Sports Briefs for Sept. 17, 2012: FMCE sets date for final fall 5k race

The Friends of Moffat County Education had been planning a third 5-kilometer race after two successful events during the summer.

Now the third race is set.

The Leaf Cruncher 5k and One Mile Fun Run will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday in Loudy-Simpson Park. It will finish before Moffat County High School hosts its home cross-country meet later in the morning.

The cost for registration is $20 for an adult and $5 for a child (17 and younger).

Participants can register by messaging FMCE on Facebook or showing up early Saturday. Pre-registration begins at 7:15 a.m. Registering by Sept. 18 will ensure runners a t-shirt in their size.

The one-mile fun run will start around 9:30 a.m., between the middle school and high school cross-country races. The high school meet will begin at 10 a.m.

All proceeds will benefit FMCE initiatives. For more information, go to the Friends of Moffat County Education Facebook page or www.moffatcountyeducation.com.

Water Aerobics courses available starting in October

Craig residents looking to get a different style of exercise are in luck, starting next month.

Registration is open for water aerobics courses, which will run from Oct. 22 through Jan. 16.

Water Aerobics offer a good combination of exercise benefits, improving fitness and flexibility while also being easier on the joints than other forms of exercise.

Classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. at Moffat County High School. The fee to drop-in for a class is $4, or to sign up for the entire session costs $50.

For more information, call 826-2017.

Youth Basketball registration closing Wednesday

Craig Parks and Recreation basketball leagues for children in third through sixth grade are open now.

The four leagues (third and fourth grade boys and girls, fifth and sixth grade boys and girls) will include skills days to help participants learn basketball basics like dribbling, shooting, passing and defense.

The cost to join is $30. Skills days will take place at Sunset Elementary the week of Sept. 23-29 and league play will begin in October with practices and games.

Wednesday is the last day to register for the season, which will being with practices in October and games in November.

Coaching volunteers are needed. For more information, contact Pam Maneotis at 826-2004.

Volunteers sought for Parks and Rec basketball

Adult volunteers are needed to fill several roles with youth basketball, starting in October.

Craig Parks and Recreation is seeking officials and gym supervisors for its third through sixth grade basketball leagues.

Officials and gym supervisors must be 14 or older. You must call to ask about the positions by Oct. 17.

For more information, contact Craig Parks and Recreation at 826-2004 or 826-2006

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