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5K/10K/fun run is Sunday

The Strawberry Shortcut, a staple of Strawberry Days weekend for more than 30 years, will return to the streets of Glenwood Springs on Sunday, June 21.

Runners can participate in either a 10-kilometer race, a 5K or a one-mile fun run. The 5K and 10K cost $20 to enter and the fun run is $18. Run both the 5K and 10K and pay $25. A family entry fetches $50.

Visit http://www.strawberryshortcut.com to register and for more information.

The Aspen Ice Garden is hosting the Bear Paw Hockey Camp June 22-26. The camp is geared for boys and girls 6 to 15 years old and targets fundamentals, team concepts and game tactics.

Classroom sessions will review and analyze individual skating strides, shooting techniques and positional play. Dryland sessions will improve physical conditioning, flexibility, balance and coordination.

The camp cost is $350, and scholarships are available. Bear Paw Hockey is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Call or e-mail Jon Thompson at 319-9807 or jon@bearpawhockey.com with questions.

The coaches and players from the University of Northern Colorado are once again coming to Coal Ridge High School to host a volleyball skills camp.

All girls entering the seventh through 12th grades are welcome to attend and the camp will run June 22-24 at Coal Ridge. There are two sessions per day, one from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and the other from 2:30-5:30 p.m., with a lunch break in between. The cost is $125.

For more information or to register, contact Denise Greene at 984-3813 or greene@sopris.net.

The annual Glenwood Open golf tournament will hit the links at Glenwood Springs Golf Club July 11-12. Call the course at 945-7086 to sign up.

The annual Glenwood Hoop D’Ville Basketball Tournament will grace the pavement at Sayre Park on June 27. The outdoor, 4-on-4 tourney starts at 9 a.m. and is open to players 15 to 60 years old.

Proceeds benefit C.A.R.E., YouthZone in Glenwood, Angel Network and local high school basketball teams.

Contact Mike Picore at 309-2911 for more information.

The 2009 State Games of America national registration opens today. More than 10,000 athletes are expected in Colorado Springs July 30 through Aug. 2 for the nation’s largest multi-sport festival for all ages and skill levels.

Online registration is available at http://www.stategames.org, with complete registration information, lodging and accommodations information, ticket details and more. All residents of Colorado are eligible to compete, as are medal winners from all other State Games.

The State Games of America is a property of the National Congress of State Games, and the event is hosted by the Colorado Springs Sports Corp.


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