June 2017


College Sports
Horse Sports
Motor sports
Runs and Walks
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El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team hosts home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Game time is 7:05 p.m. except as listed. Tickets: $5-$24. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
June 1-4: Salt Lake Bees. June 1 is 6:35 p.m. and June 4 is 6:05 p.m. Pride Night is Thursday, 90s night is Saturday, and Sun Safety & Skin Cancer Awareness Night Sunday with Kids Cap for age 12 and younger.
June 9-11: Fresno Grizzlies. June 11 is 6:05 p.m. First Responders & Superheroes Night Saturday and
Tribute to Technology Sunday with Wrist Sweatbands for age 12 and younger.
June 13-16: Tacoma Rainiers. Youth Soccer Night Tuesday; U.S. Army Birthday celebration Wednesday; Singles Night Thursday and Faith and Family Night Friday.
June 26-29: Sacramento River Cats. Youth Baseball Nights are Monday and Tuesday with Core-Four Bobblehead (Manuel Margot) Monday; softball night is Wednesday; Halloween Party Thursday.
June 30-July 3: Reno Aces. ”Chihuahuas Baseball: The Musical is Friday; Kids Day Sunday; and Independence Day Celebration Monday.

Sun City Roller Girls — The Roller Girls’ next bout is a doubleheader at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 25, El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, with Chuco Town Chulas vs. SeXecutioners, and Las Viudas Negras vs. Las Diablas. Tickets: $7 in advance; $10 at the door ($7 with valid military ID; free for ages 12 and younger); available in advance at the Pershing Inn, All That Music, Blue Panda Tattoo, Uptown Cheapskate or any Roller Girl. Information: suncityrollergirls.com.
  Next bout is a doubleheader Sunday, July 23 featuring Las Catrinas vs. Las Viudas Negras, and Las Diablas vs. SeXecutioner.

Pecos League baseball — The New Mexico and West Texas league’s 2017 season runs through Aug.2. Teams are Alpine Cowboys, Roswell Invaders, White Sands Pupfish, Santa Fe Fuego, Trinidad Triggers, Garden City Wind and Topeka Robbers. Information, schedules: (575) 680-2212 or pecosleague.com.
  Alpine Cowboys play at Kokernot Field, 400 Loop Road in Alpine, Texas.
  White Sands Pupfish home games are at Griggs Park, 3000 N. Florida, in Alamogordo, N.M.
  Roswell Invaders play at Joe Bauman Park, 2500 SE Main, in Roswell, N.M.

Verano Caliente III’ wrestling showcase— Two of the best-known professional wrestlers and former WWE superstars headline the lucha-libre style showcase at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 9, El Paso County Coliseum, 100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $20, $25, $35, $65, $75 and $95 (Ticketmaster).
  Rey Mysterio and Alberto “El Patrón” Del Rio, along with close to 20 other competitors, will step into the ring for the professional wrestling showcase.Other wrestlers from the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico expected to compete include Carlito, Sergio “El Bombon” Samaniego, Eldragón Luchador, Jack Swagger, Jose Gaona, Zafiro Solis, Samuray Perez, Rey Fenix, Hermes Jr., Hijodelimpostor Delgado, Magno, Espanto V and Chavo Guerrero Jr., among others.

Academy Sports & Outdoors Sun Bowl International Soccer Tournament — The annual youth soccer tournament for boys and girls is June 9-11, at Westside Sports Complex, 201 Isela Rubalcava, featuring teams from under-8 to under-19 years of age, at various local sports fields. The tournament features both competitive and noncompetitive teams from Mexico and the United States. Information: 1-800-915-2695 or sunbowl.org.

Memorial Day Hang-Gliding Fly-In - Rio Grand Soaring Association’s 34th annual fly-in is Friday through Monday, May 26-29 at Griggs Sports Complex/Dry Canyon, Alamogordo, weather permitting. Flights usually begin around mid-morning. Several hang-gliding pilots will ride the thermals above Alamogordo at the Rio Grande Soaring Association’s spring fly-in. To watch them, head for the landing zone at the Griggs Sports Complex (Florida Ave. and Fairgrounds MayRoad). Call for details: 1-800-826-0294 (Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce) or rgsa.info.

