Local Sports Briefs: Strawberry Shortcut on tap; Roaring Fork High School grads play big in Alamosa | PostIndependent.com

Local Sports Briefs: Strawberry Shortcut on tap; Roaring Fork High School grads play big in Alamosa

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Strawberry shortcut slated for June 23

The 36th-annual Strawberry Shortcut will be held June 23 in downtown Glenwood Springs as part of the town’s 116th-annual Strawberry Days festival.

The race will feature at 10K and 5K race, which will start at Centennial Park in Glenwood Springs and end underneath the Grand Avenue Bridge. It will also feature a 1-mile fun run, which will begin on the corner of 9th Street and Colorado Avenue. The 10K begins at 7 a.m., the 5K starts at 8:15 a.m. and the fun run takes place at 9:30 a.m.

Costs are $20 for the 1-mile fun run, and $30 to register for either the 10K or 5K. Any combo of the three races is $35, and the fun run is free with the entry of any other race.

Family entries are $75, and each participant receives a T-shirt.

A registration booth will be available the week of June 17 at the Bank of Colorado in Glenwood Springs, 901 Grand Avenue. Online registration can be done at http://www.runningguru.com.

Questions/information: Joy White, 970-366-6939.


Annual Roan Cliff Chaos on Saturday and Sunday

Registrations are now being accepted for the annual Roan Cliff Chaos mountain bike race, which will be run June 15 and 16 north of Rifle on the Bureau of Land Management’s JQS area.

The BLM-permitted race series is on desert trails with plenty of desert hazards. A cross country and hill climb race will take place, with the cross country race scheduled for 8:30 a.m. June 15, will feature a new and more challenging course than in 2012 and will span a six-mile loop through BLM land on the JQS Trail. A beginner, sport racer and expert division will be available.

The hill climb race set for 8 a.m. June 16, and it will feature a 2,600-foot vertical climb in eight miles. Separate divisions for beginners, intermediates and advanced riders are available.

Cost is $25 for one race and $40 for two races.

Information/registration: Rifle Recreation, 970-665-6570, or http://www.rifleco.org.


Glenwood Parks and Rec holding pickleball program

Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation is holding a pickleball program on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Sessions run until Aug. 29 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

League and pickup play is available. Participants must be at least 16 years old.

Cost is $15 per person or $45 for the season.

Information: 970-384-6301, or http://www.glenwoodrec.com

Bowhunter and hunters education classes coming

The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will hold a bowhunter education and firearms hunter education class in late July.

Hunter education cards will be awarded to students upon successful completion of the course, which includes attending all class sessions and passing a written test and field exercises (for bowhunters) or live fire (for firearms. Students will learn conservation and wildlife management principles, survival, game recovery and care, ethics and responsibility, and treestand safety.

Bowhunter education sessions will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22 and 23. Firearms hunter education sessions will be from 8 to 5 p.m. July 20 to 21.

All sessions include a $10 fee and will be held at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Information: 970-384-6301, or http://www.glenwoodrec.com.

Co-ed kickball league returning to Glenwood

Adult co-ed kickball is coming back via the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department.

The league is for players ages 16 and over and features rules typically used in playground kickball. All games will be played at the Sayre Park baseball field.

Game times will start at 6 p.m. each Thursday beginning on Aug. 22. Cost per team is $300. Depending on the number of teams which enter, the season will last eight weeks with a single-elimination tournament in October.

Registration deadline is Aug. 14.

Information: 970-384-6301, or http://www.glenwoodrec.com.


Rifle Elks Lodge hosting free junior golf tourney

The Rifle Elks Lodge Junior Golf Tournament will be held at 9 a.m. July 2 at Rifle Creek Golf Course.

There is no registration fee for the tournament. Several age groups are available, and age will determine the number of holes an entrant will play.

The three top finishers in the 18-hole tournament will win Vokey wedges.

Information/registration: Rifle Creek Golf Course, 970-625-1093.


Local All-Star team to play pro soccer team July 6

The Colorado Mountain United women’s soccer team, a group of All-Star girls soccer players from around the area, will host the Colorado Rapids women in an exhibition match.

The match will be played at 7 p.m. July 6 at Gates Soccer Park on the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley campus.

The Rapids women, a professional women’s soccer team, are directly affiliated with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Colorado Mountain United will field players from such schools as Glenwood Springs, Coal Ridge, Roaring Fork and Eagle Valley.

Information: Steve White, 970-379-7192, or swhite@sopris.net.

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