Local Sports Briefs: Annual Strawberry Shortcut still accepting registrations
Registration is open for the annual Strawberry Shortcut 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run, which will take place Saturday in Glenwood Springs.
The race, which is celebrating its 38th running, will run parallel to the annual Strawberry Days festival. It also serves as a fundraiser for Special Olympics Colorado.
In-person registration will be done from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15 to 19 at Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop, 309 9th Street in Glenwood Springs. In-person registration will also be done during the Strawberry Days festival at Sayre Park on June 19 and 20, as well as the morning of the race.
Cash prizes will be given to the top three male and female overall finishers. Cost is $30 for either the 5K or 10K or $40 for both races, with a $20 fee applying for the fun run. All entrants will receive a T-shirt, and registration fees will increase after Thursday.
Information/registration: http://www.active.com, or race director Kevin White, 970-366-9875.
Hogback Hustle 5K race takes place on July 11
The annual Hogback Hustle 5K Family Fun Run/Walk will take place July 11 in New Castle.
The race, which serves as the fifth of six races in the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series, will start in the New Castle City Market parking lot and end in downtown New Castle at Burning Mountain Park. Water and a post-race breakfast will be provided at the finish line.
Cost is $25 per person and will go up to $30 for registrations received after July 8. All proceeds benefit the New Castle Lions Club.
Information/registration: New Castle Recreation, 970-984-3352, or http://www.newcastlerec.com.
Local disc golf club accepting new members
The Roaring Fork Disc Golf Club, which has been around since 2002, is seeking new members.
Members range from beginner to professional level. The club meet at 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday and tees off at 6 p.m. at disc golf courses around Garfield County.
Membership cost is a one-time fee of $20 and an optional ace pool of $1, which also gets you a Roaring Fork Disc Golf Club sticker.
Info: Matt Lang, email@example.com, or 970-379-2742.
Free youth tennis sessions in Roaring Fork Valley
Roaring Fork Valley Junior Tennis is hosting its summer drop-in sessions.
Drop-in sessions are free of charge and will be held in Aspen, El Jebel and Glenwood Springs. Sessions in Glenwood will take place from 2-4 p.m. each Friday beginning June 19. El Jebel sessions will begin at Crown Mountain Park from 2-4 p.m. June 18. All sessions will last through the first week of August.
Sessions are open to players ages 11-17. All sessions are free of charge.
BONEDALE SKATE REVIVAL
Saturday, June 13 in Carbondale
Lil Rippers (14-16 Years Old)
1. Nolen Johnson (Carbondale); 2. Ben Isgrig (Carbondale); 3. River Wilson (Basalt)
1. Troy Bowen; 2. Joel Andrews (Carbondale); 3. Eddie Asi’twer (Carbondale)
1. Derek Scott (Denver); 2. Otto Pflanz (Denver); 3. Zach Cusano (Denver)
1. Kyle Olsen (Carbondale); 2. Nick Miller (Grand Junction); 3. Josh Meyer (Carbondale)
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