Sports notices


FOXBURG - The 11th Annual Foxburg Hickory Championship will be held Friday, Aug. 9 and Saturday Aug. 10 at the historic Foxburg Country Club.

Foxburg Country Club is in the hills of Western Pennsylvania, roughly an hour north of Pittsburgh. Foxburg Country Club was established in 1887, considered the oldest golf course in United States.

There are multiple competitions within the Foxburg Hickory Championship. The Championship's pre-1900 categories include Open, Senior (55-65) and Super Senior (66-and-over), Open and Senior for the post-1900 division. Additionally, we are hopeful to host a Ladies Division again this year.

The featured event is the pre-1900 Open division; the FHC is one of the few pre-1900 events, along with the National Hickory Championship (June 6-8, 2019), the Wisconsin Gutty Challenge (July 18-20). Being able to use your pre-1900 set in a competitive environment is limited, take advantage when you can.

The entry fee for 2018 is $220 for men ($160 for Foxburg Country Club members), and $145 for ladies. Entry fee includes golf both days and contestant meals at the course. Gutty balls engineered for period play (extra balls will be available at the event's cost) will be issued to each contestant. Meals at the course include Friday brunch on the first day, and a very nice buffet luncheon Saturday afternoon, immediately after play has completed.

The course plays at 2,400 yards for the pre-1900 Divisions. The small greens and tricky layout will test your patience and skill level. Foxburg Country Club has proven to be a fair test and great fun. As with all hickory events, contestants are encouraged to dress in period.

Entry forms and championship information can be obtained from Tom Johnson (Tournament Director) at or 330-677-8997.


ERIE - The Erie Sports Commission (ESC) is pleased to announce that The Color Run will return to Erie on Saturday, Aug. 10 with "The Love Tour."

This will mark the fifth time that the event will be hosted in Erie since 2014. The event was not held in Erie in 2018.

"We are thrilled that The Color Run has decided to return to Erie in 2019," said Mark Jeanneret, executive director of the Erie Sports Commission. "This event has had enormous success in our region, with tens of thousands of participants bringing the energy and fun to Perry Square each and every time. I'd like to thank our partners at The Color Run and the City of Erie for helping us to make this happen."

Dubbed "The Happiest 5K on the Planet," The Color Run is an untimed 5K race in which thousands of Color Runners start the race wearing white and are doused from head to toe in different colors along the race course. The Erie race will start and end in Perry Square.

On "The Love Tour," the theme for its 2019 series, The Color Run is encouraging people to show love for themselves, each other and the planet.

The Love Tour will also feature a new 1970s inspired aesthetic, new photo ops and redesigned merchandise. The 2019 course also features two new "double color" zones, in addition to the regular checkpoints, where runners are doused in colored powder during their run. After the race, runners will enjoy a reimagined finish festival, featuring a live DJ and massive color throws.

"The Love Tour definitely has a special feel to it," said Isaac Krieger, The Color Run Erie event director. "Every color runner is going to leave the event feeling like they were just a part of something extraordinary."

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