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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, 84110.


Taken from The Utah Runner and Cyclist guide, P.O. Box 8344, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.

SATURDAY, Sept. 17, the Shane Bodell Liver Transplant 5K. Start 8:30 a.m. at Riverbend Golf Course, 1300 W. 12800 South. Prizes. Cost is $10. 254-4101.

SATURDAY, Sept. 17, will be the Copperview Community Center Classic 5K. Start 8446 S. 340 West, 561-0075.

SATURDAY, Sept. 17, the Alta Peruvian Lodge 8K Speed run. Start 6 p.m. at Peruvian Lodge in Little Cottonwood and goes down canyon. 328-8689.

SATURDAY, Sept. 17, the Mt. Olympus Track Club's Most Excellent 5K and Kids Run. Start Skyline High School, 3251 E. 3760 South, at 9 a.m. 261-3426.

SATURDAY, Sept. 24, the Invest in Kids 5K Run/Walk at Pioneer Trails State Park at 9 a.m. A benefit for Sugarhouse Boys and Girls Club. 584-8391.

SATURDAY, Sept. 24, is the Runaway 5K. A benefit for abused and neglected children. Start 9 a.m. at Sugarhouse Park. 264-2304.

SATURDAY, Sept. 24, Firefighters' Challenge Run and Walk. Start 9 a.m. at Ogden Municipal Park. 629-8074.

SATURDAY, Sept. 24, the Outlet 5K. Start 9 a.m. at Factory Store off I-80 at Kimball Junction. 645-7078.

SATURDAY, Oct. 1, the Boeker Breaker 4K Walk and 5K/10K run at Utah State University Student Center Fountain at 9 a.m. 750-1728.

SATURDAY, Oct. 15, the Family Fitness Festival 5K Run and 2-mile fitness walk. Start 9:30 a.m. at Ogden River Parkway. Skydivers, live entertainment, breakfast, mid-way fun. 625-3651.

SATURDAY, Oct. 29, the annual Halloween 5K Race. Start 9 a.m. at Evergreen Park. Prizes for those wearing the ugliest, craziest and best costumes. 272-2243.


SATURDAY, Sept. 17, the Lake Powell Triathlon, 1K swim, 30K bike, 8K run. Start Bullfrog Marina at 7:15 a.m. For resort reservations, call 1-800-528-6154. For race information 532-4819 or 328-0829.


SATURDAY, Oct. 1, the St. George Marathon. Start 6:30 a.m. Pre-register only by Sept. 16. Write St. George Leisure Services Department, 86 S. Main St., St. George, UT 84770.


CLINICS. Eaglewood Golf Course will host men's and women's golf clinics. Five lessons for $40. Morning and afternoon clinics available. 299-0088.

TOURNAMENT. A No Excuse for Abuse Golf Tournament, sponsored by the David Citizens Against Villence, will be held Sept. 30 at Eaglewood Golf Course. Start 8 a.m. $100 donation to play. 466-4484, 299-1323, 544-3077.


ADULT TENNIS - Register by Sept. 23 . . . Register by Sept. 23 for the Fall Open at Park City Racquet Club. Play begins Oct. 1 . . . Register by Sept. 26 for the Rebel Sports Doubles Classic in St. George. Play begins Oct. 7 . . . Register by Oct. 3 for the Lagoon Doubles Tournament. Play begins Oct. 15. Forms at most tennis clubs and through the UTA. For information on tournaments call 268-0505.

JUNIOR TENNIS - Register by Sept. 26 for the Bloomington Junior Tennis Classic in St. George. Play begins Oct. 9. Forms at most tennis clubs or through the UTA. For information on tournaments call 268-0505.


REFEREES. The Salt Lake Officials Association is looking for people to referee Salt Lake County Recreation Department and Junior Jazz basketball games. Anyone interested can attend meetings Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. in the County Commission chambers, 2001 S. State. Training is available.


OFFICIALS. If you are interested in officiating Youth Flag Football call Sandy City Recreation, 561-6712, before closing on Sept. 16.


RIDES. The Salt Lake County Parks and Rec Family Bicycle Ride Series '94. Rides designed for family fun. Open to rides 7 and older. Courses range from 14 to 22 miles and shorter 9 to 11 miles. Routes chosen for safety and room for bikes and cars. Register County Parks and Rec or Toys-R-Us. Final ride is Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. Call for information. 468-2560.

RIDE. The 1st Widow Maker Mountain Bike Pedal Cup will be held Sept. 18 at Snowbird. Race to start at 9 a.m. at Gad Valley. It will traverse over the top of the Peruvian lift and continue to climb and switch back to the top of Snowbird Tram. Classes: 10 and under, 11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over. $15 by Sept. 13, $20 after. Sent to Sports Am, P.O. Box 6069, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, 583-6281.


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. 942-2582.

TOURNAMENT. Registrations are being accepted for the annual Coed Doubles Volleyball Tournament on Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. at Cottonwood Heights Rec Center, 7500 S. 2700 East. AA, A, B and novice. Deadline is Sept. 14. Fee is $15 a player or $10 for FOVA members. 272-2243.

Other events

PRACTICAL SHOOTING. The Salt Lake Practical Shooting Association will hold monthly matches and practice sessions. Monthly matches will be held at 9 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Hendricksen PMAA range at the East Canyon exit of I-80 in Parleys Canyon. Call 580-7836 or 942-8573.

SHOOTING. The new shooting range in Provo will be open between Sept. 12 and Oct. 21. Hours are 3-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Cost is $2 per individual. During busy times, users will be limited to 30 minutes. Range is one mile up Squaw Peak Trail Road. 379-6643.

REI CLINICS. On Sept. 20, Alyson Heyrend and Bill Christensen will talk on Book Cliffs and recreational opportunity . . . On Sept. 27, Trudy Dahl will offer tips on gear and clothing, and talk on planning your European adventure. All clinics are free and begin at 7 p.m. All clinics are at REI, 3285 E. 3300 South. 486-2100.

PROGRAMS FOR DISABLED. Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer recreation and leisure experiences to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Adapted Sports is 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.

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.

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.

HORSE SHOW. The Utah Hunter & Jumper Association lists its 1994 Show Schedule: Sept. 24-25 - UHJA Medal Finals at Spanish Fork Fair Grounds, 475 S. Main in Spanish Fork, 572-0788.

STATE PARKS. Calendar of events for September. All month at the Fremont Indian State Park will be Rock Painting exhibit by Norma Jean Meeks and School Group Park and Museum Tours. 527-4631 . . . Sept. 16-17 at Green River State Park is Melon Days. Includes parades, softball tournament, square dancing, fillers contest. 564-3448. . . Sept. 17 at Pioneer Trail State Park is Pioneer Artisan Workshop at 7:30 p.m. 584-8392. . . Sept. 24 at Fremont Indian State Park is Autumn Equinox Observation Workshop beginning at sunrise. 527-4631.

WILDLIFE. Kokanee Salmon Day will be Sept. 17, from 9 to 4 p.m. at East Fork of the Little Bear River on Porcupine Reservoir, Strawberry River at Strawberry Reservoir, at Sheep Creek at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Raptor Watch Day will be Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tentative Sites will be Wellsville Mountains, Goshgute Mountains, Francis Peak, Juniper Hill, Hidden Peak, and Squaw Peak. 583-4700.