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Sports Briefs

Earn prizes for attending fitness classes at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Starting in November, grab a fitness class sign-in card from the community center or download one from Have an instructor sign it each time you attend a fitness class.

After 15 fitness classes, you will receive a prize. After 30 fitness classes, you will receive another prize plus you will be entered in a drawing to win additional prizes. You can earn additional signatures if you invite other participants.

This program is free with a valid membership or drop-in pass. More information regarding this fitness challenge is available at

The Chuck Severy 5K Cross Country Challenge is slated for Saturday at Aspen High School’s Moore Athletic Fields.

This 5K cross country race is the third and final event of the annual Aspen Summer Race Series, a benefit for the Aspen High School cross country program.

The race begins at 8 a.m. Preregistration starts at 7 and the entry fee is $15.

The challenging course follows the winding and often steep Nordic ski trails to the east of the high school. The 3.1-mile course begins and ends on the athletic fields.

Awards and a post-race raffle will take place immediately following the end of the race. Series winners will also be honored with additional prizes.

Entrants may preregister at the Ute Mountaineer in Aspen until 5 p.m. on Friday.

Race participants are encouraged to stick around after the race and watch the highly competitive high school race, which features some of the top high school cross country running talent from around the state.

The high school race – the Chris Severy Cross Country Invitational – is named after a former Aspen High School running and academic standout who lost his life in a 1998 bicycle accident in Boulder.

Last year’s event hosted 22 schools and more than 450 athletes.

The fourth annual Banzai Trail 5K Run/Walk is slated for Oct. 29 in West Glenwood.

The race, which begins at 9:30 a.m., will start and finish on Donegan Road. The course routes runners into Ami’s Acres Campground before joining a jeep road and single-track trail along Storm King Mountain. Next is a quick trip up Mitchell Creek Road toward the Glenwood Springs Fish Hatchery to the turnaround point. A fast downhill to the finish area follows.

Preregistration and race-day registration are both $10, with all proceeds going to help the Rifle Animal Shelter, the Pauline Schneegas Wildlife Foundation in Silt and the Valley Dog Rescue in Carbondale.

Preregistration can be done the week of the race (Oct. 24-28) after 4 p.m. each day at the race start line on Donegan Road or by calling Mike at 945-0979 or Craig at 987-4805. Preregistration is encouraged as race-morning help is limited.

Refreshments and ribbons will follow the race. Grand prizes will be awarded to the best male and female Halloween costumes of the day, so dress up.

The Carbondale Chamber is hosting a scramble golf tournament at Aspen Glen Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 10.

The tournament tees off with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $150 per player or $550 for a foursome. Sponsorships are available, including a title sponsor.

An awards ceremony with appetizers and drinks will also be part of the day’s festivities.

Sign up your team and secure your sponsorship by contacting Sherri at 963-1890 or

The New Castle Recreation Department is looking for fall and winter wrestling coaches for its youth wrestling program.

Contact New Castle Recreation at 984-3352 if interested.

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