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Sports Briefs

UOP hosts 4th annual 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 on Saturday, May 29. 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.

PCHS 5K will honor lost loved ones

The National Honor Society and Park City High School will host its first-ever Memorial Day 5K on May 31 in memory of lost loved ones. 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 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.

Memorial Day 5K at Willow Creek

Basin Recreation will hold a 5K fun run/walk at Willow Creek Park on Memorial Day for recreational runners, families and even leashed pets. The approximate 5K will start at 9 a.m., with a one-mile race for children up to 12 years old starting at 10 a.m. and a 100-yard race for children six and younger will start at 10:30 a.m. Preregistered participants will receive a T-shirt, as will late entrants if supplies last. All proceeds of the event will go to Basin Recreation’s scholarship fund. Preregistration has concluded. Race-day prices are $15 per person and $40 per family. Check the website at or call 435-655-0999, ext. 11 for more information.

Local winter athletes receive recognition

The Youth Winter Sports Alliance will honor more than 60 accomplished junior athletes from 14 different winter sports programs at the 2010 Circle of Excellence Awards on Tuesday, June 1, at Squatters. Reigning Olympic moguls bronze winner Bryon Wilson will present the athletes with their awards.

Tuesday trail runs with Mountain Trails

The Mountain Trails Foundation announces the start of the Tuesday Trail Runs series from June 1 to Aug. 31. The runs take place around Park City and are free of charge. Runners meet every Tuesday at a scheduled trailhead at 6 p.m. The schedule is posted on Participants lead the runs you may run with friends and a group or pick up the pace for training. Novice trail runners are welcome and encouraged to participate.

High Country fly fishers meet June 2

On Wednesday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m., the High Country Fly Fishers the Park City Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be holding their monthly meeting upstairs at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at the intersection of SR 224 and White Pine Canyon Road. In addition to its general business meeting, the club will be featuring a presentation by Justin Robinson of the Utah DNR titled "The Strawberry Reservoir Fishery." The meeting is open to the general public and there is no obligation to join the club. All visitors and guests are welcome. For further information visit our website at

World’s largest swimming lesson

Help a nationwide effort to set a new record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson on June 3 by coming out to the Park City Aquatics Center at Ecker Hill. The center is one of four places in Utah participating in the event, which is to promote awareness for swimming lessons. It begins at 8 a.m.

HSBCAMPS return to Park City

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

Silver Mountain swimming lessons

Registration is open for the Silver Mountain Sports Club’s summer group lessons and competitive swim team. Programs begin June 7 and run through July 30. They are open to members and non-members. Go to for a brochure, or call Samantha for more information and sign-ups at 435-649-6670, ext. 140. Her e-mail is

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