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Local Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Volunteers are needed for the 26th annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon. Race day is Sunday, Sept. 12. Contact Heidi at 963-2777 or send an e-mail to triglenwood@yahoo.com if interested.

All volunteers receive a long-sleeved dri-release shirt and a ticket to the post-event barbecue, with food provided by Haute Plate Bistro.

Gravity Play Sports’ newest venue for its Adventure Xstreams race circuit is Glenwood Springs. On Saturday, Sept. 11, the circuit will make its stop here. A 50-mile course asks racers to mountain bike, kayak, trail run, rappel, trek through a cave, take a scenic gondola ride and navigate an optional river boarding section.

Registration is now open at http://www.GravityPlay.com.

Runners and walkers are invited to stretch their legs for literacy Saturday, Oct. 2, in the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy. A half-marathon (13.1-mile) run and relay race and five-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk will take place on the bike path in the scenic Glenwood Canyon.

The half marathon begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K starts at 10 a.m. Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon to the race starting points. Relay teams of up to five people are welcome to participate in the half marathon. Team sponsorships by companies, service clubs, etc., are encouraged.

The entry fee is $30 per person in the half marathon, and $75 per team, and the 5K cost is $20 per person. A late fee of $5 per person and $15 per team applies to entries received after Sept. 25. The race entry fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt.

Online registration is available at http://www.active.com. To register by mail, download a race form at literacyoutreach.org and mail it.

For further information, contact Literacy Outreach by phone at 945-5282 or by e-mail at mfredendall@rof.net.

Literacy Outreach provides one-on-one tutoring for adults through professionally trained volunteers in Garfield County.

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.

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.

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