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Early discount registration has been extended until July 4 for the fifth annual Lead King Loop charity races. This year’s races are Sept. 14 in Marble. Everyone signed up by July 4 will be entered in a raffle to win race-weekend lodging at Beaver Lake Lodge.In addition to the classic 25K and 12.5K races, this year will have a Lake Kids Loop measuring 2.5K.Sign up at http://www.leadkingloop25k .com or call Craig at 704-1275.

The Glenwood Springers youth track and field club is holding a home meet July 11 on the Glenwood Springs High School track, and the public is invited to compete. All ages are welcome.Events include: 100-meter hurdles, 50-, 100-, 200-, 400-, 800- and 1,600-meter runs, 4X100-meter relay, sprint relays (100, 200, 400), distance medleys (400, 800, 1,200, 1,600), long jump and shot put.The meet starts at 4 p.m. and individual sign-ups are $5 for youths and $10 for adults. There will also be corporate relays for a donation of $50. Proceeds benefit the Springers.Information: jenikishi@aol.com; 379-3365.

The Hogback Hustle 5K is returning to New Castle this summer, making its appearance on July 12.The race starts at the New Castle Family Fitness Center parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and is one of six races in the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series.Runners may register online at http://www.rfov.org or at http://www.active.com for $20. You can also pick up a form at the New Castle Recreation Department or Factory Surplus or Performance Footwear in Glenwood Springs. Race-day registration is also available from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. A $5 late fee will apply to race-day registrants. The first 150 people to register receive a T-shirt and goodie bag.Information: 984-9705, 984-3352.



The Zach Schwartz memorial basketball tournament is scheduled for July 12 at Silt Park. The 3-on-3 outdoor tournament will also feature five bands, a silent auction and concessions. Proceeds benefit the Zach Schwartz Scholarship Fund. Schwartz was a Coal Ridge High School student who died in a one-vehicle accident on the way to a basketball camp on July 4, 2006.Information: Mike Cox, 984-0332.


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