The second annual Red Mountain Trail Race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. on the Wulfsohn Mountain Park trails by the Glenwood Springs Community Center. A four-mile race or a “short” three-mile option are offered for runners and walkers on difficult, single- and double-track trails. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the cost is $15 for the race alone or $25 if you want a T-shirt as well.This is the first in a three-race series this fall that benefits the Glenwood Springs High School cross country program. The Glenwood XC 5K will follow on Sept. 29 and the Demon 5K is slated for Oct. 10. Prizes are awarded for each individual race and for the overall series winners and participants.For more information, contact Mike Schneiter at 309-4795.
The ninth annual Lead King Loop charity races return on Sunday, Sept. 16.Race, run or hike the 25K, 12.5K or kids 2.5K courses. All race proceeds benefit the Marble Charter School.Barbecue, schwag and a raffle await participants.Race information can be found at http://www.leadkingloop25k.com or at Independence Run & Hike in Carbondale.
The New Castle Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for two new youth volleyball programs.The Introduction to volleyball program is for boys and girls in third and fourth grades and includes weekly practice and scrimmage play beginning in early September. The program is offered on Tuesday evenings and is perfect for the beginning player. The six-week program will focus on teaching the basic skills of the sport: passing, serving, setting and hitting. The fee is $40 and includes a T-shirt. The youth volleyball league is for boys and girls in fifth and sixth grades, and includes one to two practices a week with league matches scheduled against other local teams.The focus will be on continued skill development and fun. The registration fee is $60 and includes a T-shirt.Registration can be done by phone at 984-3352, or online at http://www.newcastlerec.com.
The New Castle Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for a new flag football program for children in the third and fourth grades. This program is co-ed, and includes one to two practices a week with league games against other local teams.The format is 5-on-5 non-contact, with the focus on skill development, teamwork and fun.The registration fee is $60 and includes a T-shirt. Registration can be done by phone at 984-3352, or online at http://www.newcastlerec.com.
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The Roaring Fork School District announced plans at Wednesday’s school board meeting to provide COVID-19 vaccine clinics for students by the end of the school year.