The Great Pumpkin Relay Race 4K (2.5 miles) will be held today (Nov. 3) at 4 p.m. The race is a two-person, coed event in which each participant will run a relatively flat 1.25-mile loop in West Glenwood Springs. Teams must be coed, and are highly encouraged to come in costume. The unique race format is the only one of its kind in the area. Entry fee is $10 with the proceeds going to the Colorado Animal Rescue. Get a fast (or slow) partner, and get ready to run. Information: 945-0979.

Local hockey leagues are looking for beginning USA Hockey referees. A seminar is scheduled for today (Nov. 3) at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. No prior refereeing experience is necessary, but ice skating experience is preferred. The class is $20.Bring your own skates and helmet or rent equipment at the rink for the on-ice portion of Saturday’s class. For more information, call Lew Grant at the community center at 384-6301 or get in touch with ref trainer Brian Romig at 945-5665, ext. 5019, or

The New Castle Recreation Department will be holding its third annual Volunteer Appreciation and Sports Award Ceremony on tonight (Nov. 3) at Coal Ridge High School from 6-8 p.m. Come and honor our volunteers as well as cheer on our youth sport award recipients. The cost for a ticket is $10 and can be purchased at the New Castle Community Center, 984-3352. All proceeds will benefit “Your Friends For Life” who support, nurture, and encourage cancer patients from Rifle to Aspen.

Tomorrow’s Voices, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping high school students in the Roaring Fork Valley find their civic voice through ethical and intellectual education, is holding a 5K race – Run for the Constitution – on Sunday (Nov. 4) in Aspen.The race will take place at Paepcke Park at 9 a.m. and there will be lots of prizes.The cost is $25 if you register before race day or $30 if you register at the race. You can register at or by contacting Piper Foster at or 925-2521.

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