Sports briefs: Weekend benefit fun runs planned |

Sports briefs: Weekend benefit fun runs planned

Annual Healing Hoof It features 5K run

Smiling Goat Ranch is hosting the fifth annual Healing Hoof It at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1, during the First Friday festivities in Carbondale. This year, a 5K run has been added to the annual awareness event, which also includes a one-mile walk and animal parade, a news release states.

The event begins at the Carbondale Recreation Center with a shotgun start for runners, followed by walkers and the Smiling Goat therapy animal parade. The route goes from Colorado Avenue to the Promenade and up Main Street to the Rio Grande Trail for an out-and-back course. Streets will be closed for the event, which will be followed by a celebration at the Fourth Street Plaza.

End of Winter 4K

Mike Vidakovich is hosting an End of Winter 4K at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 3, in West Glenwood. There’s a $10 entry, with all proceeds going to local animal shelters.

The route begins on west Donegan Road and goes up Mitchell Creek to the fish hatchery and back. For more information, call 970-618-7980.

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