September 2018


College Sports
Horse Sports
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El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays its final home games of the regular season plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. The final home games are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 3 vs. Tacoma Rainiers. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or
  Pacific Conference Championship playoff home games are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 5-6. If the Chihuahuas make it to the PCL Championship series, home games would be 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 11-12.

All American Futurity — The running of the 60th All American Futurity is Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, which marks the end of the racing season at Ruidoso Downs. From 160 to 180 quarterhorses compete in the trials, with the 10 fastest advancing to race for a $2 million purse.
  The track and casino is off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Regular post time is 1 p.m. Friday through Monday. Information: (575) 378-4431 or

‘Mudd For Matches’ — Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region hosts its 9th annual mud volleyball fundraiser 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Grapevine Event Plaza and Picacho Peak Brewery, 3900 W. Picacho, in Las Cruces. Teams of 8 to 12 participants compete in pool play in the morning, guaranteed at least three matches, and teams advance to championship games in the mid afternoon. Team registration: $500 (deadline is Aug. 27); spectator admission is free. Information: (575) 449-4748. Forms online at
  All proceeds from the event benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region – Dona Ana/Grant County office.

Borderland Roller Derby — A doubleheader is 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, featuring Chula vs. Sexies. Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at Information: or on Facebook.

Rhinos Fall Shootout — El Paso Hockey Association hosts its fall tournament for youth and adults Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Open to all ages and skill levels, including adult. Cost: $40 per player for all divisions; limited space available per division. Information and registration:

El Paso Roller Derby — The next bouts are 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad. The doubleheader features TexPistols vs. West Texas Roller Derby, and Beast Mode vs. Holligans. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military; free for age 10 and younger. Season tickets: $50. Information: (623) 285-4670,, or on Facebook at eprollerderby.

WWE Live — The professional wrestling event returns at is 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, to at NMSU’s Pan American Center, with WWE Champion AJ Styles taking on Samoa Joe in a WWE Championship Match. Tickets: $15, $25, $35, $50, $75, and $95. VIP experiences available starting at $343.50 (Ticketmaster).
  U.S. Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev will also return for a championship match. Smackdown women’s championship match features WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Carmella versus Charlotte Flair versus Becky Lynch versus Asuka.
  Six other bouts are scheduled.

El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team’s pre-season Black and Orange exhibition game is 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Free admission. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or
  The event offers season holder ticket pickup and post-game skating with the team and party on the patio.

College Sports

UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games are at UTEP’s University Field. Ticket information: 747-6150 or
Aug. 31: Grand Canyon, 7 p.m.
Sept. 2: Northern Illinois, 6 p.m.
Sept. 20: Marshall, 7 p.m.
Sept. 23: NMSU, 6 p.m.
Sept. 27: UAB, 7 p.m.
Sept. 30: Middle Tennessee, 6 p.m.

UTEP Football — The Miners open their season hosting the Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Sun Bowl Stadium. f
  Northern Arizona is a Division I FCS team that places in the Big Sky Conference, finishing last year with a 7-5 record. UTEP went winless last year for its worst season ever, rated as last in Division I BCS football.
  Season tickets are $66 (general admission) $120-$360 reserved; $1,320 Captain’s Club. Family packs available. Individual tickets to be announced. Information: 544-5234 or
  Other home games:
Sept. 22: NMSU
Oct. 6: North Texas
Oct. 27: UAB
Nov. 10: Middle Tennessee
Nov. 24: Southern Miss.

UTEP Volleyball — Home games are at Memorial Gym. Games are 6 p.m. Fridays and noon Sundays. Ticket information: 747-6150 or
Sept. 7-9: Borderland Invitational. Games are 5 p.m. Friday vs. Arizona (at NMSU), noon Saturday vs. Montana at UTEP, and 1 p.m. Sunday vs. NMSU at UTEP.
Sept. 23: Southern Mississippi
Sept. 30: University of Texas-San Antonio

NMSU Volleyball — The Aggies’ home games are at the NMSU Pan Am Center. Season tickets are $50. Individual ticket information: (575) 646-1420 or
Home games:
Sept. 4: Grambling State, 6 p.m.
Sept. 7-9: NMSU Springhill Suites Invitational. Montana, 7 p.m. Friday; Arizona, noon Saturday.
Sept. 9: UTEP (Borderland Invitational), 1 p.m.
Sept. 27: Seattle U, 6 p.m.
Sept. 29: Grand Canyon, noon.

