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Snowbasin’s breathtaking four-season beauty makes it perfect for weddings, reunions or conferences. With amenities like gondola rides, disc golf and over 26 miles of single-track trails, even a simple day of hiking or biking can become a special event.

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STARTING LINE Utah Summer Games, Salt Lake City Marathon, Snowbird Spring Passes, The Bookshelf

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RESORT REPORT End of Season Events, Competitions and Early Summer Activities

10 FEATURES Recession Recreation BY Melissa McGibbon

14 PROFILE Dane Rauschenberg: Extreme Runner, Author and Motivational Speaker BY Jenny Willden

16 NUTRITION Race Fuel Roundup BY Molly Newman

18 GEAR Running, Biking and Racing Gear BY Jenny Willden

21 KEEPER A Years Worth of Event Listings ADVENTURE RACING CAMPING, HIKING AND BACKPACKING CLIMBING CONSERVATION GROUPS CYCLING FILMS, FESTIVALS, CLINICS AND EVENTS GEAR SWAPS INLINE SKATING

OLYMPIC VENUES RUNNING EVENTS TRIATHALON, BIATHALON, DUATHALON AND MULTISPORT UTAH SUMMER GAMES WATER SPORTS WIND SPORTS WINTER SPORTS

38 LAST WORD WHAT’S HOT Stainless Steel Water Bottles DOES IT WORK? Vibram Five Fingers Shoes BY Jenny Willden

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Utah Summer Games

Welcome to spring! Now’s the time to break out your shorts, bicycle, swimsuit and any other gear you stored for winter. You can get training and playing outside again, without the snow and layers of clothing. Not sure where to start? We’ll show you! In this Keeper issue you’ll get our yearly event guide to local and national races, gear swaps, events and more. Hang on to it all year to plan your training, racing and entertainment schedule. You’ll also see our recession recreation guide that will keep you enjoying the outdoors without breaking your budget (page 10), the best running and biking gear (page 24) and a roundup of yummy race food and energy boosters (page 21).

This Olympic-style sports festival, now in its 24th year, is for athletes of all ages and abilities that are residents of the state of Utah. The Summer Games take place in Cedar City and run this year from June 9- June 21. Over 50 sports are available and range from common sports like basketball, swimming and tennis to more uncommon ones like cowboy action shooting, arm wrestling and pickleball.

After reading the Keeper, check out our website at www.sportsguidemag.com for the latest event listings, the Sports Guide blog and a slew of new content. Prefer social networking? Join our new Facebook group and we’ll keep you updated on contests, giveaways and events. You’ll also be able to post discussions, links and your outdoor sports photos. Getting involved is easy. Just go to www. facebook.com and sign into your account (or create a new one) and search for Sports Guide Magazine in the Search box. When you see the group on the results lists, add yourself as a member and join the fun. See you online soon! Jenny Willden Comments, feedback or complaints? Email editor@ sportsguidemag.com or send mail to 772 E. 3300 South, Suite 200 Salt Lake City, UT 84106.

To view a daily schedule of events, check our Utah Summer Games calendar (page 36). Registration for all events is now open and forms can be completed on the Utah Summer Games website. Save money by registering before June 1. Also, many volunteer positions for the Games are still open and need to be filled. If you’d like to volunteer, contact Tracy Garrett at volcenter@netutah. com. For more information or questions about the Utah Summer Games call (435) 865-8421 or email usg@suu.edu. www.utahsummergames.com

Run the Salt Lake City Marathon Join other runners for the 6th Annual Salt Lake City Marathon on April 18 at 7:00 a.m. Just register online by April 14 (or April 16-17 at the Quality of Life Expo in the Salt Palace) to be part of this exciting race. You can run the marathon, half marathon, 5K or participate in the 25-mile bike tour. Kids can also run in their own 1K race at this event. Registration is $85 for the marathon, $65 for the half marathon and $30 for the 5K. All proceeds benefit the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Get psyched for the race by attending pre-events like the Quality of Life Expo (April 16-17) and Pasta Party (April 17, 5:00-8:00 p.m.) then relax after finishing at post-race parties with live bands. Spectators are welcome to watch the race from eight Celebration Locations, which can be found on the Marathon’s website. Call 801-456-2540 for more information. www.saltlakecitymarathon.com

Biggest Gear Giveaway Ever! Win prizes featured in the Keeper in our giant gear giveaway! All you have to do is go to www. sportsguidemag.com and fill out our reader survey. This survey will help us find out what you want in this magazine and how we can make it even better. Then you’ll be entered to win lots of great prizes, including: Klean Kanteen stainless steel water bottles, Princeton Tec Swerve bike tail lights, Badger Sore Joint Rub, Thorlo Experia Socks, SPIbelt running belts, Elete Electrolyte Add-in prize packages, copies of Marc Bloom’s new book Young Runners, CLIF Shot Bloks, Powerade and Injinji toesocks. To get a better look at these great prizes, flip through the issue and look for the “Win This!” logo that appears next to select items. Deadline for entries is September 7, 2009. For full rules, visit our website.

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Get Fit with Plus 3 Network Plus 3 Network is a mobile, GPS-enhanced social networking website that allows people to contribute to charities through corporate sponsorship based on miles they swim, bike, walk or run. It’s called mileage-rewarded fundraising and it’s easy really, you sign up as a member and choose which charity you’d like your miles to go to. Then add in your daily activities with a Garmin Forerunner or manually on the website. When you add an activity, you’ll be told how much money will go to your chosen charity. Your activities are tracked on a calendar and you can set goals to improve your fitness. You can also win great prizes by participating in Plus 3 Challenges. www.plus3network.com

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Young Runners: The Complete Guide to Healthy Running for Kids From 5 to 18 By Marc Bloom Parents learn how to teach kids to run in a safe, fun way in this new comprehensive manual by running expert, coach, editor and writer Marc Bloom. This book is an interesting, straightforward read that shows parents how to get kids to take up running and focuses on enjoying it while developing lifelong healthy habits. Bloom explains how running could be the solution to childhood obesity and provides commentary from doctors and experts as proof. The book is also filled with age- and gender-specific running programs and tips that help parents guide their children’s running and prevent injury. Also included is a useful guide to youth races and programs across the nation, but there’s currently only one in Utah, the Salt Lake City Kids Marathon. $15 www.marcbloomrunning.com

Customized Audio Workouts for your MP3 Player It’s simple, just go to the website and fill out a short fitness profile that matches you with programs and trainers based on your goals. Then select customized MP3 audio workout programs with top trainers

Snowbird Spring Season Passes Enjoy springtime at Snowbird with an unlimited spring skiing or riding pass for just $499. Take advantage of the sunny weather, live bands on the Plaza Deck on weekends and an unrestricted pass that’s valid March through the end of the season. For more information call 801-933-2200. www.snowbird.com

Live Green - 6th Annual Downtown Eco - Festival This outdoor festival takes place on May 9 at Library Square from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. While attending you’ll learn about green resources in the community, see organic products for everyday living, natural food vendors, plant vendors, live music and more. www.downtownslc.com

that include: weight loss, yoga, weight lifting, running and more. Each program is further customized with your own music. Upload each workout to your iPod, Zune or other MP3 player and work out anywhere. With a membership you get unlimited workouts that adapt as you progress, but if you’re not ready to commit, try NextFitness free for 10 days. www.nextfitness.com

A major television event comes to KUED over five Monday nights, beginning April 13, at 8:00 p.m. For film details, as well as related community events and activities, visit www.kued.org/weshallremain.


RESORT REPORT Celebrate the end of the ski season by attending competitions, events and early summer activities at Utah ski resorts.

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Hope on the Slopes (April 4) This American Cancer Society (ACS) fundraiser is a team and individual skiing/snowboarding event where participants engage in competition in two categories, with fantastic prizes for the winners: Dollars Raised for ACS and Vertical Feet skiied or ridden on the day of the event. Registration is $25 per person. www.community.acsevents.org/hotsutah

Free Sunday concerts, hiking, mountain biking and disc golf are available all summer long at the resort. For more information call 801-620-1000. www.snowbasin.com

Bikinee Bash & Ski-a-thong (April 11) Terrain park competition with prizes, costumes and more. www.brightonresort.com

The Canyons Spring Gruv (March 28 - April 6) This event will feature contests, free concerts, races and more. Events include the Pond Skimming Contest where entrants dress in costume and try to make it across a pond on skis or a snowboard and the Canis Lupus Challenge where entrants particpate in a banked slalom race down a 1.5-mile long halfpipe. There will be three free concerts, including one by Better Than Ezra. www.springgruv.com Photo Courtesy of Deer Valley Resort

Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch (April 12) Enjoy Easter Brunch at The Cabin Restaurant, the annual Free Easter Egg Hunt and appearances by the Easter Bunny at Red Pine Lodge. www.thecanyons.com

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Easter Bunny Visit (April 12) The Easter Bunny will be at Snow Park Lodge from 9-11 a.m. Guests are invited to bring a camera and have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. For more information call 435-649-1000. www. deervalley.com

Park City Mountain Resort Easter Celebration and Closing Day Join the Easter Bunny with Easter Egg Hunts for the young and the young at heart. Then head out on the mountain for some great prizes including 2009/10 Park City Mountain Resort season passes!

Powder Mountain 11th Annual Spring Session (April 4) Riders and skiers of all ages compete against each other without the constraints of regular contests. Pipe jam, rail jam, barbecue and live music make this event a great springtime party. Free with lift pass. www.powdermountain.com

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Snowbird North American Gelande Ski and Telemark Jumping Championships (April 17 - 19) Celebrate the end of the season by competing in this ski jumping competition. Both amateurs and experts are welcome to enter and prizes will be awarded to winners. If ski jumping isn’t your sport, bring your own lawn chair and watch the competition from the hill or the Cliff Lodge. The 22nd Annual Mountain Bout Bike Race (July 11) The race starts near Snowbird Center (Entry 2) at 8:30 a.m. Register online at www.intermountaincup. com/race or call 801-933-2222 for more information. www.snowbird.com

Solitude Nordic Center Spring Fling (April 4) Registration 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Race at 10:00 a.m. BBQ and live music to follow. Pre-registration Entry Fee: $10 per person, Day of Race: $15 per person. Free 1K Spring Fun Race at 1:00 p.m. Call 801-536-5774 to sign up your team. Children’s Easter Egg Hunt (April 12) Peter Cottontail skis down the bunny trail at 9:30 a.m. to see all his little friends at the annual Easter Egg Hunt slope-side at the Moonbeam base area. www.skisolitude.com

Sundance Enjoy scenic lift rides, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and a kids nature camp throughout the summer season. For more information call 801-225-4107. Sundance Channel Complimentary Movie Screening (April 21) See Flow, an award-winning documentary about the world water crisis, for free at 7:00 p.m. in the Sundance Screening Room. www.sundanceresort.com

Wolf Creek In the summer season, hiking, mountain and road biking, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, geocaching, white water rafting and kayaking are available. For more information call 801-745-3737. www.wolfcreekutah.com

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Recession – Schmecession, don’t let the economic downturn get in the way of your outdoor adventures. These warm and cold weather activities will give all you naturelovin’ adrenaline junkies a fix without busting your budget. keeper 2009


Spring and Summer Activities In warm weather you can hike and bike in many places for free, but there are lots of other affordable activities you can do during this time of the year. Our favorites are river tubing, kayaking and bouldering and here you’ll find the best, and cheapest, places to do them. River Tubing When the weather along the Wasatch Front heats up, cool off by floating down the Provo River on an inner tube. For just $10, High Country Rafting (www.highcountryrafting.com) will provide you with a tube, life jacket and shuttle service to the river. Groups of about 50 leave every half hour and float six miles down the river, which takes about two hours. Make your reservations a day in advance by calling (801) 224-2500. What to wear? Swim attire and river shoes. Old tennis shoes will do, but if you have them, wear your water shoes. Chacos, Teva, Vibram and Keen make shoes designed specifically for water sports. Kayaking Basic kayaking doesn’t have a large learning curve, so even if you have never attempted it before, you can pick it up easily. Provo River, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Weber River, Jordan River and the Great Salt Lake are ideal places to paddle around. Kayaks vary widely in type so get one that’s Photo Credit | High Country Rafting suited to your ability and the type of water you will be going through. Kayak rentals are available at sports outfitter stores and range from $15-$30 a day, which includes life jackets, paddles and spray skirts, depending on the type. Better yet, grab a friend or sweetheart and try it tandem. You can rent a tandem kayak for about $20 a day. What to wear? Swimwear with rash guards, life jackets and quick drying clothes are ideal. You’ll also want sunscreen, water, snacks, bug spray and a waterproof camera. Stash everything in a lightweight waterproof backpack. Bouldering Bouldering can be challenging, but getting there isn’t. Salt Lake City, Ogden and Provo have numerous options for novice and advanced climbers alike. Bouldering is a good alternative for folks who are interested in climbing, but shy away from the rock walls because of a fear of heights. Little Cottonwood Canyon is your best bet for bouldering near Salt Lake. About a quarter of a mile up LCC you’ll find The Secret Garden and the Cabbage Patch. These areas have a ton of routes and vary widely in difficulty. If you’re closer to Ogden, check out the 26th Street Bouldering Field for some stellar routes. You can rent climbing shoes, harness, helmet and a crash pad for $11-$15, making this one of the cheapest ways to enjoy the outdoors. Local universities provide great rates on equipment rentals for students and community members. Check out the University of Utah’s Outdoor Recreation Program (www.utah.edu/campusrec) or Weber State’s Wilderness Recreation Center (www.weber.edu) for deals on a variety of equipment. Photo Credit | Sharlynn Jones

What to wear? Comfortable clothes that are easy to move around in. No jeans, they’ll restrict your movements.

