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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Kehn Ogden hit a hole-in-one at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Sunday.

Ogden used a 6-iron to power his 154-yard ace, which dropped on the eighth hole. The shot was witnessed by Mark Bean, Pat Koerner and Red Woolley.

Salomon will be bringing its 2012 Trail Tour to Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale from 1-6 p.m. today.



Making a handful of stops around the country, Salomon representatives will be bringing a mobile show room filled with the company’s latest footwear, apparel and backpack styles. There will be more than 200 demo trail shoes available for anyone to try on local trails throughout the day. There will also be raffle items and free giveaways.

At 5:30 p.m., there will be a talk on running tips, followed by a group run with local running legend Zeke Tiernan, who is currently in training for his first Western States 100-mile trail race. He qualified by winning the prestigious Run Rabbit Run 50-mile race in Steamboat Springs. Tiernan was a runner-up and third-place finisher at the Leadville 100 and was an All-American cross country runner at the University of Colorado.



The Run/Walk for Their Lives 5K is set for Saturday at 8:30 a.m. The race begins at the Stoney Ridge ball field behind the old Roy Moore Elementary School in Silt.

The race is a benefit for the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation. After runners cross the finish line, there will be an open house and yard sale at the foundation. The open house is free for runners and costs $10 for non-participants.

Race-day registration will run from 7:30-8:15 a.m. and is $25. The early registration fee is $20 if signed up by June 1. Registration forms are available at rifleco.org.

Contact Sandy at 987-3593 for more information.

Runners and walkers: Mark your calendars for Saturday, the date of the second annual Mountain to Valley 10-Miler and F.A.S.T. 4-Miler. The 10-mile race starts at 8 a.m. The four-miler starts at 8:15 a.m.

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 information 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.

Kathryn Senior and Elk Creek Elementary School will be hosting a CrossFit 5K Run fundraiser at the park behind Kathryn Senor Elementary School on Saturday, June 9, at 9 a.m.

All proceeds go toward purchasing fitness equipment for the physical education programs at both elementary schools.

There will be first-, second- and third-place prizes for the winners.

The New Castle Recreation Department is offering grass volleyball leagues on Monday evenings for both youth (8 to 14 years old) and adults at Grand River Park. Individual (free agent) registration is encouraged.

The recreational co-ed youth grass league will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. June 18-July 30 (no play on July 2). This league will include skill instruction, along with scrimmage games each week. The registration fee is $40 if signed up by June 1 or $50 after.

The adult mixed quads league is ideal for both recreational and competitive teams. Teams are required to have a minimum of one female on the court at all times. This league is self-officiated. League play begins on June 18 and continues through early August. Registration fees are $100 per team by June 1 or $120 after. Free agent registration is $30 per person.

Pre-registration is required for these leagues and can be done in person at the community center, online at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org/recreation or by phone at 984-3352.


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