NMSU Aggies Football — The Aggies “Battle of I-25” vs. University of New Mexico is 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Season tickets: $60-$150 Single game tickets: $10-$30; $12-$30 UNM game (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420 or
  The Aggies “Battle of I-10” against UTEP Miners is 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at UTEP’s Sun Bowl Stadium.



Signal Peak Challenge
— The mountain biking event, “Signal Peak: The Next Generation,” is 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, in Silver City, N.M. Simple lunch follows for all racers. Registration (by Aug. 29): $60 ($30 under 18). Information: (575) 654-3966 or

Fort Davis Cyclefest — The 42nd annual bike tour series is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16, in Fort Davis. The main event begins at 8 a.m. (Central Time) Saturday, with rides of 10, 27, 55 and 76 miles, leaving from Prude Ranch, 5 miles west of Fort Davis Texas on Highway 118. A finish line party follows with hamburgers, music, door prizes and more. Proceeds benefit Fort Davis EMT, Fire, and Fort Davis Lions Club. Information: (432) 426-3237. Entry fees vary. Registration: $55. On-site registration: $60. Early registration at
  The “infamous” Mt. Locke Hill Climb to the McDonald Observatory begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, with 1.5 and 7-mile options. Registration: $20.
  An unsupported pre-ride of 100K or 200K for experienced riders is 7:30 a.m. Friday at Stone Village.
  A Triathlete’s Swim is also scheduled Sunday afternoon at Balmorhea State Park (park entry fee applies).
  More information also available on Facebook at Fort Davis Cyclefest.
  On-site registration is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, and 6:30 to 8 a.m. Saturday at the Prude Ranch Office.

XCel Energy Tour de Ocho Millas — The 8th annual bicycle tour is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Bottomless Lakes State Park in Roswell, N.M. Tour de Ocho Millas offers rides of 1 to 8 laps around the 8-mile loop (8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, or 64 miles) of the Bottomless Lakes State Park. Proceeds benefit Reflections and Recovery outreach program for those overcoming addiction. Registration: $40; $50 race day. Information: or on Facebook at Tour De Ocho Millas.
  Packet pickup and late registration is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at La Quinta Inn and Suites, 200 E. 19th, in Roswell, and on 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. race day at the starting site.

Oryx Challenge Bike Tour — The 8th annual 30K and 88k cycling tours benefiting the USO are 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, starting and finishing at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum on 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces. 5k family run begins at 10:30 a.m. Food and entertainment offered at the museum after the tours.
  Registration: $25 ($35 after Sept. 9 for general public; $15 active duty military and dependents: $15; free for Warrior Transition Battalion members. Early registration encouraged. Information: 569-5644. Registration at
  The 88k cycling course climbs St. Augustin Pass, the 30k cycling course goes through mountain vistas along Bataan Memorial Highway, and the 5K goes along Sonoma Ranch Road.

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
  Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 20 years, are leaderless rides of 18-22 miles. The favorite route is a 20-mile loop to Gadsden H.S. Most riders begin about 5:45-6 p.m. leaving from Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd (at Artcraft). Park on dirt shoulder across from shopping center.
  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 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.


First Tee — First Tee of Greater El Paso hosts its fall session Sept. 4-Oct. 9 for youth. All classes at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, except as listed. Registration information:
• Home School classes are 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Fee: $50.
• Wee Ones Class is 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays, for age 3 to 5; space is limited to 20 registrants. Classes: Fee: $50.
• Beginner Player Classes are 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, for ages 5-18 new to the program. Fee: $65.
• "Returning" Player Classes are 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, for those who have participated in at least one session or one week of summer camp. Fee: $65.
• “Purcell” Special Kids Class are 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. No age limit. Fee: $30.
• Par Class is 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Fee: $65.
• Birdie/Eagle Classes are 2:30 to 4:30 9 p.m. to noon Saturdays. Fee: $65 per program.

