Saturday's half-marathon sold out; help wanted
The Steamworks-Animas Valley Half-Marathon on Saturday is sold out with a race-high 300 competitors, but organizers still need volunteers to help with the event's largest field ever.
"We opened registration early and capped the participation at 300, which will ensure a manageable and enjoyable run for the participants," said Kris Oyler, Steamworks Brewing Co. co-founder and race co-sponsor with the Durango Sports Club.
"We're delighted to have sold out the race. The larger field will enable us to donate more to the scholarship," Oyler said in a news release Monday.
Proceeds from the half-marathon will benefit the Marc Witkes Memorial Scholarship, which was awarded to Fort Lewis College student-athlete Logan Ott of Mancos last season.
Witkes, an avid runner and former president of Durango Motorless Transit, passed away Dec. 10, 2006. The scholarship in his name is presented annually to a Four Corners area cross country runner and future Skyhawk.
Organizers are still seeking volunteers. To volunteer, or for more information about the event, contact race director Kristin Spiegel at 749-6139.
The weekly Thursday evening Kayak Roll Session at the Durango Community Recreation Center will be canceled starting Thursday.
The weekly Tuesday evening sessions will continue to take place from 7 to 8:45 p.m.
Passes for sessions are available for sale beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday nights. The cost for rec center members is $3 per boat, while nonmembers will have to pay the rec center's daily admissions fee of $3.75 or $4.75 in addition to the $3 per boat cost.
All ages are welcome.
For more information, contact aquatics supervisor Lindsay Bathke at 375-7312.