September 2017

Sports

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

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LiveFit EP Fitness Festival — The 3rd annual event is 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at El Paso Convention Center, incorporating various fitness competitions, including karate, jiu jitsu, Crossfit, bodybuilding and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, along with about 50 booths. =Information: 306-3383 or livefitep.com.
  NPC El Paso, Supplement Xpress Bodybuilding Championships are 7 p.m., and will showcase over 200 of the region’s top NPC Bikini, Figure, Physique and Bodybuilding athletes. Information: npcelpaso.com.
  Day admission: $13.50; Bodybuilding Championships: $42.50; VIP admission day and night access is $72.50. (Ticketmaster)
• 2017 USA Powerlifting El Paso Iron The meet will have both raw and equipped divisions. Competitors will be further broken down by age division and weight class. Entry form is available at texasstrengthsystems.com/meets. Open is open to all USA Powerlifting members; Membership purchased at usapowerlifting.com.
• Desert Jiujitsu Championships are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with matches for kids, teens and adults. Registration: $40-$60. Information: Desertjiujitsuchampionships.com.

All American Futurity — The running of the 57th All American Futurity is Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, 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. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.

El Paso Chihuahuas — If the city’s AAA baseball team makes the playoffs, games will be played in El Paso Friday through Sunday, Sept. 8-10 (as necessary). Pacific Coast League Championship games are Friday through Sunday, Sept. 15-17 (as necessary). Home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.

Texas Tech Fitness Challenge — The Fitness challenge is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Texas Tech Physicians‘ new location at 2000 B Transmountain Road, as part of their West Health Fest. This Crossfit-inspired workout includes a competitive a 250-meter row, followed by six to eight tire flips, a sled pull (95 pounds for male participants, 65 for females), and burpees. Various starting times available. Registration: westhealthfest.com. Information: 215-4647.

USA vs. Mexico soccer — The indoor soccer match is 6:05 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets available at Ticketmaster.

Sun City Roller Girls — The Roller Girls’ playoffs are at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 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.

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.

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. Tickets: $26-$95 (Ticketmaster).
  A Magic Pass 30-minute interactive event starts at 12:30 p.m. before the game. Separate ticket required: $22.

Wrestling

WWE Live — The professional wrestling event returns at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces, and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets start at $15 (Ticketmaster). VIP experiences offered. Information: (575) 646-1420 or panamcenter.com (Las Cruces); (915) 747-5234 (El Paso).
  Appearances include WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, United States Champion AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens, WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The New Day, Charlotte Flair, Sin Cara, Rusev and Dolph Ziggler.

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.

College Sports


UTEP Football — The Miners’ home games are at Sun Bowl Stadium. Season tickets are $55 (general admission) $110-$340 reserved. Captain’s club season tickets are $1,300. Family pack (two youth age 3-12, two adult): $190. Individual ticket information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.
  The Miners open the season traveling to Norman, Okla. to play the OU Sooners at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.
  Home games:
• 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9: Rice
• 8:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15: Arizona (televised on ESPN)
• 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7: Western Kentucky (Homecoming)
  The Miners take on NMSU at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Pan American Stadium in Las Cruces.

NMSU Aggies Football — New Mexico State University Aggies’ home games are at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Ticket information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstatesports.com.
  Home games are 6 p.m. Saturdays:
Sept. 16: Troy
Sept. 23: UTEP

UTEP Volleyball — Home games are at 6 p.m. (noon on Sundays) at Memorial Gym, unless listed otherwise. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
Home games:
Aug. 30: Texas Tech
Sept. 22: Rice
Sept. 24: UAB
  The Glory Road Invitational is Sept. 1-2, with games at 7:30 p.m. Friday; at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Invited teams are New Mexico, Youngstown State and North Dakota.
  The Borderland Invitational is Sept. 8-10, with games at 7 p.m. Friday (Samford), 11 a.m. Saturday (Delaware State) and noon Sunday (Abilene Christian)

NMSU Volleyball — The Aggies’ home games are 7 p.m. (1 p.m. Saturdays) at the NMSU Pan Am Center. Ticket information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstatesports.com.
Sept. 19: UTEP
Sept. 28: Chicago State
Sept. 30: UMKC
  The NM State Springhill Suites Invitational is Aug. 31-Sept. 2, with invited teams North Dakota, UCLA and UNLV. Games are 7 p.m.
  The Borderland Invitational is Sept. 8-9, with games at 2 p.m. (Abeline Christian) and 7 p.m. (Delaware State) Friday, and 7 p.m. Saturday (Samford).

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. 8: Incarnate Word
• noon Sunday, Sept. 10: Stephen F. Austin
• Wednesday, Sept. 13: New Mexico Highlands
• Friday, Sept. 22: UAB
• Friday, Sept. 29: Charlotte
• 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1: Old Dominion
• 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15: Middle Tennessee
• Thursday, Oct. 19: Marshall.

