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The second annual Jingle Bell Run will be held this Sunday at 11 a.m. The race will wind its way through Carbondale, and will start and finish in front of Independence Run and Hike. Awards and a raffle will follow the race.

Registration is $10. Sign up at Independence Run and Hike or call the store at 704-0909. This is a local family race for runners of all paces.

The race benefits Soles4Souls and the first 50 participants to bring in an old pair of shoes will receive a free pair of running socks.



The annual Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is slated for Saturday, Jan. 8, at Glenwood Springs Middle School.

The contest is for boys and girls 8 to 13 years old. Registration runs from 9-10 a.m. on Jan. 8, with the competition beginning at 10 a.m. The 8-9 age division starts shooting at 10 a.m., with 10-11 competition following at 11 a.m. and the 12-13 age division contest starting at noon.



There is no fee to participate.

Contact John Pelland at 379-5625 for more information.

Coal Ridge High School’s boys basketball program is hosting a winter hoops camp – the Junior Titan Ballers Camp – over the holiday break for third- through eighth-grade boys and girls.

Camp runs Dec. 28-31 from 10 a.m.-noon. The cost is $40 and T-shirts, drinks and snacks are provided.

Contact Paul Harvey at 665-6737, 274-1582 or at pharvey@garfieldre2.org to register for the camp or for more information.

Beginning the week of Jan. 10, the Glenwood Springs Community Center gymnasium will play host to a youth hoops basketball program. The program is geared toward players in the third- through sixth-grade and ends in early March.

Registration is $66 for residents or $72 for non-residents.

For more detailed information, call 384-6301 or visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com.

The 2011 Fitness Challenge is coming to the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

This program offers fitness assessments, informational wellness seminars, organized activities to help you experience different fitness opportunities, a comprehensive final fitness challenge/healthy potluck/recipe exchange and more. This is a chance to increase your level of personal fitness, awareness and knowledge and to earn prizes.

Visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com or call 384-6300 for more information on this program, which is sponsored by the Bank of Colorado and Fitness Systems, Inc.


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