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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. 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.

Sunlight Winter Sports Club and Sunlight Mountain Resort will be hosting Feed the Heathen, a 5K run/hike at Sunlight, on Sept. 18. The two-lap course goes up Heathen, one of the steepest runs in North America.The cost of the 9 a.m. event is $70 per two-person relay team/individual and proceeds benefit the Sunlight Winter Sports Club scholarship fund, which is used to help offset tuition costs for young ski racers.Contact Mitch Mulhall at 948-0557 or mitch@sunlightwintersportsclub.com for more information. Visit http://www.active.com/running/glenwood-springs-co/feed-the-heathen-2010 to register.



The first annual Demon Doubles volleyball tournament/car wash is scheduled for Aug. 28 at Glenwood Springs High School.The cost is $40 per team if registered by Aug. 25 or $50 if you register on the day of the tournament. Divisions options include co-ed A, BB and B.Call or e-mail Shelli Shideler to enter: 274-3835 or ivie_shelli@hotmail.com.

The second annual Derbs Softball Tournament is slated for Sept. 10-12 at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. The cost of the tournament, which supports local high school athletic programs, is $250 per team. There are men’s and co-ed divisions. First-place teams receive T-shirts. Spots will go to the first eight paid teams. Register by calling Shannon Derby at 948-8537 or by e-mailing your information to Derbysx4@q.com.



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 945-6091 or at soccer@sopris.net. The club’s coaching directors will offer support and guidance, so don’t be timid.

New Castle Recreation has fall soccer opportunities for youth and adults.New Castle youth soccer sign-ups are still open for 4-year-olds through eighth-graders. The New Castle 5v5 Soccer Shootout is Aug. 21 and is open to teams U10 through adults. The cost is $50 per team for the local’s discount.The New Castle adult soccer league is taking registrations for co-ed 11v11 teams. The cost is $60 per player and this is a sanctioned league.Contact New Castle Recreation for more details at 984-3352.

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


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