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Sports Briefs | Billy Dutton Uphill scheduled for Sunday

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Billy Dutton Uphill this SundayThe annual Billy Dutton Uphill is just around the corner. The yearly race from the bottom of Squaw Valley USA to High Camp is scheduled for Sunday, April 10 starting at 8 a.m., with registration beginning at 7 a.m. outside Daveandamp;#8217;s Deli. The course climbs 2,000 vertical feet in 3.2 miles on the Mountain Run, and can be done on cross-country skis, snowshoes or running shoes. The race benefits the Far West Nordic Junior programs and is a celebration of the life of Billy Dutton, a search and rescue skier who lost his life to brain cancer more than 20 years ago.Last yearandamp;#8217;s race raised more than $4,000 dollars to support young Nordic racers competing in the Junior Olympic Championships. A total of 154 people participated in that event, making it the biggest turnout in the raceandamp;#8217;s two decades of honoring Dutton, who is remembered not only for his big smile, but also his daily routine of skiing up Mountain Run.Volunteers are needed. Contact Don Heapes if interested at donheapes@sbcglobal.net. For more information call 530-587-2573.Fourth Annual Lilandamp;#8217; Air Mountain Festival coming to Alpine MeadowsThe 4th Annual Lilandamp;#8217; Air Mountain Festival, presented by Snowbomb, is scheduled for Sunday, April 10 at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. The contest is for boys and girls ages 10 and under to show off their individual ski and snowboard style in Alpineandamp;#8217;s Kids Tiegel Run, located near the base lodge. Entry fee is $10. Registration is from 9-10:30 a.m. inside the Main Lodge, with the contest starting at 11:30 a.m. Awards will immediately follow on the base lodge sun deck. Every rider and skier receives a snowman-building kit and a Huck Doll. Additionally, raffle winners will receive skis, a snowboard or a helmet. Ride Giant/Ride Northstar mountain bike team seeks additional athletesThis coming season, Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort and Giant Bicycles will continue the Ride Giant/Ride Northstar development mountain bike grassroots sponsorship program for both local and regional athletes. Northstar and Giant Bicycles, along with their participating sponsors, are looking for humble athletes who will be great ambassadors in the Cat 2 andamp; Cat 1 level categories with riding styles from downhill to cross country. Selected athletes will have the opportunity to purchase a sponsorship package at a preferred price featuring the choice of a Giant bicycle in the downhill or cross country categories with a package of benefits. Athletes should submit a cover letter along with a resume, in which they are asked to include accomplished results. Resume and cover letter information can be sent to founding director Justin Swett at justinswett@hotmail.com. For more information visit http://www.ridegiantridenorthstar.wordpress.com.Open gym offered at RideoutOpen gym is being offered at the Rideout in Tahoe City on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $2 per person.


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