LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Annual Tri-Glenood Triathlon set to go on Sept. 8
The 29th-annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8 in Glenwood Springs.
The event features a revamped, shorter running course of 4.8 miles to go with a 15-mile bike ride and an 825-meter swim at the Hot Springs Pool for each athlete. Participants can sign up as an individual, but registration cost will be reduced for those competing with a team.
Start time is 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 8, with race packets available on Sept. 7 at Treadz, 812 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Proceeds from the event will fund future triathlons along with the swimming and cross country teams at Glenwood Springs High School.
Community Classic tourney scheduled in Parachute
The third-annual Community Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Sept. 28 at Battlement Mesa Golf Course.
The tournament is an annual event intended to raise funds to assist the Parachute/Battlement Mesa Park and Recreation District in the construction of the proposed Community Park.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. the day of the tournament, which starts at 10 a.m. The tournament is seeking sponsors, including team, hole, event and prize sponsors.
Cost per team is $300 and $75 per individual. All entry fees are tax deductible. Space is limited.
Information: Mary Anderson, Parachute/Battlement Mesa Park and Recreation District Director, 970-285-0388, or event chairman Jerry Mohrlang, 970-285-1167.
Youth, adult flag football offered in New Castle
The New Castle Recreation Department is accepting registrations for flag football leagues for boys and girls in third and fourth grades, with adults beginning play in early September.
Youth flag football is coed, and includes on to two practices per week with league games against other local teams. The format is 5 on 5 non-contact, with the focus on skill development, teamwork and fun. Registration is $50 before Aug. 30, and includes a T-shirt.
The adult league is also coed, and is a 5 on 5 non-contact program league patterned after the popular NFL Flag Football program. League play is scheduled for Wednesday evenings and the team registration fee is $150 by Aug. 28.
Registration can be done by phone at 970-984-3352, or on-line at http://www.newcastlerec.com.
Flag football being offered in Carbondale
The Carbondale Recreation Department is holding a introductory flag football session at Sopris Park for children in grades 1 and 2.
The sessions run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 9. Participants will practice passing, catching, punting, and kicking. They will also learn the basic rules of flag football and participate in organized scrimmages.
Cost is $45, and the registration deadline is Aug. 30.
Rifle Recreation now offering youth flag football
The Rifle Parks and Recreation Department is organizing a flag football league for all children in third and fourth grade.
The format is non-contact, 5-on-5 play, with the focus on skill development, fitness and fun. This program includes one to two practices per week, with possible games scheduled against teams from New Castle, Parachute, Meeker, Glenwood Springs, and other teams from Rifle.
Registration is $20 per player, and the registration deadline is Aug. 30.
Information: Rifle Recreation, 970-665-6570.
Free pickleball clinic scheduled for Monday
The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a free pickleball clinic at Hot Shot Park from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 26.
Pickleball is a sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, table tennis and volleyball. It is played on a court with a hard paddle and small wiffle ball. Participants do not need to be athletically gifted to play, and it is much easier to learn than many other traditional sports. All necessary equipment will be provided.
Information: New Castle Recreation at 970-984-3352.
Red Mountain Trail Race gets under way Saturday
The third-annual Red Mountain Trail Race will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Wulfsohn Mountain Park trails by the Glenwood Community Center.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. A 10K race or a “short” 3-mile option are offered for runners and walkers on difficult single- and double-track trails. The race serves as a fund raiser for the Glenwood Springs High School cross country team.
Cost is $15 for the race and $25 with a T-shirt. Prizes are awarded for the overall race winners and age group winners.
Information: Mike Schneiter, 970-309-4795.
Half Marathon, 10K race scheduled for Sept. 1
The Glenwood Springs Half Marathon and 10K, a part of Endurance Race Series Colorado, will be held Sept. 1 starting at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.
Cost is $65 for the half marathon and $35 for the 10K. No registrations will be taken after Thursday, Aug. 29.
Endurance Race Series Colorado is a series of half marathons and 10Ks throughout the summer.
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