October 2017

Sports

College Sports
Wrestling
Bicycling
Golf
Horse Sports
Motor sports
Runs and Walks
Golf
Leagues and Classes
Motor sports
Winter sports

Menu of this month's listings, stories and columns

 


FC Juarez vs. Club Necaxa — The professional soccer friendly rematch is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Southwest University Park between Club Necaxa of the first division Liga MX and FC Juarez of the Ascenso MX. Tickets: $30-$125; available at SouthwestUniversityPark.com or at the Southwest University Park box offices. Informstion: 533-BASE (2273).
  The two teams will face each other for the first time since Club Necaxa defeated FC Juarez, 2-0, on May 21, 2016, in the Ascenso MX championship that led to Necaxa’s promotion to first division Liga MX.

Sun City Roller Girls — The Roller Girls’ Championships are at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 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); available in advance at the Pershing Inn, All That Music, Blue Panda Tattoo, Uptown Cheapskate or any Roller Girl. Information: suncityrollergirls.com.

Harlem Globetrotters — The Original Harlem Globetrotters make a star-studded return to the area at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at NMSU’s Pan American Center. Since 1927, the Globetrotters have visited 115 countries and played before more than 100 million fans. Stay after the game for autographs and photographs with favorite Globetrotters (subject to availability). Tickets: $26-$95 (Ticketmaster).
  A Magic Pass 30-minute interactive event starts at 12:30 p.m. before the game, when fans can spend time on the court with the Globetrotters. Separate ticket required: $22.

El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team’s opening home games of the season are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27-29, against San Diego Sabers at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general admission. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
  Next home games are 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 5 against the Superior Roughriders.

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. Details and season to be announced. Coyote Club season passes are $149. Schedule to be announced. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

College Sports


UTEP Football — The Miners’ home games are at Sun Bowl Stadium. Individual tickets: $10-$30. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7: Western Kentucky (Homecoming)

UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games are at UTEP’s University Field. Game times are 7 p.m., except as listed. Tickets: $5. Information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
• Friday, Sept. 29: Charlotte
• 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1: Old Dominion
• 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15: Middle Tennessee
• Thursday, Oct. 19: Marshall.
• 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28: UTSA

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team, 2016-17 Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference Champions, home games are at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Season opener is 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13-14, versus Northern Arizona. Tickets: $7-$20. Season tickets: $80-$140 ($40 youth/UTEP students). Information: 491-7879, info@mindershockey.com, or minershockey.com.
  Next home games are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20-21: Texas A&M.

UTEP Volleyball — Home games are at 6 p.m. (noon on Sundays) at Memorial Gym, unless listed otherwise. Tickets: $5. Information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
Home games:
Oct. 13: North Texas
Oct. 15: UTSA
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 nmstatesports.com.
Sept. 30: UMKC
Oct. 12: CSU Bakersfield
Oct. 14: Grand Canyon
Oct. 16: New Mexico
Oct. 21: UT Rio Grande Valley
Nov. 2: Utah Valley
Nov. 4: Seattle U.

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Games are 7 p.m., unless otherwise listed. The annual Orange and White scrimmage is 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Ticket prices to be announced. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Saturday, Oct. 28: Sul Ross State (exhibition), 1 p.m.
• Friday, Nov. 3: Western New Mexico (exhibition).

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 utepathletics.com.

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 minerathleticclub.com.
  The 2017 inductees are Antonio Davis, Seth Joyner, Blessing Okagbare, Cynthia Ruelas and Paul Stankowski.

NMSU Aggies Football — New Mexico State University Aggies’ host Arkansas State for Homecoming at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10-$30 (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstatesports.com.


Wrestling

Xtreme Cruces Wrestling – The live pro wrestling event is 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 14, at Cheer-Tastics, 1220 Barranca, with XCW wrestlers including Nick Tendo, Dom Vitalli, Danny Gee, Daniel Sanchise and Red Miracle, Awesome Andy, R-Three and Evan Daniels, and many more. Also featured is the XCW debut of former WWE Superstar and ECW original Super Crazy. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Admission: $10 ($5. kids) at the door. Information: (575) 571-5852 or on Facebook at XcwInElPaso.

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 emptypocketsentertainment.com

New Era Wrestling — The Lucha Libre shows are 7 p.m. Fridays at 10400 Dyer. Tickets: $8; $5 children (Ticketmaster). Information: 356-5113, elpaso.new@gmail.com or on Facebook at NewEraEP.

