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Volunteers are needed for the Feb. 25 Special Olympics Winter Games at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

Alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing competitions are on the agenda.

Those interested in helping with snowshoeing or cross-country skiing should contact Bill Swigert at 384-2567 or (303) 870-5432.



Contact Jim Setterberg at drjim@sopris.net if interested in helping with alpine skiing or snowboarding.

The 19th annual Mother of All Ascensions is returning to Snowmass Village on Tuesday, March 8.



It’s time once again to grab your snowshoes, hiking boots, tele gear or track skis for the grueling uphill race. Don’t forget your outrageous Mardi Gras outfits and your beads as prizes are awarded for best costumes.

This year’s race features a number of changes, including a new Snowmass Village sign-up site and a race-day registration area in Base Village. Race-day registration and sign-in begins at 5:45 a.m. at Base Camp Bar and Grill and the uphill starts at 7 a.m. sharp.

For those just wanting to receive a goodie bag, raffle ticket and event entry, the fee is $25 and you must pre-register before the cut-off times mentioned on the applications. Race-day registration is $35.

A new start location at the bottom of Fanny Hill means an added elevation gain of 300 feet, making for a total vertical gain of 2,073 feet. The course will continue to climb to the High Alpine Restaurant finish.

Base Camp Bar and Grill is the new Snowmass Village pre-registration site and race-day registration location. The first 100 people to pre-register by 5 p.m. on March 6 will receive a Victorinox Swiss Army Brand signature knife.

Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Ute Mountaineer in Aspen, Bristlecone Mountain Sports in Basalt, Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale and Summit Canyon Mountaineering in Glenwood Springs.

To download an application, visit http://www.snowmassvillage.com/play/activities/calendar.html?id=204

Glenwood Springs High School is hosting its spring sports meeting on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The meeting will begin in the main gym and then branch out into separate meetings for each sport.

If a student participated in a sport earlier this school year, the required paperwork has been taken care of and the student will just need to pay his/her athletic fee. Those who haven’t played any other sports need to have a current physical on file, pay their fees and submit online paperwork. This paperwork can be found at http://www.rfsd.org under the athletics tab.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation has announced the dates for the 2011 Courage Classic: July 23-25.

A renowned cycling event in Colorado, the Courage Classic is a three-day journey fueled by individual and team fundraising efforts that benefit The Children’s Hospital. The course begins and ends in Leadville and is a 157-mile trek through Summit County.

Participants are encouraged to register early, as last year’s event sold out in June.

Participation fees for the event are as follows: $95 for adults (ages 16 and older) and $50 for children (ages 15 and younger).

In addition to the registration fee, adult riders must raise a minimum of $300 in donations. Children must raise a minimum of $125.

Funds raised through Courage Classic benefit the Children’s Fund, helping The Children’s Hospital sustain and improve care for kids by addressing the hospital’s areas of greatest need. Purchasing essential new medical equipment, covering the cost of care for patients unable to afford treatment, or supporting new child health research are a just a few examples of how donations can impact local children.

Last year, the Courage Classic raised more than $2 million for The Children’s Hospital.

For more information about the ride, including registration information, visit http://www.couragetours.com or call (720) 777-7499.

The 12th annual Kenny Cline Memorial Sequoia Glen 5K will take place on Saturday, March 12, at 3 p.m.

The race starts and finishes at the base of Mitchell Creek Road in West Glenwood Springs. The cost to enter is $10, with all proceeds going to benefit the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation in Silt and the Rifle Animal Shelter.

This is the first of six races in the 2011 Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series. Registration begins at 2 p.m. on race day or from 3-6 p.m. at the race start area on Friday, March 11.

For more information, call 945-0979.

The early-bird registration deadline for the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department’s spring co-ed and men’s softball leagues is Friday, March 11.

Teams can also register at the regular fee rate from March 12-26. Register early to ensure your team has a spot in the league.

For more information regarding these leagues and all other recreation programs, visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com or call 384-6301.

The third annual Moab women’s workout weekend will be Friday through Sunday, March 4-6.

The weekend will include road cycling, hiking in the desert, daily yoga, nutritious meals, dinner at a local Moab restaurant and life in balance activities.

Lodging is provided in three-bedroom townhomes, with roommates paired either by assignment or by your own choice.

Staff includes coaches of the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team, Coyote Shuttle and Seattle-based yoga instructor Terry Brass.

Cancer survivors may apply for scholarship assistance. Functional fitness ability is necessary.

For more information, either visit http://www.roaringforktriteam.com and click on “retreats” or contact Nancy Reinisch at nrein@rof.net or 945-6102.


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