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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. Email submissions to

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

RUNNERS CLINIC. June 15, 7 p.m. at Cottonwood Hospital, 5848 S. 300 E. Clinic will focus on injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment for runners. Call 269-4040.

SUMMER GAMES TRIATHLON. June 18, 6:30 a.m. at Quail Creek Reservoir. 1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run.

PRESBYTERIAN 5K. June 19, 8 a.m. at 1626 S. 1700 E. 5K run, walk, or roll. Registration $15-18.

WAHSATCH STEEPLECHASE. June 19, 6 a.m. at Memory Grove. 16-mile run. Register in person only at Wasatch Touring, 100 S. 700 E. Call 359-9361.

ARTS FESTIVAL. June 26, 8 a.m. at Triad/Delta Center. 5K fun run, registration $15 includes admission to Arts Festival. Call 322-2428.

WILD ROSE TRIATHLON. June 26, 7 a.m. at Sunten Lakes in Rush Valley. 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run. Shorter distances also available. Registration $30-35. Teams, welcome. Call 467-4203.

MOONSHADOW TRIAL RUN. June 26, at Liberty, Utah. 35-mile run. Call 394-1689.

ROTARY CLUB. July 5, 7 a.m. at 350 N. 100 E. Centerville. 5K race and children's runs. Call 292-2100.

The Provo River Trail 1/2 Marathon August 7th, Provo Canyon, you may register by going to or you may go to running stores and get the registration form. Please early register is before July 6th. Registration has filled last 4 yrs.

HABITRI 1999. Sept. 18, 9 a.m. at Jordanelle State Park. 1K swim, 30K bike, 8K run. Rough terrain course to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Call 435-658-1400, or email


RIVERTON TOWN DAYS TOURNAMENT. July 2-3, Riverton softball diamonds. Class D men's slowpitch. $130 entry fee. For information call 254-2969.

DEMARINI INVITE. June 19-20, in Barstow, Calif. Call 1-888-765-0637.

LEHI ROUNDUP. June 25-26. Mens Class D. True double elimination tournament, $155 registration. USSSA sanctioned. Call 768-0253.

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.

ROCKIES TRYOUTS. July 7, 8:30 a.m. at Layton High School. Colorado Rockies baseball club will hold tryouts for players ages 16-20. Legion players must submit letter of approval from coach or legion commander.

Outdoor lectures

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

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.

YOU CAN PADDLE DAY. June 30, 3 at Little Dell Reservoir. Test paddle the new 1999 Mad River canoes, Perception kayaks and more. REI staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Other events

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.

LACROSSE LEAGUE. Utah Lacrosse Association is accepting registration for mens 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

DEER VALLER ADVENTURE CAMP. Through August 20, at Deer Valley Resort. Arts, crafts, swimming, hiking, biking and team sports. Registration $35 daily, $155 weekly. Call 435-645-6522.

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 15-17 year-olds. Scholarships are available. To receive a nomination form or for more information, call Shannon at the YMCA at 801-466-6299.

MOONLIGHT BIKE RIDE. June 25, 10 p.m. at Antelope Island State Park. 15-20 mile bike ride to Antelope Island under the full moon. Registration $16. Call 451-3286.

TENNIS TOURNEY. July 1-5, at Liberty Park. Mens, womens, doubles, and woodie divisions. Registration $10-24 per person/team. Call 328-4711.

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.

VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY. Auust 13, at Alta Canyon Sports Center. Dusk to dawn grass tournament. Registration $15-20. Call 486-1152, or 942-ALTA.