Two 5K races taking place in area |

Two 5K races taking place in area

Two 5-kilometer races are on tap in the area this week in the 5K Bear Aware Ramble in Basalt on Saturday and the Burning Mountain 5K in New Castle on Sunday.

The Bear Aware Run kicks off at 8 a.m. from Arbaney Park and winds up to Lake Christine. The day also features a 1K family walk also starting at Arbaney Park. Children will also have the opportunity to shake paws with Smokey the Bear.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Sunday or call the Basalt Recreation Department at 927-8214.

The Burning Mountain 5K starts at the New Castle Family Fitness Center. The cost is $15 per person or $40 per family and all proceeds will benefit the New Castle Parks Restoration Committee. Call 984-3200 for registration information.

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