Bicycling


Chile Pepper Challenge
— The El Paso Bicycle Club’s annual Big Ride is Sunday, Oct. 1, with ride distances of 100, 61, 40, 27 and 10 miles, all beginning and ending at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside Drive. Start times are 7 a.m. (100 mile), 7:30 a.m. (61 mile), 8 a.m. (40 mile), 8:30 a.m. (27 mile) and 9 a.m. (10 mile). Information: elpasobicycleclub.com.
  Post-ride activities after the ride with food, drinks, and vendor booths.
  Entry fees: $40 Sept. 1-25 or at packet pickup; and $45 on race day at Grace Gardens. Entry is free for riders age 17 and younger if accompanied by paying parent. Approved helmets are required for all rides.
  Proceeds benefit the El Paso Humane Society.
  Package pick-up is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Desert Fox Cyclery, 6999 Montana; 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Crazy Cat Cyclery, 5650 N. Desert, and at 6:30 a.m. day of ride at the race site.
   Online registration (through Sept. 26) at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Route maps and more information at chilepepperchallenge.com.
  Flat tire repair tools (tube/pump) and water bottles are recommended. All rides are fully supported with rest stops, route markings and SAG vehicles. Rest stops offer snacks, water and port-a-potties.

Full Moon Bike Ride — White Sands National Monument, 5 miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70, hosts a Full Moon bike ride at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. Dress warmly. Reservations begin one month in advance; space limited. Reservations via nps.gov/whsa. Fee is $8 per person; $4 ages 15 and younger, plus park entrance fee. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232.

Gila Monster Gran Fondo — The bicycle rides through the Mimbres Valley and Gila Wilderness are Saturday, Oct. 14. Options are 40, 78 and 115 miles. The longer rides start at 8 a.m., beginning and ending at Gough Park in Silver City. The 40-mile ride begins mid-course at 10 a.m. All involve considerable climbing. Information, registration: tourofthegila.com or (575) 590-2612.
  Entry fee is $100 by Oct. 8, $110 after.
  A kickoff dinner is Friday, Oct. 13, for $30,

‘Cycle for Change’ — The County Attorney’s Office and Villa Maria host the 4th annual “From Surviving to Thriving” cycling event at 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 15, at Gallegos Park, 7361 Bosque, in Canutillo. There will be four courses available: 50 miles, 30 miles, a 10-mile family ride; and 1 mile children’s ride. Cost: $40 ($25 military, $10 kids 12 and younger). Late registration cost: $45. Information: 546-2016. Registration at cycle4change.org.
  All proceeds fund scholarships for educational opportunities, vocational training and therapeutic services for victims of domestic abuse in El Paso County.

Tour of Las Cruces — The 12th annual 50K (31 miles) and 100K (62 miles) cycling rides are Saturday, Oct. 28. Information: (575) 541-8271 or ziavelocycling.org. 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: ziavelocycling.com/tour-of-las-cruces. Registration at newmexicosportsonline.com.

Group Bike Riding Program — Registration for City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Group Riding Program rides 9 a.m. Fridays, through Dec. 1, at Frank O’Brien Papen Recreation Center, 304 W. Bell, for residents who want to start bicycling for exercise or return to riding. The program is for the 50-plus community, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to participate. Cost per outing: $2 ($1 seniors 60 and older). Information: (575) 541-2455 or RecPrograms@las-cruces.org.
  Rides are 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. As temperatures cool, the start time will be later. Monday rides range from 12-20 miles; Wednesday rides will range from 10-20 miles.
  All routes will be on city bike paths and roads; road and hybrid bikes with multiple gears strongly recommended.

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 5:30-6 p.m. 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 facebook.com/epcyclist. For more information: Manny Valadez, 861-2311 or epcyclists.com.

Ride Your Bicycle El Paso — Chuck's Bicycle Repair, 2625 Missouri, hosts a variety of rides free of charge. Information: 791-2006, zlauser@yahoo.com or Facebook. Helmets required for all rides.

Golf


Swings for Strings — The 2nd annual golf tournament benefiting El Pro-Musica’s Music Education Programs is 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at New Mexico State University Golf Course. Cost: $150 per player ($500 team of four). Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.

