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Sports briefs: Sunny Tri is Saturday, Strawberry Shortcut coming up

Tri for the Sun triathlon

The Carbondale Recreation Department and Sunlight Mountain Resort team up for the Tri for the Sun “sprint” triathlon swimming, biking and trail running race on Saturday, June 11.

The race features a half-mile swim at the Carbondale Pool, a 16-mile road/gravel bike ride from Carbondale to Sunlight Mountain via Dry Park Road, and a 5K trail run on the mountain.

Registration and details here [ https://runsignup.com/Race/Info/CO/Carbondale/TrifortheSun].

Carbondale Arts ‘Golden Putter’ scramble

Carbondale Arts presents its second Golden Putter scramble golf tournament from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17 at River Valley Ranch golf course in Carbondale.

According to the event web page, the tournament features alternative scoring options, arts-themed holes, prizes and more. All proceeds benefit the Rosybelle Mobile Makerspace Bus and arts education programming.

Teams of two can enter for $360 ($400 after June 1), and four-person teams can enter for $720 ($800). Registration and more information at carbondalearts.com.

45th Strawberry Shortcut 5K and 10K

The Strawberry Shortcut foot races return to Strawberry Days weekend, with the traditional 5K and 10K races taking place on Sunday, June 19 (Father’s Day).

The races begin and end on Seventh Street at Bethel Plaza, as follows: 10K, 7:30 a.m.; Willey Coyote 5K, 9 a.m.; Nancy Reinisch Mile, 10 a.m.

Registration is open at strawberryshortcut.org. There will also be a registration table on site that morning.

The day’s festivities include the Glenwood Springs Rotary Pancake Breakfast, live entertainment and beer garden. Strawberry Days will also be continuing that day in Two Rivers Park.

Gravel bike race coming June 25

The Aspen Cycling Club is gearing up for its first Gravel Gran Fondo bike races on June 25 in El Jebel.

Cyclists can choose between three distances (45 kilometers, 100K and 160K). Each course will build on the previous, so there are two options to shorten the ride, a club email stated.

The Gran Fondo will start and end at Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel, including a finish line party. For more details, course maps and registration, visit aspencyclingclub.org.

There are discounts for signing up before June 12. Course marshals are also needed, and every volunteer gets a free transferable entry for a friend. Sign up here: [signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/697014610462062098/false#/invitation].