Winter Activities You can always ski or snowboard in the backcountry for free, but if you’re looking for safer or family-friendly activities, try snowshoeing, snowtubing and cross country skiing. Snowshoeing Snowshoeing is the fastest growing winter sport, and several places along the Wasatch Front offer guided snowshoe tours, equipment rental and dinner, but if you want to get out on your own, you can rent snowshoes for around $10 from just about any outdoor recreation store. The most affordable snowshoe rentals are available through the U of U’s Outdoor Recreation Program for $4 a day. So strap on your snowshoes and put on a happy face.

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The Cottonwood Canyons Foundation (www.cottonwoodcanyons.org) offers several free guided snowshoe tours from January- April. Tours are usually offered on Saturday mornings in the Mill D area of Big Cottonwood Canyon and near Alta Ski Resort. The trails are typically about a mile long and are easy to moderate levels of difficulty. CCF also offers special full moon snowshoe tours. Groups meet at 7 or 8 p.m. depending on the month. Reservations can be made by phone at (801) 466-8411 up to two weeks in advance and can accommodate up to six people.

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Get snowshoe trail passes and rentals from these operators for about $25. Soldier Hollow (www.soldierhollow.com) has a 20-mile network of groomed trails that lead to various vantage points along the way. Rentals: $15 adults, $8 kids. Trail passes: $10 adults, $5 kids. Sundance Resort (www.sundanceresort.com) has 6.5 miles of dedicated snowshoe trails that wind through the woods. Rentals: $10 full day, $7 half day from 2-5 p.m. Trail passes: $16 full day, $12 half day. Children 12 and under are half price. Solitude Nordic Center (www.skisolitude.com) has 12.5 miles of snowshoe trails. The paths amble between the Nordic Center and Solitude Village. Silver Lake is located at the heart of the Nordic Center. Rentals: $12 adult full day, $8 adult half day and $7 kids. Trail passes: $5 per person. No trail pass required for: • Donut Falls, Big Cottonwood Canyon: Waterfall at end of hike. (3.5 miles roundtrip, elevation gain 280 feet) • Dog Lake Trail, Millcreek Canyon: Dog Lake at end of hike. (6 miles roundtrip, elevation gain 900 feet) • Neff’s Canyon, South of Millcreek Canyon: Dogs are welcome on this trail. (5.5 miles roundtrip, elevation gain 2,450 feet) • Church Fork to Grandeur Peak Trail, Millcreek Canyon (5.4 miles roundtrip, elevation gain 2,619 feet) • Tibble Fork Loop Trail, American Fork Canyon (3.8 miles roundtrip, elevation gain 2,000 feet)

What to Wear? Layers! Moisture wicking, breathable materials will keep you dry and comfortable all day. Base layers made of polypropylene and wool will perform better than regular thermal long undies. Wear a base layer with a light fleece under your ski/snowboard coat and pants. Make sure your boots are waterproof and comfortably snug. Gaiters are great for keeping the snow out if you are going to veer off trail and snowshoe through deeper powder.

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Gear for Winter Activities

Snowtubing Tubes are available at most tire stores for about $10 and you can buy a tube and reuse it for summer river trips. FREE - Big Cottonwood Canyon: Slightly less than 10 miles up the canyon there’s a popular tubing area with open hills. This is a do-it-yourself hill, so bring your own tube and earn the ride down by hiking up the hill first. Park by the restrooms and head for the hills southeast of the parking lot. FREE – Mountain Dell Recreation Area (Exit 134, Parleys Canyon): This sweet tubing spot is popular with locals because you can park at the top of the hill instead of hiking to the top before you slide. You’ll have to bring a tube here as well. The hill is great for beginners because it’s not too steep, but it is fairly long and has a few jumps for added thrill. Gorgoza Park: This hill, near Park City, is operated by Park City Mountain Resort (www. parkcitymountain.com) and has three lanes open daily from 1-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-8 p.m. on Saturday/Sunday through March 27. Ages 3-6: $3 for one ride, $10 for two hours, $14 for four hours; ages 7 and up: $8 for one ride, $19 for two hours, $27 for four hours. There are also lit lanes for night tubing. Soldier Hollow: Located in Midway in Wasatch Mountain State Park, Soldier Hollow (www. soldierhollow.com) has the longest tubing lanes in Utah, offers lit lanes for night tubing and plays tunes while you ride. No worries, no hiking is required, the tubing hill has lift service too. Tubing lanes are open Monday-Friday 12-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m. through March 29. For a two-hour session ages 3-6: $11, ages 7 and up: $19. Cross Country Skiing

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Insulated Hydration Packs by Camelbak keep water from freezing in cold water. Fill it up, then pack snacks, a camera, sunglasses/goggles, gloves and a hat inside.

Bridgedale socks with WoolFusion technology combine natural wool and high performance microfibers for a moisture wicking, warm, comfortable sock that’s guaranteed for three years. Try the Cross Country Ski sock for skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and hiking.

The best deal is at Aspen Grove in Provo Canyon (www.aspen.byu.edu). Pass and equipment: $9. Pass only: $4. However, the trail is only to the public Monday-Friday (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and you have to make a reservation two days prior at (801) 717-3050. Aspen Grove also offers night cross country skiing for $5 per person Monday-Thursday (6:30-9 p.m.) and Friday (6:30-10 p.m.). Alta Ski Resort (www.alta.com): 3-mile groomed track. Nordic Trail Pass: $10 Equipment Rental: $15 Solitude Nordic Center (www.skisolitude.com): 12.5 miles of groomed trails. Trail Passes: Full day $12 adults, $7 kids. Half day $8 adults, $7 kids. Half day begins at 12:30 p.m. Sundance Resort (www.sundanceresort.com): 16 miles of groomed trails. Trail Pass: Full day $16 adults, $9 kids. Half day $12 adults, $6 kids. Rentals: Full day $18 adults, $9 kids. Half day $15 adults, $8 kids. Soldier Hollow (www.soldierhollow.com): 18 miles of groomed trails. Trail Pass: Full day $18 adults, $9 kids. Half day $9 adults, $6 kids. Half day begins at 1 p.m. Rentals: Full day $19 adults, $12 kids. Half day $14 adults, $9 kids. Photo Credit | Adam Barker

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Dane Rauschenberg: Extreme Runner, Author and Motivational Speaker By Jenny Willden Photo Credit | zazoosh.com

(www.larchemobile.com). He called this quest Fiddy2 and the goal was to run 52 marathons and donate $52,000. Currently the donation total is $44,000, and though his marathon year is over, donations can still be made at www.fiddy2.org. You can also read race recaps from his marathons on this site. Born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, Dane currently lives in Salt Lake City and is a Penn State and Dickinson School of Law graduate. He hasn’t been a runner his whole life and only began running in law school to lose weight. Dane struggled with his first few marathons when he ran them far apart, but his running improved when he ran two close together. He decided to run 52 marathons in a year after learning that he runs well with little recovery time. He scheduled his own races for the year and spent all his own money on travel. After doing this, Dane believes, “The running was impressive, but it was the logistics that made this endeavor really impressive.” Managing to never have flight delays, weather problems or injuries that kept him out of races during the year was a great feat that allowed him to accomplish his goal. However, on the second to last weekend of the year there was no marathon scheduled in the United States. So Dane created his own marathon in his hometown, the Drake Well Marathon, which was a certified course of 105 laps on his old Titusville High School track. The Drake Well Marathon (www. drakewellmarathon.com) will be held again this year, off-track, with all entry fees going to L’Arche Mobile. Today, Dane is a motivational speaker and though his stuff lives in Salt Lake, he’s constantly traveling. You can hear Dane speak at the Salt Lake and Ogden Marathons where he’ll be giving last minute tips and his take on the courses. But for Dane, his running doesn’t end with marathons, “When I first started running marathons I thought they would be the farthest I’d go,” Dane said, but he’s now running longer distances and is planning to run from his hometown of Titusville, Pennslvania to Titusville, Florida in the fall. It’s about 40 miles a day of running, and he’d like to unite the Titusvilles by having people from both cities work with him. He also plans to run across the country from Los Angeles to Manhattan sometime in the next year. You may not be running across the country, but if you’re training for a race, Dane recommends running at Liberty or Sugarhouse Parks because they offer measured loops. He says, “Be proud of what you run and don’t think the marathon is the only race, 5 and 10Ks are great too.” Dane also says to avoid taking on too much too soon, like he did in his first marathon when his longest run before the race was 16 miles. He also believes hydration is key and uses Prolytes (www.prolytes.com), an electrolyte add-in, to stay hydrated while running.

“You don’t know what you can do until you try,” said runner, author and motivational speaker Dane Rauschenberg. He describes himself as an “average runner who happens to be extremely stubborn,” and spent every weekend of 2006 running a certified marathon for a total of 52 marathons in 52 weekends. Dane traveled the country, in between working a full-time job, to reach a real marathon every weekend while raising money for L’Arche Mobile

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Dane also suggests asking for advice and tips from those with more experience. Talk to someone who’s done what you want to do and let them inspire you. Or get inspired by Dane’s experiences in his new book, See Dane Run: One Man, 52 Weekends, 52 Marathons, which is a great read for runners and nonrunners alike because it provides motivation to get out and accomplish things you never thought possible. The book’s now available in stores and online at Dane’s blog, danerunsalot.blogspot.com.

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Race Fuel Roundup Which energy boosters have the nutritional power to propel you to the finish line? By Molly Newman

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t’s spring at last—and the warm weather means the beginning of racing season, whether you’re a runner, cyclist or triathlete. When you’re training for or competing in an endurance race, your body needs fuel that’s easy to eat and digest, while still providing the boost you need to make a strong finish. Check out these energy products that offer the nutrients you want and avoid the artificial ingredients you don’t. GU Chomps, from the maker of one of the first and bestknown energy gels, are perfect for those times you need something to sink your teeth into. These gummy chews offer a balance of complex and simple carbohydrates, with an added punch of amino acids and antioxidant vitamins C and E. Available in Blueberry Pomegranate, Cran-Apple, Orange and Strawberry flavors, GU Chomps are like the fruit snacks Mom used to tuck into your lunchbox... minus the crash-causing high fructose corn syrup. $2.20/packet. www.guenergy.com elete Electrolyte Add-In is an unsweetened, unflavored, concentrated liquid that mixes right in your water bottle or hydration pack to provide you with better WIN hydration than water alone, but without the THIS visit ! sugar or fake flavorings found in typical sports www.s portsg uidema g.com drinks. Its balance of critical electrolytes— sodium, potassium, magnesium and chloride-helps support healthy cardiovascular condition, prevents cramping and provides energy. With no calories or carbs, elete’s perfect for athletes watching their weight, and it’s light enough to drink all throughout a race. The Pocket Bottle’s cap doubles as a measuring cup to help mix up the perfect ratio of electrolytes to water. $5/bottle. www.eletewater.com

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available flavors include a shot of caffeine for a quick energy boost. For a tropical (but tequila-free) treat, try the Margarita flavor. It includes a sprinkling of natural sea salt to provide three times more sodium than other Shot Bloks varieties to prevent cramping. $1.99/Fastpak. www.clifbar.com e-Gel Electrolyte Energy Gel provides a blast of carbohydrate energy (150 calories, compared to other gels’ 100 calories). Plus, its high electrolyte content means it’s designed to be consumed with plain water, rather than an electrolyte-enhanced sports drink. Combining sports drinks and energy gels can lead to stomach upset--the last thing you want in the middle of a race. e-Gel’s 220 mg of sodium and 80 mg of potassium per serving help keep your body in balance and properly hydrated. $1.49/ pouch. www.cranksports.com PROBAR, with its real-food ingredient list, is perfect for fueling up before a race or recharging your energy afterwards. Everything that goes into these sweet and savory WIN bars is “whole, organic, raw and 100% THIS visit vegan”--in practice, that means tongue! www.s portsg uidema g.com tempting combinations like Cocoa Pistachio, Cherry Pretzel and Sesame Goji. For a nutritional bonus, check out the Superfood Slam variety. It blends whole grains, nuts and seeds with powerhouse ingredients like açai berry, flaxseed and wheatgrass. $3.29/bar. www.theprobar.com

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Ryders Eyewear Endorphin and Stealth Glasses For affordable sunglasses that are ideal for biking and running, try the Endorphin and Stealth styles from Ryders Eyewear’s Adrenaline Collection. These glasses feature high-performance optically-correct, shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses with 100% UV, protection. Both feature anti-slip nose pads and temple tips that get more tacky as you sweat so they stay put while you run, and the pads on Stealth glasses are adjustable. Try Endorphin glasses for small to medium-sized faces and Stealth for medium to large-sized faces. Endorphin $39.99, Stealth $44.99 www.ryderseyewear.com

Thorlos Experia Socks The new Experia sock eliminates all but the essential padding for reduced thickness and optimal comfort in narrow athletic shoes. The ball and heel pads protect your feet from impact, but the rest of the sock is thin with COOLMAX and mesh polyester fabrics to prevent your feet from overheating. These socks are perfect for runners, cyclists, hikers and walkers whose feet don’t yet need all the cushioning that most Thorlos socks provide, but want to keep their feet comfortable during exercise. $13.99 www.thorlos.com

2 Princeton Tec Switchback 1 The Switchback 1 is one of three bike and helmet mountable lights made by Princeton Tec. It’s designed to be the smallest and most powerful LED secondary helmet light on the market and is powered by rapidly charging lithium batteries. Switchback 1 offers up to 10 hours of burn time (4.5 hours on high setting) in a lightweight, compact format that’s both durable and water resistant. It’s narrow beam is great for seeing great distances, but won’t completely light you’re way on dark trails. So use it as an emergency light, or on your helmet in addition to a bar-mounted light. It comes packaged with helmet and handlebar mounts, car and wall chargers and a international adapter for use outside of the country. $199 www.princetontec.com

5 Craft Performance Run Jacket Available for men and women, the new Performance Jacket is an ideal running companion. This fitted, lightweight jacket won’t weigh you down as you run and it’s made from tightly woven micro polyester fabric that makes it windproof, but also breathable and moisture wicking. Features include ventilation panels at key sweat zones to regulate body temperature, reflective details and an MP3 pocket on the sleeve. $119.99 www.craft-usa.com