College Sports


Beginner/Intermediate Group (B.I.G.) - The El Paso Bicycle Club's special training program for beginning and intermediate riders is offered Tuesdays, June 6-Aug. 9. Information: meetup.com/ElPasoBicyleClub.
  Sessions at 6 p.m. at River Run Plaza. (1071 Country Club Road). A 15-minute lesson will be followed by 12-15 miles ride.
  The weekly sessions cover the basics of road cycling, how to ride in a group and how to develop speed and stamina. Special weekend rides will help riders work their way up to riding a full metric century (62 miles).
  Helmets are required. No ear buds. Bring water bottles. Anyone younger than 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get ready for ride.

El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free and open to the public; helmets required. Information: elpasobicycleclub.com. Ride schedule at meetup.com/ElPasobicycleClub. 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 elpasobicycleclub.com.
  Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 25 years, are leaderless rides of 16-22 miles for cyclists of various abilities, beginning 5:45-6 p.m. from Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd (at Artcraft). Park on dirt shoulder across from shopping center.
  Alternate starting point is River Run Plaza, 1071 Country Club, leaving about 15 minutes earlier to meet up with riders at Rio Plaza. Optional dinner afterward at Hello Pizza, 1071 Country Club Rd.

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 facebook.com/epcyclist. For more information: Manny Valadez, 861-2311 or epcyclists.com.

Ride Your Bicycle El Paso — Chuck's Bicycle Repair, 3029 Montana, hosts a variety of rides free of charge. Information: 791-2006, zlauser@yahoo.com or Facebook. Helmets required for all rides.


Ascarate Junior Golf Tournament — The 54th annual tournament, hosted by First Tee, is Monday and Tuesday, June 12-13, at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta. Entry fee: $40 (includes range balls, green fees, lunch) through June 9. Information: 252-6511 or Thefirstteegreaterelpaso.org.
  A Drive, Chip and Putt Clinic is Sunday, June 11.

Fun in the Sun Golf Tournament — El Maida Shrine hosts the tournament Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, at Painted Dunes Gold Course. Information: David Adams, 562-1444 or og@elmaida.com.

Horse Sports

Ruidoso Downs Horse Racing — The track and casino is off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. The live racing season runs through Labor Day weekend with the running of the $3 million All American Futurity Sept. 4. Regular post time is 1 p.m. Fridays through Sundays; times vary on Trial Race days. Call or check website for other dates and times. General admission and parking are free, except for select weekends. Grandstand seating: $15 (counter seat); $50-$60 tables; $45-$100 boxes. Turf club reservations are $20; valet parking is $7. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.
  The track is also home to the Racehorse Hall of Fame, a collection of racing memorabilia and race history located near the All American Turf Club. Admission is free.
May 26-28: Ruidoso Futurity trials and opening weekend
June 2: Mountain Top Futurity Trials
June 3: First Lady Handicap
June 9: Mountain Top Futurity Trials
June 10: Ruidoso Derby Final
June 11: Ruidoso Futurity Final
June 17: Ruidoso Adequan Derby Challenge Trials; and Mountain Top NM Bred QH Futurity Final
June 24: Mountain Top NM Bred TB Futurity Final
July 1: Ruidoso Adequan Derby Challenge Final and Higheasterjet Handicap

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 sunland-park.com.

Recreational Sports

Push Team Competition
— The team competitions run 8 a.m. to noon June 10-July 1, at Push CrossFit, 6440 Gateway East, Building B. Open qualifiers begin June 10, consisting of four WOD-like workouts, with finals Saturday, July 1, for top three male and female teams. Independence Day barbecue follows. Registration: $60 per two-person team; register at the front desk. Information: 203-8122.

Aqua Posse Summer Program — El Paso Aqua Posse’s swimming program regularly runs through July. East and West league clinics offered. The professionally coached swimming program helps swimmers develop self-discipline and grow as an individual. This is not a “learn to swim” program. Information: aquaposse.org or on Facebook at EPAP-El Paso Aqua Posse.

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 classes. 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 r.uri2000@yahoo.com.mx (specify name, phone number, age, right or left handed).

New Era Wrestling — The Lucha Libre shows are 7 p.m. Fridays at 10400 Dyer. Tickets; $7-$8. Information: 356-5113, elpaso.new@gmail.com or on Facebook at NewEraEP.

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 elpasoskeetandtrapclub.com
  The club is celebrating its 70th year anniversary.

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: elpasomotorplex.com.

Southern New Mexico Speedway — 11 miles west of Las Cruces exit 132, off I-10. Take south frontage road to Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 p.m.; racing at 7:45 p.m. General admission: $12; free for age 10 and younger; $30 family pack; $35 pit passes. Information: (575) 524-7913, snmspeedway.com or on Facebook.
  Regular weekly racing season runs Saturdays all summer. Gates open at 5 p.m.; racing at 7:45 p.m.
  305 Sprint May-hem is Friday and Saturday, May 26-27. Admission: $15; free for age 10 and under; family pack $35; pit pass $35.

