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The 45th installment of the nation’s oldest high school kayak race is coming to Carbondale on Saturday.

Colorado Rocky Mountain School’s Crystal River Kayak Races features competition that’s open to the public, and all skilled paddlers who can competently negotiate Class II whitewater in a kayak or canoe are invited to participate.

This year’s races will be downriver only, beginning at the main bridge in River Valley Ranch and finishing at the CRMS bridge on County Road 106.



Registration is $20 and begins at 10 a.m. at the CRMS bridge with a mandatory competitors meeting at 11 a.m. The downriver races officially begin at 11:30 a.m. An awards ceremony at the CRMS bridge will immediately follow the competition.

Contact Tom McKee at tmckee@crms.org for more information.



Registration is now open for Sunday’s Mother’s Day Mile. The one-mile race starts at 1 p.m. and is a fundraiser for the programs of the Advocate Safehouse Project.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Mother’s Day Mile, recognition will be given to the Garfield County first responders, who have maintained safety for the staff, volunteers and clients. First responders of Garfield County are invited to attend with complimentary registration.

All participants will receive a goody bag, a finish-line rose, homemade pie and a chance to win age-group awards from Eldoret, Kenya. A gift basket silent auction will be held under the big tent.

Register in person at Glenwood Medical Associates or online at http://www.advocatesafehouse.org or at http://www.active.com. The cost is $15 per person or $55 per family.

Three Rivers Youth Football registration will be held at Glenwood Springs Elementary School May 11-12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All interested third- through sixth-graders who live in Glenwood Springs are encouraged to attend registration as teams fill quickly.

Online registration is available by visiting http://www.tryfootball.org. Contact Susie Kellogg at 309-4980 with questions.

The men’s senior golf group is kicking off its 2009 season soon. The group meets for 9 a.m. tee times Mondays and Wednesdays at Glenwood Springs Golf Club.

Men 50 years old and up who wish to participate are encouraged to show up at The Hill any Monday and Wednesday and join the group by 8:45 a.m. From there, teams will be selected for the day’s play.

Contact George Morrison at 945-7196 or Dale Snearly at 945-9649 with questions.

The Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association is holding a fundraiser golf tournament at Lakota Canyon Golf Club on May 22.

Hole sponsorships are available, and there are still openings to play in the tourney. There will be long-drive and closest-to-the-hole awards.

Contact Brian Avery at 379-4128 for more information.

Chomp’s Deli is starting a beach volleyball league, with Tuesday night and Sunday day games starting May 24 and running through the summer. Four-person teams can sign up, free of charge, by visiting Chomp’s Deli (172 W. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs) or by calling (303) 517-9993.

The University of Colorado is coming to the Roaring Fork Valley on May 29.

The Buffalo Stampede, an alumni club event, will feature CU football coach Dan Hawkins, among others, as a guest speaker and will be held at the ranch of Tom Clark and Linda Holmes Clark (501 Sopris Creek Road, Basalt).

The cost is $20 per person ($10 for children 12 and under), and the festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Mary Ward Metzger at 984-0228 or Kathy Shay Arnold at 963-2271.

Due to NCAA regulations and Hawkins’ presence, current high school students and high school coaches cannot attend the event.

Visit http://www.cualum.org/basalt to register.

Exclusive Athletic Club will host a three-day workshop and certification exams June 26-29 through certifying agency Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).

Register early, as in-depth pre-study is required to be successful. Visit http://www.afaa.com or call Kim at 945-9107 for more information.

Register now for soccer camps sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Soccer Club.

Three summer sessions for kids include: NSA Camp, June 15-18; USC Camp, July 13-17; and USC Camp, Aug. 10-14. A coaching clinic for adults will be offered by NSA June 15-17.

Check out the details at http://www.glenwoodsoccer.org or contact the club at 945-6091 or soccer@sopris.net.


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