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Gentlemen of Aspen to host Saturday rugby game

The Gentlemen of Aspen rugby club will host Colorado Springs on Saturday at Rio Grande Field.

The full-side rugby match will begin at 3:30 p.m.

The contest is part of the build-up to the annual Ruggerfest rugby tournament in Aspen, scheduled for Sept. 18-21.

Lead King Loop Races set Sept. 14 to benefit Marble Charter School

The 11th annual Lead Kin g Loop Charity Races will be held Sunday, Sept. 24, in Marble.

The races will include a 25-kilometer run, a 12.5K run and a 2.5K kids race.

The Lead King trail races are a fundraiser for the public Marble Charter School.

“The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and money for the Marble Charter School, “ said race director Craig Macek, adding that runners, hikers and walkers are invited to partiipate.

“We are one of the first public charters that runs in both a modern and historic building. We have 40 kids in grades K-8,” he said.

For information, visit www. leadkingloop25k.com.

Glenwood Canyon Shuffle races returning Oct. 4

Registration is open for the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy, set for Saturday, Oct. 4.

A half-marathon, a relay race and a 5-kilometer run/walk will take place on the Glenwood Canyon bike/pedestrian trail.

The half-marthon will begin at 9 a.m. The 5K will begin at 10 a.m.

Buses will take participants from the finish line to the start line off the No Name exit of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon.

Entry fee is $35 per person for the half-marathon and $25 for the 5K.

There will be a $5 late fee per person for entries after Sept. 28.

Entry includes a long-sleeved T-shirt and a poker hand. Best poker hand will win $100.

The race is a benefit for Literacy Outreach, which provides one-on-one tutoring for adults through professionally trained volunteers in Garfield County.