Big Daddy 150 — Southwest Texas Off Road Racing (STORR) hosts its second race of the year for all UTV and baja classes 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 16-17, near former location of Mountain Shadow Lakes, in Horizon City. First, second and third place prizes for each class, plus $1,000 overall best time. Registration fee: $250 for all classes. Spectators welcome. Information on Facebook at STORR15.

Running events

Lee and Beulah Moor Walk/Run for Families in Crisis — The Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home hosts the 15th annual 5K competitive race and 1-mile fun walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity Drive in Sunland Park. First 500 registered runners receive t-shirts. Race-day registration begins at 6:45 a.m. Cost (by May 19): $18 ($20 after May 19); $15 military/student teams of 10 or more ($18 after May 19); $25 on race day). Information: Renee Tanner, 544-8777 or leemoor.org.
  Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Proceeds benefit the Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home. Founded in 1959, the home provides a wide range of services and programs for families in the El Paso region in need of child support and care.

Run Through the Clouds 10K — Cloudcroft Runners host the 10k run/walk and 1 mile Kids Dash benefiting Cloudcroft School Tutoring Program Saturday, June 3, starting at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft, N.M. Kids Dash starts at 8 a.m. and 10K at 8:30 a.m. Run is on a mountain course with dirt and paved roads throughout the Village of Cloudcroft. Kids Dash is a 1-mile gravel trail loop around Zenith Park. Refreshments at finish line. Cost: $30; $35 on race day; ($10 kids dash for age 9 and younger; $15 on race day). Information: (575) 430-7634, (575) 202-2343.
  Registration (by May 31) at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the Pavilion at Zenith Park on Hwy 82, or 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.

Wicked Wine Run — The 5K run and 1K Tasting Walk is Saturday, June 3, at La Viña Winery, 4201 Hwy 28 in La Union, N.M. with 5K run at 5 p.m. and 1K tasting walk at 6:30 p.m. with wine stations. Cost: $45 for each event, $70 for both through May 9; $50 per event, $75 both after May 10; $60 per event, $90 for both, on race day. Information: elpaso@wicketwinerun.com. Registration at wickedwinerun.com.
  Awards offered for top finishers as well as for most outrageous costume.

Race for CARE — The 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day is 7 a.m. Sunday, June 4, at the historic Mesilla Plaza in Mesilla, N.M. Registration: $30 per event; $25 per person for teams of 10 or more; race day registration is $35. Information: (575) 649-0598 or yolidiaz6@msn.com. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, June 2, at Mesilla Town Hall, and 6 to 6:45 a.m. on race day at the race site.
  Proceeds benefit CARE (Cancer Aid Resource & Education, Inc.), a nonprofit organization aiding cancer patients in Doña Ana County.

Northwestern 5K — The 5K run/walk is 2 a.m. Saturday, June 10, starting and finishing at starts and finishes at ADP El Paso, 7650 San Felipe. No pets, please. Part of the Up and Running Springfoot More Than a Marathon 5K Challenge series. Register by June 2 to receive a t-shirt. Cost: $20 per event. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Race day registration and packet pick up from 6:00 to 6:45 a.m.

Denning Dash 5K — The 3rd annual run Charlie Denning Memorial Scholarship Fund is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Album Park, 10259 Album, as part of the More Than a Marathon Series. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Cost: $20; $15 military. Information:raceadventuresunlimited.com.

La Fe 5K — The 24th annual Father’s Day Community Health 5K Run and 5K Walk is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at La Fe Cultural and Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (rear building) The 3.1-mile course goes through the historic Segundo Barrio neighborhood. Registration: $20; $15 military with ID. Free t-shirts. Information: 545-7234. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, June 16, at La Fe Culture & Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (Rear Building), and before the event on race day.

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk — The 5K run, 1-mile walk and “Kids’ Superhero Dash for Dad” is 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Keystone Heritage Park / El Paso Botanical Garden, along with virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Registration: $15-$30; online registration at zerocancer.org. Information (210) 317-1827
  Family-friendly post-race celebration follow the race; participants receive tech shirts, free food, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by prostate cancer.
  ZERO partners with Rio Grande Urology to end prostate cancer.

