SPORTS BRIEFS | Wright Stuff Challenge 5k/10k and Bike Race Fundraiser June 28

05/22/14 | By | More

NORWOOD – Runners, walker and cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to partake in the sixth annual Wright Stuff Challenge, Saturday, June 28, to help raise funds for Norwood’s Prime Time Early Learning Center. Along with the usual 5k/10k for walkers and runners along county roads south of town, this year marks the third annual Oak Hill Climb – a quick but vigorous bicycle race up Norwood’s Lone Cone Road. It all begins and ends at the Pig Palace at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds, at 1165 Summit St.

WSC participants can run or walk the 5k and 10k events, following 3.2- or 6.4-mile courses along gently rolling pavement. A non-competitive event, all are welcome, including parents with young kids in strollers, kids on bikes (helmets required) and even well behaved dogs on leashes. There’s also a group category for displaying the best team spirit. Costumes are encouraged for all.

Local cyclists may choose to use the Oak Hill Climb as a way to kick off their summer riding season. The fun, heart-pumping ride follows the Lone Cone Road, climbing 1,525 feet in just 8.2 miles. Both events run simultaneously with a staggered start time.

To beat the heat, race-day registration takes place a little earlier this year, starting at 7 a.m. Advanced reservations are recommended to save time, available online at active.com. The Oak Hill Climb starts at 7:45 a.m. and the walk/run starts at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $25 per person for all events ($15 for youth under 16); teams of four or more people may register for the 5k/10k as a group for $20 per person. After June 21, registration fees go up by $5.

All participants will receive a goody bag containing a variety of items such as lip balm, water bottles, snacks and other swag. Prizes will be awarded for men, women and youth categories in all events, and all racers will receive raffle tickets for door prizes (also available for purchase separately). 

WSC is a major fundraiser for the Wright Stuff Foundation, with proceeds going directly to support the programs of Prime Time Early Learning Center, which serves youth from six-weeks old to age 12 living in Norwood, Nucla, Naturita, Redvale and surrounding communities. A certified demonstration site for Pyramid Plus, The Colorado Center for Social Emotional Competence and Inclusion, Prime Time provides safe, affordable, quality early childhood programs that focus on children’s social emotional development, which plays a key role in their future success in school and in life.

WSC organizers seek seeking event sponsors and prize/raffle donations. For information on sponsorship opportunities or on the event itself, contact Nikki McCluer at 970/327-0555 ext. 11. To register for WSC, go to

FAST TRACK – The Ouray High School’s girls relay team earned 5th place in the 4 x 800 meter relay (setting a new school record), and 17th place in the 4 x 400 meter relay at the Colorado State Championships in Lakewood last weekend. Pictured from left, coach Bernie Pearce, junior Sabine Lindler, freshman Jayden Miles, freshman Kayla Fairchild, junior Marcina Sarmiento and freshman Piper Wolters. The OHS track and field team is a combined team comprised of students from Ouray, Silverton and Ridgway. (Courtesy photo)

FAST TRACK – The Ouray High School’s girls relay team earned 5th place in the 4 x 800 meter relay (setting a new school record), and 17th place in the 4 x 400 meter relay at the Colorado State Championships in Lakewood last weekend. Pictured from left, coach Bernie Pearce, junior Sabine Lindler, freshman Jayden Miles, freshman Kayla Fairchild, junior Marcina Sarmiento and freshman Piper Wolters. The OHS track and field team is a combined team comprised of students from Ouray, Silverton and Ridgway. (Courtesy photo)

UNDEFEATED – The Ouray County Soccer Association’s U10 Wolverines, coached by Bill Miller, had an undefeated season in the South West League and went on to win the Soccer Play-offs Final in the U10 Division at the Grand Mesa Invitational (GMIT) Border Battle soccer tournament on May 17-18. Pictured (left to right, back to front) are DC Miller, Jaden Stratman, Hayden Hart, Cooper Ahern, Claire Lindley, Paul Rodriguez, Cutler Connaughton, Ruben Kornbluh and Charlie Tyler. The Wolverines are not the only soccer stars in Ouray County. Ridgway’s U12 team also had an undefeated season, while the U9 team (OCSA Eagles) played up at the U10 level and came within a point of playing the Wolverines in the U10 championship game. (Courtesy photo)

