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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, April 8, the Westminster College Fun 5K Run-Walk at Liberty Park. Proceeds go to Joe Gunderson Memorial Scholarship Fund. 488-4132.

SATURDAY, April 8, the Tooele Festival Triathlon, Biathlon and 3-mile Run. Start 8 a.m. Start at Tooele Pool. 3-mile run, 15-mile bike and 400-yard swim. 467-4203.

SATURDAY, April 8, will be the Deseret Gym 5K Classic. Start 8 a.m. on State Capitol south steps. Forms available at Deseret Gym. 359-3911.

SATURDAY, April 15, the Governor's Cup 5K Fun Run. Kid's 2-11 1/2-mile run/walk. Start 9 a.m. on Capitol's south steps. 538-6261, 538-6120.

SATURDAY, April 15, the Salt Lake Track Club 50K Series. Start Quality Inn, 5575 W. Amelia Earhart Dr.. 262-7127.

SATURDAY, April 22, the Run with the Wolves 5K at Freemont High School in Plain City. 731-1901, 625-1901.

SATURDAY, April 22, the Charlie Stockdale Memorial to benefit Children's Organ Transplant. A 10K run and one-mile walk. Start 9 a.m. at State Capitol. 253-1265.

SATURDAY, April 29, the Tree Utah Run through the Trees 8K and two-mile fun run. Start Trolley Square at 9 a.m. 487-9494.

SATURDAY, April 29, the Bob Miller Memorial Law Day Run. Start at Red Butte Gardens above the U. of U. at 10 a.m. 521-3200.

SATURDAY, May 6, the American Heart Association 5 and 10K Run/Walk for Life. Start 8:30 a.m. at Sugarhouse Park. $25 donation or pledge per person. 322-5601.

SATURDAY, May 6, the Shelter 5K. Start at Weber State stadium. 479-2276 or 626-6127.

SATURDAY, May 6, the University of Utah Classic 5K Run/Walk. Start University Hospital at 9 a.m. 581-7387.

SATURDAY, May 6, Mountain View Hospital 5K Fun Run. Start 9 a.m. at 1000 E. Highway 6 in Payson. Register 7:30 a.m. 465-9201.

SATURDAY, May 13, the Run for the Kids sponsored by Children's Behavior Therapy Unit. A 5K for runners, wheel chairs and walkers and a one-mile for kids and 50-yarder for toddlers. Start 9 a.m. at Utah State Capitol Building. Racers get T-Shirt, boxed breakfast, frozen yogurt and other items. Clowns will be there to add to festivities. 581-0198.


SATURDAY, April 15, the Spring Biathlon. Start Herriman Church. Take Riverton exit off I-15, head west to mountains. 3-mile run, 121/2-mile bike. 467-4203.


SATURDAY, April 22, the Bountiful Perfect Triathlon. Start at Bountiful Bubble off the 400 North, I-15 exit. Divisions include Mt. Bike, novice heavyweight and age groups. 400-meter swim, 151/2-mile bike, 2-mile run. 467-4203.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY, April 7-8, will be the Fox Spring Fest Triathlon and Fox Family Challenge. The Triathlon will be on April 7 - 1.9-mile run around Deer Valley/Solamere Loop, 3.2-mile mountain bike, and finish with a giant slalom ski race. Participants should bring at least one additional support person. The Family Challenge will be a giant slalom race on April 8. Register from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 532-1300.

SATURDAY, May 6, the Spring Triathlon at Cottonwood Heights Rec Center. Start 8 a.m., 7500 S. 2700 East. Divisions include age group, team, family, heavyweight, mountain bike and novice. 467-4203.


SAILING. Events for 1995 for Park City Yacht Club are: April 22-23 the Yuba Weekend, Learn to Sail; May 6-7 the Yuba Weekend, Learn to Sail; May 21 the Deer Creek Marathon, Grand Prix Start; June 3 Series Race No. 1 at Deer Creek; June 18 Series Race No. 2 at Deer Creek; June 30 Evening Series No. 1 at Little Dell; July 7 Evening Series No. 2 at Little Dell; July 14 Evening Series No. 3 at Little Dell; July 21 Evening Series No. 4 at Little Dell; July 29-30 the Utah State Championships at Deer Creek; Aug. 4 Evenings Series No. 4 at Little Dell; Aug. 11 Evening Series No. 5 at Little Dell; Aug. 12 is Series Race No. 3 at Deer Creek; Aug. 18 is Evening Series No. 6 at Little Dell; Aug. 25 is Evening Series No. 7 at Little Dell; Aug. 27 is Race Series No. 4 at Deer Creek; Sept. 1 is Evening Series No. 9 at Little Dell; Sept. 9-10 is Strawberry Weekend at Strawberry Reservoir; Sept. 23-24 is Yuba Weekend, Family Fun Regatta. For information write Park City Yacht Club, Laser Fleet, P.O. Box 3706, Park City, UT 84060-3706.


