Here is a summary of coming public sporting events and recreational activities in the Mountain West. If you have an item of public interest to be published here, contact the Deseret News sports department at 237-2161 or mail information to Sports Recreation Editor, 30 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.

RunningMONDAY, Feb. 18, will be the President's Day Run. One-mile fun run and 5 mile run. Start 5 Points Mall in Bountiful. Register DeBoer's Running Store in mall. Call 292-8267.


SATURDAY the Coca-Cola Cup ski race will be held at Nordic Valley. Participants ski in age classes, with a minimum of 250 entrants. Races held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marriott Hotel is sponsoring disabled division. Register on day of race. For information call 745-3511.

REGISTER now for a cross country learn-to-ski program through Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and Solitude Nordic Center. Instruction covers various techniques of track and telemark skiing. Round trip provided from East Millcreek Recreation Center, Kirkham and Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center. Dates March 2 and 9 for intermediate. Cost is $36. Call 272-2243.

SATURDAY, Feb. 16, will be FHP Wasatch Citizens Series cross country race at White Pine Touring Center. Distance: 3 to 10K. Time 9:45 a.m. for kids, 10 a.m. for others. Fee: $8. Technique: classical. Call 649-2447.

MONDAY, Feb. 18, Bryce Canyon Ski Festival cross country at Ruby's Inn at Bryce Canyon. Distance: 10K. Time: 10 a.m. Technique: freestyle. Fee. $10. Contace Garfield County Travel Couincil, Box 200, Panguitch, Ut. 84759. Call 676-2311.

SATURDAY, Feb. 23, will be the FHP Wasatch Citizens Cross Country race and awards party at White Pine Touring Center in Park City. Time: 9:45 a.m. for children, 10 a.m. for adults. Technique: freestyle. Fee: $8. Call 649-8701.

SUNDAY, Feb. 24, will be the White Pine Cross Country Relay Series at the White Pine Touring Center in Park City. Time: 10 a.m. Technique: 1 leg classic, 2 legs freestyle. Fee: $7. Call 649-8701.


Salt Lake City municipal golf courses will begin taking reservations for group tournaments Friday, Feb. 1, 7 a.m. Reservations will be taken by phone or in person at the golf courses. Groups must have a minimum of 20 players. Cost per player for 18 holes is $14. Carts are mandatory.


DEADLINE for registration for the Sandy City Recreation Boys' Baseball and Girls' Softball is March 6. Players - 8 to 14 for boys and 7 to 16 for girls - can register at Sandy City Recreation, 1220 E. 9400 South, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or at Alta Canyon Recreation Center, 9565 S. Highland Dr., Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 561-6712.


FRIDAY is the Sandy City Recreation One-on-One Basketball Championships for boys and girls ages 8 to 14. Free. Winners go on to compete in valley-wide championships on March 2. Divisions 8-10, 11-12, and 13-14. Call 561-6712.


SATURDAY, FEB. 16 the Salt Lake Parks and Recreation Organization meeting for sotball will be at Salt Lake Community College (4600 S. Redwood Rd.) in the Calvin Rampton Auditorium. 9 a.m. - Men's Slowpitch; 10:15 a.m. - Coed; 11 a.m. - Men's and women's fastpitch, women's slowpitch. 468-2560.

Other events

SATURDAY is registration for the East Valley Pony baseball league for players 13 to 16 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hardee's Restaurant, 2075 E. 9400 South. Other times will be March 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Alta Canyon Sports Center, 9565 S. 20th East. League boundaries are city limits for Sandy and Draper. Contact Kes Anderson 572-7740, Darrell Carlson 565-1257 or John Byer 943-3575. Registration is $70 for 13-14 year-olds, and $85 for 15-16-year-olds. Birth certificate required. Player/coach clinics to be offered during season.

SATURDAY is the Utah National Champions Challenge martial arts tournament at the State Fairgrounds Coliseum. The event will start at 9 a.m. Call 262-5650.