Bicycling


Signal Peak Challenge
— The mountain biking event, “Lord of the Chain Rings,” is 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, in Silver City, N.M. Simple lunch follows for all racers. Registration (by Sept. 1): $60 ($30 under 18). Information: (575) 654-3966 or signalpeakchallenge.com.

Group Bike Riding Program — Registration for City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Group Riding Program rides 9 a.m. Fridays, Sept. 8-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.

XCel Energy Tour de Ocho Millas — The 7th annual bicycle tour is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Bottomless Lakes State Park in Roswell, N.M. Tour de Ocho Millas offers rides of 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, or 64 miles around the 8-mile loop of the Bottomless Lakes State Park. Proceeds benefit Reflections and Recovery outreach program for those overcoming addiction. Registration: $40; $50 race day. Information: (575) 317-7169 or tourdeochomillas.com.
  Packet pickup and late registration is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at La Quinta Inn and Suites, 200 E. 19th, in Roswell, and on race day.

Fort Davis Cyclefest — The 41st annual bike tour series is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 15-17, 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 local charities. Information: (432) 426-3237. Entry fees vary. Registration (by Aug. 29): $55. On-site registration: $60. Early registration at active.com.
  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. 15, and 6:30 to 8 a.m. Saturday at the Prude Ranch Office.

Tour de Ruidoso — The 11th annual bicycle rides benefiting several local nonprofit organizations is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in Ruidoso, N.M. Distance options include 100 mile, 100K. 45 mile and 10K races. All but the “Nearly Flat” 20-mile ride involve significant elevation gain. Start and finish for all events is MCM Elegante Lodge and Suites, 107 Sierra Blanca Drive. Cost (by Sept. 21): $55 century; $50 100K; $45 45-mile; $25 20 mile. Register: itsyourrace.com. Registration I(915) 525-3079.
  Packet pickup and late registration is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at MCM Elegante Lodge and Suites, and 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on race day (no race day registration; packet pickup only).

Oryx Challenge Bike Tour — The 7th annual 30K and 100K bike events benefiting the USO are 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, starting and finishing at Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing. Registration: $35. Active duty military: $15; free for Warrior Transition Battalion members. Information: 569-5644. Registration at uso.org/elpaso.
Packet pickups for all events are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at The Bicycle Company, 3434 N. Mesa and Friday, Sept. 22, at Atom Cyclist, 1886 Joe Battle, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Crazy Cat Cyclery, 6625 Montana.

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: $30 by Aug. 31; $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.

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.

Golf


Stormy Edwards Partnership — The two-man golf tournament runs Sept. 8-10 at Cree Meadows Golf and Country Club in Ruidoso, N.M. with scramble on Friday, low ball Saturday and modified alternative shot Sunday. Cost: $350 per player (by Sept. 4); space is limited. Information: (575) 257-5815 or playcreemeadows.com.

First Tee — First Tee of Greater El Paso hosts programs at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta, unless listed otherwise. Information: thefirstteegreaterelpaso.org. Registration at allplayers.com.
  Session 1 runs Sept. 9-Oct. 7.
• Wee Ones Class are 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays for ages 3-5 at Fort Bliss Underwood Golf Complex. Limited to first 15 to register. Fee $50
• Beginner Player Class are 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at Fort Bliss Underwood Golf Complex; and 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Ascarate Golf Course. Fee $60
• Home School Class are 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Fee $50.
• Par/Birdie/ Eagle Class are 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays, for those who have certified for the Par, Birdie or Eagle Class. Fee $60
• (Returning) Player Class is 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays, for those students ages 5 and up who has participated in at least one session or summer camp. Fee $60
• Special Kids Class are 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, for those with Special needs. Fee: $30.
  Fall Session 2 runs Oct. 14-Nov. 11; schedule to be announced.

Santa Teresa Charity Golf Tournament — The 18th annual tournament is 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 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 priscila@gpiinc.biz.

UMC Golf Tournament — University Medical Center Foundation’s 2017 golf tournament begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McCombs. Lunch served at noon; dinner and awards follow tournament. Cost: $125 individual; $500 team of four. Information: Alexzandra Lozano, 521-7229, ext. 80524 or alexzandra.lozano@umncelpaso.org.
  Proceeds benefit care, medical education and program support of University Medical Center of El Paso.

Women on the Fairway ‘Fore’ Education — LULAC Council #9 hosts its benefit golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 16, at Vista Hills Country Club, 2210 Trawood. Sign in and lunch at 11 a.m.; tee time is 1 p.m. Dinner follows at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $150; $500 team of four. Registration: lulac-council9ep.org. Information: Elsa Chacon, 637-9226.
  Hands-on Golf clinic is 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $25; includes lunch.

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: 833-9400 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.

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.

