Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy

The date for the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle is fast approaching! Join us Saturday, October 1st for the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy. Run to help others read! You will be automatically entered as we shuffle the deck for Literacy Outreach with the best poker hand winning $100 and the second place hand winning $50. All participants receive a long-sleeve tee shirt with a design from a local artist. This year’s art was designed by Glenn Wysocki.

Runners and walkers are invited to shuffle the deck and stretch their legs in either a half-marathon or 5-K race to promote literacy on Saturday, October 1st. Participants in both the half-marathon (13.1-mile) run and relay race and 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) run/walk will have the opportunity to tour the beautiful Glenwood Canyon bike path amidst spectacular Colorado autumn colors.

The half-marathon begins at 9 a.m. and the 5-K starts at 10 a.m. Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit in the Glenwood Canyon to the race starting points. Buses to the race start leave promptly at 8:15 a.m. for the half-marathon and 9:30 a.m. for the 5K.

The entry fee of the half-marathon is $45 per person and the fee for the 5K is $30 per person. Entry fees increase $5 for each event on race day. Your entry fee includes the long-sleeve tee shirt and your chance to win the $100 deck shuffle. Online registration is available at For more information, call 970-945-5282.

Race sponsor’s include Connie Delaney Medical Library of Valley View Hospital, Crystal Property Management, Bank of Colorado, Gallegos Corporation, Grand River Health, FCI Constructors Inc. Series sponsors includeBay Equity Home Loans and Subaru. Please thank them for making this event possible.

Spellebration 2016: Passport to Literacytravel

Around the World in 80 Words

Friday, March 4 – doors open at 5:30 and spelling begins at 6:00 p.m.

Spellebration will be held on Friday, March 4, beginning at 5:30 at the Hotel Colorado.

Spellebration is an adult spelling bee and silent auction for Literacy Outreach and the CMC Learning Labs. Teams of three costumed spellers make their way through increasingly challenging list of words. Teams can spell or buy their way to bragging rights as the best spellers in Garfield County.

“Passport to Literacy” gives emphasis to the goals of both Literacy Outreach and CMC’s Learning Labs. The theme provides the opportunity for teams to dress in the native costumes of the world’s cultures or, alternately, to adopt other travel-related costumes. The joys and trials of travel will be celebrated throughout the evening.

An essential part of the entertainment is the annual silent auction, always crowded with treasures.

Anyone willing to join in the fun and also support adult literacy in Garfield County is encouraged to assemble a team, locate a sponsor, chose a costume and come play with the festive crowd on March 4. To sign up, or to get more information, call Literacy Outreach at 970-945-5282.

In addition, local businesses who would like to sponsor a team can call Literacy Outreach, as can donors who wish to contribute to the silent auction.