Ruidoso Marathon & Half Marathon — The marathon and half marathon events are Sunday, June 25, at White Mountain Recreation Complex, 685 Hull in Ruidoso. Marathon begins at 6 a.m. and half-marathon at 7:30 a.m. Information: parksrec@ruidoso-nm.gov. Registration at ruidosomarathon.com
  Cost: $65 full marathon, $45 half marathon through May 31; $75 full marathon, $55 half marathon June 1-23; $85 marathon, $65 half marathon through June 24. No race day registration.
  Additional 10K, 5K and Kids Run events are 5 p.m. Saturday, June 24, White Mountain Recreational Complex in Ruidoso, 685 Hull Road. Registration: $30 through May 31; $40 June 1-23; $50 June 25 for 10K; $20 through May 31; $30 June 1-23; $40 June 25 for 5K. No race day registration. Kids dash is $10.

Electric 5K and 1-mile fun run — Las Cruces Running Club and City of Las Cruces hosts the 5K race and 1-mile fun run at 8 p.m. Monday, July 3, at Meerscheidt Center, 1600 E Hadley. Registration begins at 7 p.m. Registration: $25 in advance; $30 on-site. Register online at: lascrucesrunningclub. com.
  The Electric Light Parade follows the run.

Fourth of July Run — Up and Running, hosts the 11th annual 5K run/walk 7:04 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, beginning at Up and Running in the Rudolph Shopping Plaza, 3233 N. Mesa. Proceeds benefit Run El Paso Club. Sports drink, watermelon and hot dogs available at finish line. Registration: $20 through July 2; $25 July 3-4. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick-up is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 3, and 6 to 6:45 a.m. race day at Up and Running.

Smokey Bear Stampede run — The 37th annual 10K run and 2-mile Fun Run held in conjunction with Smokey Bear Days begins at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, starting east of Smokey Bear Historical Park, at East Creek Road, Capitan, N.M. Various age divisions offered for male and female runners. Race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Registration: $25 by July 1; $35 July 2-4. Information: (575) 354-2748. Registration: villageofcapitan.com/fun-run.pdf.

Sun City Splash & Dash — Race El Paso’s new youth swim-run event for ages 7-15 is 7 to 10 a.m., Saturday, July 22, at Ascarate Pool and Park, 6900 Delta, as part of the 2017 USA Triathlon Youth Aquathlon Series. Family pool picnic follows event. Space is limited. Entry fee: $25. Ascarate Park entry fee is $2 per vehicle. Information: 229-5656. Online registration at raceelpaso.com.
  Ages 7-10 is a 100M swim and 1K run; and ages 11-15 is a 20M swim and 2.25K run.

Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs — Ski Run Road Challenge hosts the 4-mile, 8.5-mile and half-marathon runs on the multiple use trail system at Grindstone Lake, 2 miles from Downtown Ruidoso at 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, starting and finishing at Wingfield Park’s Grindstone Lake Trails. USA Track and Field sanctioned and American Trail Running Association approved event. Proceeds benefit the Ruidoso Trails Coalition and Ski Apache Adaptive Sports Program and Ecoservants.
  Entry fees: 4-mile is $15 by June 28, $25 by July 26 and $40 on race day. 8.5-mile is $25 by June 28, $30 by July 12, $35 by July 26 and $50 on race day. Half-marathon is $35 by June 28, $45 by July 12, $50 by July 26 and $60 on race day. Information: Words0250@gmail.como or (575) 937-7106. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Carry your own water container; there will be one refill station on the 8.5-mile and half-marathon routes.

Eagle in the Sun Triathlon — El Paso’s only USA Triathlon-sanctioned multi-sport race, with a 400m swim, 12 mile bike ride, and 5K run, is 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at SISD Aquatic Center and Student Activity Complex, 1257 Southview Court. Participants may race as an individual or as part of a relay team. Information: 229-5656. Online registration at raceelpaso.com/eagle-in-the-sun.
  Registration: $90 individual; $100 after May 31; $50 per person for 2-person relay; $55 after May 31; $45 per person for 3-person relay; $50 after May 31.
  Aquabike is $80 ($90 after May 31). Duathlon is $90 ($100 after May 31).

Running clubs:
• Run El Paso has training runs every day of the week from Kern Place to the Upper Valley. Information: runelpaso.com.
• Coffee Posse Run Club is based on the East Side. Information: coffeeposse.org
• Race El Paso offers coaching programs and training groups. Information: raceelpaso.com
  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: bjhash.com.
• The El Paso Hash House Harriers have one or more runs a week. Information: 252-5646. Meet-up spots listed at elpasohash.com.

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