Run, walk, light up night in Glow Run 5K: Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 13, 2017 |

Run, walk, light up night in Glow Run 5K: Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 13, 2017

Memorial Regional Health will host the fourth annual Glow Run 5K Sept. 30.

Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 2801 W. Ninth St., with the race beginning at 6:45 p.m.

The course loops around CNCC and The Memorial Hospital. Entry is $25 for adults, $15 for MRH employees, Craig Press employees and CNCC employees and students. T-shirts are $10 each.

All participants under 18 race for free.

Costumes and glow sticks are encouraged, and the race will be followed by music, food and other activities.

Proceeds benefit Moffat County Cancer Society and MRH Foundation.

For more information, call 970-824-9411 or visit


Humane Society of Moffat County bowling event rolls Saturday

The fourth annual bowling fundraiser sponsored by Humane Society of Moffat County and Bank of Colorado will take place Sept. 16 at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave.

The night begins at 6 p.m. and features multiple games, dinner, dessert and door prizes.

Registration is $25 per person, $50 per couple or $100 per team of four. Space is limited to the facility’s 16 lanes.

Bank of Colorado will match up to $2,500 of the money raised for the Humane Society.

For more information, contact Ann Anderson at 970-620-2014 or


Football challenge available through Craig Press

As the NFL’s regular season begins, the Craig Press will feature a free online forum for football fans to predict weekly results and win prizes by doing so.

Participants can register at through the UPICKEM system and can update their selections throughout the season. Compare your pigskin knowledge with VIPs including Mason Updike of Masterworks Mechanical, Trent Told of Shepherd & Sons, Jessie and Tom Cramer of Cramer Flooring, Danny Griffith of JW Snack’s Bar & Grill, and Craig Press sports reporter Andy Bockelman.

Those with the most accurate picks can win prizes locally including $25 each week and a tailgate package grand prize worth $500.

For more information, call 970-875-1782.


Campaign encourages new donors to support their favorite local trails

The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund is launching a new social media campaign challenging locals to highlight their favorite trails and encourage others to donate. An anonymous donor will match up to $5,000 from donors who have not yet given to the fund. The campaign is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

Participants are invited to record a short video of themselves at the location of their favorite trail. They announce their acceptance of the “Local’s Favorite Challenge” and describe what they love about the trail. The person then nominates and/or tags three friends and trail users to create their own video or donate to the fund (or both). Those friends have 24 hours to accept the challenge. Participants can post their video on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #donatetotrails.

The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund provides a permanent funding source for maintaining non- motorized trails in Routt and Moffat counties. The goal is to grow the fund to 1.5 million over the next 10 years. The fund has received 182 unique gifts in 2017. This represents a very small number of residents who use non-motorized trails on public lands throughout the two counties. This campaign comes on the heels of a $10,000 matching campaign in August, which raised more than $12,000.

“The new campaign is about encouraging more users — hikers, runners, bikers and horseback riders of all skill levels — to consider what their favorite local trails are worth and give whatever amount is reasonable to help ensure the trails are available into perpetuity,” said Helen Beall, Marketing Manager at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. “The social media challenge is a fun way to spread the word and capture the spirit of the fund and people who use and care about our trails.”

Individuals are invited to participate in the social media challenge, or they may go directly to

trails to donate. Donations from NEW donors made Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 will be matched (up to $5,000). For more information about the Local’s Favorite Challenge, or the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund, contact Beall, at 970-879-8632 or

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