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PCSA hosts rain gutter regatta

The Park City Sailing Association will host its first annual rain gutter regatta on Saturday, April 24. It will be held at Maxwell’s and will serve as a fundraiser and formal introduction to the junior program in its inaugural season. A rain gutter regatta is akin to a pine box derby, with youngsters assembling rafts and blowing them down a rain gutter. Contact PCSA Vice President Ken Block for more information at 435-655-2890.

Fieldhouse April adventure

Basin Recreation is offering an April Adventure with a six-hour party for the Youth Crew at Hollywood Connection, a state-of-the-art indoor entertainment center with roller skating, laser tag, mini golf, arcades, rides and food. It will be held on Saturday, April 24, from 4 to 10 p.m. The cost is $30. Register by calling the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse at 435-655-0999 or go online at Space is limited to 44 participants.

Park City’s women’s golf

The Park City Women’s Golf Association, an 18-hole league for women who want a friendly yet competitive game with their peers, will hold a spring social/meeting on April 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Wasatch Brew Pub. PCWGA features a number of events, including weekly games for clubhouse dollar prizes, a club championship (winner receives golf pass for the following season), division team play, breast cancer fundraisers, a spring/social meeting, year-end cocktail party and league awards. League play begins May 4 and continues through September (weather permitting). For more information go to and click on the "Associations" link.

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Running with Ed

Registration for the "Running with Ed" relay race closes Friday, April 30. Each of the first 1,000 runners will receive a swag bag with a technical T-shirt, PROBAR energy bars and Skullcandy headphones, among other items. Teams of five run the 41-mile course while raising money for the Park City Education Foundation. Volunteer opportunities are available. Log on to for more information and to register.

Ice Breaker 4-Man Scramble

The Park City Golf Club is hosting a four-man scramble tournament starting on Sunday, May 2, with registration opening at 8:30 a.m. The shotgun start will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a special blind draw for teams. Registration is not available before signup.

Men’s fly-fishing clinic

High Country Fly Fishers, a Park City-based fly-fishing club, will team with Troutbum2 to conduct an annual men’s fly-fishing clinic on May 5, 6 and 8. The three-day clinic includes classroom instruction at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, casting instruction at Deer Valley Ponds and on-stream fishing the final day. There is no charge for the event, which is open to the general public. Advance sign-up is required. Contact Jeff Wagner at 716-208-6354 or email . For more information check

Sauer to visit jiu-jitsu club

Rio de Janeiro jiu-jitsu legend Pedro Sauer will make a public appearance at the Park City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School on May 6 at 7 p.m. Sauer will conduct a demonstration, sign autographs and meet interested children. Go to for more information.

Softball leagues open

Park City Recreation is filling its annual co-ed and men’s softball leagues, which will begin play the week of May 16. Registration is available online at, or call the Racquet Club front desk at 435-615-5401.

PCHS to host Memorial Day 5K

The National Honor Society will host its first-ever Memorial Day 5K on May 31 in memory of five PCHS graduates who died within seven months of each other in 2008 (go to for more details on that story). The 5K will be accompanied by a memory wall and memory tables for anyone who would like to display a photograph, poem, candle or memento. A durable banner with a photograph of the lost loved ones can be purchased at The race will begin at 9 a.m. with same-day registration and T-shirt pickup starting at 8 a.m. The course begins at Dozier Field and winds through Park Meadows. Race registration can be submitted at for $25 or $30 the day of the race. All proceeds go to the PCHS National Honor Society.

Basketball camp

On June 7-10, HSBCAMPS will hit the courts of Park City High School to lead four-day morning clinics and day camps geared towards teaching and developing the fundamentals of basketball for boys and girls in grades kindergarten through 12. There will be a morning clinic for grades K-3 from 8 to 9:50 a.m. The cost to attend is $99. The day camp, for grades 4-12, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $250. From group drills and individual contests, to team competitions and guest lectures, players will participate in instructional work with the HSBCAMPS staff, comprised of collegiate and professional coaches and players. Every participant will receive a camp T-shirt, as well as other prizes provided by sponsors. Availability is limited. For more information and registration, visit or email

4th annual UOP hill climb

The Utah Olympic Park is hosting its fourth annual Olympic Hill Climb to benefit the youth of the Park City Nordic Ski Club. Olympic gold and silver medalist Billy Demong and silver medalist Brett Camerota will compete in the walk, run or crawl up the Olympic Park Road in your choice of a 2.5 or 5 kilometer course (400 or 1,000 feet of vertical). Entry includes zip-line ride, live music, swag bag and prizes. Register early at Cost is $20 for ages 17 and younger, $25 for adults. On race day, it will be $25 for ages 17 and younger and $30 for adults. Contact 435-647-7660 for more information.

Curling Bonspiel hits Park City

The first-ever Curling Bonspiel the name for a curling tournament is coming to the Park City Ice Arena on May 1-2. Twenty teams will come from places such as Canada, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado and Idaho. Viewers can give curling a try for just $10 and play after the championship draw on Sunday (May 2. The first draw is Friday night at 5 p.m., with the second at 8 p.m. An opening ceremony will get things under way at 10 p.m. Saturday.