Stormy Edwards Partnership — The two-man golf tournament runs Sept. 6-9 at Cree Meadows Golf and Country Club in Ruidoso, N.M. with shootout at 4 p.m. Thursday, tournament play beginning at 8 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Space is limited. Information, cost: (575) 257-5815 or

Grandparents Day Golf Tournament — El Paso County Parks and Recreation hosts the inaugural tournament for grandparents and grandchildren Sunday, Sept. 9, at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta. Two-person scramble. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost: $30 teams of one grandparent and one grandchild; includes green fee, cart, nine holes of golf, prize fund and lunch. Register at the Ascarate Golf Pro Shop. Information: 771-2380 or

Santa Teresa Charity Golf Tournament — The 19th annual tournament is 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Vista Hills Country Club, 2210 Trawood. The tournament is organized by the Santa Teresa Charitable Foundation, a non-profit benefiting children in the Santa Teresa and Sunland Park region. Information: (575) 589-2200 or Make checks payable to “Santa Teresa Charitable Foundation” 2660 Airport Road, Suite 780,Santa Teresa, NM, 88008.

Doing Good Golf Tournament — El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank’s 2nd annual tournament in honor of Gary Del Palacio begins with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Underwood Golf Complex, 3200 Coe on Fort Bliss. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Information: 298-0353 or

Hook a Soldier on Golf — The free golf lessons continue 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays Sept. 8-29 at Underwood Golf Complex on Fort Bliss. Range balls and clubs provided. Open to active duty military and families. The clinic will not take place on holiday weekends or in bad weather. Information: 568-1059.

Golf classes — Classes for both youth and adults are taught Saturdays by PGA golf professional Mike Smith at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta. Adult class is 11 a.m. to noon and Junior classes are noon to 1 p.m. Payment deadline is first day of each class. Information: 771-2380.

Horse Sports

Recreational Sports

Greater El Paso Tennis Association — Information on upcoming leagues and tournaments at or Facebook at GEPTA. Information: or 532-5524. Tournament registration (enter ID#).

Free Swim Days — Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department hosts its final free monthly swim day of the season Monday, Sept. 3 at East Mesa Bataan Memorial Pool, 6141 Reynolds, and Laabs Pool, 750 W. Picacho. Monthly Swim Days are on summer holiday weekends (Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day). Hours are noon to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Children 8 and under must have an adult in the pool at all times (within arm’s reach and only two children 8 and under per adult). Proper swim attire required. No food, alcohol or glass allowed. Free swim sessions subject to capacity regulations. Information: (575) 541-2782.

Youth Gymnastics spring classes — Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department hosts fall classes at East Mesa Recreation Center, 5589 Porter Drive. Each session will be held for four weeks Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for a total of eight classes per session.
  Session II is Sept. 4-27; III is Oct. 1-25 and IV is Oct. 29-Nov. 29 (no classes Nov. 19-23).
  Registration continues until classes are filled at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell; Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley; Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley; or at Information: (575) 541-2455.
  Classes include “Parent and Me Gymnastics” 3 to 4 p.m. for beginners age 3-5; intermediate classes 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. for ages 6-12; advanced classes 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for ages 6-12; and tumbling 5:30 to 7 p.m. for ages 8 and older. Cost: $30 for Parent and Me and intermediate; $45 for advanced and tumbling. A parent must be present with children during all class times.

50 Plus Walking Program — City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation offers its “0-60 in 13 weeks” program designed to improve cardiovascular health and stamina with self-paced walks for ages 50 and older, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Sept. 5-Nov. 30, Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell. Every fourth week is a “field trip walk” at another location. Fee: $12 per month per walker; includes tracking progress for 12 weeks of program. Information: (575) 541-2455.
  Registration ongoing 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community.

‘Back to Volleyball — El Paso Parks and Recreation Department hosts fall volleyball Sept. 12-Nov. 30, with 10V, 12V, 14V, JV and Varsity leagues, offering nine games and playoffs. Entry fee: $270 per team; deadline is Sept. 7. El Paso Sport and Coaches IDs required.
Information: Magdalena Lopez, 212-2159,Acosta Sports Center, 534-0254, Nation Tobins Sports Center, 212-2224, or
  Coaches meeting is Sept. 7, at Acosta Sports Center, 4321 Delta.

Public Ice Skating — Public skating is opens for the season the weekend of Sept. 14 with weekend hours 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and noon to 3 p.m. holidays, 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 on Facebook at El Paso Hockey Association.

