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The Glenwood Springers Community Track Meet, an all-comers meet, is slated for tonight. Anybody is welcome to compete, regardless of age, at the 5 p.m. meet.

Adults are encouraged to run the 5K and 4×100 and 4×400 relays. The cost to register is $10 for individuals and $50 for corporate-sponsored relay teams.

Events include: the 100 hurdles, the 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1,600 and 5,000 runs, the 4×100, 4×400 and sprint relays, the long jump and the shot put.

For more information, contact Mike Kishimoto at 379-3365 or demontrk@aol.com.

Vail Recreation District’s La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series continues Sunday with the 35th running of the Vail HillClimb.

The HillClimb will test local, regional and national runners with a 7.5-mile climb from Vail Village to Vail Mountain’s summit, a gain of 2,500 vertical feet. The race begins at 8 a.m. in Vail Village on the paved road adjacent to Vail’s Mountain Haus and ascends on gravel trails, taking runners to the finish line at Eagle’s Nest.

The HillClimb is the third race of the La Sportiva series.

Individual race costs are $28 for preregistration or $38 on race day. Registration is available at http://www.maxsolutionsonline.com/vrd-sports or by calling (970) 479-2280.

Racers should park in the Vail Village parking structure, where parking is free for the summer. Day-of registration will occur at the race starting area until 7:45 a.m.

The Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead will operate from 8-9 a.m. for race-day spectators and will be free. Spectators are encouraged to park in the Lionshead parking structure, where parking is also free for the summer.

The gondola also will be free for race participants and spectators to download following the race.

The Glenwood Open returns to Glenwood Springs Golf Club July 8-10. The weekend of golf begins with a pro-am tournament on Friday and continues with the amateur-only Glenwood Open Saturday and Sunday.

Space is still available. For more information or to register, contact Greg Gortsema at 945-7086.

The Hogback Hustle 5K invades the streets of New Castle on July 9.

The 8 a.m. race starts near City Market and routes runners up Castle Valley Boulevard, down to Seventh Street and then over to Main Street before finishing at Burning Mountain Park.

A free breakfast is served and a drawing is held for all participants. Non-racers can buy breakfast for $5.

New this year is a 1K kid sprint for children 9 and under.

The pre-registration fee is $20. A $5 late fee will be applied for those who register on race day. T-shirts and goodie bags will be provided to the first 75 people to register.

Race packets will be available from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on July 8 at the New Castle Community Center. Race-day registration runs from 7 to 7:35 a.m.

Register online at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org/recreation.

The Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase, a five-mile or 2.3-mile fun run/walk through the White River National Forest and Rifle Mountain Park, is scheduled for Aug. 6.

Fruit, muffins and juice will be served at the finish line and T-shirts will be awarded to all participants.

Registration begins at the Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery parking lot at 7:15 a.m. The bus leaves for the starting lines at 8:10 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. The cost is $15 if registered before July 22 or $20 after.

For more information, call 625-2151 or visit http://www.rifleco.org.

Cody Derby, a local high school baseball player who’s headed to Florida in August to play in the Under Armour National World Series, is hosting a mini golf tournament and BBQ fundraiser on July 16.

The tournament runs from 12-4 p.m. at Johnson Park Miniature Golf in West Glenwood. Prizes will be awarded to the top golfers.

The cost is $5 to golf 18 holes and all proceeds benefit Derby’s trip. Hole sponsorships of $50 or more are also available.

Contact Cody Derby at 618-2067 or Shannon Derby at 948-8537 for more information.

The Hoop D’Ville 4-on-4 basketball tournament is slated for July 23 at Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs.

This outdoor tourney runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and is open to male and female players 15 years old and up. A slam dunk contest will also be held.

Hoop D’Ville benefits Colorado Animal Rescue, YouthZone, Yaffee House and local high school basketball programs.

For more information, contact Michael Picore at 309-2911.

Aspen becomes the volleyball capital of Colorado with the arrival of the MotherLode Volleyball Classic on Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 1-5).

This year, the MotherLode is partnering with the National Volleyball League (NVL) Pro Beach Volleyball Tour to host a $75,000 pro event in conjunction with its established men’s and women’s open divisions.

This stop will be the only pro beach volleyball tournament held in the Rocky Mountains.

The NVL is one of three entities that have replaced the vaunted AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) Pro Beach Tour, which closed its doors at the beginning of August 2010.

The annual MotherLode Volleyball Classic, which is going into its 39th consecutive year, has been a pro-am oriented, grassroots volleyball tournament that serves up 17 different divisions of play to upwards of 700 teams from all over the United States and Canada. Spectator admission is free.

For more information, visit http://www.MotherLodeVolleyball.com.

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