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Pyro’s “Push it Up” Trail run & walk will commence at the West Elk Trail on the Flat Tops, at 8 a.m. Aug. 13 with a 3.5K family/beginner trail before going onto a 7.7K trail that is more challenging.

The event is capped off by a 13K double down on a steep rugged trail.

The cost of the event is $35 per run. For more information, visit the event website, http://www.pyroswings.com or call 970-876-2324.

The event is in memory of Capt. William “Pyro” DuBois, who died defending his country in the Middle East on Dec. 1, 2014.

Proceeds from the event will go to Pyro’s Wings Scholarship fund for future fighter pilots and families of fallen heroes.


The Inaugural Rifle Triathlon takes place Saturday, July 23, at the Art Dague Pool and Waterslide. Registration, check-in, and warm-ups begin at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 9 a.m.

 This super sprint triathlon is made up of 450 yards of swimming in the pool, 10.2 kilometers of cycling all around the northeast quadrant of Rifle, and a scamper up the daunting 16th Street hill along a 2.5 kilometer run. 

A great distance for all ages and abilities, bring the family, or even sign up as a team. 

Preregistration is available online at http://www.rifleco.org/triathlon-and- swim-meet, call 970-665-6570, or drop by the triathlon office in City Hall at 202 Railroad Ave.


The Storm King Tournament will take place at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club, July 30. The two-lady best-ball tournament is open to all ladies with a current United States Golf Association handicap.

Entry fee for the tournament is $110 per team and includes green fees, continental breakfast and lunch. Call Glenwood Springs Golf Club for more information at 970-945-7086.


The Boys and Girls Jr. Golf Tournament will take place at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Aug. 1, and is open to all junior golfers.

Age groups for the tournament include all boys and girls 9 and under, boys and girls ages 10-12, boys and girls ages 13-15 and boys and girls ages 16-18.

Entry free for the tournament is $10 and includes green fees, hot dog and soda.

The Soda Pop Open is Colorado’s oldest Jr. Golf Tournament. Call Glenwood Springs Golf Club to enter 970-945-7086.


The American Cancer Society is hosting the Relay For Life of the Rifle Area in an effort to raise awareness and funding for anyone effected by cancer, Saturday, July 16.

Registration can be completed at http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY16GW?fr_id=75246&pg=entry or at the event beginning at 9 a.m.

Opening ceremony is at 10 a.m., followed by Survivor and Caregiver recognition.

Lunch will be served at noon, free for survivors and caregivers, $5 per plate for everyone else. There will be inspiration, fun and fellowship through the day. Luminaria ceremony is at 9:30 p.m. Luminaria bags can be purchased for $5 each. Closing ceremony will be at 10 p.m. If you are unable to attend, donations are being accepted at the website.

Additionally, the Relay For Life of the Rifle Area is hosting a 5K race. $15 entry fee. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race will start at 8 a.m. same day. All proceeds go to the Relay For Life.


The sixth and final installment of the Colorado River Valley Charity Race series is the Cheatin’ Woodchuck Race 5 mile, which will take place Aug. 6, starting at the Rifle Fish Hatchery.

The bus to the hatchery leaves at 8:10 a.m.

Registration is open online, and all proceeds benefit the Sunlight Winter Sports Bus 2016/17 season.

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