Sports briefings: scheduled golf, running and cycling events

Runners take off at the start line of an old Strawberry Shortcut in downtown Glenwood.
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Carbondale Arts “Golden Putter” Scramble

Carbondale Arts presents its second Golden Putter scramble golf tournament from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at River Valley Ranch Golf Course in Carbondale.

According to the event’s webpage, the tournament features alternate scoring options, arts-themed holes, prizes and more. All proceeds will go to the Rosybelle Mobile Makerspace Bus and arts education programming.

Registration and more information at

45th Strawberry Shortcut 5K and 10K

Strawberry Shortcut Runs return to Strawberry Days weekend, with the traditional 5k and 10k races taking place on Sunday (Father’s Day).

Races begin and end on Seventh Street at Bethel Plaza as follows: 10K, 7:30 a.m.; Willey Coyote 5K, 9 a.m.; and Nancy Reinisch Mile, 10 a.m.

Registration is open at There will also be a registration table on site that morning.

The day’s festivities include live entertainment and a beer garden. Strawberry Days will also continue that day in Two Rivers Park.

Gravel bike race coming June 25

The Aspen Cycling Club is preparing for its first Gravel Gran Fondo bike races on June 25 in El Jebel.

Cyclists can choose between three distances (45 kilometers, 100K and 160K). Each course will build on the previous one, so there are two options to shorten the journey, an email from the club said.

The Gran Fondo will start and end at Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel, including a finish line party. For more details, course maps and registration, visit

There are discounts for registering before June 12. Race marshals are also needed, and each volunteer gets a free transferable entry for a friend. Sign up at

Maggie’s Mountain Run 5K and 10K

The first Maggie’s Mountain Run 10K, 5K and 1 mile run/hike is scheduled for Saturday, July 9 at Argonaut Farm Private Ranch, 7437 County Road 117 (to 4 Mile Road to Sunlight Mountain).

The race starts at Argonaut Farm Ranch as follows: 10K, 7:30 am; 5K, 8:30 a.m.; and Maggie Mile Run/Hike, 9 a.m.

Registration is open at

Proceeds from the event go towards the fight against childhood cancer, including a local family currently battling pediatric leukemia. “Manuela Perez, 7, has just started her fight and your entry fee will help cover travel, equipment and treatment,” a press release read.


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