Here is a summary of upcoming public sporting events and recreational activities in the Mountain West. If you have an item of public interest, contact the Deseret News sports department at 237-2161 (FAX: 237-2543) or mail information to Sports Recreation Editor, 30 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84110.

Running

Taken from The Utah Runner and Cyclist guide, P.O. Box 8344, Salt Lake City, UT 84108. (www.Aros.Net/-rbrslc).

WANTED. A running club is forming in the Bountiful area. Joggers and runners are encouraged to join for clinics, training, race planning and fun. Call Dale at 292-2100 or Dennis 292-7774.

COTTONWOOD RUN. April 4, 8:30 a.m., Cottonwood Heights Rec Center. Part of Spring Health and Fitness Fair. 943-3190.

WESTMINSTER FUN RUN/WALK. April 4, 10 a.m., Liberty Park. 5K run/walk. Proceeds to Joe Gunderson Memorial Scholarship Fund. 488-4134, 488-4132.

50K SERIES. 20K race part of series sponsored by Salt Lake City Track Club. 765 North 2200 West. 583-7927.

FITNESS FESTIVAL. April 11, 8 a.m., Tooele Pool. Triathlon/Biathlon and 3-mile run. $12-$25 registration. Teams, families and solo. 467-4203.

FOUNDER'S DAY 5K. April 18, 10 a.m., Wasatch Academy in Mt. Pleasant. Registration $10-12. 1-800-634-4690 ext. 138, 1-435-462-3862.

BIATHLON. April 18, 9 a.m., Herriman Church. 3-mile run, 12.5-mile bike ride. Registration $19-22. P.O. Box 58344, SLC, UT 84158.

RUN THROUGH TREES. April 18, 9 a.m., Trolley Square. Tree Utah 8K and 2-mile run. Registration $13-15. 364-2122.

Cycling

April 4-5, St. George. Registration $40, 500-rider limit. Send entry to 1375 E. 4225 South, Ogden, UT 84403. $6,000 in prizes available.

April 11, Antelope Island. Guided Tours. 596-8430 for times and fees.

BIKE RODEO. April 18, 10 a.m., 3285 E. 3300 South. Free safety instructions and challenge course including slalom, bumps and lines. 486-2100.

Golf

LADIES LEAGUE. Eaglewood Ladies Twilight League begins with a social April 21, Eaglewood Golf Course. Buffet $5. 292-5010, 333-3061, 295-6463.

NOTRE DAME CLUB. Notre Dame Club of Utah will hold its annual golf tournament June 14. 536-6363.

Baseball

TEE-BALL. Copperview Community Center is offering Tee Ball and Machine Pitch for youth 4-12. Play begins April 18. Registration $30-$35 includes games, jersey and photo. 561-0075.

Softball

SUMMER LEAGUE. Riverton City is accepting applications for the 1998 Summer League. Men's and Coed leagues. League play begins April 14. 468-2560.

SPRING SHOWDOWN. April 4-5, Weber County Fairgrounds. Ed Kenley Ford Softball Showdown. Men's D & E only, $225 entry fee with spot in USSSA Nationals on the line. 774-8743.

GIRLS SOFTBALL. The Northwest Re-cre-ation Center is accepting registration for girls leagues. Games will be Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 1300 W. 300 North. $40 fee per player. Deadline April 10. 596-0072.

TEE BALL. The Northwest Recreation Center is accepting registration for tee-ball leagues for boys and girls ages fourth- through second grades. Play begins April 14. Deadline for registration is March 27. $25 registration fee. 596-0072.

SUMMER LEAGUE. Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for the 1998 Summer League. Men's, Women's and Coed leagues. League play begins April 20. 468-2560.

Football

UTE CONFERENCE. Cyprus Football will interview coaches for the coming fall season. Anyone interested, call Carolyn Simons 250-6183. Interviews will be April 6 at Cyprus High School.

Other events

HEALTH/FITNESS TOUR. March 30-31, Weber State University. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza. Many exhibits including rock-climbing, mountain biking, bungee-run and others.

SELF DEFENSE. Master Casey Clayton is offering a free introductory class on self-defense Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m., 1785 S. 1400 East. Monday and Wednesday classes also available. 467-3926.

AEROBICS. The Jewish Community Center is offering aerobic classes at the old Fort Douglas Country Club at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; noon Monday and Friday. Ten-class passes are $30, $40 and $50. 583-4000.

SKI CLASS. The Jewish Community Center will hold ski conditioning classes Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the old Fort Douglas Country Club; $30, $40, $50. 583-4000.

LECTURE SERIES. Terra Firma, a U. of U. student group, sponsors a weekly lecture series on Utah environmental issues, each Wednesday at noon in Room 202 of Orson Spencer Hall.

Outdoor Lectures

REI clinics are held at the Orem and Salt Lake City stores. The free clinics are at the Orem store, 322 W. 1300 South or the Salt Lake Store, 3285 E. 3300 South, unless otherwise noted. 222-9500 in Orem, 486-2100 in Salt Lake.

GLEN CANYON. March 31, 7 p.m. at Salt Lake City. David Wegner, former head scientist with Bureau of Reclamation, will speak on the scenarios regarding restoring Glen Canyon to pre-dam days.

GPS NAVIGATION. April 1, 7 p.m. at Orem. Lecture and demonstration of Global Positioning Satellites. Learn to determine exact location, topographic maps, etc.

BIKE TRAINING. April 7, 7 p.m. at Salt Lake City; April 8, 7 p.m. at Orem. Dave Wilson and David Francis will be on hand to teach methods for optimal bicycle fitness.

BIKE SOUTHERN UTAH. April 15, 7:30 p.m. at Orem. Peter Drinkwater presents a slide show and clinic on biking Utah's Dixie and Red Rock.

BIKE TUNING. April 21, 7 p.m. at Salt Lake City; April 22, 7 p.m. at Orem. Come tune your bikes for the upcoming spring and summer bike seasons. Learn self-maintenance tips.

HAWKWATCH. April 28, 7 p.m. at Salt Lake City. Pam Hardy, education director for HawkWatch, presents a slide show and discussion of Raptors of the Canyon Country and conservation issues.