Local Sports Briefs
Hogback Hustle is Saturday
The New Castle Recreation Department is accepting registration for the Hogback Hustle 5K Run & Family Fun Walk on July 13.
New Castle Lions Club will host the event. A 1K kids fun run is also offered for $10 by July 11, $15 after.
The Hogback Hustle is the fifth of six races in the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series. It begins in the City Market parking lot and winds through Castle Valley and finishes at Burning Mountain Park in downtown New Castle. A post-race breakfast is provided for all participants.
Preregistration is $22 by July 10, and $27 after. The first 100 registrations will receive a goodie bag and a T-shirt,
Information/registration: http://www.newcastlerec.com, or 970-984-3352.
Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase scheduled for Aug. 3
The Rifle Recreation Department is hosting the Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase, which is scheduled for Aug. 3.
The 5-mile run and 2.3-mile fun run will serve as the final stop for the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series. The course will run through the White River National Forest and through Rifle Mountain Park. The 5-mile race will begin at 9 a.m., with shuttle buses from the Rifle Fish Hatchery to the start line leaving from the Fish Hatchery parking lot a 8:10 a.m.
Race-day registration runs from 7-8 a.m. Participants are asked to allow 40 minutes of travel time from Rifle to the race site, as the course will be on gravel and dirt road.
The preregistration entry fee is $15 prior to July 26 and increases to $20 after July 26. Prizes will be given to the first-, second-, and third-place finishers in each age and gender category, with more awards given to the overall male and female winners of the 5-mile race.
Information/registration: 970-665-6570, or http://www.rifleco.org.
Annual Relay For Life event begins on Aug. 17
Roaring Fork Relay For Life will hold its annual Relay For Life run on Aug. 17 and 18.
The event will be held at Two Rivers Park beginning at 6 p.m. on Aug. 17 and will run through the night and into the morning of Aug. 18. It’s the signature event of the American Cancer Society.
The group is seeking volunteers, relay teams, sponsors or donations.
Community center to host triathlon tips and tricks clinic
The Glenwood Springs Community Center will host a triathlon tips and tricks transition clinic from 6-8 p.m. July 18.
USA Triathlon coach and 27-year triathlon veteran Nancy Reinisch will teach her tips and tricks for a fast transition during triathlons. The clinic is geared toward getting in and out of transition as quickly as possible. Subjects include learning how to set up a transition mat, doing a running mount and dismount, and to “think through” the transition.
The clinic is open to women and men and is part lecture, video and experiential. You will need to bring your biking shoes, running shoes, bike, bike helmet and a towel.
Cost is $20, and space is limited.
Roaring Fork Wrestling Club information
The Roaring Fork Wrestling Club is new to the valley. The club is open to wrestlers of all skill levels from 5-18 years old.
Coaches Jason Gleasman, PJ Bory, Ryan Bradley and Thaddeus Eshelman bring a wealth of experience to the club. Gleasman is a two-time world champion, seven-time national champion and a 1996 Olympian. Bory was an NCAA Tournament qualifier and an Atlantic Coast Conference champion.
Fundraising opportunities will be available to help cover the cost for any and all athletes. The cost for the season is $200.
Information: 719-243-0791 or email@example.com.
Pevny records ace July 5
Jack Pevny recorded a hole-in-one at The Ranch at Roaring Fork Golf Club on July 5. Pevny aced the 174-yard ninth hole with what he called a tailor-made driver.
Storm King Two-Lady Best Ball Tournament is July 20
The annual Storm King Two-Lady Best Ball Tournament is accepting registrations for this year’s event, which is scheduled to be held July 20 at Glenwood Springs Golf Course.
Entry fee is $55. Cart fees are $15. All entrants are required to have a USGA handicap to play.
Information/registration: Glenwood Springs Golf Course, 970-945-7086.
Free pickleball clinic
The Carbondale Recreation Department is holding a free drop-in pickleball clinic from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the North Face Tennis Courts in Carbondale.
The clinic, which will be run by Sonny and Bernie Darien, will go over the basics of the sport and what it encompasses. Equipment, including paddles and balls, will be provided on site. Pickleball paddles will be available for purchase as well.
Participants are asked to bring only a bottle of water and enthusiasm. There is no charge for the clinic.
Information: 970-379-3861, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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