Sidelines: June 21-27

Posted 6/21/18

'For the Health of It!'"For the Health of It!" is once again ready to raise awareness and financial support for the Cancer Support Services program in Taos. This year's program, now in its eighth …

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Sidelines: June 21-27

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'For the Health of It!'

"For the Health of It!" is once again ready to raise awareness and financial support for the Cancer Support Services program in Taos. This year's program, now in its eighth year, is going to be a 5K walk to raise money for this important fight against cancer in Taos and will be held at Kit Carson Park in Taos, New Mexico June 23.

Every dollar raised stays in the greater Taos area to provide nonmedical care for individuals and their families going through cancer treatment. Individuals and companies are encouraged to join to support a great cause. If you have any questions about the event, please call the Community Services Office at (575) 751-8927 for more information.

Rodeo de Taos

2018 marks the 51st anniversary of the Taos County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo de Taos. This year's rodeo is slated to take place June 23-24. Events will begin at 2 p.m. on both days and will include all the fan favorites, such as barrel racing, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, bronc riding and bareback bull riding. Kids' events include the greased pig chase, calf scramble, boot scramble, barrel racing, pole bending and goat tying.

The Rodeo de Taos parade will kick-start the weekend, commencing at 10 a.m. Saturday (June 23), following the usual parade route from the post office in Taos on Paseo del Pueblo Norte to the Taos County Courthouse. Cost to enter the arena is $10 for people ages 13 and older and $5 for children 7 to 12. Children 6 and younger are free.

Toast of Taos golf tournament

Mark your calendars to attend the annual Toast of Taos Wine Festival and Golf Tournament June 30. Starting at 9 a.m., golfers can enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery while playing golf on the fairways and greens of Taos Country Club. Prizes will be awarded to men and women for longest drive, closest to pin and hole-in-one.

Entry fee is $98 for Taos Country Club members, which includes the wine festival, and $148 for nonmembers. The tournament is limited to the first 120 golfers who sign up. Proceeds from this event go to funding all Lions Club service programs in Taos County. For more information about the golf tournament, email taoslions@gmail.com or call Phillip Kim at (575) 758-7300.

High school biking

The Taos Composite High School Mountain Bike Team begins its fourth season of offering Northern New Mexico students the opportunity to train as a team and race mountain bikes. This team is open to anyone who rides bikes, enjoys being outside and is in high school in Northern New Mexico.

Practices take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons as well as group rides Sundays. The team competes in the Colorado League with five regular-season races during the fall season. Athletes are encouraged to join this inclusive team that promotes camaraderie and fun while developing bike handling skills, healthy competitiveness, fitness and, most importantly, a healthy active lifestyle. For more information, go to fitatos.org and email info@fitaos.org.

Fly casting clinic

Free fly-casting clinics taught by certified fly fishing guides and instructors from the Solitary Angler are scheduled to take place throughout the summer months at Taos Ski Valley. Reservations are required and participants interested in attending will need to bring their own gear or use Solitary Angler's rods and reels. The clinics will run from June 2 – Sept. 1 every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - noon (except June 23). Participants are asked to meet in front of Tim’s Stray Dog Cantina. To register and reserve gear, call the Solitary Angler at (575) 758-5653.

Angel Fire Adventure

Join the adventure for the 4th Annual Angel Fire Adventure marathon, half-marathon, 5K and Happy Feet Kids Run. Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery with a run through picturesque Angel Fire. The rolling course is great for beginning runners and poses enough of a challenge for those looking to test their endurance.

The elevation might also take your breath away, but the views are worth it. On the event day, July 1, participants can expect an average high temperature of 80 degrees with a possible low of 40 degrees in the evenings, creating perfect running conditions for all. Participants will receive a shirt, goodie bag and finisher medal. An aid station will be available every 1.5 to 2 miles, and this year's race will include professional chip timing. This year's event is scheduled for July 1, and runners who register before May 11 will receive a discount. For more information, visit rwcadventures.com/angelfireadventure.

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