Rim Country Challenge, Disc Golf To Take Place Saturday


A pair of stirring events, a half marathon and a disc golf tournament, will highlight the weekend’s sports and recreation scene.

Both are set for tomorrow, Oct. 4.

The Rim Country Challenge runs will be held at Green Valley Park and the Second Annual Rim Country Open disc golf tournament will be at Rumsey Park.

Although the deadline for pre-registration into the Challenge has passed, those interested can still sign up between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, race day.

All races start and finish at Payson’s scenic Green Valley Park. The half marathon and relay begin at 8 a.m., the 5K begins at 8:15 a.m., and the young athletes’ fun run begins at 9 a.m.

Awards will be given to the first overall male and female finishers of the marathon and 5K. Awards will also be given to the first three male and female finishers in each age division and certificates will be given to all young athlete participants.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Payson Area Habitat for Humanity.

PAHH board member Ross Hage touts the run as one that “benefits a terrific cause — providing affordable housing for those in need.”

For more information, call (928) 474-5242, ext. 7.

The Second Annual Rim Country Open, which is being sponsored by the Payson Parks and Recreation Department and the Arizona Disc Golf Club, tees off with an 8:30 a.m. check-in.

A players meeting will be held one hour later. Round one begins at 10 a.m. A second round will be held at the conclusion of the first.

A trophy presentation will begin immediately after round two.

For the tournament, 18 temporary holes will be set up at the Payson park.

The entry fees are $35 for the open division, $30 for open women and master, $25 for advance and advanced master, $20 for intermediate and intermediate women and $15 for novice.

For more information, call (928) 474-5242, ext. 7.

Little League on deck

Little League officials are primed and ready to lay the foundation for the 2009 campaign.

League president Slade Gibson says a meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Payson Elementary School to elect the next board of directors.

Only those members in good standing will be eligible to vote for the directors.

Those who cannot attend may obtain an absentee ballot from Gibson at bgibson@npgcable.com

The public is invited to attend the the meeting.

PHS Cheer to host clinic

PHS spirit line coach Kristi Ford, her assistant coaches and the cheer team members will host a clinic from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 to 17 in Wilson Dome.

The clinic is open to those in grades two through six. The fee is $35, which includes a camp T-shirt, water bottle and pom-poms.

Campers will practice fundamental spirit line skills of tumbling, jumps, stunting, dance and cheer.

A wrap-up performance is scheduled for Friday. Call (928) 474-5242, ext 7 for more information.


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