The Youth Winter Sports Alliance (YWSA) will hold their sixth annual Funky 5K on Miners Day morning. The fun run, which benefits 14 different youth winter sports programs in the community, invites people of all ages to join them along a course which winds from City Park, around Old Town and down Main Street. Participants are encouraged to wear funky costumes to the event. There will categories for men, women and the centipedes five or more runners loosely connected by costumes, a rope or some other manner. The Salt Lake Running Club and the Utah Olympic Park will award prizes to participants and the Park City Rotary will award a cash prize to the funkiest costume-wearer in each category. When people register, they may put the entry money toward the YWSA’s program of their choosing. To register, e-mail Gillwald at email@example.com stop by Jan’s to get an official entry form.
Golf Club championship
The Park City Golf Club will hold their Club Championship Weekend Sept. 6-7. Women will start first between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. Men will tee off about 9 a.m. Low handicap players will tee off first in the morning on Saturday, high handicap players will tee off first in the morning on Sunday. The entry fee is $30 per player for women and $50 per player for men, plus green fees. Sign up sheets are on the bulletin boards in the hallway of the Park City golf shop. The deadline is Sept.3.
Rink closure cancelled
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the installation of the energy efficient lighting at the Park City Ice Arena will not be installed the first week of September. Therefore, the rink will not be closed Sept. 2 through Sept.5. The rink will remained closed Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day. A schedule of events and programming can be found online at http://www.parkcityice.org or by calling 615-5700.
The South Summit Aquatic and Fitness center will hold a triathlon designed for beginners and youth on Sept. 6. The Summit triathlon is specifically for people who have always wanted to try a triathlon, but were uncertain about the longer distances. The triathlon is open to all ages and the cost is $30 for adults and $20 for youth, which includes a T-shirt and other items. Check-in time for beginners will be held between 8 and 8:45 a.m., with the triathlon starting at 9 a.m. The youth event will follow, with check-in from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and the race starting at 11 a.m. The beginner triathlon events will include a 1.5-mile run, a 6.2-mile bike ride and a 200 yard swim. The youth triathlon will include a 0.75 mile run, a three-mile bike ride and a 75-yard swim. To register, visit the center’s front desk by Sept. 2.
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