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Saturday morning marks the 15th annual running of the Aspen Downtown Mile, the kickoff event of the annual Aspen Summer Race Series. This year’s race features a new, faster course.

The race kicks off at 8 a.m. on Seventh Street, near the Marolt Pedestrian Bridge. The course will then turn right onto Hopkins Avenue, head through downtown and finish with a downhill into Herron Park. Runners who participate this year will have the chance to set a new course record.

The entry fee is $15. Those interested can either pre-register at Ute Mountaineer or on race day at Herron Park starting at 7 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Aspen High School’s cross country program.



Future events in the series include the Aspen Mountain Hill Climb (Aug. 21) and the Chuck Severy Memorial Cross Country 5K (Oct. 9).

For more information, or to volunteer, contact Chris Keleher at 319-7519.



The third annual 5K Walk/Run For their Lives will take place Saturday at the Stoney Ridge ball field (located behind the old Roy Moore Elementary School in Silt).

The walk/run, which is a benefit for the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation in Silt, starts at 8:30 a.m. The foundation rehabilitates and releases wild animals.

For registration and further race information, contact Sandy at 987-3593.

The second annual Emily Johnson 3v3 Soccer Tournament kicks off on Friday with an exhibition game between the Colorado Mountain United Soccer Club Select Team (made up of local current and returning high school players) and the Boulder County Force Super 20s.

The game will take place at 7 p.m. at Gates Soccer Park (on the Colorado Mountain College campus).

Admission is free and donations are welcome to benefit the Emily Johnson Play It Forward Scholarship Fund, which in the spring of 2011 will feature a new, third valley-wide scholarship for a soccer player.

New Castle Recreation is partnering with Challenger British Soccer and Tetra Brazil on a pair of summer camps.

Tetra Brazil will come to town July 5-9, while Challenger will bring its camp to New Castle July 26-30. Both camps will be held at the V.I.X. Ranch fields.

Programs are offered for all ages and abilities. Go to http://www.challengersports.com for more details and to register. Register before June 11 for the Challenger camp to receive a free soccer jersey valued at $40.

For more information, call New Castle Recreation at 984-3352 or e-mail rec@newcastlecolorado.org.

The Glenwood Springs High School boys basketball program is hosting a car wash fundraiser from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on June 12. Just bring your car to the parking lot behind the school’s gymnasium. Donations are welcome and all proceeds benefit the boys basketball teams.

The Glenwood Springs High School basketball program is hosting the Demons Pee Wee Basketball Camp from July 19-21. Camp runs from 9-11 a.m. each day at the high school and is for male and female athletes entering the fourth through ninth grades.

The camp will focus on skills, with some fun and games mixed in.

Players should wear a T-shirt, shorts and appropriate shoes and bring a water bottle. If you have your own basketball, you may bring it to camp.

Enrollment is limited to 100 campers.

For more information, contact Cory Hitchcock at (970) 901-7118 or at coryhitchcock@yahoo.com.

Rifle High School has an opening for an assistant volleyball coach and an assistant cheerleading/pom coach.

Anyone interested can contact Troy Phillips at 665-7739 or tphillips@garfieldre2.org.

Each applicant will need to send in a letter of interest with a resume of experience and three references.

Grand Valley High School will be hosting the Gold Medal Squared volleyball camp from July 12-15.

The cost of the four-day, eight-hour-a-day camp is $225. A non-refundable $100 deposit is due May 28.

Camp runs from 12-4 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m. each day and is open to sixth- through 12th-grade athletes.

For more information, contact David Walck at Grand Valley (285-5705 or dwalck@garcoschools.org).


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