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Dandelion Dash 5K set for Saturday

The second annual Dandelion Dash 5K Family Fun Run/Walk will be held 9 a.m. Saturday at Sopris Park in Carbondale.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and costs $20 for individuals and $50 for families. Preregistrations will be accepted at any Family Resource Center office in Glenwood, Basalt or Carbondale schools, or at http://www.rffrc.com.



Runners, walkers, strollers, rollerbladers, bike riders and skateboarders are all welcome to register. All participants receive a T-shirt and awards will be given to winners from each category.

Information: Nancy La Joy, 384-5694; nlajoy@rfsd.k12.co.us



Special Olympics regional summer games this weekend

Swimmers, track-and-field athletes and powerlifters will convene at Moffat County High School in Craig Friday and Saturday for the annual Special Olympic Colorado Western Area Summer Games. Admission to all events is free.

Events are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. More than 110 Special Olympians throughout Western Colorado are tabbed to compete.

Mother’s Day Mile takes place on Sunday

The seventh annual Mother’s Day Mile will be taking over Blake Street on Sunday. The opening ceremony starts at 1 p.m. for the one-mile race, which begins and ends at Glenwood Medical Associates.

Runners, walkers, strollers and families are welcome. Registration fees are $12 per person or $40 per family if you preregister at GMA or at http://www.active.com. Cost increases to $15 per person and $50 per family for race-day registration. The race benefits the Advocate Safehouse Project.

All participants receive a finish-line rose and a piece of homemade pie. Volunteers needed.

Information: Holly Graubins 963-1602, hgraubins@yahoo.com

GSHS looking for space for weights

Due to construction this summer, the Glenwood Springs High School campus will be closed. The high school is seeking help from the community to donate space for its summer weightlifting program.

A space ranging from 1200-1600 square feet is needed from June 5-August 10.

Information: GSHS Athletic Director, Steve Cable, 384-5553.


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