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New Castle Recreation is looking for soccer officials for the 2008 fall soccer season. The pay rate is $35 per game.

Information: 984-3352.

The Tri-Glenwood Triathlon is looking for volunteers for a number of jobs, most of which take place on race day, Sept. 7. Volunteers receive a T-shirt and a ticket to the post-race picnic.



To volunteer or for information, call Kim at 945-7724.

The Longhorn Stampede 5K is set for Aug. 23 at 8:30 a.m. Race-day registration for the annual Basalt High School cross-country team fundraiser will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Basalt High School.



Age-group award presentations and a prize drawing will take place following the race.

Information: Ron Lund, 618-2063.

Registration for the 2008-09 Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association season will be on Sept. 7 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 4-6 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.gsyha.org.

Accelerate Human Performance is offering athletic performance training programs for students in the sixth through 12th grades and adults this fall.

Three eight-week programs begin the week of Sept. 8.

“High School Winter Sports Conditioning” focuses on speed, agility, power, core strength and multi-directional quickness for basketball, ice hockey and snow sports. Sessions are geared for both boys and girls and are held Mondays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

“Middle School Fitness” enhances agility, coordination, endurance, muscular development and self confidence. Sessions are for boys and girls and are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Accelerate also runs an “Adult Golf Moves” program that features golf drills with targeted exercise to improve drive length and accuracy. Sessions begin Sept. 9 and are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Sign up for classes on Aug. 27 from 5-6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Parents must be present at sign-up for students under 18 years old. Call John at 379-1375 or 947-8900, or visit 1512 Grand Ave., Suite 104.

Registration for the fifth annual Lead King Loop charity races is open. This year’s events will be held on Sept. 14. In addition to the 25K and 12.5K, new to the schedule is a kids’ 2.5K. The races are part of the Colorado Runner Racing Series. Entry fees go up Sept. 1.

These award-winning races take place in and around Marble on one of the prime color weekends of the fall.

Sign up at http://www.leadkingloop25k.com.

The 2008 Ram Classic golf tournament, a benefit for Roaring Fork High School athletics, is Sept. 26 at River Valley Ranch Golf Club.

The 18-hole scramble tournament begins with a shotgun start and is $125 per person or $500 per team (individuals and pairs will be matched to form teams). Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Other tourney features include various contests, a box lunch, $5 mulligans, door prizes, a raffle and award ceremonies.

For information or to register contact: Larry, 355-4554, rfbball08@yahoo.com.

Runners and walkers are invited to participate in the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy on Sept. 27. A half-marathon (13.1-mile) run and relay race and 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk will take place on the bike path in scenic Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs.

The half-marathon begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K starts at 10. Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon to the race starting points. Relay teams of up to five people are welcome to participate in the half-marathon. Team sponsorships by companies, service clubs or other organizations are encouraged.

The race entry fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt.

Online registration is available at http://www.active.com. Or, for a race form or further information, contact Dennis Webb at 876-0768, or by e-mail at djwebb@sopris.net.


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