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The second annual Red Mountain Trail Race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. on the Wulfsohn Mountain Park trails by the Glenwood Springs Community Center. A four-mile race or a “short” three-mile option are offered for runners and walkers on difficult, single- and double-track trails. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the cost is $15 for the race alone or $25 if you want a T-shirt as well.This is the first in a three-race series this fall that benefits the Glenwood Springs High School cross country program. The Glenwood XC 5K will follow on Sept. 29 and the Demon 5K is slated for Oct. 10. Prizes are awarded for each individual race and for the overall series winners and participants.For more information, contact Mike Schneiter at 309-4795.
The ninth annual Lead King Loop charity races return on Sunday, Sept. 16.Race, run or hike the 25K, 12.5K or kids 2.5K courses. All race proceeds benefit the Marble Charter School.Barbecue, schwag and a raffle await participants.Race information can be found at http://www.leadkingloop25k.com or at Independence Run & Hike in Carbondale.
Here’s a look at what’s on the schedule for the Glenwood Springs Community Center gymnasium this fall:Mondays: Athletic conditioning with Angela, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; drop-in basketball, noon-2 p.m.; pickleball ladder league, 6-9 p.m.Tuesdays: Intramural hoops for girls, 4-5:30 p.m. (Nov. 6-Dec. 4); zumba classes, 6-7 p.m.; drop-in basketball, 7-9 p.m.Wednesdays: Circuit blast with Tiffany/Angela, 10:30-11:15 a.m. (starting in September); drop-in basketball, noon-2 p.m.; 6v6 volleyball league (Sept. 19-Dec. 5), 6:30-8:30 p.m.Thursdays: Ski conditioning with Tiffany, noon-1 p.m. (starting in September); intramural hoops for girls, 4-5:30 p.m. (Nov. 8-Dec. 6); zumba classes, 6-7 p.m.; drop-in basketball, 7-9 p.m.Fridays: Futsal league, 6-9 p.m. (Oct. 5-Nov. 16)Sundays: 4v4 volleyball league, 1-4 p.m. (Sept. 23-Dec. 2)For more information, visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com or call 384-6301.
Here’s a look at this fall’s group fitness offerings at the Glenwood Springs Community Center:Aqua zumba: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., starting in October. This water-based workout is for all ages and integrates the zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines.Indoor cycling: Monday-Friday, 6:15-7 a.m. and various other times. Interval insanity: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m., starting in September. HIIT and functional body weight training come together in one method that offers an effective way to get lean and shredded fast. Each and every workout is comprised of all different exercises.Circuit blast: Wednesday, 10:30-11:15 a.m., starting in September. A strength/cardio class in circuit form. Targets the total body, where form, function and fatigue are key factors in this 45-minute class.Core boxing: Wednesday, 11:15 a.m.-noon, starting in SeptemberMorning Thunder: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:15-7 a.m., starting in September. Expect a short and intense workout to start the day.Ski conditioning: Thursday, noon-1 p.m., starting in September. Ski conditioning is divided into four phases that will progressively prepare you for the powder. Phase 1 starts in September and will focus on building core strength and flexibility.Balance and Beyond: Monday, 8:30-9:15 a.m. Balance is the basis of all fitness. It is important in most all activities and is often overlooked. This class is for all participants, from athletes to older adults. This class will incorporate static and dynamic balance exercises with a goal of improving balance and muscular stabilization.For more information on any of the above offerings, visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com or call 384-6301.
The New Castle Recreation Department is currently accepting soccer registration for youth ages 4-12.Micro Soccer is offered for children ages 4-7 and includes one to two practices a week with scrimmage games on Friday afternoons and evenings. The U10 soccer program is for ages 8-10 and is affiliated with Colorado Youth Soccer and includes league play against other teams on the Western Slope. The U12 soccer program is competitive and also plays games against other teams in the region.The registration fee for Micro Soccer is $50, U10 soccer is $60, and U12 is $120. There is an additional $10 jersey fee for those who didn’t play last season. Registration is being accepted now and can be done by phone at 984-3352, or online at http://www.newcastlerec.com.
The adult mixed quads volleyball 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 and this league is self-officiated. League play will be on Tuesday evenings, and begins in early September and continues through October. Registration fees are $120 per team, while free agent (individual) registration is $30 per person.Pre-registration is required for this league, and can be done in person at the New Castle Community Center (423 W. Main Street), online at http://www.newcastlerec.com, or by phone at 984-3352.
After the two free pickleball clinics that were held in Carbondale, pickleball is continuing on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. at the North Face tennis courts. Play is open to anyone who knows the game and to folks who wish to learn it.For more information, call 379-3861.
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