November 2017


College Sports
Horse Sports
Motor sports
Runs and Walks
Leagues and Classes
Motor sports
Winter sports

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El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major Arena Soccer League team’s season opener is Saturday, Oct. 28, at the El Paso County Coliseum, vs. Rio Grande Valley Barracudas. Individual tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Coyote Club season passes are $149. Information: 229-1416, or on Facebook and Twitter. Other home games:
• 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2: San Diego Sockers
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25: Soles de Sonora
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2: Turlock Express

El Paso Roller Derby — A Military Doubleheader begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad Drive. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $5 in advance at Crooks Skate Shop on Montana or from any EPRD skater; $10 at the door. Free for active duty and military with ID, and kids under 10 with paying adult.
Information: 449-7537 or on Facebook at eprollerderby.
  Bouts feature EPRD’s Tex Pistols and Alamogordo Rocket Dolls versus teams from Tucson Roller Derby.

Sun City Roller Girls — The Roller Girls’ “Naughty vs. Nice” bout is at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7 in advance; $10 at the door ($7 with valid military ID; free for ages 12 and younger). Information:

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or
  Live racing begins the weekend of Dec. 15-17 and runs through mid-April.

College Sports

UTEP Athletic Hall of Fame — The 14th Hall of Fame dinner and ceremony honoring the best of UTEP athletes and coaches is 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at UTEP’s Larry K. Durham Sports Center. Call for times, cost. Information: 747-8759 or
  The 2017 inductees are Antonio Davis, Seth Joyner, Blessing Okagbare, Cynthia Ruelas and Paul Stankowski.

UTEP Volleyball — Home games are at 6 p.m. (noon on Sundays) at Memorial Gym, unless listed otherwise. Tickets: $5. Information: 747-6150 or
Home games:
Oct. 27: Louisiana Tech
Oct. 29: Middle Tennessee State
Nov. 8: Marshall.

NMSU Volleyball — The Aggies’ home games are 7 p.m. (1 p.m. Saturdays) at the NMSU Pan Am Center. Tickets: $5. information: (575) 646-1420 or
Nov. 2: Utah Valley
Nov. 4: Seattle U.

UTEP Football — The Miners’ home games are at Sun Bowl Stadium. Season tickets are $55 (general admission) $110-$340 reserved. Individual tickets: $10-$30. Information: 544-5234 or
  Home games:
• 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28: UTSA
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18: LA Tech.

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Games are 7 p.m., unless otherwise listed. Tickets to be announced. Information: 747-5234 or
• Saturday, Oct. 28: Sul Ross State (exhibition), 1 p.m.
• Friday, Nov. 3: Western New Mexico (exhibition).
• Friday, Nov. 10: Louisiana State
• Monday, Nov. 27: Lamar
• Saturday, Dec. 2: New Mexico
  The Miners play NMSU Saturday, Nov. 25, at Pan American Center in Las Cruces, and 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Don Haskins Center.

UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Opening home game is 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 vs. Sul Ross. Ticket information: 747-5234 or
• Saturday, Nov. 4: St. Mary’s University (exhibition)
• Saturday, Nov. 11: CSU Bakersfield(exhibition)
• Saturday, Nov. 18: Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 30: New Mexico, 5:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 2: Houston Baptist
  The UTEP Classic is 2:30 p.m. Friday (vs. Arkansas), and Saturday (vs. Texas Southern University), Nov. 24-25.

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team, 2016-17 Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference Champions, hosts home games at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7-$20. Information: 491-7879,, or
• 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10-11: TCU
• 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2-3: University of North Texas

Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic — The 43rd annual event is Nov. 19-21 at El Paso Country Club, sponsored by the Sun Bowl Association. The event features America’s top college golfers. Longest drive contest is 9 a.m. Sunday, with regular tournament play starting at 7 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. Admission for spectators is free. Information: 533-4416, ext. 15, or
  The classic is one of the premier college golf tournaments in the country. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Ricky Barnes and Jerry Pate are just a handful of past participants who went on to have successful PGA careers.

