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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. 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. 8, the Fall Frolic 4-mile run. Start at 9 a.m. at the River Heights Park, 500 E. 400 South in River Heights in Cache Valley. 752-5174.

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. 15, Hot Rod Hundley Foundation and the Utah Governor's Council on Health and Physical Fitness are sponsoring the Shriners Hospital Shin Sprint. Race begins at 10:30 a.m. at hospital with 1K kids run followed by 5K run at 11 a.m. 538-6265.

SATURDAY, Oct. 22, The University of Utah 5K run and walk for Natural High. A benefit for the drug-free community in support of Red Ribbon Week. Start 10 a.m. at Red Butte Gardnes. Prizes. 581-7776.

SATURDAY, Oct. 22, the Red Ribbon Week Family Fitness Festival 5K at Ogden River Parkwasy, corner of Monroe and Park Blvd. Start 9 a.m. Also 1-mile walk. Prizes. 625-3842.

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, Oct. 29, the Kaysville Witches Run. Start 9 a.m. 544-9858, 776-1532, ext. 246.

SATURDAY, Oct. 29, the Halloween 5K Fun Run. Start 9 a.m. at Evergreen Park, 2230 E. Evergreen Ave. 272-2243.

SATURDAY, Oct. 29, the American Fork 5K. Start 98 N. Center (police station) at 7 p.m. 756-5110.


SATURDAY, Oct. 15, the Ernest Hemingway Memorial Biathlon. Start 10 a.m. - 28-mile bike, 3-mile run. Novice, novice over 40, mt. bike, heavyweight, team and family an age classes.. 467-4203.


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 Violence, 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 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.


TOURNAMENT. Salt Lake County Parks and Rec is taking applications for the Last Stand Softball Tournament Oct. 17-21. Cost is $160 per team. For men's and coed upper and lower slowpitch. 468-2560.


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.

LEAGUE. Salt Lake County Parks and Rec is taking applications for the Winter Men's Basketball League. The league will begin playing Nov. 1. This is 14-week program. Cost is $360 per team. Leagues Monday through Friday throughout valley. 468-2560.

SHOOTOUT. The Boys Fall Slam 94 Shootout for high school players will be held at the Salt Lake Community College Oct. 14-15. For grades 8-12. Call Brighton High basketball coach, Lynn Moncur, 561-7216.


OFFICIALS are needed for youth flag football for Sandy City Recreation, Mon.-Thurs. Positions are paid. Contact Garth Allen at 561-6712.


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.

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. 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.

DISABLE PROGRAMS. 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. 24 at Fremont Indian State Park is Autumn Equinox Observation Workshop beginning at sunrise. 527-4631. For October . . . All Month the Art Show at the Fremont Indian State Park. 527-4631 . . . Oct. 1-2 the Pottery Making Workshop at Fremont Indian State Park. 527-4631 . . . Oct. 22 the Pumpkin Harvest from 1-3 p.m. at Pioneer Trail State Park. Pumpkins from patch will be harvested and carved for prizes. Small fee to purchase pumpkins. 584-8391 . . . Oct. 27-Nov. 8 the annual Buffalo Roundup at Antelope Island State Park. 773-2941 . . . Oct. 30 the Old tim Storytellers Day. Start 1 p.m. at Fremont Indian State Park. 527-4631.

WILDLIFE. 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.