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Princeton Tec Swerve Light up your night rides with the new Swerve bike tail light. It uses two highpowered LEDs that alternate between a wider and narrower beam which makes it difficult for eyes to relax and increases the level of visibility, making it easier for you to be seen in dark or foggy conditions. You can quickly switch between flash and steady modes using the easy to reach toggle switch while riding. Swerve is quick to mount without tools and includes handlebar, seat post, seat stay and fork mounts. The built-in clip is easy to attach to a helmet, jersey, pack or messenger bag. Two included AAA batteries provide 70 hours of nighttime visibility. $29.99 www.princetontec.com

Craft Active Run Loose Fit Capri and Active Run Pants Women runners will love the new Loose Fit Capris. The length of these bright colored capris is perfect to prevent stepping on them as you run, and they’re made from polyester with a touch of Lycra for a comfortable, cute fit. For men and women, the new Active Run Pants are made from soft polyester and include strategically placed mesh panels, ankle zippers, an ergonomic fit and reflective details on the front and back. They’re great for running and gym workouts. Capris $59.99, Pants $69.99 www.craft-usa.com

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Karhu Strong Ride and Fast Ride Shoes All Karhu shoes feature their Fulcrum Technology that allows the foot to transition through its natural motion to drive the body forward. This provides a more natural ride and promotes the foot’s abilities while reducing wasted vertical forces. If you tend to overpronate or prefer more support, try the Strong Ride shoe which stabilizes the foot and guides it to neutral. No more twisted ankles or aching knees with the Strong Ride! But if you like less support and more speed, try the Fast Ride. It’s a lightweight performance running shoe that’s ideal for racing and is designed for those whose feet function efficiently. The mesh upper on both shoes is breathable and follows the contours of the foot. Both shoes are comfortable and fit true to size. Strong Ride $139.99, Fast Ride $129.99 www.karhu.com

Avia Avi-Trail Shoes The Avi-Trail performance trail running shoe is available for men and women and is a great shoe for soggy or dry conditions. It’s solid rubber outsole provides grip, even on slippery surfaces like muddy trails. The shoe also offers superior cushioning in forefoot and heel strike areas, rearfoot Cantilever® cushioning system for added stability and shock absorption, an anatomical cradle for heel stabilization, a breathable mesh upper and an antibacterial Ortholite sockliner. The shoe is fairly rigid and great for supporting the foot and preventing ankle twists, but if you prefer a flexible shoe it might not be best for you. $90 www.avia.com

9 Cy-Fi Wireless Sports Speaker Perfect for biking, camping and backpacking, Cy-Fi is the world’s first wireless sports speaker and it connects easily to an iPod to play music during any activity. The speaker’s lightweight with a six-hour battery life and mounts easily on a bike or backpack with the included attachments. Keep your iPod in your pocket and easily change the track and volume from the speaker. It’s a safe, convenient way to listen to music while riding. If your friends get their own speakers you can broadcast music to all of them from a single iPod. Don’t worry if someone falls behind the pack, the wireless signal works from up to 30 feet away. $199.95 www.mycyfi.com

10 SPIbelt (Small Personal Item Belt) SPIbelt is perfect for carrying little essentials while running, traveling or working out at the gym. The belt, which is an elastic strap with a clip closure that has a pocket built in, expands to fit your cell phone, MP3 player and more, but won’t shift, bounce or ride up as you run. It’s so light that you won’t even notice you’re wearing it, and SPIbelt is available in reflective, water-resistant, kids and double capacity styles. $19.95 www.spibrand.com

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12 Badger Sore Joint Rub This natural rub is amazing for sore muscles and joints after biking or running because it contains powerful Arnica, Black Pepper CO2 Extracts and essential oils. Arnica is known for its ability to soothe muscles and joints, reduce inflammation, aid in injury recovery and help fade bruises. CO2 Black Pepper Oil is a circulatory stimulant that can help soothe discomfort associated with poor circulation, general stiffness, sprains and sciatica. After using this rub on sore knees, aches and pains in joints melted away. $7 www.badgerbalm.com

13 Ultimate Direction Wink and Wasp Hydration Packs Stay hydrated on a long run, bike ride or race with these light, comfortable packs. The SportVest shoulder harness system makes them fit like clothing and a separate reservoir pocket makes it easy to fill with water. Quickly access gels and energy bars with pockets on the straps, top and sides. You’ll be surprised what you can fit in this small pack. An airmesh back panel and shoulder straps will keep you cool, and you can tie on extra gear with the front loops. Women’s specific features on the Wink make it super comfy, like a shortened torso length, S-shaped straps with extra padding, vest pockets shaped to fit a women’s body and a sternum strap that sits above the breast line for easy breathing. Wink- women, Wasp- men $80 www.ultimatedirection.com

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ADVENTURE RACING

ASSOCIATIONS/TRAINING Corporate Team–Eco-Quest adventure racing and corporate training classes, 303-279-1429, www.corporateteams.com Four Winds Adventures– 800-775-7671, www.4windsadventure.com Gravity Play Sports Marketing– Adventure Xstream Series, 970-259-7771, www.gravityplay.com Odyssey Adventure Racing– 540-444-4422, www.oarevents.com Sea2Summit– www.sea2summit.com Timberline Tours Adventure Clinics–Vail, CO. 800-831-1414, www.timberlinetours.com United States Adventure Racing Association– Governing body to guide and assist race directors in conducting fun, safe, and fair events and to aid in the continued positive growth of the sport of adventure racing. www.usara.com

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CO. 970-259-7771, events@gravityplay.com, www.gravityplay.com

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Adventure Xstream Series Moab Finale 30hr–7 a.m. Moab, UT. 970-259-7771, events@gravityplay.com, www.gravityplay.com

CAMPING, HIKING, BACKPACKING ADVOCACY GROUPS

Access Fund–Conserving the climbing environment. 303-545-6772, www.accessfund.org The American Alpine Club– 303-384-0110, www.americanalpineclub.org Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition–Provides power, influence and opportunity for women in outdoor-related businesses. www.oiwc.org Public Lands Information Center–801-466-6411, www.cottonwoodcanyons.org Recreation.gov–Information on public lands recreation. www.recreation.gov

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Adventure Xstream Series Buena Vista 6/12/18hr–7 a.m. Buena Vista, CO. 970-259-7771, events@gravityplay.com, www.gravityplay.com

Utahclimbers.com–Public forum for Utah climbers. www.utahclimbers.com Utah Department of Natural Resources– www.nr.utah.gov

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Teva Mountain Games–All day, Vail, CO, 970-926-4799, Krause@ untraditional.com, www.tevamountaingames.com

American Hiking Society– Advocacy group for the use and development of trails. 800-972-8608, www.americanhiking.org

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Bureau of Land Management–Salt Lake field office. 801-539-4001, www.ut.blm.gov Common Ground Outdoor Adventures– www.cgadventures.org Cottonwood Canyons Foundation–Offers educational programs for hands-on, placebased experiential learning about

life in the Cottonwoods. 801-947-8263, www.cottonwoodcanyons.org

Wilderness Volunteers– www.wildernessvolunteers.org Women’s Wilderness Institute– Backcountry, outdoor skills programs for women and young girls. 303-938-9191, www.womenswilderness.org

Forest Service Wasatch-Cache National Forest– www.fs.fed.us/r4/wcnf Grand Staircase Escalante Partners–www.gsenm.org National Parks Service–www.nps.gov Natural Resources Map & Bookstore–1-888-UTA-HMAP, 801-537-3320, www.mapstore.utah.gov Mountain Trails Foundation– www.mountaintrails.org Outdoor Industry Association– 303-444-3353, www.outdoorindustry. org

UNIVERSITY CLASSES AND INSTRUCTION Utah’s colleges and universities offer a wide variety of workshops and courses in outdoor instruction, equipment rental and organize trips for students. For complete lists of upcoming activities, go to their web sites.

Brigham Young University Outdoors Unlimited– 801-422-2708, www.byu.edu/outdoors

Plateau Restoration– www.plateaurestoration. org Recreation.Gov–Links to public lands websites for reservations and information. www. recreation.gov Swaner EcoCenter– www.swanerecocenter. org Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest– www.fs.fed.us/r4/uwc Utah Division of Parks and Recreation– 801-538-7220, www.stateparks.utah. gov Utah Geological Survey– 801-537-3300, www.geology.utah.gov Utah Travel Council– www.travel.utah.gov Weber Pathways– www.weberpathways. org

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KEEPER 2009 Southern Utah University Outdoors–435-865-8704, www.suu.edu/ss/outdoors University of Utah Outdoor Recreation Program–801-581-8516, www.utah.edu/campusrec Utah State University Outdoor Recreation Center–435-797-3264, www.usu.edu/orc

CAMPING, HIKING, BACKPACKING/CLIMBING Discovery Tours. Ken Murdock–801-205-3700, or Brad Jenson at Draper City– 801-576-6500. www.drapertraildays.com

Draper Mountain Park–Trail Service Projects & Volunteers. The Draper Parks, Trails & Recreation Committee has many opportunities to volunteer for Trail Construction or other projects in Corner Canyon. See the volunteer link at www.drapertraildays.com or the City’s site at www.draper.ut.us, Ken Murdock 801-205-3700

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Canyonlands Backpacking–Spring is a great time to explore Canyonland’s on foot. The temperatures are waming, and this trip will give you a chance to head south to escape the spring. Trip size is limited to 7, so sign up early. Programs are available to all current University of Utah Students as well as Faculty, Staff and Alumni who have purchased a Campus Recreation Membership. web.utah.edu/campusrec/outdoor_ rec/trips.html

Weber State University Wilderness Recreation Center–801-626-6373, www.weber.edu/wrc

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Utah Valley Community College Outdoor Education– 801-863-7052, www.uvsc.edu/outdoored

EVENTS

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ONGOING Draper Mountain Park–Races, Guided Hikes, Group Hikes and Corner Canyon Nature

Ogden Climbing Festival Free Gear Demo–5:30 p.m. Weber Rocks Climbing Wall, Swenson Gym Complex WSU Campus. 801-626-6373, www.weber.edu/wrc

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Adventure Trip Leader Training (Canyoneering)–North Wash 2 p.m.-10 p.m. 801-626-6373, www.weber.edu/wrc

Desolation Canyon Special Trip– Sponsored by USU. Cedar City author, James M. Aton and Cache Valley photographer Dan Miller will escort guests down river. Other lecturers include former BLM recreation manager from Price, Dennis Willis, river historian Roy Webb and state archaeologist Kevin Jones. The River Knows Everything www.usu.edu/usupress/books/ index.cfm?isbn=6523, Holiday Expeditions www.bikeraft.com/ desolation-canyon-Special.php3

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Lower Salmon River Cooperative Raft Trip–North Idaho. 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 801-626-6373, www.weber.edu/wrc

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ASSOCIATIONS Access Fund–Dedicated to keeping climbing areas open and conserving the climbing environment. 303-545-6772, www.accessfund.org The American Alpine Club– 303-384-0110, www.americanalpineclub.org

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CLIIMBING CLUBS AND OUTINGS American Hiking Society– 301-565-6704, www.americanhiking.org Glen Canyon Institute– 801-363-4450, www.glencanyon.org Hawkwatch International–Annual bird counts, outings. 801-484-6808, www.hawkwatch.org HEAL Utah–Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah, 801-355-5055, www.healutah.org High Uinta Preservation Council–435-245-6747, www.hupc.org The Nature Conservancy of Utah–801-531-0999, www.tnc.org/utah Red Rock Forests–435-259-5640, www.redrockforests.org Save Our Canyons–801-363-7283, www.saveourcanyons.org The Sierra Club–Local chapters of national organization. Work on local issues such as the Legacy Highway and wilderness protection. 415-977-5500, www.sierraclub.org Glen Canyon (SE Utah) Group–435-259-1633 www.sierraclub.org/glencanyon Ogden Group–801-475-4845, www.utah.sierraclub.org/ogden Rails-to-trails conservancy– www.railstotrails.org Salt Lake Group–801-467-9297, www.utah.sierraclub.org/saltlake_ group.asp#sl_group SERAC Mountaineering Club– Local club based in Orem, UT. www.seracclub.org Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance–801-486-3161, www.suwa.org Utah Environmental Congress–801-466-4055, www.uec-utah.org Utah Open Lands–801-463-6156, www.utahopenlands.org Utah Rivers Council–801-486-4776, www.utahrivers.org Wasatch Mountain Club–Hikes, ski tours, snowshoeing, biking, boating year round. 801-463-9842, www.wasatchmountainclub.org

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wall open Tue.-Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 12-9 p.m., 41 South Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, 801-456-0200, www.dickssportinggoods.com Dimple Dell Fitness and Recreation Center–Climbing wall inside a fitness center, 10670 S. 1000 E., Sandy, UT. 801-495-1480, www.recreation.slco.org/dimple iRock Utah-Ogden’s newest indoor bouldering and rock climbing facility. 2261 Kiesel Ave. Ogden, UT. 801-528-5350, www.irockutah.com Momentum Indoor Climbing–Lead climbing, bouldering, traditional climbing, yoga facilities, weight facilities. 10600 S 220 W, Sandy, UT. 800-896-8121, 801-990-6889, www.momentumclimbing.com

CLIMBING HARDWARE

REI Salt Lake City–Climbing wall open to the public Tuesday nights and Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 3285 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT. 801-486-2100, www.rei.com

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REI Sandy–Climbing wall open most Sat noon-3 p.m. 230 W. 10600 S., Sandy, UT. 801-501-0850, www.rei.com Rockreation Sport Climbing Center–2074 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT. 801-278-7473, www.rockreation.com Taylorsville Recreation Center– Climbing wall inside a fitness center, 4948 South 2700 West, Taylorsville, UT. 801-965-1732 Ultimate Sports Arena–Climbing wall inside a soccer arena. 3985 North 75 West, Hyde Park. Logan Area, UT. 435-563-1167 Weber Rocks Climbing Wall– Weber State University, Swenson Stromberg Gym Complex. 3750 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, UT. 801-626-7904, www.weber.edu West Valley Family Fitness–Center Climbing wall inside a fitness center. 5415 West 3100 South, West Valley City, UT. 801-955-4000, www.westvalleyfitnesscenter.org