NMSU Men’s Basketball — Home games are at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Game time is 7 p.m. except as noted. Ticket information (575) 646-1447 or
• Saturday, Nov. 4: Southeastern (exhibition)
• Friday, Nov. 10: East Central University
• Friday, Nov. 17: New Mexico
• Wednesday, Nov. 22: Colorado State
• 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3: Prairie View A&M.
  The Aggies take on UTEP at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, in Las Cruces, and 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center.

NMSU Women’s Basketball — Home games are at Pan Am Center in Las Cruces. Ticket information: (575) 646-1447 or
• 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12: Western Michigan
• 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14: UT Permian Basin
• 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20: Texas A&M
• 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2: New Mexico
• 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3: UT Rio Grande Valley.

NMSU Aggies Football — New Mexico State University Aggies’ home games are at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Season tickets: $50-$150 Single game tickets: $10-$30 (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420 or
  Home games are Saturdays:
• 6 p.m. Oct. 28: Arkansas State (Homecoming)
• 2 p.m. Nov. 25: Idaho
• 2 p.m. Dec. 2: South Alabama.


Lucha Libre — Lucha Libre returns to Fort Bliss 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Stout Physical Fitness Center, 2930 Cassidy Road. Presented by Border Impact Group. Admission is free and the public is invited. Information: 588-8247.
  This year’s events feature Mask vs. Hair, Flamarion vs. Peluchin, and Tag Teams Skydee & Punisher vs. Black Fish & Black Demon.

Luchas Frontera — Lucha Libre wrestling sets are 8 p.m. every Friday at El Paso County Coliseum Pavilion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Come see the biggest names in wrestling as Lucha Frontera from the NEW superstars. Tickets: $12 ($5 kids) in advance; $15 ($7 kids) at the door. Information: 850-4002 or


Tour of Las Cruces
— The 12th annual 50K (31 miles) and 100K (62 miles) cycling rides are Sunday, Oct. 29. Information: (575) 541-8271 or Events begin at 8 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center Annex, 2450 S. Telshor, Las Cruces. The 100K route is a loop around Las Cruces extending north past Hill, N.M. and south to Mesquite; the 50K route is the southern portion of that route. Cost is $30; includes lunch. Information: Registration at

El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free and open to the public; helmets required. Information: Ride schedule at Repeat riders are encouraged to become a member of the club; dues are $18 a year or $25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at

EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rides for all levels. Weekend rides offer options of various paces and distances. Starting times and locations are posted at For more information: Manny Valadez, 861-2311 or

Ride Your Bicycle El Paso — Chuck’s Bicycle Repair, 2625 Missouri, hosts Tuesday night rides at 7 p.m. Lights and helmets required. Information: 791-2006, or Facebook.


Child Crisis Center Golf Tournament — Child Crisis Center of El Paso hosts its annual Memorial Golf Tournament noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Fort Bliss’s Underwood Golf Complex. Information: 562-7955 or

First Tee Desert Classic — Rotary Club of West El Paso’s 8th annual golf tournament in memory of Jonathan Rogers begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Fort Bliss’ Underwood Golf Course (Sunrise Course). Four-person scramble format. Cost: $175 ($600 team of four). Information: 252-6511 or

JLV Memorial Fund Golf Tournament — The 8th annual golf tournament “for men’s cancer awareness” begins with a shotgun start at noon Saturday, Nov. 4, at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta. Registration at 11 a.m. Cost: $75 ($300 per team of four); includes golf shirt, goodie bags, lunch, dinner Information: 778-3153, or or on Facebook at jlvmenscancerawareness.
  Proceeds go towards scholarships and travel expenses to MD Anderson Medical Center.