Horse Sports



Recreational Sports


Greater El Paso Tennis Association

Information on upcoming leagues and tournaments at geptatennis@gmail.com or Facebook at GEPTA.
  Nominations for the USTA GEPTA Annual Awards held in January are being taken through Sept. 29. Information, nominations: Sharon Ninkovich, snink620@gmail.com.
  Tennis West Adult Grand Prix is Sept. 6-10. Registration deadline is Sept. 3.
  GEPTA Grand Adult Prix is Oct. 4-8. Registration deadline is Sept. 9.
  League coordinator is Jerry Pippins: 241-8689 or jerry.pippins@att.net:
• Adult 18 and older Fall League runs Sept. 5-Dec. 16, for 8 to 18 players per team. Registration deadline: Sept. 12.
• Tri-Level League season begins Sept. 23 for 12 players per team. Registration deadline is Sept. 19.

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 Sept. 6-29, 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.

Las Cruces Fall Youth Volleyball — Registration for 2017 Las Cruces Fall Youth Volleyball leagues is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 9, at Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, 1501 E. Hadley, Las Cruces. League is offered to 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade levels, as of the 2017-18 school year. Cost: $45 per individual, due at registration (includes jersey). All players must present proof of grade. Space is limited. Information: (575) 541-2563 or athletics@las-cruces.org.
   Games are Oct. 9-Nov. 2. Instructional program for third graders is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays.

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. Sept. 9: Nations Tobin Park, 8831 Railroad. Participants can walk or jog around the designated path. Free t-shirt upon registration (while they last). Information: 757-2743 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

Public Ice Skating — Public skating opens for the season Sept. 15. Hours 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.

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.
  Regular weekly racing season runs Saturdays, through Sept. 23. Gates open at 5 p.m.; racing at 7:45 p.m.
• USAC vs. NMMRA Non-Wing Labor Day Fling is Saturday through Sunday, Sept. 2-3. Admission: $15; free for age 10 and under; family pack $35; pit pass $35.
  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 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $15; $% 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.

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. 2, at Montwood High School, 12000 Montwood. Part of the “More Than A Marathon” series. Registration: $20; $15 per person for teams of 10 or more. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Up and Running, 1475 George Dieter, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the start line on race day.

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).

Run/Walk For Respect — Arc del Paso will host its 5K run and 5K and 1 mile walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Registration: $20 by August 30; $25 on race day; $15 Arc members. Car fee for park entrance: $2. Information: 564-4978 or thearcofelpaso.org. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Together We Will Live 5K Run / Walk — The 4th annual Diana’s I will Live Foundation 5K race, 5K fun run, walk, and 1 mile walk are 8 Sunday, Sept. 10, at Burges High School, 2016 Edgemere. Competitive run at 8:30 a.m.; 5K and 1 mile run and walk at 8:45 a.m. Registration: $20 ($10 age 10 and younger). Race day registration is $30 for fun run and walk (no race day registration for competitive event). Information: 1-888-479-8422 or info@diwlf.org.
  Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9, at Up and Running, 3233N Mesa.

German-American Night Run — The 24th Annual German-American Oktoberfest Night Run’s 8K run and 5K fun run/walk is at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, 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 bliss.armymwr.com. Registration: ganightrun.com.
  Pre-race activities begin at 4 p.m. with German coffee, German pastries and cakes and. soft drinks.
  Post-race events begin at 6 p.m. with live music by “1st AD Band,” bratwurst, sodas, German coffee and pastries. Spectator admission is free.
  Early registration by mail through Sept. 9 to 2017 Installation Morale Welfare P.O. Box 16090 Fort Bliss, Texas, 79906; or in person by 6 p.m. Sept. 14 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. 11-15, at Freedom Crossing.
   Packet pickup is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 14-15, at Freedom Crossing. Late registration and packet pick up is 3 to 5:30 p.m. on race day ($10 late fee).

iTEC Run for Education — iTec Preparatory Academy, hosts the 5K run and 1-mile walk at 8 a.m. Sept. 16, at the academy, 5450 Hurd Place. Registration: $25; $20 age 12 and younger by Sept. 15. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Up and Running, 1475 George Dieter, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the starting line.

Run Like the Wind 5K — The inaugural 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting El Paso Wind Symphony is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Race day registration is 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Zumba warmup is 8 a.m. Entry fee: $20 by Sept. 15; $25 on race day. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: manager@elpasowindsymphony.com.

McKelligon Canyon Challenge — El Paso on the Move’s 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Proceeds benefit El Paso community gardens and activities that promote health. Registration: $30 through Sept. 13; $25 military and team; $2 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:raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Central SDA Church, 1801 McRae.

Future Engineers 5K — Texas Society of Professional Engineers’ fundraising 5K competitive run and 5K and 1 mile fun walks are 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Up and Running 3233 N. Mesa. Proceeds benefit UTEP Engineering Endowment Scholarship Fund. Registration: $20; $15 military and students. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the race site.

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 Sunday, Sept. 24, at G2 Restaurant, Cincinnati and Stanton in Kern Place. Part of the 2018 More Than Marathon series. The 8K begins at 8 a.m. with the 2-mile walk at 8:15 a.m. Entry: $25 by Sept. 15; $30 after. Information: 533-8229 or sotx.org/ro8k.
  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.

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. Information: 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 Balloon, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Zumba, Yoga and more. Cost: $5.

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. Registration: $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.

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. 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.

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.

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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