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Forrest 5K Fun Run on January 11th

Posted on December 31st, 2013 by

Categories: Running

Forrest Cunningham was recently burned due to an auto accident and he needs your help. Almost 40% of his body was burned with some areas on the right side of his body affected with the most severe, 4th degree burns. Participate in The Forrest 5k – Run, Walk, and Bike & Skate Event on January […]

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FPRA Volunteers To Assist Media Covering 2014 Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by

Categories: Aviation, General, Upcoming

For the sixth consecutive year, the Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) is recruiting volunteers to work with members of the media who will cover the annual Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo. The 2014 event is scheduled for April 1 to 6 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in […]

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World Championship Paintball Event Shatters Attendance Records

Posted on October 31st, 2013 by

Categories: Paintball

The 2013 Paintball Sports Promotions (PSP) World Cup, the largest and most prestigious paintball event in the country, was held at Fantasy of Flight from October 17 to 20. More than 400 paintball teams – the highest team count in more than 10 years – traveled from around the world to compete in Polk County. […]

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Updated Collateral Pieces Designed to Promote Polk

Posted on October 18th, 2013 by

Categories: Cycling, General, Uncategorized

Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) staff members have worked diligently to update and revamp two collateral pieces, both important marketing tools used to promote Polk County as a business and leisure destination. The Meeting Planner Guide assists staff to promote Polk County as a meeting destination. The eight page guide includes a variety […]

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Polk’s 1st Half Marathon is Next Month

Posted on October 11th, 2013 by

Categories: Fitness, Running, Upcoming

Get excited for the Publix Red Ribbon Half Marathon & Run! Building on InnerAct Alliance’s successful 20+ years of momentum in presenting one of the largest Red Ribbon Campaigns in the state, the popular Red Ribbon Run tradition continues with Polk County’s First and Only Half Marathon & Fun Run on Saturday, November 9, 2013. […]

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Tough Mudder Takes on Westgate River Ranch

Posted on October 8th, 2013 by

Categories: Fitness, General, Running, Upcoming

Approximately 13,000 participants will descend upon Westgate River Ranch the weekend of November 2 and 3 to participate in Tough Mudder, a 10+ mile obstacle course challenge designed to test participants’ strength, grit, stamina and camaraderie. Designed by British Special Forces, Tough Mudder features military-style obstacles such as “Funky Monkey,” greased-up incline and decline monkey […]

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Golf for the Kids

Posted on October 4th, 2013 by

Categories: General, Golf, Uncategorized

First Friday Kid’s Support Group presents Our Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament Come and join the First Friday Kids Support Group in their efforts to raise funds to support needy local children. Every penny raised will be used to support children less fortunate. The tournament will be held at Providence Golf Club in Davenport on […]

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Great Service is Better Than Saving a Few Dollars

Posted on October 2nd, 2013 by

Categories: Fitness, General, Running, Uncategorized

FITniche is chain of specialty running stores – developed an index that tracks the closing gap between online and brick and mortar store prices for America’s most popular running shoes.

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Lakeland’s Ron Myers Selected to FL State League Hall of Fame

Posted on September 27th, 2013 by

Categories: Baseball

The Florida State League (FSL) Hall of Fame Committee announced the 2013 Class of Inductees. The 2013 Class will be inducted into the Florida State League Hall of Fame on November 12, 2013 at the Plaza Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach. This will be the fifth induction ceremony. Ron Myers, Director of Florida Operations […]

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Ever Run FROM the Law? How About Run WITH the Law?

Posted on September 26th, 2013 by

Categories: Fitness, Running, Uncategorized, Upcoming

The public is invited to come out and run, or walk, with members of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in the 2nd Annual Judd Jog Benefiting the United Way. Registration begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The race begins at 9:00 am. The 5K (3.1 miles) course is paved. It begins and […]

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