UNDEFEATED – The Ouray County Soccer Association’s U10 Wolverines, coached by Bill Miller, had an undefeated season in the South West League and went on to win the Soccer Play-offs Final in the U10 Division at the Grand Mesa Invitational (GMIT) Border Battle soccer tournament on May 17-18. Pictured (left to right, back to front) are DC Miller, Jaden Stratman, Hayden Hart, Cooper Ahern, Claire Lindley, Paul Rodriguez, Cutler Connaughton, Ruben Kornbluh and Charlie Tyler. The Wolverines are not the only soccer stars in Ouray County. Ridgway’s U12 team also had an undefeated season, while the U9 team (OCSA Eagles) played up at the U10 level and came within a point of playing the Wolverines in the U10 championship game. (Courtesy photo)

www.active.com/norwood-co/distance-running-races/wright-stuff-challenge-2014.

June 29 Golf Tournament Benefits MHS Girls Basketball 

MONTROSE – A golf tournament benefiting Montrose High School girls’ basketball kicks off Sunday, June 29, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The $70-per-player entry fee includes golf and lunch. Prizes will be handed out to winners of first and second place, closest to the pin, long-drive competition and mulligans. Proceeds offset the team’s cost of travel, equipment and camps. Pick up registration at the Links at Cobble Creek or call Amy Rowan at 970/275-5251 for registration and sponsorship information. to have a registration form emailed or mailed to you or to sponsor a hole.

Register for Telluride Foundation July 4 Rundola Now

TELLURIDE – Those who plan to start Independence Day with a bang should register now for the Telluride Foundation’s fourth annual Rundola footrace, Friday, July 4, with an 8 a.m. start. The Rundola is an uphill footrace open to anyone; starting from the base of the gondola in Telluride, it finishes at the top of the ridge that parallels the gondola. Runners gain 1810 feet of elevation however they can.

“The Rundola is a Fourth of July tradition for Telluride,” said Paul Major, President & CEO of the Telluride Foundation.  “We are excited the event is so well received, we had over 350 participants last year. To ensure your spot you will want to sign up early.” 

One to One Mentoring is organizing the Kids Hill portion of the event with the Telluride Foundation. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Telluride Foundation for the kids portion of the Rundola,” said Tara Kelley, Executive Director of One to One Mentoring. “The Rundola offers a great way for us to promote fitness to the youth in our program as well as to the community, and it is wonderful exposure for One to One Mentoring.” 

The Rundola is a family event. Early registration is $30 for adults and $16 for kids through midnight MST June 6, 2014.  Registration prices rise to $35 for adults and $18 for June 6, at midnight; an on-site fee of $5 is added to the registration fee starting July 3.  Participants register in one of the following categories:  Men 18 & under; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; Women 18 & under; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; Men & Women 60 years plus. Kids 12 and under may register and participate in a race to the top of Kid’s Hill, approximately ¼ miles.   All kids are winners (not timed) and will receive shirts and ribbons.   Medals will be awarded for the top three finishers in each adult category.  The fastest overall man and fastest overall woman will win a grand prize provided by Telluride Sports, which will be announced closer to the event.  Please visithttps://www.runreg.com/rundola-tellurides-fourth-of-july-race  to register or visit http://runreg.com” runreg.com and search Rundola.

An awards ceremony will start at 10a.m. at Oak Restaurant next to the gondola station in Telluride.  All registered participants receive a meal during the awards ceremony.  The Telluride Foundation and One-to-One Mentoring host the Rundola.  Lumiere Telluride, Home Loan Insurance, Telluride Sports and U.S. Foods are sponsors of the 2014 event.  The US Forest Service, Telluride Ski & Golf, and Mountain Village are supporters of the event. 

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