INSTRUCTION CLAS Ropes–3606 W. Center St., Provo, UT, 801-373-8897, www.clasropes.com Exum Utah Mountain Adventures–801-550-3986, www.exum.ofutah.com Moab Cliffs and Canyons–877-641-5271, 435-259-3317, www.cliffsandcanyons.com

5.10 ROCK SHOES IN UTAH

Ropes Course, 3606 West Center Street, Provo, UT. 801-373-8897, Benjamin@clasropes.com, www.clasropes.com

Moab Desert Adventures– 1-877-ROK-MOAB, www.moabdesertadventures.com Paragon Climbing–St. George, UT. 888-412-5462, 435-673-1709, www.paragonclimbing.com Zion Rock & Mountain Guides– Springdale, UT. 435-772-3303, www.zionrockguides.com

11-14 Level 2 - Facilitator Training–8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. each day. CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 West Center Street, Provo, UT. 801-373-8897, Benjamin@clasropes.com, www.clasropes.com

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Shenandoah Rock Fest– Shenandoah National Park, VA. www.dcmetroclimbing.com

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Rock Climbing–10 a.m., SUU Sorenson PE Building, Cedar City, UT. 435-865-8704, www.utahsummergames.org Couples Retreat–11:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m. CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 West Center Street, Provo, UT. 801-373-8897, Benjamin@clasropes.com, www.clasropes.com

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2009 Youth Climbing National Championships–USA Climbing/ Momentum Climbing Gym. Momentum Climbing Gym. 888-944-4244, www.scsnationals.org

TBA Level 1 - Facilitator Training–8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. each day. CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 West Center St., Provo, UT. 801-373-8897, Benjamin@clasropes.com, www.clasropes.com

SEPTEMBER

DECEMBER

Climb4Life–Thursday afternoon registration begins 3 p.m. Climbing all day Friday and Saturday. Evening events Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Black Diamond Complex and Canyons around SLC, UT. 801-245-9767. info@herafoundation.org, www.herafoundation.org

Christmas Cruise–6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. (closed Sundays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 West Center Street, Provo, UT. 801-373-8897, Benjamin@clasropes.com, www.clasropes.com

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OCTOBER

JANUARY 2010 15th Annual Ouray Ice Festival– www.ourayicefestival.com

CONSERVATION GROUPS ASSOCIATIONS

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Halloween Cruise–6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (closed Sundays). CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 West Center St., Provo, UT. 801-373-8897, Benjamin@clasropes.com, www.clasropes.com

Bear River Watershed Council– OHV impact issues, www.brwcouncil.org Bend-in-the-River–Urban TreeHouse & Green Space. 801-587-9027,

tpoelzing@sa.utah.edu, www.sa.utah.edu/bennion/bend/ Glen Canyon Institute– 801-363-4450, www.glencanyon.org Hawkwatch International–Annual bird counts, outings. 801-484-6808, www.hawkwatch.org HEAL Utah–Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah, 801-355-5055, info@healutah.org, healutah.org High Uinta Preservation Council–435-245-6747, www.hupc.org The Nature Conservancy of Utah–801-531-0999, www.tnc.org/utah Red Rock Forests–435-259-5640, www.redrockforests.org Save Our Canyons–801-363-7283, www.saveourcanyons.org The Sierra Club–A group of members and volunteer activists dedicated to preserving and enjoying the land and quality of life in Utah and the West. 415-977-5500, www.sierraclub.org Glen Canyon (SE Utah) Group–435-259-1633, sierraclub.org/glencanyon/

Ogden Group–801-475-4845, www.utah.sierraclub.org/ogden/ Salt Lake Group–801-467-9297, www.utah.sierraclub.org/saltlake_ group.asp#sl_group Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance–801-486-3161, www. suwa.org Utah Environmental Congress– 801-466-4055, www.uec-utah.org Utah Open Lands– 801-463-6156, www.utahopenlands.org Utah Rivers Council– 801-486-4776, www.utahrivers.org

EVENTS

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Earth Day Planting and Celebration– 8:30 a.m. - noon. We are planting native shrubs for both habitat and scenic beauty. RSVP to Tara at tpoelzing@sa.utah.edu, 801-587-9027, www.sa.utah.edu/ bennion/bend/seasonal.ht

26 Salt Lake Group Outing–Skisnowshoe to Cecret Lake after the shutting down of the ski lifts but before the snow melts, x-country ski or snowshoe to the serene beauty of the Cecret Lake area near the Alta Ski Resort. Ron 801-292-4040, desertquest99@eyahoo.com, www.utah.sierraclub.org/saltlake_ group.asp#sl_group

CYCLING

ASSOCIATIONS

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American Cycling Association– Educates racers, promoters and officials on rules, regulations and trends in racing, 303-458-5538, www.americancycling.org BicycleCoach.com–Online directory of cycling coaches. www.bicyclecoach.com International Mountain Bike Association–National association to promote mountain biking and responsible trail use. 303-645-9011, www.imba.com League of American Bicyclists– National membership.organization, 202-822-1333, www.bikeleague.org Rails to Trails Conservancy– 202-331-9696, www.railtrails.org

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USA Cycling Inc.–Includes National Off-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA), mountain biking, United States Cycling Federation (USCF), governing body for amateur cycling.road, track and cyclo.cross and USCF, governing body for professional cycling. 719-866-4581, www.usacycling.org

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CYCLING Highland Drive (13400 South). Draper, UT. 801-205-3700, www.drapertraildays.com

EVENTS

APRIL

23-26 14th Annual Fruita Fat Tire–Fruita, CO, www.fruitamountainbike.com

25 East Canyon Road Race–10 a.m. www.sports-am.com

MAY

1-2

5th Anniversary 18 Hrs of Fruita–@ Highline. Midnight. Fruita, CO. 970-858-7220, emgmh@emgcolorado.com, www.emgcolorado.com

2 15th Annual Showdown at 5-Mile Pass– Lehi, UT. Dates and locations subject to change. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com

9 Wimmer’s XC Race at Sherwood–Sherwood Hills/Logan, UT. Dates and locations subject to change. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com

16 7th Annual Hammerfest at the Hollow– Soldier Hollow/Heber, UT. Dates and locations subject to change. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com

25 4th Annual Stan Crane Memorial XC Bike Race–Draper Equestrian Center Parking Lot, 1600 E. Highland Drive (13400 South). Draper, UT. 801-942-3498, www.drapertraildays.com

30 5th Annual Sundance Spin– Sundance Resort, UT. Dates and locations subject to change. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com Bikes for Kids Utah Giveaway and Bike Rides–Bikes for Kids Utah will give 1,000 new bicycles to pre-qualified, underprivileged 3rd graders at annual event. 8 a.m., Intermountain Medical Center, 5121 South Cottonwood St., Murray, UT. Rides range from 5K to 100K. debbie@bikesforkidsutah.com, www.bikesforkidsutah.org

JUNE

Moonshadows in Moab–Cycle Under Full Desert Moon. 10 p.m. Moab, UT. 435-259-2698, info@ skinnytireevents.com, www.skinnytireevents.com Little Red Riding Hood, Little Red Goes Pink– Wellsville Bowery, Wellsville, UT. lrrh@bbtc.net, www.bccutah.org/lrrh2009/

7 22nd Annual Elephant Rock– Cycling Adventure. 5:30 a.m. Denver, CO. 303-282-9015, info@elephantrockride.com, www.elephantrockride.com

13 Tour de Cure Utah–6:30 a.m. Rees Pioneer Park, Brigham City, UT. 888-DIABETES x7075, memsley@diabetes.org, diabetes.org/utahtourdecure 18th Annual Pedalfest–Outfitters & White Pine Touring. Deer Valley Resort, UT. Dates and locations subject to change. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com

20 Purgatory Challenge–7 a.m. Durango, CO. 970-259-7771, events@gravityplay.com

21-21 21st Annual Cook.Sanders Associates, Inc. and The Spence Law Firm–High Uintas Classic Stage Race, 866-783-6300 ext. 459. www.evanstoncyclingclub.org

27-28 Hamons Best Dam Bike Ride 2009–7 a.m. Cache Valley Fairgrounds. Logan, UT. 801-424-0112, becky.woolley@nmss.org, www.cureMSutah.org, www.freshairsports.com

JULY

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The 22nd Annual Mountain Bout–Snowbird Resort, UT. Dates and locations subject to change. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com

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4th Annual 24 Hrs of Erock–6:30 p.m. Denver, CO. 303-282-9015, info@elephantrockride.com, www.elephantrockride.com

3th Annual Chris Allaire Memorial/Utah Open State Championship–Solitude Resort, UT. Dates and locations subject to change. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com

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Draper Challenge Hill Climb Road Bike Race. Draper Equestrian Center Parking Lot, 1600 E.

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locations subject to change. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com

AUGUST

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4th Annual Copper Triangle–5:45 a.m. Copper Mountain, CO. 303-282-9015, info@coppertriangle.com, www.coppertriangle.com

CYCLING/ FILMS, FESTIVAL AND EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

1st Annual ROCK THE CANYONS XC Grand Finale Event–The Canyons Resort, Park City, UT. Dates and locations subject to change. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com

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16th Annual Tour de Vineyards–7 a.m. Grand Junction, CO. 303-635-2815, emgmh@emgcolorado.com, www.emgcolorado.com

Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. America’s Toughest Stage Race– 801-558-2136, www.tourofutah.com August 18, Prologue: Downtown Salt Lake City. 1.4 mile uphill course. August 19, Stage One: Ogden to Salt Lake. Two tough climbs, 82 miles finish at Research Park in Salt Lake City. August 20, Stage Two: Thanksgiving Point to Mount Nebo. Mostly flat course with the exception of a grueling 20-mile climb to the finish. August 21, Stage Three: Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah. A 10-mile time trial on a loop course. August 22, Stage Four: Park City to Snowbird. A road race of 99 mountainous miles. August 23, Stage Five: Salt Lake Downtown Criterium. A 90-minute race around a flat, four-cornered track around the City County building and Library Square. The circuit is one mile in length.

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Moab Century Tour–7 a.m. -4 p.m. Moab, UT. River! Canyons! Mountains! 435-259-2698, info@skinnytireevents.com, www.skinnytireevents.com

Widow Maker Mountain Bike Hill Climb–10 a.m. Snowbird, Gad Valley, UT. www.sports-am.com

20 Tour des Suds–10 a.m. Park City, UT. heinrich@mountaintrails.org, www.mountaintrails.org

OCTOBER

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FreshAirSports Cyclocross Series–start times vary, begin at 9 a.m. Bend, OR. 541-318-7388, info@freshairsports.com

NOVEMBER

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FreshAirSports Cyclocross Series–start times vary, begin at 9 a.m. Bend, OR. 541-318-7388, info@freshairsports.com

19 City Creek Bike Sprint–10 a.m.

City Creek Canyon. www.sports-am.com

August 28-30, Mountain States

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FreshAirSports Cyclocross Series–start times vary, begin at 9 a.m. Bend, OR. 541-318-7388, info@freshairsports.com Mountain States Cup–the largest full-discipline mountain bike race series in the nation. April 7-19, Mountain States Cup Series #1 Rabbit Valley Rally–Off-Road Time Trial, Cross Country. Fruita, CO. 720-407-6142, info@racemsc.com, www.racemsc.com May 1-3, Mountain States Cup Series #2 Chalk Creek Stampede–Saturday Cross Country/Dual Slalom Sunday Short Track/Mountain Cross. Nathrop, CO. 720-407-6142, info@racemsc.com, www.racemsc.com May 22-25, Mountain States Cup Series #3 The Chile Challenge– Saturday Mountain Cross Sunday Cross Country/Super D Monday Short Track/Downhill, Angel Fire, NM. 720-407-6142, info@racemsc.com, www.racemsc.com June 19-21, Mountain States Cup Series #4 Wildflower Rush– Saturday Cross Country/Mountain Cross Sunday Super D/Downhill. Crested Butte, CO. 720-407-6142, info@racemsc.com, www.racemsc.com June 16-19, USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships–SolVista Basin Granby, CO. 720-407-6142, info@racemsc.com, www.racemsc.com August 7-9, Mountain States Cup Series #5 Blast the Mass– Saturday Cross Country/Mountain Cross Sunday Super D/Downhill. Snowmass Village, CO. 720-407-6142, info@racemsc.com, www.racemsc.com

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Cup Series #6 Copper Cup– Saturday Short Track/SD Sunday Cross Country. Copper Mountain, CO. 720-407-6142, info@racemsc.com, www.racemsc.com September 4-5,Mountain States Cup Series #7 Sol Survivor– Saturday Mountain Cross Sunday Cross Country/Super D Monday Short Track/Downhill. SolVista Basin Granby, CO. 720-407-6142, info@racemsc.com, www.racemsc.com September 11-13, Mountain States Cup Series #7 The Fall Classic Stage Race–Saturday Time Trial/Circuit Race Sunday Cross Country. Breckenridge, CO. 720-407-6142, info@racemsc.com, www.racemsc.com

FILMS, FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ONGOING

PRESENT TO APRIL 14 TGR Movie “Under the Influence.” 7 p.m. FREE, Cliff Lodge, Snowbird. 801-933-2222 ext. 5010 for location. www.tetongrativity.com, www.snowbird.com PRESENT TO APRIL 15 Warren Miller Movie “Children of Winter.” 7 p.m. FREE, Cliff Lodge, Snowbird. 801-933-2222. www.snowbird.com www.warrenmiller.com

REI SANDY CITY–The following presentations are offered free of charge to the public at the Sandy City REI store. REI is located at 10600 S. & 230 W. in the northwest corner of the South Towne Mall property. For more information, please call 801-501-0850 or visit our website at www.rei.com and use the store locator feature. Visit our website for future event listings. SALT LAKE CITY–The following presentations are offered free of

Cell: 801-680-4133 Office: 801-268-9911 Fax: 801-268-4878

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FILMS, FESTIVALS AND EVENTS charge to the public at the Salt Lake City REI store. REI is located at 3285 E. & 3300 S. For more information, please call 486-2100 or visit our website at www.rei.com and use the store locator feature. Visit our website for future event listings.