FRIDAY/SATURDAY, April 7-8, will be the Fox Spring Fest Triathlon and Fox Family Challenge. The Triathlon will be on April 7 - 1.9-mile run around Deer Valley/Solamere Loop, 3.2-mile mountain bike, and finish with a giant slalom ski race. Participants should bring at least one additional support person. The Family Challenge will be a giant slalom race on April 8. Register from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 532-1300.


ADULT TENNIS - Register by April 17 for the Staker Paving and Construction Adult Ice Breaker. Play begins April 28. Forms at most tennis clubs and through the UTA. For information on tournaments call 268-0505.

JUNIOR TENNIS - Register by April 10 for the Cole Sport Junior Challenger in Park City. Play begins April 24. Forms at most tennis clubs or through the UTA. For information on tournaments call 268-0505.


ADULT. Clearfield Rec Department is offering Adult Softball. Register by April 7. Fee is $300 per team - Coed, men's and women's. Nine games and tournament. Starts May 1. 774-7270.

NEW. A men's Fast-Pitch league for novice pitchers will start May. 4. Register by April 7. Register at Clearfield Rec Department. Cost is $400 per team and includes 10 games and tournament. 774-7270.


TOURNAMENT. The Deseret Gym Hoop Fest 3-on-3 tournament will be April 20-22 at the gym. Applications available at Deseret Gym. Deadline is April 9. 359-3911.


SWAP. The Sports Am Bike Swap will be held April 7-8 at the Expo Mart, 200 S. 230 West, from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. This is a chance to buy a used or new bike and accessories. Admission is $3. Those wishing to sell bikes should register them at the Mart on April 6, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 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.

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.

REI CLINICS. On April 11, Rob Shepherd and Dan Smith, veteran leaders of backcountry bike tours will talk on preparing for multi-day trips with slide show and tips on gear selection, logistics and packing . . . On April 18, Canyonlands Field Institute will present a seminar for backpackers, mountain bikers river campers and others visiting southern Utah's canyons. Focus will be on access issues and ethical use of public lands . . . On April 25, cycling enthusiast Elliott Mott will present a clinic on recreational riding - rules of the road, etiquette, equipment clothing, tools, shifting and pre-ride preparation. 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.

VOLUNTEERS. S'PLORE is looking for volunteers to help with the 1995 whitewater rafting season. S'PLORE provides 1-7 day raft trips for individuals of all abilities. Volunteers need to attend an orientation meeting April 5, 7-0 p.m at Utah Center for the Blind, 309 E. 100 South. There will be a mandatory two-day training trip April 29-30. Volunteers will be $25 non-refundable deposit for training trip. 484-4128.

ALSO. S'PLORE is talking reservations for rafting trips for persons with disabilities and special needs. Family and friends are welcome. Trips run May through August. Trips include guides, volunteer support, pre-trip orientation, meals, rafting equipment, medical support. 484-4128.

PARKS - Activities for April . . . All Month - Fremont Indian Art Show, in the park visitor center, featuring (Sevier County) Norma Jean Cope's "Portraits On Stone." Call the park at 527-4631 . . . 13 - Edge of "American Indian Artists: Part 2," will be the the Cedars subject of a video presentation, shown from 12 - (Blanding) 1 p.m. Call 678-2238 . . . 14 - 16 - Fort Buenaventura Spring Mountain Man Rendezvous. Call the park at (Ogden) 621-4808 . . . 14 - 16 - Fremont Indian Mountain Man Rendezvous. Mountainmen will compete (Sevier County) in various events and trading posts will be set up, with blankets and other items available for sale. Free admittance. call Pete Weimer at 527-4631 . . . 15 - Fremont Indian Easter Egg Hunt, beginning at 9 a.m. For children for children up to age 13. Free admittance. Matt Sheridan at 527-4631 . . . 15 & 16 - Antelope Island Mountain Bike Race & Tour, sponsored by the National Off-Road Bicycle Association. call Bob Walker at 582-4425 . . . 16 - Fremont Indian Easter Sunrise Service, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Non-denominational. Free admittance. Call 527-4631 . . . 17 - Utah Field House "Microbursts, Mackerel Skies and Volcanic of Natural Twilights," will be the subject of a lecture by Dr. Steve Krueger, assistant professor of meteorology at the University of Utah. Begins at 7 p.m. Free admission. Part of the park's Community Outreach Series. Call 789-3799 . . . 20 - Edge of "American Indian Artists: Part 3," will be the Cedars subject of a video presentation, shown from 12 - 1 p.m. Call 678-2238 . . . 22 - Kodachrome Basin Fourth Annual "Bryce Lions Journey For Sight 10K," sponsored by the Bryce Lions Club. Walkers begin at 9 a.m., runners at 9:30 a.m. , both at the park's group area.