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The Glenwood Springs Ladies Golf Club invites ladies golfers of all levels to attend its April 30 season opener at Glenwood Springs Golf Club.

The day will include a continental breakfast, nine-hole scramble and a luncheon. Club members, new members and guests are encouraged to attend. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and tee-off is at 9:30 a.m. The luncheon will follow.

R.S.V.P. to Glenwood Springs Golf Club by calling 945-7086.



For more information, call Erin Galbreath at 379-3822 or Cheryl Bean at 618-4885.

The Racing Mule Golf Tour kicks off its season at Battlement Mesa Golf Course on April 23 and will continue with seven other stops at local courses throughout the summer and fall.



The tour is comprised of local golfers from the Roaring Fork Valley who score points based on their performance at each stop. The group raises money for local charities.

Since 2005, more than $50,000 has been raised and distributed to a dozen local charities, including YouthZone, LIFT-UP, Shining Stars and the Glenwood Springs High School girls and boys golf teams.

Visit http://www.racingmule.org for more information or follow Racing Mule Golf Association on Facebook.

The Grand River Gallop offers a 5K run and 2K family fun walk.

Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m., at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center in Rifle.

This is a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels. Registration is $18 in advance ($20 on race day) and $30 in advance for families ($35 on race day).

Call 625-6423 for more details.

The Titan Trot 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for May 7. The race, a fundraiser for the Coal Ridge High School booster club, is the second race of the Colorado River Valley Race Series.

Donations and door prizes are still needed.

Contact Brenda Smith for more information regarding registration or donations at 876-9939.

Registration is now open for the 12th annual Mother’s Day Mile. The race is Sunday, May 8, at 1 p.m.

Glenwood Medical Associates is sponsoring the event, which is a fundraiser for the Advocate Safehouse Project.

Pre-registrants will receive an eco-friendly, reusable bag with race goodies. New this year will be chip-timed souvenir race numbers with your name on it if you register before May 2.

All participants receive a finish-line rose, homemade apple pie and a chance to win age-group awards from the Sisterhood Exchange Program in Kenya.

A gift basket silent auction will be held under the big tent.

Pre-register in person at Glenwood Medical Associates (1830 Blake Ave.) and at U.S. Bank at Eighth and Grand.

Online registration is available at http://www.runningguru.com.

Downloadable registration forms can be found at http://www.advocatesafehouse.org or http://www.glenwoodmedical.com.

The cost is $15 per person or $55 per family.

For more information, contact Nancy Reinisch at nrein@rof.net or 945-2632.

Volunteers are needed to help with the Advocate Safehouse Project’s 12th annual Mother’s Day Mile on Sunday, May 8, at 1 p.m.

The event needs finish-line help, goody bag assembly, apple pie bakers, race course marshals, registration staff, Green Team assistance, water station, kid face painters and race day clean-up.

Gift basket donations welcome for the silent auction.

To volunteer, contact Nancy at nrein@rof.net. For basket, donations contact Carol at 618-0831.

Join the Driskill family in honoring the memories of Paul Driskill, while at the same time celebrating the miracle of his life, with a memorial race in his name on June 11.

The qualities that made Paul Driskill a hero to local runners for more than two decades are still creating new admirers. Many who did not know Paul or who never had opportunity to see him compete are inspired by his enduring example of courage, feisty determination and charisma.

The race will begin and end at Glenwood Springs Elementary School on Saturday June 11, at 8 a.m.

The cost is $10 and course options include a 13-mile race or a 5K. Participants in the Kids Fun Run (10 years old and younger) race for free.

Money collected will go toward the establishment of a memorial for Paul in the Glenwood Springs area.

For more information, contact Rebecca Fuller at 984-3939.

Rocky Mountain Construction and Excavating will be sponsoring an outdoor 3-on-3 coed basketball tournament for fourth- through eighth-graders at Riverside Middle School in New Castle on April 23.

This event will be hosted by and benefit the Silt Youth Sports Association, a nonprofit organization that provides basketball and soccer scholarships to those in need.

For more information, contact Jennetta Gambrel at 319-3720.


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