COMMUNITY & REI SPONSORED EVENTS APRIL

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Fourth Street Clinic 9th Annual Triathlon & 5K–9 a.m. All proceeds from this triathlon and 5K go directly to Fourth Street Clinic and provide health care for uninsured, homeless Utahns. A great course for first timers to cut their triathlon teeth or a season warm-up for Olympic and Ironman distances! 4thstreettri.blogspot.com, www.fourthstreetclinic.org

EVENTS

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Earth Day Celebration–Ogden Nature Center, 12 p.m., 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT, 801-621-7595, www.ogdennaturecenter.org Bend in the River Earth Day Service Project– www.sa.utah.edu/bennion/bend

23-26 14th Annual New Belgium Brewing Fruita Fat Tire Festival presented by US Bank–Fruita, CO. 970-858-7220, festival@edgecycles.com, www.fruitamountainbike.com, www.emgcolorado.com

24-25 Women Fitness and Wellness Retreat–A Getaway to get your mind-body-spirit in balance, Sonia Quiroga Thomas, 801-904-3633, sonia@soniathomas.com, www.soniathomas.com

25-26 Cactus Hugger Cycling Festival–7 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Ivins, UT. 435-229-1404, clucygo@skyviewmail.com, www.cactushuggers.org

MAY

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5th Annual New Belgium Brewing “18 Hrs of Fruita”–Fruita, CO. 970-858-7220, www.fruitamountainbike.com

15-17 Whitewater River Rescue–Moab, UT (Hosted by Canyon Voyages), 801-560-9588, www.solgear.com

16 Navigation Day–9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. REI, 3285 E. 3300 S., 801-486-2100, www.rei.com

14-17 Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival– Cortez, CO. 970-565-1151, deb.avery@cortezculturalcenter.org, www.tainmesaverdebirdingfestival.com

ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE bike MS:

Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride Cache Valley, Utah

22-25 12th Annual Sun Valley Wellness Festival–Sun Valley Resort, ID. 208-726-2777, heather@sunvalleyevents.com, ellen@sunvalleyevents.com, www.sunvalleywellness.org

JUNE

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Teva Mountain Games–All day, Vail, CO. 970-949-1999, www.tevamountaingames.com

20 Venture Outdoors Festival– Millcreek Township celebrates its 4th annual free, family-friendly festival. 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Canyon Rim Park, Salt Lake City, UT. 801-634-8910, www.millcreektownship.org

TBA Relay for Life–5 p.m., Lone Peak Park, 10140 S.700 E., Sandy, UT. 801-483-1500, www.sandy.utah.gov/parks

June 27-28, 2009 2 days. 175 miles. Team Harmons, riding Bike MS since 2001

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BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE www.slcbac.org

Share the Road is a two-way street Obey All Traffic Laws, Stop means STOP Be Visible and Courteous Ride in a Predictable Manner Public Meetings Every 2nd Monday

register today cureMSutah.org

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FILMS, FESTIVALS AND EVENTS/ GEAR SWAPS/RUNNING EVENTS OLYMPIC VENUES JANUARY 2010 Soldier Hollow–435-654-2002, 22-26 www. soldierhollow.com X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival–Noon til 10 p.m., Park City and Salt Lake City, UT. info@x-dance.com, www.x-dance.com

FEBRUARY 2010

Utah Olympic Oval– 801-963-7117, www.olyparks.com Utah Olympic Park– 435-658-4208, www.olypark.com

Bryce Canyon Winter Festival– Ruby’s Inn, Hwy 63, Bryce Canyon City, UT. 1-866-866-6616, www.rubysinn.com

Utah Athletic Foundation– www.olypark.com

GEAR SWAPS

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15-16 Outdoor Recreation Program Used Equipment Sale–web.utah. edu/campusrec/calendar.html

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Young Riders Bike Swap–8 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday. Park City, UT. heinrichdeters@yahoo. com, www.youngriders.com

SEPTEMBER TBA Ski & Sport Swap–Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, UT. 801-922-2110, www.snowbird.com

OCTOBER TBA Christy Sports Olympus Hills– 3955 S. Wasatch Blvd at the Olympus Hills Shopping Center. Huge selection and prices on last year’s ski and snowboard gear. 801-272-5550 Sports Den–1350 Foothill Dr., Salt Lake City, 801-943-4889 Park City Snowboard Team Snowboard Swap–Park City Mountain Resort, First Time lower parking lot, 435-615-8839 Black Diamond Swap–2092 East 3900 South, Holladay, UT. 801-278-0233 Rowmark Ski Swap–970 E. 800 S., Salt Lake City, 801-355-7494

NOVEMBER TBA St. Lawrence Thrift Store Annual Ski and Snowboard Sale–90 North 100 West, Heber City, UT. 435-657-0209 Soldier Hollow Pre Winter Ski Sale–Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation Lodge at Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT. 435-654-2002 Park City Ski Team Swap–Basin Recreation Field House at New Park, 1388 New Main Street, Kimball Junction, UT. 435-649-8749, www.parkcityskiteam.org

EVENTS Junior Hockey Leagues–Utah Olympic Oval, 801-963-7127, steve.metcalf@olyparks.com, www.olyparks.com Olympic Biathlon Experience– Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT. 435-654-2002, www.soldierhollow.com Senior Hockey Leagues–Utah Olympic Oval, 801-759-PUCK, puck4wri@yahoo.com, www.olyparks.com

SUMMER

2009

Freestyle Introduction Camps– TBA, 435-658-2FLY (2359), www.flyfreestyle.com, www.olyparks.com Learn To Jump – Summer Ski–TBA, ages 6 and up, 801-550-1309, www.axisfreeride.com, www.olyparks.com

WINTER

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Luge Introduction Camps– 435-647-3800, www.olyparks. com Nordic Jumping Camps– www.axisfreeride.com, www.olyparks.com VISA Learn to Ski Jump Camps– Dates & Times TBA, 435-645-7660, www.pcnordicskiclub.org

RUNNING EVENTS RUNNING GROUPS AND OTHER RESOURCES Golden Spike Track Club–Box Elder County/ Northern Utah residents. 435-723-6394 Park City Running Club– 435-640-6621 Mountain Trails–Tuesday Trail Run Series, Starts June 3, Park City, Trailhead, 6 p.m., Free, www.mountaintrails.org Rhino Runners–With Dr. Tom, Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., or 6 p.m. 801-581-9296, Various locations Salt Lake Running Company– Workshops, teaser races, online


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RUNNING EVENTS event calendar. www.saltlakerunningco.com Salt Lake Track Club–Weekly runs Monday, Wednesday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning, www.slctrackclub.org SoJourners Running Club–In Orem, UT. 801-223-7010, www.sojournersrunningclub.com Stride Racing–Event Organizer. www.strideracing.com Sports-Am–Race Organizer, Online Race Guide, Online Registration. www.sports-am.com Sun and Snow Runners–Located in Cache Valley, 27 yearly runs, race and merchandise discounts to members, 435-753-7792 Team in Training–Support research for the leukemia and lymphoma society while training and participating in running/walking events. 800-842-team (8326), www.teamintraining.org TrailRun Running and Travel Club–www.trailrun.com Upper State Athletics-Elite–West Jordan. Utah’s premier track and field sprinting team. 801-963-8386 USA Track & Field, Utah Division– UTAH/USATF oversees and administers State wide programs in track and field, long distance running, ultrarunning, race walking and youth athletics.www.utah.usatf.org Wasatch Running Club–Weekly group runs. 801-566-8786 (URUN), www.wasatchrunningcenter.com

EVENTS 2009 UTAH GRAND SLAM OFFICIAL FOUR MARATHONS–The 2009 Utah Grand Slam is four marathons, plus an alternate for those who must miss one of the four. This is a competition, so those who want to compete for

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Spring Run Off 5K–8 a.m., 75 E. Center Street, Richfield, UT. 801-576-9474 Salt Lake City Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K–7 a.m., U of U, Salt Lake City, UT. www.saltlakecitymarathon.com

19 Hidden Peak Challenge Run/ Walk–Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, 801-922-2110, www.sports-am.com www.snowbird.com

25 Child Abuse Prevention Month 5K Fun Run/Walk & Kids Walk-9 a.m., 1600 West 500 North Provo, UT. sknadler@utah.gov, www.uccap.org 15th Annual Pueblo to Pueblo Run–9 a.m., (register before 8 a.m.), Cortez Cultural Center 25 N. Market, Cortez, CO. 81321, info@cortezculturalcenter.org, www.cortezculturalcenter.org

26 Glastonbury River Run–5K course run completely along the Connecticut River in South Glastonbury. 1 p.m. High Street, South Glastonbury, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

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Cookie Chaser 5K Race–8 a.m., Riverton City Park, 12765 S. 1400 West, Riverton, UT. www.cookiechaser.com

The Grand Valley Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10K and 5K–6:30 a.m., Huntington, UT. info@mammothmarathons.org, www.mammothmarathons.com

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Hurricane Half Marathon–6:30 a.m., 345 W. 100 South, Hurricane, UT. 435-635-2811 ext. 4

Running With Angels 5K–8 a.m., Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, UT. www.runningwithangels.com

Fun Run 4 Kids 5K–9 a.m., Canyon Glen Park, Provo Canyon, UT. www.funrun4kids.org

Ogden Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay–7 a.m. SOLD OUT! 2010 Ogden Marathon Registration will open October 1st, 2009. www.getoutandlive.org

The Shiprock Marathon & Relays–7 a.m., Shiprock, NM (on the Navajo Nation) info@shiprockmarathon.com, www.shiprockmarathon.com

3 Place D’Orleans 5K & 10K Walk/ Run & Half Marathon–8:45 a.m., Place D’Orleans Shopping Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

9 Fly with the Flock 5K Fun Run–8 a.m., Ogden Nature Center, 966 West 12th Street, Ogden, UT. 801-621-7595, www.ogdennaturecenter.org

Colonel By Classic 3 & 8 K & Wylie Ryan Dow’s Lake 1 K Run–11:30 a.m., Carleton University, Ottawa, ON., Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca ADC’s 3rd Annual ‘Signs On the Trail’ Fundraiser Race–9 a.m. Draper Park, North Pavilion, Draper, UT. 801-830-5105, trail@whatQGA.com, www.SignsOnTheTrail.com

17 World’s Toughest 10K–7 a.m., NE Albuquerque, NM. www.newmexicomarathon.org

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Race In the Park 5K–Held in beautiful Walnut Hill Park, walk and run to raise funds and awareness for the CT Breast Health Initiative. 8 a.m. Walnut Park, New Britain, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

Homestead Half Marathon & 5K–8 a.m., Homestead Resort, Midway, UT. 435-654-1102

Susan G. Komen Salt Lake CIty Race for the Cure–8:30 a.m., The Gateway, South Temple & 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT. 801-363-3367, komenslc.org

Wyoming Marathon Races–5K, 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles, 52.4 miles, 6 a.m., for all races except 5K (8:00 a.m.,), Lincoln Monument Rest Area, Exit 323 and Interstate 80, 10 miles east of Laramie, WY. 307-635-3316, RunWyo@msn.com, www.angelfire.com/wy2/marathon

Smithfield Health Days 5K & 10K–7:30 a.m., Mack Park, Smithfield, UT. 435-563-0337

Memorial Day Half Marathon & 5K–6:45 a.m., Jensen Nature Park, Syracuse, UT. 801-728-9121

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RUNNING EVENTS Canyon, Timp Park 3.1 miles up and 3.1 miles back, trail@xmission. com, www.trailrun.com

Provo Marathon–6 a.m., Provo Canyon, Provo, UT. trail@xmission.com, www.trailrun.com

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Teva Mountain Games–All day, Vail, CO. 970-926-4799, Krause@untraditional.com, www.tevamountaingames.com

5 Midnight 5K–11 p.m., St. George, UT. 435-627-4504. www.sgcity.org

6 5K Family Fun Run–6:30 a.m., Springville High School, Springville, UT. pat.thatcher@us.nestle.com, www.artcitydays.com The Crack of Dawn 10K–6 a.m. Down Emigration Canyon starting just above the Pine Crest by the first major S curve. Salt Lake City, UT. www.sports-am.com Draper Challenge Trail Run/Walk– 8:15 a.m., Draper Equestrian Center Parking Lot, 1600 E. Highland Drive (13400 S.), Draper, UT. 801-205-3700, www.drapertraildays.com 13th Annual Squaw Peak 50 Mile– 5 a.m., Trail Run, Vivian Park, Provo Canyon, Provo, UT. John Bozung 801-808-4222, jbozung@aol.com, squawpeak50.com/sqw_mstr.htm

12 2009 SCHEDULE May 16th - Women of Steel Triathlon Utah’s first and only All Women’s Triathlon 300 METER POOL SWIM/11.4 MILE BIKE/3 MILE RUN

June 20th - Cache Valley Classic Triathlon Pristine mountain valley views SPRINT: 750 METER SWIM/20K BIKE/5K RUN OLYMPIC: 1.5K SWIM/40K BIKE/10K RUN

July 11th - XANGO Echo Triathlon

Utah Summer Games 10K–7 a.m., Cedar Canyon, City Park, Cedar City, UT. 435-867-5945, www.utahsummergames.org Bam Kid’s Fun Run–5 p.m., Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT. 801-450-8477, info@wasatchracing.com, www.bamtriathlon.com

13 Blood Run 5K, 1 mile Walk/Run–7 a.m., Heritage Park, Highland, UT. www.bloodrun.org Utah Valley Marathon–6 a.m., www.utahvalleymarthon.com

