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Boogie at the Boneyard
On the heels of this week’s Eagle Outside Festival, the community will continue to shake off its cabin fever with the Boneyard Boogie race planned Saturday, May 18.
The Boneyard Boogie is a 10K trail run starting at the entrance to the Bluffs BLM Trailhead parking lot in Eagle and working up the dirt road following the single track to the left at the top of the hill. The trail continues on switchbacking single track through heavily wooded BLM areas, emerging from the trees and into rolling sagebrush fields. Runners will encounter some trail splits along the way along with some short burst climbs. The single-track trail descends to the Pool and Ice Rink Trail from above the east Eagle connection for an extended downhill run to the finish.
The race start is 9 a.m. and registration opens at 7:30 a.m.
Racers will enjoy a free brunch at the Dusty Boot in Eagle Ranch, following the race. Prizes will be presented to the top three finishers of each age group at each race, with series prizes awarded to the top three finishers who compete in at least five events. Raffle prize drawings also will be held at each awards ceremony featuring products from area merchants and national companies.
The Boneyard Boogie is the first scoring race in the La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series, Colorado’s premier trail running series, which is celebrating its 15th season. The seven-race series runs May through September and includes distances ranging from a 5K (3.2 miles) to a half marathon (13.1 miles). The race series was named Best Race Series in 2005 and 2008, the Vail Half Marathon named Most Scenic Race in 2010 and the Vail Hill Climb was honored as the best non-ultra race in 2011 by readers of Colorado Runner magazine.
For more information visit www.vailrec.com/boneyardboogie.cfm.
The Eagle Valley Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is hosting its annual banquet Saturday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at the Eagle River Pavilion at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. Moe’s Bar B Que, a silent auction, raffles, a live auction and more is planned. For more information, call Dennis Goodspeed at 970-926-0836.
10th Mountain Roller Dolls will host a bout Saturday, May 18, at the Eagle Ice Rink. The action will get under way 12:30 p.m. with a battalion of gutsy female athletes. Roller derby action offers more than your average sporting event — full contact, aggressive, competition four wheeled quad skates. Event tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids and youngsters ages 3 and younger are admitted for free. For more information, visit www.wecmrd.org.