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The fourth annual Longhorn Stampede will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 at Basalt High School. The 5K foot race and family walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. at BHS and proceed on to the Rio Grande dirt part and pavement to finish at Southside Park. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group. All entrants will receive a T-shirt and are eligible for a prize drawing.The cost is $20 and will benefit the BHS cross country team. Make checks payable to Basalt High School cross country and send them to: Longhorn Stampede, 501 Kiln Ct., Basalt, 81621. Race-day registration will also be available and will start at 7:30 a.m.Information: Ron Lund, 927-3524 or 618-2063.

The Elks Soccer Shoot will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. The event is a shooting contest, where each age group attempts to kick balls at various targets.There will be four age group competitions, going by the child’s age as of Aug. 1: age 7 and under, ages 8 and 9, ages 10-11 and ages 12-13. Participants must bring a birth certificate as proof of age.Trophies will be awarded to winners, who will also advance to the district competition. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the start of the competition at 9 a.m. The event is free.Information: Sharon Williams, 948-0155 or 945-9787; or Kathy Yost, 274-2502.

High-powered skateboarding will be on display at Carbondale’s third annual Concrete Cup on Saturday, Aug. 25. Prizes will be awarded for best street course and full pipe tricks in three divisions (intermediate, advanced and sponsored). Registration opens at 8 a.m.Information: Becky, 704-4116.



Coal Ridge High School holding seminar for parentsOn Sept. 19 Coal Ridge High School will be holding a seminar titled “What every parent should know about high school and college athletics.”Parents from all area schools are invited to the free event and the keynote speaker will be Doug Schakel who coached men’s basketball for 30 years, including 18 years at Mesa State College in Grand Junction.The event will cover topics including: the myths and realities of college scholarships, all-star and select teams, exposure tournaments and more, what your kids tell me about their high school athletic experience after they get to college, what you should know about your high school coaches, what your kids need from you but are reluctant to ask for and the reasons behind a nationwide freshman dropout rate of 48 percent. Info: 625-6751.

The grand finale of the 2007 Mountain Biking World Professional Championships, featuring 16 riders, will be held at Beaver Creek Resort on Sept. 1. In addition to action packed racing featuring high speeds, big air, clean passes and colorful crashes, spectators will enjoy an Interactive Fan Village featuring tons of games and giveaways. The event also coincides with the 10th anniversary of Beaver Creek’s Oktoberfest celebration, which will include Bavarian cuisine, beer, costume and Alpenhorn contests, kid’s activities and a live band from Austria. Events start at noon. Information: http://www.jeepsports.com.



The fourth annual Lead King Loop 25k and the Marble Quarry Climb 12.5K will be held on Sept. 16 at 8:30 a.m. The Lead King Loop was named “Most Scenic in Colorado” by Colorado Runner Magazine for 2006.Come run or hike and enjoy the fall colors, tech T-shirt, great lunch, prizes and raffle. Sign up at Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale, at http://www.active.com or http://www.leadkingloop25k.com. Sign up today, price increase on Sept. 1. Marble Schools will receive 100 percent of the profits. Information: Craig, 704-1275.

The Tri-Glenwood is looking for volunteers for a variety of positions on Sunday, Sept. 9. Volunteers receive a T-shirt and a ticket to the postrace picnic. For information, call Kim at 945-7724.


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