Epic Canyon Course! SPRINT: 750 METER SWIM/20K BIKE/5K RUN OLYMPIC: 1.5K SWIM/40K BIKE/10K RUN

August 22nd - 11th Annual Jordanelle Triathlon Utah’s oldest continuously run Triathlon SPRINT: 750 METER SWIM/20K BIKE/5K RUN OLYMPIC: 1.5K SWIM/40K BIKE/10K RUN

September 12th - Ogden Valley Triathlon Utah’s first and only “Battle of the Sexes” Equalizer 1,000 METER SWIM/15.2 MILE BIKE/4 MILE RUN For more information visit our website at www.triutah.com or email us at info@triutah.com

Provo Riverwoods 10 Mile Run–www.trailrun.com Bam Triathlon and Lite Tri.–8 a.m., Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT. 1-801-450-8477, info@wasatchracing.com, www.bamtriathlon.com The Bear Lake Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and 10K–5:30 a.m., City Park, Garden City, UT. 435-650-0155, info@mammothmarathons.org, www.mammothmarathons.com Utah Summer Games 5K–7 a.m., Cedar Canyon City Park, Cedar City, UT. 435-867-5945, www.utahsummergames.org

Wasatch Presbyterian 5K–8 a.m., Highland High School, SLC, UT. 801-363-8300, www.judgesrun.com Orem Firefighter 5K–8 a.m., Orem City building, Orem, UT. 435-627-4560 Wahsatch Steeplechase–6 a.m., Memory Grove, Salt Lake City, UT, 801-541-6949, www.wahsatchsteeplechase.com 33nd Anuaul Run the Rockies Half Marathon and Ten Mile Creek 10K–8:30 a.m., Frisco, CO. 303-635-2815, emgmh@emgcolorado.com, www.emgcolorado.com Sawtooth Relay–Stanley to Sun Valley, ID. 208-853-1221 info@sawtoothrelay.com, www.sawtoothrelay.com The Home Run for Kids–Distances from 50 yds. to 1-mile for ages 2–12. 4 p.m., New Britain Rockcats Stadium, New Britain, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com Britannia Beach 5K Fun Run & Wylie Ryan Quick Kids 2K–8:40 a.m. Britannia Beach – Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

18 X-Treme Scramble Series – 5K Series Events! – A twilight riverfront 5K trail. 6 p.m., Riverfront Plaza, Hartford, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

19-20 Wasatch Back Relay–Logan to Park City, 170 miles, info@wasatchbackrelay.com, www.wasatchbackrelay.com

20 Utah Art Attack 5K–7:30 a.m., Library Square, SLC, UT. 801-583-6281, www.sports-am.com Emilie’s Run – For Women Only & Wylie Ryan Aviation Museum Kids 1 K–9 a.m. Aviation Museum, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-2954008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

21 Purgatory Challenge–7 a.m. Durango, CO. 970-259-7771, events@gravityplay.com, www.gravityplay.com Smiths Falls Figure Eight 5 km Run & Wylie Ryan Smiths Falls Kids 2 km–9:30 a.m. Lower Reach Park –


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RUNNING EVENTS Smiths Falls, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

26 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer– Rocky Mountains, CO. 888-541-WALK, www.avonwalk.org West Fest 5K & Fun Run–5415 West 3100 South, West Valley City, UT. 801-363-2898, westfest.org/5Kfamilyfunrun Xterra Snowbird Challenge Trail Run–Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, UT. 801-922-2110, www.snowbird.com

27-28 24 Hour...The Run–Team Relay and Solo Challenge & 100 Mile Endurance Running Series. Laramie, WY. www.24hourstherun.com

28 XTERRA Snowbird Trail 8k–7 a.m., Snowbird Resort, UT. 801-728-9121, www.snowbird.com

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4th of July Sandy 5K Run–7 a.m., South of City Hall on Centennial Blvd. (10200 South), Sandy, UT. 801-568-2900, parksandrec@sandy.utah.gov, www.sandy.utah.gov/parks 4th of July Sandy 10K Race–7:15 a.m., South of City Hall on Centennial Blvd, Sandy, UT.

(10200 South), 801-568-2900, parksandrec@sandy.utah.gov, www.sandy.utah.gov/parks Murray Fun Days 5K Run–8 a.m., Murray Park, Murray, UT. 801-264-2614 Freedom Festival 5K & 10K–7 a.m., 820 North, 1100 East, Provo, UT. 435-671-8000, www.freedomfestival.org/run

AUGUST

Bryce Canyon 5K–6:30 a.m., Cannonville City Park, Cannonville, UT. 1-800-444-6689, www.brycecanyonhalf marathon.com

SKYLINE 10K @ 10K–8 a.m., Fairview Canyon, UT. 435-462-2698, mailbox@skyline10K.com, www.skyline10K.com

Deer Creek Tri–www.trailrun.com

Crazy Bob’s Bairgutsman–6 a.m., Fruit Heights, UT. www.crazybobsbairgutsman.com

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Sydenham Lakeside 5 km & 10 km Run–9:05 a.m. Sydenham HS – Sydenham (Kingston), ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

Deseret News/KJZZ TV Marathon, 10K & 5K walk– Marathon-5:30 a.m., 10K-6 a.m., 5K-7 a.m., All finishes are at Liberty Park, Marathon start: Top of Big Mountain, 10K start: Research Park, University of Utah, 5K walk start: EnergySolutions Arena, Bob Wood, 801-333-7473, bwood@desnews.com, www.desnews.com/run

11 Canyon to Canyon 1/2 Marathon & 10K– 7 a.m., East Canyon Resort, UT. 801-484-9144, www.sports-am.com Red Dress Run for Women–12th annual 5K run and walk celebrating women’s fitness. 8:30 a.m., Asylum/Troutbrook Dr., West Hartford, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

18 Bryce Canyon 1/2 Marathon–6 a.m., Starts at Ruby’s Inn, Hwy 63, Bryce Canyon City. Ends at Cannonville. 1-800-444-6689, www.brycecanyonhalf marathon. com

6 p.m., Riverfront Plaza, Hartford, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

Speedgoats 50K–A tough high altitude trail run, with over 10,000 to gain. 6:30 a.m. Snowbird Ski and Summer resort, UT. www.speedgoat50k.com

Speedy Spaniard 10K–6:30 a.m., Canyon View Park, Spanish Fork, UT. 801-804-4600, kbradford@spanishfork.org

25 Spring View Farms 5K–14600 South 1050 West, Bluffdale, UT. www.sports-am.com

30 X-Treme Scramble Series – 5K Series Events!–The second of three events in the Scramble Series. A twilight riverfront 5K trail.

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8th Annual Kat’cina Mosa 100K Mountain Challenge Run– Springville, UT. John Bozung 801-808-4222, jbozung@aol.com, www.squawpeak50.com Fire Water & Ice Festival 5K and Family 1 Mile Fun Run–7:30 a.m. Start @ Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center & Utah Olympic Oval, 5624 S. 4800 W., Kearns, UT. www.kopfc.com Wheat and Beet-Hit The Street-2009– 10K, 5K, 2 mi walk, 1mi kids run. 7 a.m. Garland, UT. 435-881-2945, ras4@frontiernet.net, active.com National Capital 5 & 10 K–8:30 a.m. Terry Fox Athletic Facility. Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca


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RUNNING EVENTS Springville, UT. 801-223-7010, www.srcevents.com/hobblecreek

8 Alpine Days 5K Run/Walk–7 a.m., 200 N. Main, Alpine, UT. 801-756-7820 Gary’s Shoes 5K & 10K Run–7 a.m., Richfield City Office, Richfield, UT. 435-896-5546. www.active.com Haulin’ Aspen Trail Marathon and Half Marathon–9 a.m., Bend, OR. 541-318-7388, haulinaspen@rreshairsports.com, www.freshairsports.com Minuteman 5K Run/Walk–Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT. www.wadsco.com Jupiter Peak Steeplechase–8 a.m., Park City Mountain Resort, Park City, UT. 435-659-1188, heinrichdeters@yahoo.com, www.mountaintrails.org

Hurricane Peach Days 12K–6:15 a.m., 100 W. 100 S. Hurricane, UT, 435-635-2924 Mesa Falls Marathon, Half, & 5K–6:30 a.m., Ashton, ID, www.mesafallsmarathon.com Park City Marathon and Half Marathon–6:30 a.m. www.pcmarathon.com Race For Recovery 10K, 5K & 1 mile–9 a.m., Provo Canyon, UT. 801-373-7440, www.race4recovery.com Run With The Horses Marathon– Green River WY. 307-297-0062, www.grchamber.com

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Provo River Half Marathon–6:30 a.m. Run From South Fork in Provo Canyon then down the River Trail to Shops@Riverwoods. www.trailrun.com

X-Treme Scramble Series – 5K Series Events! A twilight riverfront 5K trail. 6 p.m., Riverfront Plaza, Hartford, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

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Half Road/Half Trail 8K Run–City Creek Canyon, UT. www.sports-am.com

Bryce Canyon Rim Run & Walk–9 a.m., Ruby’s Inn, Hwy 63, Bryce Canyon City, UT. 1-800-468-8660, www.rubysinn.com

Pine Valley 5K & 15 Miler–7 a.m., Pine Valley, UT. www.active.com

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Tower Rock Run 10K, 5K and Fun Run–8 a.m. Manila, UT (Sheep Creek Geological Loop). 435-784-3218 x 134, braymond@daggett.state.ut.us, www.towerrockrun.com

Old Wethersfield 5K & 10K– 8:30 a.m. Garden Street and State Street, Wethersfield, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

TBD Midnite Moon 5K Run–12 a.m., (midnight), Alta Canyon Park 9565 So. Highland Dr. Sandy, UT. 801-568-2900, parksandrec@sandy.utah.gov, www.sandy.utah.gov/parks

16 Brockville Downtown 5Km Run–9:05 a.m. Blockhouse Island, Brockville, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

Mesa Falls Marathon, Half, & 5K–6:30 a.m., Ashton, ID. www.mesafallsmarathon.com

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Park City Marathon–Marathon 6:30 a.m., Half Marathon 6:45 a.m., www.pcmarathon.com

Utah Marathon Relay–7 a.m., Life Time Fitness Sandy, UT.. www.utahgardenrelay.com

Hurricane Peach Days 12K– 6:15 a.m., 100 W. 100 S. Hurricane, UT. 435-635-2924

The Classic 10K & 5K–8 a.m., Layton Commons Park. Layton, UT. 801-387-7754, www.theclassicrace.blogspot.com

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Pocatello Marathon, Half & 5K–6:30 a.m., Pocatello, ID, www.pocatellomarathon.com Salt Lake 2008 Half Marathon And Relay–7 a.m., From Little Dell Bridge to The Marriott Universiy Park Hotel, www.sports-am.com 9th Annual Spanish Fork HalfMarathon & 5K–7 a.m., Spanish Fork, UT. www.spanishforkhalf.com Huntsville Half-Marathon & 5K–8 a.m., Huntsville, UT, 801-728-9121 Skirt Chaser 5K–Denver, CO, www.skirtchaser5K.com Canadian 8 K & 3 K Run–8 a.m. Terry Fox Athletic Facility – Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca Provo Canyon Relay Marathon–7 a.m. Provo Canyon. trail@xmission. com, trailrun.com

5-6 11th Annual New Mexico Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K–Festival Time, 5:30 a.m., Albuquerque, NM. 505- 489-9484, pamela@thatsawrapevents, www.thatsawrapevents.com

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Run With The Horses Marathon– Green River, WY. 307-297-0062, www.grchamber.com

New Mexico Marathon, HalfMarathon & 5K Festival– Marathon 5:30 a.m., HalfMarathon 6:30 a.m., 5K 7:15 a.m., Albuquerque, NM. www.newmexicomarathon.org

Hobble Creek Half-Marathon– 7:15 a.m., Springville Arts Park,

race@coloradorelay.com, www.coloradorelay.com

Wellsville Founders Day 10K & 5K–7 a.m., Wellsville, UT. 435-245-3686 Payson Onion Days 10K & 5K–7 a.m., 439 W. Utah Ave.Payson, UT. 801-465-6031, www.payson.org/ parks_rec.5K10Kraces.html

11-12 Colorado Relay–Team Relay Run (170 miles), 5 a.m., Idaho Springs, Glenwood Springs, CO. 303-670-7147,

dates and locations subject to change.

