Here is a summary of coming public sporting events and recreational activities in the Mountain West. If you have an item of public interest, contact the Deseret News sports department at 237-2161 or mail information to Sports Recreation Editor, 30 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.


FRIDAY, Dec. 31, the Beat the New Year 5K. Race starts 11:30 p.m. at Sugarhouse Park. 485-8520.

FRIDAY, Dec. 31, the Asphalt Kickers 5K. Race starts at 6 p.m. at 54 E. Main Street, American Fork. Preregistration at 5 p.m. 763-0000 or 756-9845.

SATURDAY, Jan.1, the New Year's Day 5K. Start noon at North Ogden Plaza, 1950 N. Washington Blvd. 364-6600.

SATURDAY, Jan. 1, the Run in the New Year 5K in Evanston, Wyo. 307-789-1771.

SATURDAY, Jan. 15, the Vision Quest 5K. Start in Sugarhouse Park at 1 p.m. 560-0856.

SATURDAY, Jan. 22, the Industrial Supply/Salt Lake Track Club 25-50 Series. Start at noon and 12:30 p.m. at Oquirrh Hills Middle School, 12949 S. 2700 West, Riverton. 2.5 and 5 miles. 535-4674.


CROSS COUNTRY RACES - Utah Winter Games Cross Country on Jan. 1 at White Pine Touring Center. Time: noon for men, 1:30 p.m. women, 2:30 p.m. kids. Distance: Kids 1-5K, others 10K. Skate . . . Utah Winter Games Cross Country on Jan. 2 at White Pine Touring Center. Time: 9 a.m. women, 11 a.m. men, 1 p.m. kids. Distance: Kids 1-5K, women 5K, men 10K. Classical . . . Utah Winter Games Biathlon on Jan. 8 at Camp Williams. Time: 10 a.m. Distance: 10K. Skate . . . Utah Winter Games Biathlon Ski Relay on Jan. 9 at Camp Williams. Time: 10 a.m. Distance: 3 x 7.5k. Skate . . . Holy Cross Wasatch Citizens Series on Jan. 15 at White Pine Touring Center. Time: Kids 9:45 a.m., others 10 a.m. Distance: Kids 1-5K, novices 5K, others 10K. Skate . . . Wasatch Overland Cross Country on Jan. 22 from Brighton to Park City. Time: 9 a.m. Distance: About 12K. Return transportation not provided.

SKI EVENTS. JANUARY . . . 1-23 - Utah Winter Games. 21-23 - Hof Winter Carnival, Ogden. 13-16 - Senators' Ski Cup, Park City Ski Area. 14-18 - U.S. National Para-Ski Championships. 20-30 - Sundance Film Festival, Park City. 22 - Utah Winter Games Alpine Citizens Race. 27 - Utah Snowboard Association Halfpipe Competition. MARCH . . . TBA - 23rd Annual Coca-Cola Snow Sculpture/Winterfest, Park City. 12-20 - Music in the Mountains, Park City. 14-17 - International Masters Championships, Park City Ski Area. 19 - NFL Celebrity Benefit Race. 19-26 - March Magic Ski Week, Park City. April. 9 - Annual SnowShine Festival, Park City. 2-24 - Fox Spring Carnival, Snowbird


SR. JAZZ. Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is offering Senior Jazz Basketball programs for boys and girls grades 9th through 12th. Fee is $45 and includes 8 games, jersey and Jazz game ticket. Games begin in January. Register at South Jordan City offices through Dec. 10. 253-2651.

LEAGUE. Players and teams are needed for an All-Star Basketball League for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls. Fee if $45. 14-game schedule. Play begins in January and teams will be formed by school area. 328-1535.

LEAGUE. Central City Community Center is hosting winter women's and men's basketball leagues starting Jan. 15-16. To register call 538-2062.


INDOOR. Register for Youth Indoor Soccer for boys and girls at Northwest Multi-Purpose Center, 1300 W. 300 North, through December. Kindergarten through 8th grade. Fee is $25. Games start Jan. 4. 596-0072.


WALLYBALL. Alta Canyon Sports Center is starting a drop-in league for all levels of play. This is on-going event. Informal leagues on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. and Friday at 9 p.m. Free for members, $4 for non-members. Structured league on Saturdays and Wednesdays, with round-robin and double elimination tournaments every 6 weeks. Saturday formal leagues start Jan. 15, March 5 and April 23; Wednesday formal leagues in Nov., Jan. and March. Wednesday Formal Leagues for men's and women's doubles start again March 2-April 6. 942-2582.

WOMEN'S. Central City Community Center is holding a women's 3-on-3 volleyball tournament on Jan. 8. Fee is $50 per team. Deadline is Jan. 5. 538-2062.

MEN'S. Central City Community Center is holding a men's 3-on-3 volleyball tournament on Jan. 22. Fee is $50 per team. Deadline is Jan. 19. 538-2062.

LEAGUE. Central City Community Center will hold a winter volleyball league for men, women and coed teams starting week of Jan. 10. Fee is $125 per team. 538-2062.

Other events

REI CLINICS - On Jan. 4, guides from Tag-A-Long Expeditions will present clinic on hut-to-hut skiing and other touring operations in the LaSals near Moab . . . Jan. 11, Alexis Kelner and Dave Hanscom, authors of Wasatch Tours, will present a short history of cross country skiing on the Wasatch along with an overview of where to go. They will also autograph copies of their new book . . . On Jan. 18, Pam Foyster will present a slide presentation and lecture on the prevention, basic diagnosis and treatment of frostbite, hypothermia - prevention, recognition and treatment . . . On Jan. 25, experts from the utah Avalanche Forecast Center will present an advanced avalanche clinic focusing on how to determine whether or not a slope is safe to ski or snowboard. All clinics are free and begin at 7 p.m. All clinics are at REI, 3285 E. 3300 South. 486-2100.

DISABLE PROGRAMS. Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer recreation and leisure experiences to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Adapted programs are designed to meet the physical and social needs of each participant. The objectives are to teach fundamentals of sports with emphasis on fun, cooperation, fair play and team building skills. 561-0075.

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RACQUETBALL. Alta Canyon Sports Center is offering a free drop-in racquetball class for players ages 8-14 on Fridays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. 942-2582.

RACQUETBALL TOURNAMENT. Alta Canyon Sports will hold the Avalanche Racquetball Tournament, Jan. 4-8. Entry deadline is Jan. 3. Divisions are men's and women's singles and doubles, and junior divisions. 942-2582.

WEIGHT LIFTING. Alta Canyon Sports is offering Teen Weight Training Workouts Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-6 p.m., and on Saturday 10-11 a.m. Coaching provided. Fee is $1.50 for area residents, $2.50 for others. 942-2582.

TUMBLING. Alta Canyon Sports is offering new tumbling sessions starting Jan. 11. Classes run once a week for six weeks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. Skill levels range from novice to advanced. Ages 3-12. 942-2582.

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