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LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: CrossFit Team Challenge slated for Saturday


Glenwood Springs CrossFit will host a Team Challenge event on Saturday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Ice Rink.

An estimated 184 competitors in teams of four from across Colorado will compete in a day-long challenge that includes a CrossFit-style triathlon, two CrossFit workouts — known throughout the CrossFit community as WODs — and other physical challenges designed to push the athletes to perform at their personal best. The event, held for the first time at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Ice Rink, will serve as the initial fundraising for a Roaring Fork Athletic Scholarship Fund.

Close to 600 total people — including participants, observers and volunteers — are expected to be on hand for the event.

Information: Thad Eshelsman, 970-379-1506.


GSHS to host annual youth football camp

Glenwood Springs High School’s football team will host the annual Glenwood Youth Football Camp, which is scheduled for Aug. 13-15 at the GSHS football fields.

The noncontact camp is for athletes in grades 3-8 and will go from 4:45-6:30 p.m. each day. Boys and girls are welcome, and instruction will focus on fundamentals and fun. The camp is a fundraiser for the GSHS football program. The camp will be instructed by the GSHS coaching staff and the team’s players.

Cost is $30, and participants are asked to bring a water bottle, cleats and a ball hat. Checks can be made out to GSHS Football.

Preregistration/information: 970-704-3228.


RFHS volleyball practice begins Monday

Roaring Fork High School’s volleyball team will begin practices for the upcoming fall season at 7:45 a.m. Aug. 12 in the Roaring Fork High School gymnasium in Carbondale.

New coach Jen Dority emphasized all players must be ready for practice by the scheduled practice time. Two-a-day practices will run from 7:45-10 a.m., and from 4:30-7 p.m. each day through Aug. 16. Completed physicals for each player must be in hand prior to the first practice.

Information: Dority, 970-309-8645, or rfhsvolleyball@gmail.com.


Red Mountain Trail Race set to go on Aug. 24

The third-annual Red Mountain Trail Race will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 24 on the Wulfsohn Mountain Park trails by the Glenwood Springs 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 fundraiser 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.

Annual Relay For Life event begins on August 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.

Information: Ricci Lasco, event chair, rlasco@comcast.net or 970-404-2539; or Hayley Suppes, hayley.suppes@cancer.org, or 970-254-5586.

First Dog Day 5K run scheduled for Aug. 17

Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) is organizing the first running of the Dog Day 5K, which is scheduled for Aug. 17.

The race will be run in Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs and will benefit the shelter animals at CARE. It’s intended to be a fun event to run or walk, and participants are encouraged to bring their furry friends along. Furry friends, however, must be friendly and kept on a leash during the event.

Drinks and snacks will be provided at the race. Dog Day 5K tote bags will be given to the first 150 people who enter the race.

Preregistration is $20 until Aug. 16, and race-day registration will be $22. Children 8 and under are free. Registration can be done at http://www.coloradoanimalrescue.org, at CARE, or at Summit Canyon Mountaineering in Glenwood Springs.

Information/questions: Maggie Niehoff, 970-947-9173.

Run for suicide awareness scheduled for Sept. 28

The first running of the Ring the Bell at the Bridge 5K for suicide awareness will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in Glenwood Springs.

Proceeds will benefit the Aspen Hope Center and Foundation. The race will begin at the Red School House on Canyon Creek Road. Shuttles to the race will leave at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $25 until Sept. 20 and will be $30 on race day.

Information/registration: ring5k.org, or Erin Alfstad, redbirdsky7@yahoo.com.


New Castle Recreation offering adult programs

The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a variety of summer sports programs for adults which began in June.

Programs include a 3-on-3 soccer league held Monday nights at Alder Park, a 3-on-3 basketball league held Thursday nights at Hot Shot Park, and a pickleball league every Wednesday.

Information/registration: http://www.newcastlerec.com, or 970-984-3352.

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