Mid-Mountain Marathon–8 a.m., Deer Valley Silverlake Lodge, Park City, UT. 435-659-1188, heinrichdeters@yahoo.com, www. mountaintrails.org Suncrest Mountain Trail Race 1/2marathon, 5K,3K Fun Run–8 a.m., Suncrest Welcome Park, Corners of Traverse Ridge Road and Elk Ridge and Suncrest Drive, Draper, UT. 801-703-1285, www.drapertraildays.com

13 The Little Grand Canyon Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and 10K–6-6:30 a.m., CEU Prehistoric Museum in Price, UT. 435-650-9732, info@mammothmarathons.org, www.mammothmarathons.com

15 Pocatello Marathon–Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 1.5 miles, For Kids “2” 0.2 miles, www.pocatellomarathon.com

19 Top of Utah Marathon– 6:55 a.m. Wheelchair Start. 7 a.m. Marathon starts. Blacksmith Fork Canyon, Logan, UT. www.topofutahmarathon.com

20 Nepean 3 & 5 km Trail Run–8:30 a.m. Nepean Sportsplex, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca Adirondack Marathon Distance Festivial–9 a.m. Marathon; 10 a.m. Half; 9 a.m. Relay.Schroon Lake, NY. 518-532-7576, Adirondackmarathon@yahoo.com, www.adirondackmarathon.org

26 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer– Rocky Mountains, CO. 888-541-WALK, www.avonwalk.org Step Out to Fight Diabetes–8:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk. Starts at This is the Place Monument, ends at Hogle Zoo. Salt Lake City, UT. American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org/stepout

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RUNNING EVENTS 8th Annual Schutzenfest 5K Race– Race day registration from 8-8:45am on September 19th at the Blue Boar Inn. Race begins at the Wasatch Mountain State Park Visitor’s Center. 1235 Warm Springs Rd, Midway, UT. Kristen 435-654-1400. www.active.com, www.gohebervalley.com XTERRA Wheeler Canyon Xduro–21K,9 a.m. Snowbasin, Ogden, UT. 877-XTERRA-1, www.xterraplanet.com/xduro/ wheeler.html

24 Ogden Valley 50 Ultra Marathon–5 a.m., Mountain Green, UT. 801-728-9121 Save-A-Sister 10K & 5K–9 a.m., Main Street Trailhead by the Dixie Center (1385 Convention Center Drive) St. George, UT. 435-627-4504, www.sgcity. org/recreation/races/details. php?id=129

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Pumpkin Run 5K & Kids’ Fun Run–1 p.m., Higganum Town Green, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

St George Marathon– Wheelchairs 6:40 a.m., runners 6:45 a.m. Vernon Worthen Park, St. George, UT. www.stgeorgemarathon.com

NOVEMBER

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9 ING Run for Something Better Day–Over 1,500 middle school students will come together to celebrate the completion of their half-marathon or marathon training program and complete their final mile together. Hartford, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

11 Ottawa Fall Colours Marathon & Marathon Relays–9 a.m. Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca Ottawa Fall Colours Half Marathon, 5 & 10 K & Michael’s Most Excellent 1 K Turkey Trot–9 a.m. Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

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First Dam Run 5K & 10K–10 a.m., Merlin Olsen Park, Logan, UT. 435-755-9543 Squatter’s Chasing Tail Ale 5K– Benefit for Utah Animal-Assisted Therapy Association. Wheeler Farm, Salt Lake City, UT. 801-808-0804, info@uaata.org, www.uaata.org Zeitgeist Half Marathon– 10 a.m., Boise, ID, www.zhalfmarathon.com

8 Santa Clarita Marathon–7 a.m. Santa Clarita, CA. 661.286.4018, pdowning@santa-clarita.com, www.scmarathon.org

14 Freedom Run 5K–9 a.m. Connecticut State Armory, Broad Street, Hartford, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com Rim Rock Marathon– 8 a.m. Grand Junction to Fruita, CO, www.rimrockrun.org

24 Hour...The Run–(championships) Team Relay, Solo Challenge and100 Mile Endurance Running Series. Boulder, CO. www.24hourstherun.com

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Winterman Marathon & Marathon Relays–8:30 a.m. Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

The Other Half–10 a.m., Hwy 128 (the River Road) near Moab, UT. 435-259-4525, rrr@citlink.net, www.moabhalfmarathon.org Mount Desert Island Marathon–8 a.m. Bar Harbor, ME. 207-276-4226, information@mdimarathon.org, www.mdimarathon.org NH Marathon, 10K, 5K Judged Race Walk–9 a.m. 155 North Main Street, Bristol, NH. 03222. 603-744-3335, littletown@metrocast.net, www.nhmarathon.com

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Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile–10 a.m., Smithfield City, UT. 435-563-0048

24 UVU 5K Turkey Trot–A fundraiser for the Utah AIDS Foundation! 3:45 p.m. Walkers, 4 p.m. Runners. Orem, UT. 801-863-6163, www. utahaids.org/index.php?id=NTk5

26 City Creek Cold Turkey Run–Starts at the Capitol, up City Creek Canyon for 1 mile, turn around and

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RUNNING EVENTS/SKATING SPORTS/ TRIATHLON, BIATHLON, DUATHLON & MULTISPORTS Finish at Memory Grove, Salt Lake City, UT. www.sports-am.com Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/ Walk–8 a.m., 165 S. 580 W. Orem, UT. 801-223-7010 Ogden Thanksgiving Day Run/ Walk–5 Mile Run/2 Mile Walk, 9 a.m., 5475 South 500 East Ogden, UT. 801-479-2255 Utah Human Race–8 a.m., Draper City Park, Draper, UT. www.utahhumanrace.org

slcfriniteroll.blogspot.com, slcfriniteroll@yahoo.com Short Track Ice Speedskating– Come out and try speedskating on the new ice sheet at the Park City Ice Arena. 600 Gillmor Way, (State Hwy. 248 & Hwy. I-40). Near Quinn’s Junction, next to the National Ability Center. Park City, UT. David Harris 435-658-4311, drmealing@juno.com, davidharris10@earthlink.net, www.PCICE.org

EVENTS

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US Tri Sports Spring Sprint Triathlon–8:30 a.m., Kearns Oquirrh Park FC, Utah.Olympic Oval. www.ustrisports.com

MAY

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Cumberland Duathlon & Duathlon & Relays–9:00 a.m. RJ Kennedy Arena, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

DECEMBER

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Winter Sun 10K–10 a.m., Moab, UT. 435-259-4525, moabhalfinfo@citlink.net, www.moabhalfmarathon.org

Summer Skate Tour–Coeur d’Alene, ID. 3-5 day skating adventure along 74 miles of Rail Trail Skating in Coeur d’ Alene. Cyclist are welcome to join skaters. Helmets are required for all skaters participating. SkateNow Skate School, LLC., 801-944-5516, Skatenow@att.net, skatenow.home.att.net

St. George Triathlon– SG TRIFECTA. St. George, UT. www.bbsctri.com/sgtri.html

EQUIPMENT/GEAR

Women of Steel Triathlon– SOLD OUT! American Fork Recreation Center, 454 North Center, American Fork , UT. 300 meter pool Swim/11.4 mile Bike/3 mile Run, Utah’s only all-women’s triathlon. www.triutah.com

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31 SLCTC Beat The New Year 5K–11:30 p.m., Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City, UT.

FEBRUARY 21, 2010 Winterman Half Marathon, 5 & 10 K & Marathon Relays–8:30 a.m. Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

MAY

TBA 2010 9th Annual Ogden Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, Relay & Kids Marathon

SKATING SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS

Skatenow Skate SchooL, LLC–skatenow.home.att.net

CLINICS AND CLASSES Inline Skating, Skate 2 Ski, Speed & Fitness–SkateNow, LLC is Utah’s only inline skate school with certified instructors. Classes begin May 2009. Rental equipment available. 801-944-5516, Skatenow@att.net, skatenow.home.att.net SLC Area Inline Skate Fun Rolls–One Saturday each month, SkateNow will host a fun roll to explore the greater Salt Lake Area pathways. June/ July/Aug/Sept. 801-944-5516, Skatenow@att.net, skatenow.home.att.net Friday Nite Roll!–Adult Friday Night Social Skate starting June, continues weekly, weather permitting. Meet at Liberty Park: north entrance. 7:30 p.m. Helmets required to participate.

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The SkateNow Shop, LLC– UTAH’s complete Skates for Inline, Short Track, Long Track, Fitness & Recreation, Quad, Freestyle and Kid’s Inline Skates. Full service shop. New retail store opening spring 2009. 35 West Broadway (300 S.), Suite #101, Salt Lake City, UT. 801-944-5516, theskateshop@att.net, www.theskatenowshop.com

TRIATHLON, BIATHLON, DUATHLON & MULTI-SPORT ASSOCIATIONS

Desert Shark Triathlon Club– New or vet, all are welcome. 801-253-4038, www.desert-sharks.com Team Fast Lane–USA Triathlon sanctioned club. Weekly coached training sessions. 801328-1688, www.teamfastlane.com Tri Utah–Event Organizer. www.triutah.com USA Triathlon–719-597-9090, www.usatriathlon.org U.S. Biathlon Association– www.usbiathlon.org Team Fast Lane Triathlon Training Program–Jan.-Dec., T,W,TH,Sat. Steiner West Pool, Focus Health & Fitness. 801-558-2230, www.teamfastlane.com

16 Early Bird Triathlon & Duathlon & Relays– 8 a.m. Carleton University - Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

17 Shamrock Duathlon–5K run, 28K bike, 5K run. Both runs follow the same course. 7:30 a.m. Glastonbury High School, Hubbard Street, Glastonbury, CT. 860-652-8866 , www.hartfordmarathon.com

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XTERRA Northwest Cup– Noon start time. An exciting off-road triathlon and relay. .8-mile swim, 18-mile bike ride and a 10K run. Farragut State Park, Athol, ID. 208-664-0135, www.xterraplanet.com

13 Battle at Midway Triathlon– 8:30 a.m. Midway, UT. 801-450-8477, www.bamtriathlon.com BAM-X Duathlon–5 p.m. Midway, UT. 801-450-8477, www.bamtriathlon.com Ottawa Riverkeeper ® Triathlon & Duathlon & Relays–8:30 a.m. Britannia Beach, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca.

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20 XTERRA Buffalo Creek–1mile swim, 20-mile mountain bike, 5-mile trail run. 9:15 a.m. Wellington Lake at Castle Mountain Resort, Buffalo Creek, CO. martinich@msn.com, www.xterraplanet.com Buffalo Creek Scramble–Five-mile trail run. 10:30 a.m. start time. Wellington Lake at Castle Mountain Resort, Buffalo Creek, CO. martinich@msn.com, www.xterraplanet.com Cache Valley Classic Triahtlon–8 a.m. Hyrum Reservoir, Hyrum, UT (near Logan, UT.), Sprint and Olympic distance open water swim triathlons, Sprint road: 750 meter Swim/20K Bike/5K Run, Olympic road: 1.5K Swim/40K Bike/10K Run. www.triutah.com

21 Smiths Falls Classic Triathlon & Duathlon & Relays–9:30 a.m. Lower Reach Park, Smiths Falls, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca.

28 Stamford KIC IT Triathlon to benefit Kids in Crisis–6:30 a.m. start. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

JULY

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Greater Kingston Sydenham Triathlon & Duathlon & Relays–8:30 a.m. Sydenham High School, Sydenham (Kingston), ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

11 Echo Triathlon–7 a.m. Echo Reservoir, Coalville, UT., Sprint and Olympic distance open water swim triathlons, Sprint road: 750 meter Swim/20K Bike/5K Run, Olympic road: 1.5K Swim/40K Bike/10K Run. www.triutah.com

12 Graham Beasley 113 Triathlon & Duathlon & Relays– 8 a.m. Town Hall, Carleton Place, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

18 Deer Creek Tri–6 a.m. Deer Creek Res.trailrun.com, www.trailrun.com

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Deschutes Dash Weekend Sports Festival–9 a.m. Bend, OR. 541-318-7388, deschutesdash@ FreshAirSports.com, www.freshairsports.com

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National Capital Triathlon & Duathlon & Relays– 8:30 a.m. Terry Fox Athletic Facility Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

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Amica Niantic Bay Triathlon–A flat, sprint distance race with a 1/2-mile swim, 12-mile bike, and 3.5-mile run. 7:30 a.m., McCook Beach Park, Niantic, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

STANDARD DIVISION 400 yd. Swim; 14.2 m bike; 5K run

16 Thousand Islands Triathlon & Duathlon & Relays–8:30 a.m. Block House Island, Brockville, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca.

JUNE 27 7:30 AM Stroller Division! Most affordable race in town!!

22 Jordanelle Trithlon, 11th Annual–Jordanelle Reservoir, Park City/Heber City, UT, Sprint and Olympic distance open water swim triathlons, Sprint road: 750 Meter Swim/20K Bike/5K Run, Olympic road: 1.5K Swim/40K Bike/10K Run. www.triutah.com

SEPTEMBER

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Canadian 226 Triathlon & Duathlon & Relays–6:30 a.m./8 a.m. Terry Fox Athletic Facility, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca.

ACTIVITIES • • • • • •

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AQUACISE ZUMBA KIDS’ PROGRAMS OFF-TRACK CAMPS SUMMER CAMPS BIRTHDAY PARTIES

West Valley City Family Fitness Center 5415 West 3100 South,

Moab Xstream Off Road Triathlon–7 a.m. Moab, UT. 970-259-7771, events@gravityplay.com, www.gravityplay.com,

West Valley, UT, 84120

801-955-4000 www.westvalleyfitnesscenter.org

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Ogden Valley Trithlon–Pineview Reservoir, Eden, UT, 1000 meter Swim/15.2 mile Bike/4 mile Run, Utah’s only “Battle of the Sexes” Equalizer triathlon. www.triutah.com

KIDS MINI-TRI 50 yd. Swim; 1/2 m bike; 1/4 m run

Saturday Nov. 21, 8:00 am

23 Litchfield Hills Olympic Triathlon & New! Aqua/Bike Challenge– 1-mile swim, 25-mile bike course, 10K run. 7:30 a.m. Brodie Park, West Hill Lake, New Hartford, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

NOVICE DIVISION 200 yd. Swim; 7.1 m bike; 1.3 m run

TURKEY TROT 5K

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KEEPER 2009 “I Can Tri” Triathlon–8 a.m. Alta Canyon Sports Center. Sandy, UT. 801-568-4602, mcarter@sandy.utah.gov, www.sandy.utah.gov

TRIATHLON, BIATHLON, DUATHLON & MULTISPORTS/UTAH SUMMER GAMES/ WATERSPORTS

Soccer Adult 3X3–Cedar City, Bicentennial Soccer Fields. Softball - Adult Slowpitch–Cedar City, Bicentennial Fields. Ultimate Frisbee–Cedar City, SUU Football Practice Fields.

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Women’s Triathlon–8 a.m. Winding Trails, Famington, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

Karate–Cedar City, Canyon View High - Main Gym. Rock Climbing–Cedar City, SUU Sorensen PE Building. Sailing - Keelboats–Utah Lake State Park Marina.

20 Last Chance Triathlon & Duathlon & Relays–8 a.m. Nepean Sportsplex - Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca.