Doing Good Golf Tournament — El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank’s inaugural tournament in honor of Gary Del Palacio begins with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Underwood Golf Complex, 3200 Coe on Fort Bliss. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Information: 298-0353 or elpasoansfightinghunger.org.

Fore! the Children Golf Tournament — Community Partners of El Paso’s 5th annual charity tournament is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Butterfield Trail Golf Club, 1858 Cottonwoods. Registration at 7 a.m. Cost: $150 ($500 team of four). Information: 588-3935 or communitypartnersep.org.
  Community Partners of El Paso is a local charity that has helped over 13,000 of El Paso’s abused and neglected children in the last 15 years. Their primary project is the Rainbow Room.

First Tee — First Tee of Greater El Paso hosts programs at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta, unless listed otherwise. Cost: $52, unless otherwise listed. Information: thefirstteegreaterelpaso.org. Registration at allplayers.com.
  Session II runs Oct. 10-Nov. 18.
• Wee Ones Class are 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays for ages 3-5. Limited to first 15 to register.
• Beginner Player Class are 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
• Home School Class are 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
• Par/Birdie/ Eagle Class are 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, for those who have certified for the Par, Birdie or Eagle Class.
• (Returning) Player Class is 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, for those students ages 5 and up who has participated in at least one session or summer camp.
• Special Kids Class are 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, for those with Special needs. All ages welcome. Fee: $30.
  Girl’s Golf event is 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Participation is free. Registration: girlsgolf.org.
  Open Practice Session is 4:40 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 11-Nov. 1. No cost.

Bel Air Highlander Golf Tournament — The alumni scholarship program’s 12th annual tournament begins at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McCombs. Registration open to alumni, family, friends and supporters. Cost: $100 (4-man scramble). Information: 258-4410, 740-1489 or bigredpride.com.

Rhinos Golf Tournament — El Paso Rhinos 9th annual tournament starts with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Anthony Country Club, 2100 W. Ohara in Anthony, N.M. Check in at 9 a.m. Hole in One, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and silent auction planned. Cost: $100 ($400 team), includes green fees, cart and meals. Registration: elpasohockey.org. Information: 499-7825 (PUCK) or ocruz@elpasorhinos.com.

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, 3200 Coe. This tournament has become one of the largest best-known amateur golf events in the community. Cost, sponsorship: rbooth@childcrisiselp.org. Information: 562-7955 or childcrisiselp.org.

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 firstteedesertclassic.com.
  Proceeds benefit the First Tee of Greater El Paso along with other community projects of the Rotary Club of West El Paso.

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, lmartinez@elp.rr.com or jlvmemorialfund.org or on Facebook at jlvmenscancerawareness.
  Proceeds go towards scholarships and travel expenses to MD Anderson Medical Center.


Horse Sports



Recreational Sports


Volleyball Tournament
— Five Set Net Sports, 1999 Appaloosa in Sunland Park, hosts its Grand Opening Volleyball Tournament Saturday, Sept. 30, with adult co-ed featuring intermediate and power divisions. Prizes for 1st and 2nd places with giveaways for participants. Concessions available Teams must include a minimum of two females. Registration: $150 per team by Sept. 28. Information: 1-888-624-4108 or FiveSetNetSports.com.

Public Ice Skating — Public skating is are 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 elpasohockey.org.

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. Sessions run Oct. 2-30, and Nov. 1-29. Fee: $12 per month per walker; includes tracking progress for 16 weeks of program. Information: (575) 541-2455.

Columbus Day Weekend Fly-In — Several hang-gliding pilots will ride the thermals above Alamogordo at the Rio Grande Soaring Association’s annual fall fly-in Saturday through Monday, Oct. 7-9. Information: rgsa.org.
  To watch them, head for the landing zone in Alamogordo Hobby Park, off Pecan Avenue north of Indian Wells Boulevard. The Alamogordo Space Center also provides a view of the action during the three-day event.
   The hang-gliders launch from a point in the Lincoln National Forest known as Dead Horse Ridge or Dry Canyon. They run off a cliff and are immediately 2,600 feet above ground, with a 4-mile glide path. Flights can last from 20 minutes to two hours, depending on the winds.

