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The 17th annual Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race will be held on Sunday at Sunlight Mountain Resort. The 8K race, which starts at 10 a.m., winds through Babbish Gulch on Sunlight’s cross-country trails. A limited amount of Snowshoes will be provided for the race.

Pre-registration can be done at Summit Canyon Mountaineering for $20 and race-day registration can be done at the Sunlight lodge beginning at 9 a.m. for $22.

Registration includes a T-shirt and a goodie bag. The cut-off for pre-registration is Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.

The race benefits the animal shelters of Garfield County (CARE, Mid-Valley Animal Rescue and Rifle Animal Shelter).

Information: Sunlight Mountain Resort, 945-7491; Summit Canyon Mountaineering, 945-6994;

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge is hosting its annual hoop shoot Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. The hoop shoot is a free-throw contest open to kids ages 8 to 13 years old, and is free.

All participants will receive an Elks basketball and certificate of participation. Winners will receive trophies and go on to the district finals in Leadville on Jan. 31.

A copy of each participants birth certificate is need to verify age. For more information, contact Terry Galbreath at 379-3822.

Basalt Recreation is now accepting registrations for the 2008 instructional basketball league that begins Dec. 15 with preseason practices.

The registration fee is $65 for both the third- and fourth-grade division and the fifth- and sixth-grade division. Practices are held two nights a week and weekly games are Sunday evenings. Register by Dec. 10. Volunteer coaching opportunities are also available.

Information: Basalt Recreation Department, 927-8214.

The Crystal River Valley near Marble and Redstone is home to more than a dozen ice flows of all difficulties ” including Marble Falls, the Redstone Pillar and Avocado Gully.

Hays Creek Falls, near Redstone, offers short and easy roadside ice climbing and is a favorite early-season practice area for locals.

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