26 XTERRA Utah–The race is open to everyone. 750-meter swim in Pineview Reservoir, a 19K mountain bike, 5K trail run. Snowbasin Resort, Ogden, UT. 877-XTERRA-1, www.xterraplanet.com

27 XTERRA USA Championship–The XTERRA USA Championship is open to qualified amateur athletes from the U.S. 1.5K swim, 30K mountain bike,10K trail run. Snowbasin Resort, Ogden, UT. 877-XTERRA-1, www.xterraplanet.com

OCTOBER

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Fall Colours Duathlon & Relays–10 a.m. Cumberland Heritage Village Museum-Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca.

UTAH SUMMER GAMES

Schedule is subject to change. Get upto-date information and register for events at 435-865-8421, www.utahsummergames.org

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Water Polo–Cedar City, SUU Sorenson PE Building Aquatics Center.

JUNE

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Golf - Youth (skills)–Cedar City, Cedar Ridge Golf Course. Pickleball–Cedar City, SUU Sorensen PE Building. Practice on June 3.

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Cowboy Actions Shooting–Cedar City, Iron County Shooting Range. Volleyball - Indoor Youth–Cedar City, Various Iron County Courts.

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Gymnastics - Girls–Cedar City, SUU Centrum. Horseshoes–Cedar City, Cedar Horseshoe Park.

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Wrestling Camp–Cedar City, SUU Multi Purpose Bldg. June 8-11.

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Racquetball–Cedar City, SUU Sorenson PE Building. Soccer Youth–Cedar City, 19 Iron Country Fields.

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Bowling–Cedar City, Cedar Bowling Center. OPENING CEREMONIES–8:30 p.m.–Cedar City, Eccles Coliseum.

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5K Run/Walk–Cedar City, Cedar Canyon Riverwalk/Bicentennial Park. Diving–Cedar City, SUU Sorenson PE Building Aquatics Center. Golf - Adult–Cedar City, Cedar Ridge Golf Course. Power Tumbling–Cedar City, SUU Sorensen PE Building. Trap Shooting–Cedar City, Cedar Trap Shooting Club. Wrestling–Cedar City, SUU Multi Purpose Bldg.

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10K Run–Cedar City, Cedar Canyon Riverwalk/Bicentennial Park. Arm Wrestling–Cedar City, SUU Sorensen PE Building. Boxing–Cedar City, Cedar City High School. Equestrian-Barrels & Poles, Adult–Cedar City, Iron Ranger Arena - Cross Hollow MultiPurpose Center. Equestrian-All Breed Amateur Show–Cedar City, Iron Ranger Arena - Cross Hollow MultiPurpose Center. Sailing - Catamaran & Dinghy– Deer Creek Reservoir - Sailboat Beach. Skateboarding–Cedar City, Cedar City Skate Park - Exit 59. Tae Kwon Do–Cedar City, Canyon View - Main Gym. Triathlon–Cedar City, Sand Hollow Reservoir (Hurricane Area).

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Basketball (Youth)–Cedar City, Various Iron County Courts.

Basketball (Adult)–Cedar City, Various Iron County Courts. Cycling–Cedar City, Righthand Canyon, Lund Hwy, Cross Hollows Event Ctr. Swimming–Cedar City, SUU Sorenson PE Building Aquatics Center. Vollyball - Indoor Adult–Cedar City, Cedar High School.

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Bass Fishing–Cedar City, Sand Hollow Reservoir (Hurricane area). Inline Skating–Cedar City, Cedar City Skate Park - Exit 59. Power Lifting–Cedar City, SUU Harris Pavilion. Sculling & Rowing–Great Salt Lake Park - Marina. Volleyball - Outdoor–Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Complex.

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WATER SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS

American Canoe Association– 703-451-0141, www.americancanoe.org American Whitewater–Works to restore and preserve whitewater for recreation. 866-262-8429, www.americanwhitewater.org Professional Paddlesports Association (PPA)– 800-789-2202, www.propaddle.com USA Canoe/Kayak– 704-348-4330, www.usack.org U.S. Rowing Association– 800-314-4769, www.usrowing.org U.S. Sailing Association– 800-USSAIL-1, www.ussailing.org

Basketball Skills–Cedar City, SUU Sorenson PE Building.

EVENTS

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Flaming Gorge Kid’s Fishing Derby–9 a.m. Moose Pond on Hwy 44 Mile Marker 9. 435-784-3218 x 134, bram.nd@daggett.state. ut.us, www.daggettcounty.org/ DocumentView.asp?DID=704 Utah Summer Games-Keelboat Regatta–Utah Lake State Park. Sailing Association. Brett Bingham. 801-815-2521 www.utahsummergames.org

U.S.A Utah Sailing Association– 801-815-2521, www.utahsailing.com

Equestrian-Barrels & Poles, Youth–Cedar City, undefined Shooting–Cedar City, Iron County Shooting Range.

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Archery–Cedar City, SUU Centrum Field. Fencing–Cedar City, Canyon View Main Gym. Softball - Girl’s Fastpitch–Cedar City, Bicentennial Fields. Table Tennis–Cedar City, Cedar Middle School. Track & Field–Cedar City, SUU Eccles Coliseum, West Coliseum Fields. Weightlifting–Cedar City, Cedar Middle School. Wendy Wood Memorial Rodeo/ CLOSING CEREMONIES–8:30 p.m.–Cedar City, Cross Hollow Event Center.

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22-25 USA Memorial Weekend–Bear Lake Rendezvous Beach. Brett

dates and locations subject to change.

7-8 Paddle Festival–Registration begins at 9 a.m. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Some classes require registration one hour prior to the class to allow time to select and be fitted to the boat/equipment. Kayak Instructions, Canoe Instruction, Children’s Activities, Fly Fishing, Sailing, Sculling, Boat Demos, Paddle Races. 801-486-4776, www.utahrivers.org Utah Summer GamesSailing, Catamaran, Dinghy, Windsurfer, Kite Board – Deer Creek Reservoir, Sailboat Beach. Brett Bingham 801-815-2521, www.utahsummergames.org

19 Purgatory Challenge– 7 a.m. Durango, CO. 970.259.7771, events@gravityplay.com, www.gravityplay.com

JULY

2-5 USA Independence Weekend M.O.A.B.–Bear Lake Rendezvous Beach. July 4th Gumball Rally & Mexican Fiesta Dinner Party. Brett Bingham 801-815-2521 www.utahsailing.com

AUGUST

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Little America’s Cup/ Fremont Lake Regatta–Fremont Lake, WY. Jason Essington 307-749-8788

SEPTEMBER

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USA Labor Day Weekend:Bear Lake Rendezvous Beach–Labeau LeMans Grand Prix 20, Italian Dinner Party and Horseshoe Tournament. Brett Bingham 801-815-2521, www.UtahSailing.com

26 USA Oktoberfest–Pineview Reservoir, Windsurfer Beach. All day Sail & Beach Party. Brett Bingham 801-815-2521, www.utahsailing.com

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WINTER SPORTS WINTER SPORTS SKI RESORTS Altaâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Ticket Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;801-359-1078, Snow Reportâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;801-572-3939, www.alta.com Beaver Mountainâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ticket Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;435-753-0921, Snow Reportâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;435-753-4821, www.skithebeav.com Brian Headâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ticket Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;435-677-2035, Snow Reportâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;435-677-2035, press option 2, www.brianhead.com Brightonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ticket Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;801-532-4731, Snow Reportâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;801-532-4731, www.skibrighton.com The Canyonsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ticket Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;435-649-5400, Snow Reportâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;435-615-3456, www.thecanyons.com Deer Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ticket Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;435-649-1000, Snow Reportâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;435-649-2000, www.deervalley.com Park Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ticket Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1-800-222-PARK, Snow Reportâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1-800-222-PARK, www.parkcitymountain.com Powder Mountainâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ticket Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;801-745-3772, Snow Reportâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;801-745-3771, www.powdermountain.net

Snowbasinâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ticket Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;801-620-1000, Snow Reportâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;801-620-1011, www.snowbasin.com Snowbirdâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ticket Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;801-742-2222, Snow Reportâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;801-933-2100, www.snowbird.com Solitudeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ticket Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;801-534-1400, Snow Reportâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;801-536-5777, www.skisolitude.com Sundanceâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ticket Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1-800-892-1600, www.sundance-utah.com

ASSOCIATIONS Amateur Ski Instructors Association (ASIA)â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 845-679-4609, www.asiaski.com

National Ski Patrolâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 303-988-1111, www.nsp.org

USA Hockeyâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;www.usahockey.com U.S. Speedskatingâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;801-417-5360, www.usspeedskating.org

Park City Short Track Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 435-658-4311, davidharris10@comcast.net, drmealing@juno.com, www.pcice.org

EVENTS

DECEMBER

12 Wasatch Citizen Series at Soldier Hollowâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Cross Country Ski Competition. 435-654-3666, 435-654-2002, www.soldierhollow.com, www.gohebervalley.com

Professional Ski Instructors of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;303-987-9390, www.psia.org SnowSports Industries America (SIA)â&#x20AC;&#x201C;703-556-9020, www.snowlink.com

JANUARY

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The Ice Skating Institute of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 972-735-8800, isi@skateisi.org, www.skateisi.org United States Ski and Snowboard Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;435-649-9090, www.ussa.org

American Association of Snowboard Instructorsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;303-987-2700, www.aasi.org

United States of America Snowboard Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jason@usasa.org, www.usasa.org

American Blind Skiing Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;ABSF@absf.org, www.absf.org

United States Ski and Snowboard Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;435-649-9090, www.ussa.org

Colorado Ski Country USAâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 303-837-0793, www.coloradoski.com

U.S. Biathlon Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; www.usbiathlon.org

BASH (Battle at Soldier Hollow) Winter Triahtlonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Winter Multisport event that consists of running, mountain biking and crosscountry skiing - all performed on the packed and groomed XC ski trails of the World famous Soldier Hollow. 435-654-2002, 435-654-3666, www.soldierhollow.com, www.bamtriathlon.com

JANUARY-APRIL

TBA, 2010

Ski to Liveâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;www.kristenulmer.com/ ski_to_live.html

USA Curlingâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;www.usacurl.org National Ski Areas Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;303-987-1111, www.nsaa.org

U.S. Figure Skating Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 719-635-5200, www.usfsa.org

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Does It Work? Vibram FiveFingers Shoes Vibram, the maker of rubber soles for many leading shoe manufacturers, has created an innovative shoe called FiveFingers. The shoes have been on the market for a few years, but new features have made them better than ever. FiveFingers are designed to mimic being barefoot and provide enhanced sensation to your feet as you walk over textured surfaces. They’re also designed to improve athletic performance in running, water sports, yoga and more. FiveFingers also claim to deliver positive health benefits like more natural movement, improved balance and posture, stronger foot muscles, reduced back pain and the comfort of walking barefoot without the pain. So do these shoes really improve your health and athletic ability? Our short answer, yes. We tested FiveFingers Sprint and KSO styles and found that walking in them was comfortable and allowed our feet to flex, move and stretch in ways other shoes don’t allow. You can also feel the texture of objects as you walk over them, which provides a mini massage to your feet and allows you to feel more connected to the ground. But you’ll need time to adapt because these shoes exercise muscles not normally used and can cause aches in feet and legs until your muscles get stronger. We know we felt it! But after wearing the shoes for a few weeks, you can bend and separate your toes more easily, naturally improving your balance and posture. Once you get used to these awesome, but silly-looking shoes, you won’t want to take them off.

Even if people stare at your pocketed toes like you’re crazy, which they do, you won’t care because you’re walking barefoot...without pain! Running in the shoes is easy, but doing too much at first will make you sore because the shoes don’t offer the support and cushioning of regular running shoes. They also cause your foot to strike in the forefoot instead of the heel, like it does while wearing running shoes, which can take some getting used to. So ease into it to build muscles and improve running times. But once you’ve adapted, FiveFingers are great for almost any activity. They’re also good for travel because they’re lightweight and packable. If picking between the Sprint and KSO (Keep Stuff Out) styles, which are both made for running, we recommend the KSO because its mesh cover keeps your feet clean and they offer an updated strapping system. Sprint $80, KSO $85 www.vibramfivefingers.com If you need a little extra cushioning or warmth while wearing FiveFingers, try Injinji Performance Toesocks. These socks separate your toes in different pockets, just like the shoes, and help provide additional comfort when running. We tried and loved the Performance Series Mini Crew Socks with Coolmax®. The new Coolmax® EcoMade is a polyester fabric made from recycled plastic bottles that wicks sweat and dries fast. Injinji socks are also seamless and lightweight, which makes them incredibly comfy, even in regular shoes. $14 www.injinji.com

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If you’re looking for a stainless steel bottle for hot beverages, check out Stanley’s new Nineteen13 Stainless Steel Vacuum Bottle ($25), which keeps drinks toasty all day and includes a handy cup lid for easy sipping. All Nineteen13 stainless steel water bottles are leakproof, packable, guaranteed for life and available in colorful, funky designs. www.stanley-pmi.com You can also get great stainless steel water bottles from Camelbak. They just announced a stainless steel Better Bottle that features their bite valve technology, catchy slogans and unique designs. The bottles are available in insulated or uninsulated versions and will be available in stores in May. www.camelbak.com

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BREAKING NEWS THE UTAH STATE LEGISLATURE JUST PASSED A BILL THAT GIVES $6,000 TO ALL NEW HOME BUYERS! 1. For newly constructed homes only. 2. You can use the $6,000 for a down payment. 3. To qualify, you must earn less than $75,000 a year as a single and less than $150,000 a year as a married couple. 4. This can be used in addition to the federal tax credit of $8,000 for first time home buyers. 5. For a limited time only, you must act now.

IF YOU WERE WORRIED ABOUT NOT HAVING ENOUGH CASH FOR A DOWN PAYMENT, STOP WORRYING & COME TO A SALES CENTER. WE HAVE OVER 200 BRAND NEW HOMES UNDER $200,000 TO CHOOSE FROM. CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.

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CHOOSE FROM OVER 50 DIFFERENT SPORTS June 3 - 21, 2009 Registration is now open for all sports so pick your individual or team sport and register on-line now at:

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