Horse Sports

Recreational Sports

Special Olympics Fall Games —
The 2017 fall games run through Nov. 18. Spectator admission to competitions is free. Information: 533-8229 or
• Saturday, Oct. 28: Softball Tournament is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veteran’s Park Softball Field, 5301 Salem.
• Saturday, Nov. 11: Bowling Tournament, 6 to 9 p.m. at Bowl El Paso, 11114 Pellicano.
• Tuesday, Nov. 15: Volleyball Tournament, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Marty Robbins Recreation Center, 11620 Vista Del Sol.
• Saturday, Nov. 18: Flag Football, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Vista Del Valle Park, 1288 Hawkins.

50 Plus Walking Program — City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation offers its “0-60 in 16 weeks” program designed to improve cardiovascular health and stamina with self-paced walks for ages 50 and older, 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at, Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell. Every fourth week is a “field trip walk” at another location. Next session runs Nov. 1-29. Fee: $12 per month per walker; includes tracking progress for 16 weeks of program. Information: (575) 541-2455.

Tour de El Paso walks — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department hosts the free non-competitive walking and running events for all ages at 8:45 a.m. second Saturday of each month at various area parks. Participants can walk or jog around the designated path. Nov. 11: Blackie Chesher Park, 1100 N. Zaragoza. Free t-shirt upon registration (while they last). Information: 757-2743 or

Archery classes for beginners — The Archers of El Paso Club hosts two-hour supervised shooting classes 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday at the Archers of El Paso Range, in Northeast El Paso off Martin Luther King at Stan Roberts. Bows and arrows provided for the seminar. Youth and adults age 7 and older welcome; parents must be present for kids age 16 and younger. Reservations required; limited number of spaces available each month. Cost: $20. Information, reservations: Ricardo Urias, 487-8199 or (specify name, phone number, age, right or left handed).

Wednesday Night Trap Shooting League — El Paso Skeet and Trap Club, 9817 Alameda El Paso host a weekly trap shooting league at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Non-members are welcome to participate. Cost: $12. Information: 494-6665 or

Motor Sports

El Paso Motorplex — The drag strip is at 16400 Gateway West, (east of El Paso at I-10 off Clint exit #42). Spectator admission: $5. Car entry: $20. Information:

Arroyo Seco Raceway — The Southern New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off I-10 at the Akela exit, with drag racing, motorcycle racing, sportscar testing and more. Call for ticket prices and times. Information: (575) 494-4794 or
  Motorcycle Trackdays are Saturday and Sunday, Sunday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 2.
  Drag Racing is Sunday, Nov. 19.
  ASR Superlap finals are Saturday, Nov. 18.
  ASMA Roadracing is Nov. 11-12.

Running events

Day of the Dead Series 2017 — The 10K, 5K, marathon and half marathon events are 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29, at La Llorona Park on Picacho, in Las Cruces. Race day packet pick up begins one hour before start of race time.
  Registration per day: $100 marathon; $85 half marathon; $40 10K; and $30 5K. Registration per day: $95 marathon; $80 half marathon; $30 5K.  
  Registration for both days; $200 marathon; $170 half marathon; $80 10K; and $60 5K. Registration per day: $95 marathon; $80 half marathon; $30 5K. Registration at

Run Internacional: The U.S.-Mexico 10K Run — The 3rd annual 10K race is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, beginning at 300 Olivas V Aoy Avenue (at S. Mesa), with a route linking El Paso and Juárez. Route goes by Southwest University Park, San Jacinto Plaza, through Segundo Barrio and across the Stanton Street Bridge into Juarez. Entry fee: $25 through Oct. 25, $30 Oct. 26-27. No race day registration or packet pickup. Limited to 1,500 participants. Entry form at
  To cross the border, all runners must have a passport, permanent resident card or other government-approved crossing identification. U.S. Customs and Border Protection staff will be available during packet pickup to advise runners.

All Souls Urban Trail Races — The 10th annual 10K, 5K trail races and 1-mile fun run begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in Historic Downtown Silver City, N.M. Proceeds benefit Grand County food security program. Registration: $30.Information, fees: (575) 574-2902, or on Facebook at allsoulstrailrace. Registration: (All Souls Trail Race).

