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The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for adult men’s and women’s as well as coed fall softball leagues. Competitive, D-comp and D-rec leagues will be offered for men, and a competitive league will be offered for women and coed. League play begins July 28 and will last between seven and eight weeks followed by an end-of-season tournament. Team fees range from $400 to $500. Registration lasts only one more week. The only night full so far is Monday’s men’s league.Information: Shannon, 384-6314.

It’s almost that time of year again. The Glenwood Open golf tournament, hosted by the Glenwood Springs Golf Club, is scheduled for July 11-13, beginning with a Pro-Am on July 11. The two-round Glenwood Open is reserved for the following two days.The cost for the Pro-Am is $45, and it’s $80 to play in the Open.To register or for more information, call GSGC at 945-7086.

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 7:30-8:15 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.



Roaring Fork High School will be holding a football camp July 17-26 from 5-7:15 p.m. daily. Prospective RFHS players entering ninth through 12th grade are welcome to attend. This will be a full-contact camp with cleats, helmets and pads.Information: Greg Holley, (719) 233-0864.

The 16.5-mile Mount Sopris Runoff race is making its 30th appearance on July 26.Run in conjunction with Carbondale’s Mountain Fair, the foot race begins at 7-Eleven in downtown Basalt and ends at Sopris Park in Carbondale, the site of Mountain Fair. The race is one of the longest and most challenging in the Roaring Fork Valley, with a 1,500-foot ascent on West Sopris Creek Road and an 1,800-foot descent on Prince Creek Road into Carbondale.Pre-registration forms are available at Ute Mountaineer and Basalt Bike and Ski in Aspen, at Ajax Bike in Carbondale and at Summit Canyon in Glenwood Springs. The entry fee is $24 prior to the race and $25 on race day. Included is a Mountain Fair/Sopris Runoff T-shirt and finish-line refreshments. A free shuttle is available at 11:15 a.m. to return runners to Basalt.The race starts promptly at 8 a.m. Race-day registration begins at 7:15 a.m. at the Basalt 7-Eleven.Information: Bruce Gabow, 927-4135.


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