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. Free t-shirt upon registration (while they last). Information: 757-2743 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Oct. 14: Ventanas Park. 3183 Blue Dirt Circle
Nov. 11: Blackie Chesher Park, 1100 N. Zaragoza
  • Dec. 9: Galatzan Park. 650 Wallenberg.

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 r.uri2000@yahoo.com.mx (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 elpasoskeetandtrapclub.com

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.
  Admission is free Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29-30, with paid admission to the Southern New Mexico State Fair.
• Monster Trucks Madness Oct. 6-7. Show is 7:30 p.m. both nights; gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Pit Party is is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $15; $5 age 6-10; free for age 5 and under.
• The 18th Annual USRA Fall Nationals are Friday through Sunday, Oct. 20-22. Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday (racing at 7 p.m.), 3 p.m. Saturday (racing at 5 p.m.), and noon Sunday (racing is 2 p.m. Sunday). General admission: $12; free for age 10 and younger; $30 family pack; $40 pit pass.

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 arroyosecoraceway.com.
  Motorcycle Trackdays are Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8, Sunday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 2.
  Drag Racing is Sunday, Oct. 22 and Nov. 19.
  ASR Superlap finals are Saturday, Nov. 18.
  ASMA Roadracing is Oct. 14-15, and Nov. 11-12.

Chile Challenge Trail Event — The 27th family-friendly 4-Wheel Drive Trail event is Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 11-14, at Caballo Lake State Park’s Riverside Campground area. Open to 4WD vehicle operators of any experience level. Includes several trail rides and extreme trail challenges, riverside camping, pot luck and barbecue, vendor expo, socials and more. Walk-in registration will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis until quotas are full. Daily fees apply. Information: chilechallenge.org.

Running events


Wildcat Mile Run/Walk — The 13th annual 1-mile event hosted by St. Clement’s School is 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, beginning at Cotton and Yandell and ending at St. Clement’s Gymnasium, Yandell and Campbell. Proceeds benefit St. Clement’s School Athletics. Cost: $30. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: 533-4248 or tjacobes@stclements.org.
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, at St. Clements and 2 to 5 p.m. on race day at the gym.

National Border Patrol Museum 5K — National Border Patrol Museum & Memorial Library Foundation’s inaugural 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting the museum is 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Old Glory Memorial, 9550 Gateway North. Registration: $20; $15 per member for teams of 10 or more. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com. Inforamtion: borderpatrolmuseum.com.
  Packet pickup is 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28-29, at the museum, 4315 Woodrow Bean (Transmountain), and 6 to 6:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.

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. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Health Spot, 4717 Hondo Pass. Part of the 2018 More than a Marathon Series. Registration: $20; $15 age 12 and younger. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, and 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the race site.

WSMR Freedom Triathlon — The 10K run, 40K bike and 400 meter swim is 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at White Sands Missile Range near Alamogordo, N.M. Packet pick up is 5:45 to 6:45 a.m. Cost: $65 by Sept. 17; $75 after. Registration: itsyourrace.com.

Miner Dash and Family Fitness Fiesta — The 8th annual event kicks off UTEP’s Homecoming festivities Sunday, Oct. 1, at UTEP’s Centennial Plaza. 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. 19. Register minerdash.utep.edu.
  The UTEP Fitness Fiesta is 8 to 11 a.m., and offers a variety of physical activities and health screenings including a Jumping Ballon, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Zumba, Yoga and more. Cost: $5.

Groove and Glow 5K — Rave Marketing & Events hosts its 3rd annual “Fun-K” night Walk/Run event promoting health and wellness for all ages at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, beginning and ending at The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, 2000 Transmountain. Proceeds from this year’s event benefit the Armed Services YMCA. Registration: $30 by Aug. 31; $40 Sept. 1-30; $40 Oct. 1-5; $50 on race day (on site only). Military discounts available with online registration. Information on Facebook at Grooveandglow. Registration at grooveandglow.com.
  Families, military, runners, walkers, fun-loving people – everyone is 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.

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 runforfamily.com.
  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.

GEPD Run, Walk and Roll — Physical Therapy Association 25th annual 5K run and 1-mile Fun Walk and wheelchair event is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registraion: $25; $20 military; $30 race day registration. Information: Rio Grande Chapter of NCCIA, 298-7241. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Proceeds benefit El Paso Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Association and Scholarships for the Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant students.
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Up and Running 3233 N. Mesa, Suite 205, at 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day.

