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Here's 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 (fax: 237-2543), or mail information to Sports Recreation Editor, 30 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84110. E-mail submissions to

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

SALT LAKE CITY CLASSIC. June 5, 7:15 a.m. at Gallivan Center. 5K/10K races and 1-mile kids run. Registration $10-20. Call 532-0459 or e-mail

MAGNA TRIATHLON. June 5, 7 a.m. at 3200 S. 8400 W. 800-meter swim, 20-mile bike, 3-mile run. Registration $25-30. Call 467-4203.

OREM SUMMERFEST. June 5, 8 a.m. at 56 N. State. 5K race. Call 229-7538.

PARK CITY MARATHON. June 12, 6:30 a.m. Registration $30-40. Call 451-0517 or visit

COTTONWOOD TRIATHLON. June 12, 7 a.m. at Cottonwood Heights Rec. Center. 400-yard swim, 9.5-mile bike, 2.5-mile run. Registration $25-28. Teams and families welcome. Call 467-4203.

ART CITY FUN RUN. June 12, 8 a.m. at Springville High. 5K road race/walk. Call 489-8621.

COTA RACE FOR LIFE. June 12, at State Capitol. 10K, 5K and one-mile walk. Registration $15-18. Call 359-1208.


RIVERTON TOWN DAYS TOURNAMENT. Men's slowpitch. July 2-3. Riverton City softball diamonds. Class D. Double-elimination. $130 per team. Call 254-2969 for information.

CO-ED LEAGUES. Midvale City is accepting registration for a co-ed softball league. Registration $350 per team. Call 859-2783.

COPPER CLASSIC. June 4-6 at Cottonwood Complex, Valley Regional Complex, Harmony Park and Redwood Complex. Girls fastpitch tournament. Registration $205 per team. Call 468-2560.

FIRECRACKER TOURNEY. July 1-3 at Cottonwood Complex. Girls fastpitch tournament. Registration $255 per team. Call 468-2560.

MIXED MADNESS. July 10-11, at Valley Regional Complex. Registration $190 per team, deadline June 18. Coed upper, lower and industrial divisions. Call 468-2560.


EMIGRATION CANYON. June 1, 6 p.m. at Sugarhouse Park. Meet at park and ride to Little Mountain. Call 968-7357.

ALPINE LOOP. June 5, 8 a.m. at 700 E. 7200 S. for car pool. 43-mile ride, lunch at Sundance. Call 943-7599.

JORDANELLE 100. June 6, 8 a.m. at Park City High. Circumnavigate Jordanelle three times. Call 968-7357.

HERRIMAN LOOP. June 6, 11 a.m. at 4700 Redwood Road. Ride to Herriman through Copperton. Call 886-3272.

Outdoor lectures

REI clinics are held at the Salt Lake City store, 3285 E. 3300 South. 486-2100.

LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING. June 1, 7 p.m. Learn to pack and efficient bag of 10-plus essentials to have a fun, safe trip.

CLIMBING. June 8, 7 p.m. Clinic for brand new climbers and the parents of kids interested in climbing. Shoes, harnesses and ropes will be discussed.

BIKE INSPECTIONS. Each Saturday in June, 9 to noon. Bring your bike and get it ready for summer trails. Please clean your bike first, though.

BICYCLE MERIT BADGE. June 9, 7 p.m. Learn required knowledge for Cycling Merit Badge. Learn rules of the road, maintenance, repairs and suggestions for rides.

GRAND TETON. June 15, 7 p.m. Clinic will cover basic information to plan a trip up Wyoming's Grand Teton and other peaks in the park.

GPS NAVIGATION. June 22, 7 p.m. Clinic will cover global positioning systems and how to use satellites to navigate your way around hikes.

PADDLING TECHNIQUE. June 29, 7 p.m. Proper paddling techniques reduce fatigue and are more efficient. Prepare for the You Can Paddle Day at Little Dell.

Other events

IMPACT Soccer Tryouts for U11, U12 Boys and Girls for high school area teams Tues. June 1 and Wed. June 2. IMPACT Soccer Club invites any players, boys and girls, ages 10 to 17, interested in playing at a competition level to free tryouts. High school area teams are generally from Highland, Olympus and Skyline area but players from any other areas are invited to attend. For information call Annette Badger at 278-0621 or Martha Redeker at 466-8173.

TRACK & FIELD. Qualifying meets for Hershey's Youth Program will be held June 16, 6 p.m. at Bingham High, Kearns High, and East High. First and second place finishers advance to district meet at Murray High, June 22. Boys and girls age groups 9-14. Call 538-2062, 967-4404, or 253-4404.

CORPORATE GAMES. June 26-July 31. Salt Lake County will sponsor an Olympic-style competition open to corporations employing 15 or more people. Events include basketball, running, golf, softball, volleyball and more. Call 468-2158.

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS. June 7-August 27 at various locations. Salt Lake County Parks and Rec. is sponsoring summer youth sports camps. Registration $315 per month for children 5-12. Call 272-2243.

OUTDOOR VOLLEYBALL. June 12, at Liberty Park. Volleyball tournament with men's and women's divisions Registration $15-20. Call 486-1152.

LACROSSE LEAGUE. Utah Lacrosse Association is accepting registration for men's and youth lacrosse leagues. Registration $125 for adults, call 299-722. Youth leagues for junior/senior high school players begins June 21. Call 947-0107, or visit

CAMP ROGER: The YMCA's Camp Roger is now accepting registration for boys and girls between the ages of seven and 17. Summer camping season runs from June 16 through Aug. 6. Three-day mini camps will cost $275. Regular five-day camp sessions cost $425, as will Leadership in Training sessions for 15- to 17-year-olds. Programs include archery, arts and crafts, environmental education, horseback riding, fishing and mountain biking. Scholarships are available. To receive a nomination form or for information, call Shannon at the YMCA at 801-466-6299.

BASKETBALL LEAGUES. Starting July 6, at Murray High and Hillcrest Jr. High. Boys, girls and open divisions; ages 12-17. Registration $200 per team. Call 264-2614.