R.E.D. 5K — Spartyka Foundation presents the “Remember Everyone Deployed” 5K race and 1 mile walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at El Paso Community College Transmountain campus, 9750 Gateway North. T-shirt for the first 250 registered participants. Food and Drinks at the finish line. Cost: $25. Information:; online registration at
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and 7 a.m. on race day at the start line.

Sweet Baby James 5K — The 5K run and walk benefiting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 5, at Valley Creek Park 651 Gomez, along the Rio Grande River Trail. Music, food truck and surprise guests planned. Proceeds go to the foundation for Type 1 diabetes research. Cost: $20 ($5 kids) in advance; $25 ($10 kids) day of event. Military discounts available. Information: 449-4394 or

Franklin Mountains Trail Run — The ultra-marathon, half-marathon, 5K and 10K trail runs and 6-mile King and Queen Race are Friday through Sunday, Nov. 10-12, at Franklin Mountains State Park.
  King/Queen race begins at 7:15 a.m. Friday at Munday’s Gap Trail Head; 50K race is 6 a.m. and 27K is 7 a.m. Saturday at the Upper Sunset parking lot; Half Marathon is 7 a.m., 10k race is 7:30 a.m. and 5K race is 8 a.m. Sunday.  
  Cost: $100 marathon; $75 half marathon; $55 10K; $45 5K; $55 6 Mile Vertical. Online registration at  
  Most of the distances are desert trails with easy technical trail. The climb to the North Franklin Peak is a combination of straight climbing and switchbacks.

Desert Dash — Asombro Institute hosts the 5K, 10K, half-marathon and Children’s 1K Trail Race Saturday, Nov. 11, at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park, 56501 N. Jornada, in Las Cruces. The half-marathon begins at 8:15 a.m.; 10K begins at 9 a.m. with 5K at 9:15 a.m. and Children’s 1K at 8:30 a.m. Registration through Nov. 3 is $45 half-marathon; $25 5K and 10-K events; $15 children’s mile. Registration Nov. 4-9 is $50 half-marathon; $30 5K and 10-K events; $20 children’s mile. Race day registration is $55 half-marathon; $35 5K and 10-K events; $25 children’s mile. Registration includes one-year membership to Asombro Institute, race-day t-shirt and post-race refreshments. Information:(575) 524-3334 or
  Packet pickup is noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Asombro Institute for Science Education, 401 E. College in Las Cruces; race day registration and packet pick up is 7:30 to 9 a.m.
  All proceeds go towards the nonprofit Asombro Institute for Science Education’s educational programs.

Flying Horse Half Marathon — The half-marathon, 10K and 5K runs hosted by Race El Paso are 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 18, at the “Gateway to Texas,” 100 Richard White in Anthony, Texas for runners of all levels. Proceeds benefit benefits scholarship fund at El Paso Community Foundation for El Paso-area students. Registration at
  The race crosses into New Mexico and takes runners along a flat, fast, and scenic course. Online registration at
  Entry fee includes long-sleeved moisture-wicking race shirt, athlete bag, post-race snacks and drinks, an interactive race day Expo, chip timing, a finisher medal for Half Marathon finishers and more.

Iron Turkey 5K and ‘Turkey Olympics’ — UTEP’s Phi Delta Theta’s 8th annual 5k Run, 1-mile Walk and Turkey Olympics is Thanksgiving Day, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, at Whole Foods Market, 100 Pitt. Proceeds benefit ALS Association of New Mexico. Part of the “More Than A Marathon” series. Cost: $25 through Nov. 20; $30 Nov. 21-22; no race day registration or packet pick up. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration at
  Packet pick up is 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21-22, at Up and running 3233 N. Mesa.

YMCA Turkey Trot — The 41st annual Thanksgiving Day 5K run, 5K team challenge and 3K fun walk benefiting the YMCA’s Strong Teens Campaign begin at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, at YMCA offices, 808 Montana (at Virginia). The Turkey Trot is the oldest road race in El Paso, and follows the Sun Bowl Parade route. Cost: $25 per event through Nov. 17; $30 Nov. 18-22; $35 on race day. Information: 584-9622. Entry forms available at all YMCA branches; registration at
  Team competition is four runners (any gender combination): $100 per team; online only. Deadline is Nov. 17.
  Packet pickup and late registration is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Westside Family YMCA, 7145 N. Mesa, and 6 to 6:45 a.m. at the starting line on race day.

