. for the 1 mile. Registration information at–5k-and-1-mile-fun-run-glenwood-springs-september-845613.

The event is being organized as a capstone project by Glenwood Springs High School senior cross country runner Sophia Connerton-Nevin as a benefit for Soles for Souls. Participants are asked to bring a pair of unwanted shoes to donate.

Lead King Loop 25K set for Sept. 18

A lead pack of runners makes its way up past Beaver Lake in the 2018 Lead King Loop 25K.
John Stroud / Post Independent | Post Independent

The Lead King Loop 25K backcountry run, a benefit for the Marble Charter School, returns on Sept. 18, beginning at Thompson Park in Marble.

The race takes place during the height of the fall colors, looping from Marble up through Lead King Basin and back on the Crystal City road past the famous Crystal Mill.

Racers receive a t-shirt plus Slow Groovin’ BBQ and a cold beer at the finish line. Register at

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