Sports Briefs (6/27/2013)

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Socorro Independence Run
The city of Socorro invites you to come and run a 5k or 10k with the City of Socorro Running Series. The Day of Independence is being held in conjunction with the annual New Mexico Tech Fourth of July Celebration, at the Macey Center on Thursday, July 4.
The 10k race will begin at 7 a.m. and the 5K will start at 7:15 a.m. Cost for the 5K is $25 or $15 for participants 17 years old and younger, and $30 for the 10K, or $20 for participants 17 years old and younger.
Registration deadline is July 1, online at www.newmexicosportsonline.com or by calling 575-835-8927. Packet pickup will be held at the Holiday Inn Express on July 3 between 3 and 8 p.m. For further information, call Robert Gonzales at 575-418-1449.

4-H Rodeo in Socorro
The Socorro County 4-H Club will host a 4-H Rodeo on July 6 and 7, at the Socorro County Fairgrounds. The rodeo is free to spectators, and events begin at 9 a.m. each day. 4-H Rodeo Club members brought home top prizes from their last rodeo in Sierra County on June 22 and 23.

Youth Track Team Holds Drawing
Soco Competes, the local USA Track and Field team, has several young athletes who qualified for the Region X events in Mesa, Ariz. The youth are raising money for their trip by holding a raffle. Prizes will be $200 for first prize and $100 for second.  Raffle tickets are $5 each. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact coach Cody Lee at 505-307-6415.