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Volunteers are needed for the 13th annual Mother’s Day Mile on Sunday, May 13, from 1-3 p.m. This one-mile race is a fundraiser for the domestic and sexual violence programs of the Advocate Safehouse Project of Garfield County.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas: race course marshals, setup, clean-up, registration, refreshment service, finish line, green team, massage, kids activities, the silent auction and more.

To join the Mother’s Day Mile volunteer team and receive a race T-shirt, contact Nancy Reinisch at nrein@rof.net or Julie Olson at 945-2632.



Visit advocatesafehouse.org for more information.

Runners and walkers: Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 2, the date of the second annual Mountain to Valley 10-Miler and F.A.S.T. 4-Miler.



The race will be staged on a fast course, which starts just above the intersection of Dry Park Road and Thompson Creek Road, at the SourceGas parking lot. The first six miles are on a rolling dirt road with an overall descent. The final four miles are a fast downhill on that road, which will take you back to the Sopris soccer fields in Glenwood Springs. Four-mile racers follow the last four miles of the 10-mile course.

Last year, the first finisher crossed the line in 51 minutes, 52 seconds – for the 10-miler. The day features a scenic downhill course, awards, a band, beer and a raffle. There will also be a half-mile fun run for kids and family.

If running is not your thing, volunteers are needed. Contact Candy Granger for more info at cdgranger@msn.com.

The inspiration behind this race is Sam, a local boy who has a rare neurogenetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. All race proceeds will be donated to organizations that are making a difference in Sam’s life, and in the lives of others like him. Those organizations are Mountain Valley Developmental Services (a local nonprofit) and the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST).

Visit http://www.mountaintovalleyrace.com for more information and to register.

Registration is now open for the 2012 Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team summer training program.

With a 13-year tradition of women-specific training, the 14-week program will offer basic skills of swimming, cycling, run/walking and heart zone training. The training culminates with the Tri For the Cure sprint triathlon in Denver.

Functional fitness, basic swim skills and an adventurous spirit are necessary. Enrollment is limited.

An orientation meeting will be held Wednesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Glenwood Medical Associates. The cost is $375. A discount is offered for alumni and some partial scholarship assistance is available.

To register and for more information, see http://www.roaringforktriteam.com or contact coaches Nancy Reinisch and Judy Haynes at nrein@rof.net.

Registration is open for co-ed and men’s adult softball with Carbondale Recreation.

The season will begin Monday, June 4, for co-ed and Tuesday, June 5, for men’s. Leagues are for players 18 years old and up. Sign up now for early-bird pricing of $650 for co-ed and $800 for men’s. Prices go up after April 30. No registrations will be accepted after May 18.

For more information, call the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center at 510-1292 or check out online registration at http://www.carbondalerec.com.


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