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Park seeks sponsors to help with summer run in canyon

Jan 20, 2014 - From staff reports

Deep snow covers much of Sinks Canyon, but the park is busy planning for the summer. A highlight this year is the second annual "Run Like a Bighorn" trail run in July.

Last year's race brought out large groups of runners of all ages who took on the diverse terrain in the canyon.

The organizers said people are welcome to walk or hike the route as well.

The entry fees were used to get Bam Bam, the infamous Sinks Canyon bighorn, returned to the canyon as a full mount display in the park's visitors center. This year's run will raise money for new displays, including a full mount mule deer.

The park is asking for the community's help with this year's run.

"We are looking for local business' and organizations to help sponsor the race," said park superintendent Darrel Trembly. "Every dollar we raise goes directly to the park and will make every visitor's experience better."

Trembly said sponsors will be on the official race T-shirt and will be able to display banners, merchandise or other materials at the park on the day of the race.

The park also is asking for volunteers to help with the race.

"We need folks to help mark the trail, sign racers in, be timers on race days and lots of other jobs," Trembly said.

To help with the race or be a sponsor, contact the park at 332-6333 or visit www.sinkscanyonstatepark.org.

Photo contest

The park also wants to remind people that the annual Sinks Canyon photo contest is coming up as well. The contest, in its 34th year, is one of the most popular in the region. Winners will get their pictures displayed and win cash and ribbons.

"All seasons in the park are great for photography," organizer Randy Wise said.

The deadline is Aug. 1.

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