Local Sports Briefs: Annual Emily Johnson tournament now accepting registrations

Registration is open for the seventh-annual Emily Johnson Play it Forward 3-on-3 Soccer Tournament, which will be held June 6 and 7 at Gates Soccer Park on Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus.

Fifty teams of six players compete on U8 to U18 boys and girls teams as well as co-ed adult teams in both recreational and competitive divisions.  The tournament honors the passion of Emily Johnson, an amazing Coal Ridge High School soccer player who was killed in an ATV accident in November 2008.  

All proceeds support three scholarships given to local high school seniors in Emily’s name.  

Registration:, or email at

Glenwood Kickoff Kickball tournament is scheduled for May 30

The Glenwood Springs Parks & Recreation Department will hold its annual Kickoff to Summer Kickball Tournament, which is scheduled for May 30.

The tournament will be held at the Sayre Park baseball field. It will be played in a four-team, round-robin rally format followed by a championship game played between the two top teams in the tournament to that point. Teams must have eight to 12 players each and have no less than four women.

Cost is $150 per team, and participants are encouraged to wear costumes and/or unique uniforms. Winning teams will receive prizes. Teams must register by May 20.


Youth baseball, softball signups taking place

The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the upcoming youth baseball and softball seasons.

Games will begin on June 8, with the season extending to July 25. Age groups range from co-ed T-ball to baseball and softball for children ages 11 and 12. Games will be played at Sopris, Vogelaar and Sayre Parks.

Cost is $45 per player for T-ball, $55 for youth baseball and $65 for 11- to 12-year-old baseball, with discounts given to community center members. Registration costs will rise after the April 29 deadline. All athletes must be entered by no later than May 13.

Information/registration:, or


Annual Mother’s Day Mile event is set for May 10

The 16th-annual Mother’s Day Mile will take place at 1 p.m. May 10.

The one mile race is a fund raiser for Advocate Safehouse Project. Preregistered participants are guaranteed an eco-friendly bag with goodies. The race is open to women, men, and families, and all participants will receive a homemade slice of apple pie and a chance to win age-group awards. Special attractions are Roses for Moms, the huge Gift Basket Silent Auction, kids’ activities, and more.

Preregistration is encouraged and can be done at Glenwood Medical Associates at 1830 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs; or online via

Information: Julie Olson, 970-928-2070.

Annual Titan Trot 5K now accepting registrations

Registrations are being accepted for the annual Titan Trot 5K.

The race is the third race in the Colorado River Valley Race Series. It starts at Cactus Valley Elementary School in Silt and finishes at Veteran’s Park, also in Silt.

The race takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 9. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on race day. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group, which ranges from 14 and under to 80 and older.

Cost is $50 for up to four family members, $25 prior to the race and $30 per individual on race day. Students in Garfield School District Re-2 are $10. A breakfast bar and door prizes will be available after the race. Proceeds will benefit the Coal Ridge High School Booster Club.

Information/registration: Julie Martinez, 970-665-7719, or


Skateboarding lessons begin in May

The Carbondale Recreation Department’s first session of its ongoing summer skateboard lessons begins in May.

Classes will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays for beginners and from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for advanced to intermediate-level skateboarders. Lessons are available for skateboarders ages 5 and up at the Carbondale Skate Park.

Cost is $60 per session, and four classes are available. All participants must have their own skateboard and helmet.

Information/registration:, or call 970-510-1290.


Riding lessons available at Carbondale bike park

The Carbondale Recreation Department’s new bike park, the North Face Bike Park, will have programming that includes lessons for kids 6-12 years old from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Lessons are also available for riders 13-17 years old from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Classes will focus on skills necessary to ride the pump tracks and jump lines at Carbondale’s North Face Bike Park.

There will be three sessions over the summer, and the first session takes place May 19. Cost is $60 per session.

Information/registration:, or call 970-510-1290.

Contest scheduled at North Face Bike Park

The first free ride contest at Carbondale’s new bike park will take place at 9:30 a.m. on May 16.

Festivities include any divisions and contests, including pump trick time trials, best trick jam sessions and more.

Registration can be done in person the day of the event at the park or by preregistering at Cost is $10 per participant.

Information/registration:, or call 970-510-1290.

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