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Glenwood Springs Golf Club will host the Soda Pop Open this Monday.

The annual youth tournament is still taking registrations. Call the course at 945-7086 to sign up.

The Glenwood Springs High School fall sports information meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m. The meeting will begin in the main gymnasium, with sport-specific breakouts following.



Required materials needed to participate in sports at GSHS include a current physical, online registration, a signed athletic/activities contract, a $100 fee and a $100 uniform deposit.

Online registration can be found at http://www.rfsd.org under the “athletics” tab on the right hand side of the page. Other paperwork may be obtained at the meeting.



The Basalt Half Marathon is slated for Saturday, Aug. 11, at 7:45 a.m.

Race-day registration will take place at Basalt Middle School from 6:15-7 a.m. Buses will depart for the starting line at 7 a.m. sharp.

This race is a fundraiser for the Basalt High School cross country and track and field programs.

For more information, call Ron Lund at 618-2063.

What do a footrace through Glenwood Canyon, fall weather and Literacy Outreach have in common? Put them all together on Oct. 6 and you have the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy.

Registration is now open for all ages and levels of participation. The Shuffle is a run/walk 5K or a half marathon. Transportation is provided to both races’ one-way course starting lines. Meander through the canyon at your own pace on a mostly gentle downhill grade to the finish at No Name.

This year, race organizers are offering $100 cash prizes to the winner of the half marathon (both male and female). They’re also shuffling the deck, and the best poker hand will win $100 cash.

Register at http://www.runningguru.com or visit http://www.literacyoutreach.org and download a registration form.

For more information, contact mariacjacobi@aol.com or call the Literacy Outreach office at 945-5282.

High school and middle school volleyball officials are needed for the upcoming fall season. A clinic, test and dues are required. If interested, contact Carl Talcott at (970) 376-4387 for more information.

Roaring Fork High School is seeking junior varsity and varsity defensive football coaches for the fall season.

Contact head coach Tory Jensen at 948-8208 if interested.

Crown Mountain Park will be the site of men’s and co-ed flag football leagues this fall.

The 5-on-5 leagues run Aug. 20-Oct. 16. Games feature 20-minute halves and the season ends with a tournament and prizes. Men’s league games will be played on Tuesday nights, while the co-ed contests will be staged on Tuesdays. The season will end with a tournament and prizes.

Crown Mountain Park and Recreation is also looking for referees for this league.

Call 963-6030 to register or if interested in officiating. The cost is $325 per team, with a maximum of eight teams. Sign up by Friday, Aug. 17.

Referee certification clinics will be held in the area in the near future. There is a shortage of certified officials available to staff local league games, so this is a chance to become a referee and begin earning money in August.

New Castle will host a United States Soccer Federation Grade 8 certification Aug. 10-12. This certification prepares individuals for most recreation and competitive games as a center or assistant referee for youths and adults. Contact Hannah at 984-3352 for more information.

Vail Valley Soccer Club has two upcoming clinics – a Bridge Clinic for current Grade 9 refs to certify up to Grade 8 on Saturday, Aug. 11, and a Grade 9 clinic for new referees on Sunday, Aug. 19. A Grade 9 clinic prepares individuals to referee youth recreational games up to U14 or to serve as an assistant referee for competitive games up to U14. Contact Tom at (970) 471-3945 for more information.

Contact Glenwood Springs Soccer Club for more information and to register as a ref for the upcoming season at 945-6091.

Gravity Play Sports Marketing has announced the dates and locations for the 2012 Adventure Xstream Race Series. For the third consecutive year, Glenwood Springs will host a race. It is set for Sept. 22.

Combining a multitude of outdoor sports – mountain biking, kayaking, trail running, ropes challenges, navigation and more – Gravity Play Sports provides elite athletes and weekend warriors alike with an outdoor venue for competition and personal achievement.

Solo racers or two-person teams will be challenged in a number of disciplines. Sport races are more than 50 miles in length (six to 12 hours) and involve more navigation and distance than sprint races, which are typically 25 miles in length and take three to five hours to complete.

All of the races in the 2012 Adventure Xstream Race Series are also part of the Checkpoint Tracker National Point Series, with qualifying points up for grabs. For more information, visit http://www.CheckpointTracker.com.

Entry fees for each race begins at $60 per person. Sport races are $150 per person and includes inflatable kayaks for each two-person team. For more information or to register, visit http://www.GravityPlay.com or call (970) 259-7771.


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