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

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 ASMA Track Days are Sept. 1 and 8.

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. Regular season runs through late October. General admission: $12; free for age 10 and younger; $30 family pack; $35 pit passes. Information: (575) 524-7913, or on Facebook.
  Practice is 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Gates open at 5 p.m. Pit passes: $25.
  Spectator admission is free Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 27-29, with paid admission to the Southern New Mexico State Fair.

Running events

Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Run — The 5th annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting the Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Fund is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Montwood High School, 12000 Montwood. Registration: $20; $18 per person for teams of 10 or more; $25 race day registration.
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Up and Running, 1475 George Dieter, Suite 0, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.

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. 2, at SISD Aquatic Center and Student Activity Complex, 1257 Southview Court. Participants may race as an individual or as part of a relay team.
  Registration: $110 individual; $60 per person for 2-person relay; $55 per person for 3-person relay; $100 for aquabike (swim-bike). Registration at

‘Dragons & Skulls’ Skull Run 5K — Fantasy and Fear Race Tour between an army of undead dragons, zombies, and fire-folk, and the Star Gazers of the Planet Aleuria begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, near Wells Fargo Plaza, 221 N Kansas in Downtown. Registration and check-in begins at 5 p.m. Register as an Undead or StarGazer: $30 per person; register at “Undead” racers receive sugar skull kit and “StarGazer” racers receive Diamond Face Kit. Information: or on Facebook.
  The Dragons & Skulls is a global fantasy run series, in a lifelike enchanted forest setting with 4D video walls and cosplaying. Race ends with a post-race party.

Run for the Mountain — LCMC Foundation’s 2nd annual 5K run/walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Ruidoso Links Walking Path, 685 Hull in Ruidoso. Registration: $20 at
  Registration and t-shirt pick up is 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Lincoln County Medical Center Conference room, 221 Sudderth, with late registration 7:25 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.
WSMR Freedom Triathlon — The 10K run, 40K bike and 400 meter swim is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at White Sands Missile Range near Alamogordo, N.M. Packet pick up is 6 to 7 a.m. Cost: $60 by Sept. 2; $65 after. Team fee: $70 before Sept. 2; $75 after. Military discounts offered. Registration:

German-American Night Run — The 25th annual German-American Oktoberfest Night Run’s 8K run and 5K fun run/walk is at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, Freedom Crossing, 1611 Haan Road, Fort Bliss. Corporate/Military Team also held. Grand prize drawing for a $1,000 travel voucher. Registration: $25 in advance; $150 unit or JROTC teams. Information: 744-5785, 201-5939 or Registration:
  Pre-race activities begin at 4 p.m. with German coffee, German pastries and cakes and. soft drinks. Entertainment 4 to 8:30 p.m.
  Post-race events begin at 6 p.m.
Live music by “1st AD Band,” bratwurst, sodas, German coffee and pastries. Spectator admission is free.
  Early registration by mail through Sept. 9 to 2018 Installation Morale Welfare P.O. Box 16090 Fort Bliss, Texas, 79906; or in person by 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Stout Physical Fitness Center or at Joshua W. Soto Fitness Center (East Bliss, Bldg. 20751); or 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 10-15, at Freedom Crossing.
   Packet pickup is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 13-14, at Freedom Crossing. Late registration and packet pick up is 3 to 5:30 p.m. on race day; $35. No registration after 5:30 p.m.

McKelligon Canyon Challenge — El Paso on the Move’s 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Proceeds benefit El Paso community gardens and activities that promote health. Registration: $30 through Sept. 12; $25 military and team; $20 ages 12 and younger. Late and race day registration: $35 (no race day registration for teams). Teams encouraged to give their team a “healthy” name. Information: Irish Pugao, (909) 528-0394. Registration:
  Packet pickup is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Central SDA Church, 1801 McRae.

