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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


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

CLEARFIELD FREEDOM RUN. July 5, 7:30 a.m. at 700 State in Clearfield. 5K run/walk. Registration $10-12. Call 774-7270.

BLUE MT. BIKE CHASE. July 10, 9 a.m. in Monticello. 25-mile bike ride through the Blue Mountains. Registration $15. Call 587-2029.

COALVILLE TRIATHLON. July 10, 7 a.m. at Coalville Pool. 400-yard swim, 15-mile bike, 3-mile run. Registration $25-28. Teams welcome. Call 467-4203.

WILD BILL HICKMAN. July 17 at Sunten Lakes near Tooele. 5K run, biathlon and triathlon. 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run. Registration $30-35, teams welcome. Call 467-4203.

STEEL DAYS. July 17, 8 a.m. at American Fork City Hall. 5K race, registration $10-12. Call 756-7408.

PTERANODON PTROT. July 15, at Grand Junction, Colo. 5K run/walk. Call 970-242-0971.

DESERET NEWS, GRANITE FURNITURE MARATHON. 5:15 a.m. Marathon, 10k and 5K races. Call 237-2135 or

PROVO RIVER 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 register early, before July 6th. Registration has filled the past four years.

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 e-mail

FEDERAL CAMPAIGN. Oct. 23, 9 a.m. at Sugar House Park. 5K race to benefit United Way. Registration $10-15. Call 524-5972, 399-5584 or e-mail


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

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.

FIRECRACKER TOURNEY. July 22-24 in Heber City. Rocky Mountain School of Baseball sponsors 12-team tournaments for 10- to 14-year-olds. Four age divisions. Call 877-272-0862 or 785-2716.

BATTLE AT BEAR RIVER. July 22-24 at Tremonton. Registration $125 per team for 10- to 12-year-olds, $175 for 14-year-olds. Each team guaranteed three games. Call 435-257-0363, 435-257-5182 or

Outdoor lectures

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

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 p.m. 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.

CYCLING ESSENTIALS. July 6, 7 p.m. Clinic will cover route finding, bike and equipment choosing, and clothing choice.

WILDERNESS FIRST AID. July 13, 7 p.m. Doctors from St. Mark's will present a clinic on treatment standards, first aid supplies and ideas to make your wilderness adventure safe.

BICYCLE INSPECTIONS. Each Saturday in July, 9 a.m. to noon. REI mechanics will be on hand to tune up and prepare your bike for the summer. Please clean bikes first.

TRAILSIDE BIKE REPAIR. July 20, 7 p.m. Learn basics repairs such as flat tires, broken chains and tool kits for regular maintenance.

CAVING. July 27, 7 p.m. Peter Rupliner will present a slide show on local and Mexican caves.

Other events

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-August 27 at various locations. Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring summer sports camps. Registration $315 per month for children 5-12. Call 272-2243.

VOLLEYBALL CLINIC. July 19-22, 9 a.m. at 450 S. 700 W. Registration $75 per person. Open to Fall '99 9th grade and below. Call 534-1933.

DEER VALLEY 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 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. Scholarships are available. To receive a nomination form or for more information, call Shannon at the YMCA at 801-466-6299.

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 Junior High. Boys, girls and open divisions; ages 12-17. Registration $200 per team. Call 264-2614.

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