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Outdoor events

The 10 kilometer race is the first scoring race in Colorado’s premier trail-running series, the 11th annual La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running series. The five-race series, which runs June through September, includes events from 10 kilometers to the half marathon distance. This first-year event is a fundraiser for the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, a 501 (c ) 3 nonprofit organization founded in 1996 that provides financial assistance to residents of Eagle County who are experiencing a medical crisis.

There is free parking at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain or in the parking garages at the Mountain. Registration for the events begins at 5 p.m. at Beaver Creek Village. The entry fee is $35 in advance and $45 on race day. The kids’ fun run is free. For more information on the La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running series including results and press releases from last year’s event, and to view course maps visit http://www.vailrec.com.

The Snowmassive Disc Golf Open will be held June 20-22. Sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association, this three-day event takes place on Snowmass Mountain for cash and prizes.

The Snowmassive Disc Golf Open is a limited entry PDGA Tier B competition, which offers 135 registered players two days of sanctioned play plus a Doubles Best tournament kick-off on Friday.

To register for the Snowmassive Disc Golf Open, contact Taka Sakai at ssakai@aspensnowmass.com or call 970.379.0283.

The Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers are preparing to spruce up the Maroon Lake and Scenic Loop Trails, which are near Aspen, on Saturday, June 21.

Maroon Lake and its magnificent views of the Maroon Creek Valley and the Maroon Bells, is the most heavily visited site in the White River National Forest. We will help maintain and improve both trails to handle the more than 200,000 visitors per year.

Enjoy the second day of summer by walking up the Hunter Creek Trail, Sunday, June 22, watching for birds and learning about native wildflowers. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars! This will be an easy, three- to four-hour hike. Contact Katey Buster, volunteer hike leader for the Wilderness Workshop, by phone, 970-920-3630.

Come enjoy a moderate (four- to five-hour) hike in the proposed Red Table Wilderness Area on Sunday, June 29, ascending through stately aspen forest with views of Ruedi Reservoir and the upper Fryingpan drainage. For more information about this Wilderness Workshop hike and to register, please contact dave@wildernessworkshop.org. The hike leader will be Nina Schnipper.

Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers group will provide on-the-trail training, including a reference manual designed to keep with you on each project. The location will be Thompson Creek Trail near Carbondale.

RFOV’s crew-leader training also includes classroom training. Learn to build and maintain sustainable trails in different types of terrain. Safely use a variety of tools and techniques. Lead a crew of five to eight volunteers to complete a portion of a project.

Ensure that your crew’s work is completed to the highest standard. Ensure that your crew enjoys a quality experience and has a great time.

Tomorrow’s Voices, a valley educational nonprofit, will host summer “Call of the Wild” wilderness seminars for middle and high school students. The seminars include wilderness hikes near Aspen, two nights at a remote mountain hut (meals provided), and a notebook of assigned readings for discussions.

The middle school seminar will be held July 6-8 for sixth- through ninth-grade students. The second seminar will be held Aug. 6-8 for students still remaining in high school for the 2008-09 school year and middle school students unable to attend the first seminar.

Enrollment for these seminars is limited to 14 students per seminar. Contact Paul Andersen at 927-4018 or Willard Clapper at 927-3502.

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