Iron Soldier Sprint Triathlon — The 400-meter swim, 15 mile bike and 5K run is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Fort Bliss Aquatics Training Center, 20733 Constitution Avenue. Cost: $10 active duty military; $45 all others for individual events; $65 relay teams of 2 to 3 persons; additional $10 fee for late registation. Information: (Fort Bliss IMW) 744-5794 or blissmwr.com/intramurals.
  Early registration will be held at Soto, Stout and Milam PFCs and online at raceroster.com until Oct. 4. No registration Oct. 5. Late registration is 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the ATC.

Franklin Wrestling 5K — Franklin High School’s wrestling team’s fundraising 5K and 1-mile walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Franklin High School, 900 N. Resler. Registration: $20 by Sept. 16; $25 after; team discounts offered. Register at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, at 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the race site.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K — The 2nd annual 5K run is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity. Registration: $25 through Oct. 6 at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: 779-9100.
  The Las Cruces Walk is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Young Park, 1905 Nevada. Registration is 8:30 a.m. ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Information: (505)266-4473 or amartinez@alz.org.

Sprint for Sparks — Texas Tech University Health Science Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine hosts the 5K race/walk along Scenic Drive at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, starting at Newman Park, 2211 Alabama. Packet pickup is 7 a.m. at the assembly area. Cost: $20 ($15 per person for groups of 10 or more): tinyurl.com/SprintForSparks-15.
  Proceeds benefit the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine’s Medical Student Run Clinic (MSRC) to promote breast health and provide diagnostic testing for underserved patients in Sparks County.

Marathon 2 Marathon — The annual marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K runs are 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, from the Gage Hotel to Alpine, Texas on Hwy 385. Early registration: $95 marathon; $75 half-marathon; $45 10K and $435 5K by Oct. 1; all fees increase by $20 after deadline. On-line registration deadline is Oct. 19: marathon2marathon.net or active.com.
  Packet pickup is 4 to 8 p.m. at the Evans Gallery Friday, Oct. 20. A pasta dinner for runners is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in Marathon, as well as 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Historic Fort Stockton Visitor Center in Fort Stockton.
  A post-race lunch is 11 a.m.; awards ceremony is 2 p.m. and and star party is 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Marathon Motel Courtyard.

Run Like A Nut 5K — The 5K benefiting New Mexico Pecan Festival is 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at on the historic plaza in Mesilla, N.M. Registration: newmexicopecanfestival.com/5k-fun-run.

Running of the Bulls 5K — Downtown El Paso DMD’s inaugural 5K run/walk inspired by the craziness in Pamplona is 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, through the streets of Downtown El Paso, starting at Starr Western Wear, 112 Overland, presented by Amstel X Light. A post-run BBQ meal, activity zone, prizes, and more planned. Cost: $30 5K with lunch; $25 run only; $15 meal only. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com or downtownelpaso.com.
  Registration includes a draw string bag, t-shirt, barbecue lunch, access to the United Bank Activity Zone for lunch, mechanical bulls, bounce house, flamenco dancing, photo booth, “bulls,” a DJ and the Amstel X Light Bar.
  Volunteers also needed. Call the Downtown Management District at 400-2294.

Las Cruces Monster Run — The 4th annual half marathon, quarter marathon, and 5K competitive run and 1 mile fun run/walk are 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Field of Dreams on Tashiro Road in Las Cruces. Participants are encouraged to dress as Halloween costumes and run for their lives. Race and costume prizes awardedf ro various age groups. Proceeds benefit Jardin de los Ninos. Cost: $50 hlaf marathon; $35 quarter marathon; $25 5K and $10 one mile fun run. Registration information on Facebook at lcmonsterrun.

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 mainlymarathons.com.

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 international10K.com.
  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 9th 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. Information, fees: (575) 574-2902, mrgreendreams@msn.com or on Facebook at allsoulstrailrace. Registration: raceroster.com (All Souls Trail Race).

Club Zombie 5K — Cielo Vista Optimist Club hosts the 5K race and 1 mile run, creep and crawl benefiting the club’s scholarship fund at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at St. Paul's Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

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: spartykafoundation.org; online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Up an Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and 7 a.m. on race day at the start line.

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. Information:trailracingovertexas.com/franklin-mountains-trail-run
  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 active.com.
  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 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 asombro.org.
  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.

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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