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Tom Carnish sunk a hole-in-one at Aspen Glen Club on Aug. 12. Carnish’s ace dropped on the fourth hole.

The 16th running of the Aspen Mountain Hill Climb, the second event in the Aspen Summer Race Series, will take place Saturday.The race will start at the base of Ajax, just above the Silver Queen Gondola patio, and follow the Summer Road for 4.5 miles to the Sundeck – a 3,400-foot elevation gain. Aid stations will be located at Gwyn’s and Bonnie’s restaurants and at the finish line.The mountain biking wave will kick things off at 8 a.m., and the running/hiking wave will follow 15 minutes later. The entry fee is $15, and those interested in participating can preregister at the Ute Mountaineer until 5 p.m. Aug. 20, or on race day beginning at 7 a.m. at the start line. The Aspen Summer Race Series benefits the Aspen High School cross-country team. For more information, contact Chris Keleher at 319-7519, or visit the Ute Mountaineer.

The Half & Half 10K Mountain Challenge Run/Walk is coming to Snowmass on Aug. 28. This first annual charity run begins at 9 a.m. and will benefit the Aspen Homeless Shelter and Hospice of the Valley. The loop course starts and finishes in Base Village and combines half road racing and half trail running on a USA Track and Field-certified course. The race also features a free, non-competitive quarter-mile kids run.T-shirts will be included with registration while they last. You can register at http://www.snowmassmtnchallenge.com.For more information, e-mail mike@snowmassmtnchallenge.com.



The Glenwood Springs High School cross-country program is holding the third annual Demon 5K Citizens Race/Fun Run on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 5:30 p.m. Runners will tackle a mostly-off road course in the field across from the school’s football stadium. The entry fee is $15 and all proceeds benefit the Glenwood cross-country team. Contact Mike Schneiter at 309-4795 for more information.

Registration for Three Rivers Youth Football (fifth- and sixth-graders) is underway.Practice start Monday, Aug. 30, and the first game is Sunday, Sept. 12. Players must be registered by Aug. 22.Registration forms are currently available at the new store “More for Less”, next to Cafe Ink on Durant Ave., and at Alpine Bank in Aspen. For more information, contact Ron Morehead at (970) 618-0354 or rmorehead@aspensnowmass.com.



The newly minted Roaring Fork Roller Derby League is holding an Aug. 28 fundraiser at 9 p.m. at the Bayou Cajun Restaurant (919 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs) and another at Dos Gringos (588 Highway 133, Carbondale) at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11.Both fundraising events will feature a screening of the roller derby movie “Whip It.” There will be food and drink specials, dancing to a live D.J. and a silent auction. A $5 donation is suggested at the door. For more information, contact Christa Wagner at 618-2492 or find The Roaring Fork Roller Derby League on Facebook.

Basalt Soccer Club is looking for competitive U14 girls players for the fall season. The club is also looking for a U10 girls coach.To register, visit http://www.basaltsoccer.net or e-mail the registrar at pucker7@msn.com or

The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club is in need of coaching assistance for a U10 and a U14 boys team. This group will practice two days a week starting in late August. The teams will play eight games on Saturdays during September and October.If you have soccer experience and are interested in working with these teams, contact the club at soccer@sopris.net or 945-6091.so don’t be timid.


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