Sports briefs: Toe the line for the Dog Day 5K, Strawberry Shortcut foot races |

Sports briefs: Toe the line for the Dog Day 5K, Strawberry Shortcut foot races

CARE’s Dog Day 5K is Saturday

The annual Dog Day 5K benefit for Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) takes place Saturday, Aug. 21 at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs.

The race begins at 8 a.m. (registration table opens at 7 a.m.). The course follows an out-and-back on the Glenwood River Trail (Rio Grande).

Registration is $30 (+$5 day of) and includes a race t-shirt, race sticker, cat and dog treats, and a chance to win prizes from Marble Distilling, Susan’s Flowers, Aspen Mini Donuts and more.

Advance registration can be found here:

Strawberry Shortcut returns Aug. 28

The Strawberry Shortcut 5K, 10K and 1-mile fun run makes a comeback for its 43rd year on Saturday, Aug. 28.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

The 10K race kicks off the event at 7 a.m., followed by the 5K at 8:30 a.m. and then the mile run starting at 9:30 a.m. The event will conclude with awards under the Grand Avenue Bridge at 10 a.m. The course will now start and finish under the bridge on Seventh Street.

Cost is $40 per person to register for the 5K or 10K, and $25 a person for the mile run, with package deals for families and individuals who want to do multiple races. Proceeds go to benefit Special Olympics Colorado.

Cash prizes are to be awarded to the top three finishers of each race, including $200 for the male and female winners.

Registration and volunteer information here:

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