Lady of the Mountain — The 4rd annual Half Marathon, 10K and 5K runs begin at Saturday, Dec. 9, at Griggs Field, Fairgrounds Road and N. Florida in Alamogordo. Half marathon and relay races begin at 8 a.m. with 10K and 5K runs at 8:15 a.m. Kids 1-mile fun run begins at 10 a.m. Entry fee: (through Nov. 30): $40 for the half-marathon; $35 for 10K; $30 for 5K; and $10 for Kids 1-mile run; fees rise after Nov. 30. Registration at Information:
  Proceeds benefit the Lady of the Mountain Scholarship at NMSU-Alamogordo.
  Packet Pick-Up is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at First National Bank Atrium, 414 10th in Alamogordo, and at 6:45 a.m. on race day at the starting line.

Pearl Harbor Triathlon — 5K Run/30K Bike/40M Swim is 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at White Sands Missile Range’s Bell Gymnasium. Registration information: (575) 678-3374 or (click on “Sports & Fitness”).

Running clubs:
• Run El Paso has training runs every day of the week from Kern Place to the Upper Valley. Information:
• Coffee Posse Run Club is based on the East Side. Information:
• Race El Paso offers coaching programs and training groups. Information:
  Hash clubs combine trail running with social (i.e. beer-drinking) activities. Runs are marked with chalk, and are open to runners of all levels. Clubs have modest dues, and first run is free to newcomers.
• The Border Jumper Hash House Harriers meet at various locations. Information:
• The El Paso Hash House Harriers have one or more runs a week. Information: 252-5646. Meet-up spots listed at

Winter sports

Public Ice Skating — Public skating is 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Sierra Providence Event Center next to the Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. All ages welcome. Times may vary on days of hockey games. Admission: $10; $8 military (skate rental included). Skate sharpening, fitting and consultation offered for $5. Spectator admission is free. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or
  Holidays on Ice skating begins Nov. 20 with three three-hour sessions a day 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Skating begins daily Dec. 16.

Ski Apache — Ruidoso’s 750-acre ski and snowboarding area, opens for its 52nd season, Thursday, Nov. 23 (weather permitting), with 11 lifts and 55 trails on the slopes of Sierra Blanca, with a base elevation of 9,600.  
  The 24-hour Ski Apache Snow Report number is (575) 257-9011. Information: (575) 464-3600 or  
  Lifts are open from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., depending on weather conditions. All-day lift tickets are $74 ($67 age 60-69; $65 age 13-17; $54 age 6-12; $63 military and $49 for military child; free for ages 70 and older and age 5 and younger. (Prices slightly higher on peak days). Season passes: $305-$700. Call or check website or multiple-day or half-day skiing prices.  
  Gondola Rides are $18 ($12 age 6-12; $6 age 60-69; free for five and younger)
  Rental packages available.
  The Ski Apache Wind Rider is an hour-long zip-line adventure that begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. Reservations required; call for cost.
  Ski Apache is 130 miles from El Paso, and the drive takes about 3 hours. From Alamogordo, take U.S. 70/54 north to Tularosa, then follow U.S. 70 east to Ruidoso. Turn left on NM 48 and go six miles north. Take NM 532 to the ski area — it’s a slow, winding 12-mile climb.

Ruidoso Winter Park — The snow play area at 1200 Ski Run Road in Alto, N.M. features giant tubes, a kidz korral, family zip line and other activities during the winter months. Season opens Thanksgiving Day, weather permitting. Hours are 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 p.m. designated nights). Tickets: $25 ($20 age 8-17; $10 age 7 and younger); include use of tubes; military discounts, night discounts, and group rates on selected days. Additional fee for zip lines. Dates and times subject to change. Information: (575) 336-7079 or

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