Skootching to Winter 

Also: Funky 5K, Redistricting

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Let’s face it: Winter is not far off—why not embrace it? This week, take part in a ski-boot run or snowboard skootch, with proceeds helping the Utah Avalanche Center. For more unusual running, why not take part in a Funky 5K in Park City to benefit community art education? For something you can sit down for, don’t miss the latest legislative redistricting-committee meeting as members finalize voting maps that will determine your political future for the next decade.

Yeti Pass Skootch’n Dash
Saturday, Sept. 3

The sun’s still shining, but now is the time to get your slope legs ready for winter—and help raise money for the nonprofit Avalanche Center at the same time—by taking part in Ski Utah’s first Skootch’n Dash at the Downtown Farmers Market. For just $5, participants can enter to run in a short ski-boot 1K run or take part in a 50-meter snowboard skootch. Look ridiculous, train for snow season and possibly win primo snow gear in the process. Pioneer Park, 300 W. Broadway, 801-534-1779, Sept. 3, registration starts at 9 a.m., race begins at 10 a.m., SkiUtah.com

Arts-Kids Funky 5K
Monday, Sept. 5

Park City’s nonprofit Arts-Kids is holding its annual Funky 5K and is looking for funky runners. Shed a little self-respect and don your ugliest D.I.-bin clothes and come out to run. Registration costs range from $15 to $40, with proceeds to benefit the organization’s continuing efforts to provide arts education to at-risk youth in Summit County. City Park, 1354 Park Ave., Park City, 435-615-7878, Sept. 5, registration starts at 6:30 a.m., race begins at 8 a.m., Arts-Kids.org

Legislative Redistricting Committee
Wednesday, Sept. 7

The Legislature has already toured the state asking residents to weigh in on how to redraw the voting district boundaries of Utah. It’s an incredibly important political process that will decide whether communities are held together or sliced and diced in favor of protecting political incumbents. Show up, speak up or be gerrymandered for the next decade. Utah Capitol, 350 N. State, Senate Building, Room 210, Sept. 7, 9 a.m., RedistrictUtah.com

Twitter: @EricSPeterson

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