Groove and Glow 5K — Rave Marketing & Events hosts its 4th annual “Fun-K” night Walk/Run event promoting health and wellness for all ages at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning and ending at the Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, 2000 Transmountain. Presented by GECU. Proceeds from this year’s event benefit the Kids Excel El Paso Program. Registration: $20 by Sept. 20: $30 at packet pick up 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at Fountains of Farah and 4 to 6 p.m. on race day at the event site. Military discount and team prices available (no teams accepted after Sept. 20).Information on Facebook at Grooveandglow. Registration at
  Families, military, runners, walkers and others of any fitness level are invited to be a part of the Groove and Glow 5K. The entire event and course will incorporate dancing, running and walking through glow in the dark move and groove stations booming with music from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and current hits and will end with a “Get Down & Glow” party at the finish line.

National Border Patrol Museum 5K — National Border Patrol Museum & Memorial Library Foundation’s 2nd annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting the museum is 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Old Glory Memorial, 9550 Gateway North. Registration: $20; $15 per member for teams of 10 or more. Race day registration is $25. Registration: Information: 759-6060 or
  Packet pickup is 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20-21, at the museum, 4315 Woodrow Bean (Transmountain), and 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. on race day at the start line.

Stampede in the Park with The Arc — Arc del Paso will host its 5K run and 5K and 1 mile walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Registration: $20; $15 Arc members. Car fee for park entrance: $2. Information: 564-4978 or Registration at

Sgt. Ruben Orozco Torch Run - El Paso County Sheriff’s Officers Association's 11th annual 8K Run/2 Mile Walk benefiting Special Olympics Texas Area-19 programs is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at G2 Restaurant, Cincinnati and Stanton in Kern Place. The 8K begins at 8 a.m. with the 2-mile walk at 8:15 a.m. Registration: $25 through Sept. 14; $30 after Sept. 14. Information: 533-8229 or
  The RO8K honors the memory of Sgt. Ruben Orozco, a Law Enforcement Torch Runner who was involved with Special Olympics Texas-Area 19 for more than 13 years.
  Packet pick up is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa.

Wildcat Mile Run/Walk — The 14th annual 1-mile event hosted by St. Clement’s School is 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, beginning at Cotton and Yandell and ending at St. Clement’s Gymnasium, Yandell and Campbell. Proceeds benefit St. Clement’s School Athletics. Cost: $20; $25 after Sept. 21. Registration: Information: 533-4248 or
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 26-27, at St. Clements and 2 to 5 p.m. on race day at the gym.

Miner Dash and Family Fitness Fiesta — The 9th annual event kicks off UTEP’s Homecoming festivities Sunday, Sept. 30, at UTEP’s Centennial Plaza. The 5K run and 3K walk begin at 8 a.m., plus a 5K wheelchair race. Proceeds benefit UTEP’s College of Health Sciences Programs and the Wellness Program. Entry fee is $25 per division by Sept. 18. Register Information: 747-7245.
  The UTEP Fitness Fiesta is 8 to 11 a.m., and offers a variety of physical activities and health screenings including a Jumping Balloon, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Zumba, Yoga and more. Cost: $5.

Royal Run for Hope — The 5th annual 5K run and 1-mile walk benefiting Pediatric Oncology patients at El Paso Children’s Hospital is 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Health Spot, 4717 Hondo Pass. Part of the 2018 More than a Marathon Series. Registration: $20 by Sept. 24; $25 after Sept. 24; $15 age 12 and younger. Information:
  Packet pickup is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, and 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. at the race site.

Franklin Wrestling 5K — Franklin High School’s wrestling team’s fundraising 5K and 1-mile walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Franklin High School, 900 N. Resler. Packet-pick up at 7 a.m. Registration: $20 by Sept. 21; $25 after; team discounts offered. Register at

Trigeminal Neuralgia Warriors Race — The 5K run and 1-mile fun run/walk benefitting those suffering from the trigeminal neuralgia is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Ascarate Park, 6200 Delta. Registration: $20 ($15 per entrant for teams of 10 or more); $2 fee for all vehicles entering park. Race day registration: $25. Registration: Information: Mike Coulter,
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Up and Running, 1475 George Dieter, Suite 205 and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.

Destiny 5K — Destiny Family Christian Center, 9615 Dyer, hosts its 3rd annual 5K walk/run 7 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Sanctioned by United States Track and Field. Entry fee: $25; group discounts and sponsorship packages available. Information 755-7744. Registration at
  Proceeds benefit local families in the El Paso region with various resources for those involved with Child Protective Services. Approximately two hundred thousand domestic violence hotline calls are received each year in Texas alone.

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

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