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Forty-nine members of the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team traveled to Denver for the recent Tri for the Cure at Cherry Creek Reservoir.The event drew some 3,000 women and consisted of a half-mile open water swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 5K run. The triathlon is a cancer fundraiser for the Denver Susan G. Komen Foundation.Members of the Roaring Fork team live from Marble to Silt and range in age from 17 to 67. This year’s team consisted of six mother-daughter participants, six cancer survivors, 17 first-time triathletes, two relay teams and seven assistant coaches. The team trained together from May to August to learn the skills of swimming, biking and run/walking.For the first time, the Western Slope team had three podium finishes, with USA Triathlon coach Nancy Reinisch winning the 55-59 age group, assistant coach Carol McCurry winning the 60-64 age group and third-year member Carla Westerman placing second in the 45-49 age group.For the 12th year in a row, the team boasted a 100 percent completion rate, with every member crossing the finish line.The team is coached by founders Judy Haynes and Reinisch.

The first annual Red Mountain Trail Race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 9:30 a.m. on the Wulfsohn Mountain Park trails by the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. A four-mile race or a “short” three-mile option will be offered for runners and walkers on difficult single- and double-track trails. This is a fundraiser for the Glenwood High School cross country team. The cost is $15 for the race or $25 for the race and a T-shirt. For more information, contact Mike Schneiter at 309-4795.

The inaugural Aspen Backcountry Marathon will be making its debut on Aug. 27 and will showcase some of Aspen’s top trails while challenging even well-trained athletes.The scenic and anything-but-flat course features more than 4,000 feet of elevation gain and gives runners a taste of the mountains.For more information, visit http://www.aspenbackcountrymarathon.com. Registration can be done at http://www.active.com (do a search for Aspen Marathon). For more information or to receive a sponsorship package, email Sandra Doebler at aspenspecialevents@ci.aspen.co.us.



The eighth annual Lead King Loop charity races are set for Sept. 18.New this year is a 25K race – the Colorado 25K trail championship – with cash prizes for top finishers. Sign up at http://www.leadkingloop25k.com or contact Craig Macek at 704-1275. All proceeds benefit the Marble schools.

Registration for the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy, a half-marathon run and 5K run/walk, is now open. This year’s race through the scenic Glenwood Canyon is Oct. 1.Visit http://www.literacyoutreach.org for a race application or for more information. Register online at http://www.RunningGuru.com.



The Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary is holding its 11th annual golf tournament on Aug. 28 at Battlement Mesa Golf Club.This is the auxiliary’s only fundraiser.The tournament is a scramble and is limited to 96 players on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $90 per person and the fee includes golf and cart, a cap, dinner and trophies.Trophies are awarded for low net, second low net, third low net, longest drive for both men and women, closest to the pin on all par-3 holes and, if golfers ace No. 13, they receive a brand-new Buick Regal, compliments of Berthod Motors.Registration forms can be obtained at the course or by calling Bob Campbell at 285-6492 or 210-5931.

It’s Cowboy golf! Golfers: Grab your boots, pick up your sticks and come smack a few balls around a non-traditional course situated around the Dallenbach Ranch. Spectators: Come watch and enjoy the barbecue in support of hospice. HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley, along with presenting sponsor Alpine Bank, will host the inaugural Cowboy and Cowgirl Golf event on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 2-8 p.m. at the Dallenbach Ranch, which sits in the Frying Pan River Valley (two miles above Basalt).All proceeds from the event will be used to provide hospice care in the area.HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley is the only nonprofit provider that serves the terminally ill and their families in the Roaring Fork, Colorado, Crystal and Eagle River valleys.For more information on the event, sponsorship opportunities, or to RSVP, call 927-6650 or email info@hchotv.org. Tickets are $75 for golf and the barbecue or $25 for spectator golf and the barbecue, which will be catered by Smoke Modern BBQ. Golf starts at 2 p.m. and cocktails begin at 5 p.m. For more information about Hospice of the Valley, or to make an online donation, visit http://www.hchotv.org.

The Three Rivers High School Football Association is looking for officials. Prospects will be trained and a time commitment is required.Hands-on training is every Wednesday night at either Glenwood Springs High School or Gypsum Town Hall. Officials will start out with sub-varsity games until proficiency is achieved.Officials from Rifle to Glenwood, from Eagle to Vail and from Carbondale to Aspen are needed.Call Tom Goode at 379-0488 or Dan Chicoine at 948-3258 for more information.


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