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Glenwood Springs: Weekend warrior central

Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

The Tri-Glenwood Triathlon isn’t the only endurance game in town this weekend.

Mountain bikers will tackle the Wulfsohn and Red Mountain trails for the Le Tour Defiance race on Saturday.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, the Gear Exchange and local artists have a hand in putting on this one.

Costumes are encouraged, and the festivities begin with a parade-style rollout that departs at 9 a.m. from the arts center (601 Sixth St.). The race on the Wulfsohn and Red Mountain trails starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at noon back at the arts center, where a barbecue lunch, awards ceremony and the opening of the “Tired Olde Soles” art exhibit await participants.

Racers must be 10 or older, with four divisions for age and gender. Registration is $20 in advance or $25 on race day. Register online at glenwoodarts.org, call 945-2414, or register at the arts center on the day of the race from 8-8:30 a.m.

Ragnar Colorado Relay racers will also make their way through Glenwood Saturday morning.

The 200-mile, overnight team running relay begins in Breckenridge on Friday morning and eventually heads west along the Interstate 70 corridor to Glenwood Springs. It then heads up the Roaring Fork Valley, through Carbondale and Basalt, to the finish in Snowmass Village.

Approximately 200 six- to 12-person relay teams are participating in the event this year.

Runners will likely begin hitting Glenwood Springs before dawn and throughout the morning Saturday, entering from Glenwood Canyon and making their way along the Roaring Fork River trail and up Four Mile Road.


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