The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park will present the 11th Annual Highlands Hammock Half Marathon & 5K at the park on Saturday, January 19 with a 7:30 a.m. start for both distances. The Central Florida Striders running club under the direction of Chet Brojek will manage race timing and scoring. All proceeds from the event will benefit park projects.
Entry fee for the 5K is $20 and Half Marathon fee is $40 thru Janauary 10, 2019. Late fees are $25 for the 5K and $50 for the Half Marathon thru race day registration. Participants will get a custom designed sport tech tee, awards in both races, food, fun and a great chance to test their skills in the New Year.
Checks payable to Central Florida Striders along with entry form may be snail mailed to race director Brojek at: 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL 33872 or you may register online at: http://endurancesportstiming.com /race-calendar/
The Half Marathon may be run by an individual or by a team relay for the 13.1 mile distance. Those desiring to form a relay team should contact the coach at: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss details and special relay pricing. The Half Marathon includes almost nine miles of the beautiful trails throughout the park. “Our Hammock Half is a challenging course, but it allows participants to see parts of the park seldom viewed by visitors.”
Anyone needing an entry form may email Brojek at: email@example.com and he will get one out to you right away.
Golf FORE Homes Tournament
SEBRING — Kim Reed and Helen Ferry of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services present the 2018 Golf FORE Homes tournament on February 2, 2019 at Sun n’ Lake Golf Club.
The tournament will benefit Highlands County Habitat for Humanity’s. Registration is at 7:30 am and shotgun start at 8:30 am. Four person teams will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee includes a cocktail reception at 6 pm on Friday, February 1 at the Island View Restaurant.
The reception is sponsored by EMCI Wireless and ReMax Realty plus and features complimentary beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment. Tournament entry also includes continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks and beverages on the course.
A post tournament luncheon sponsored by AllBrite Professional Cleaning Services will be served at Island View Restaurant. Entry fee is $75 per player, $300 per team or $350 for team and hole sponsorship. Contact Habitat for Humanity at 863-385-7156 for more information.
Tosin Awomewe will host a two-hour practice seminar for high school and middle school students who may have any kind of interest to try-out for high school tennis. The seminar will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at the tennis courts at Donaldson Park. The seminar will start at noon. Parents must call (863) 510-7315 to register. Space is limited.
Sebring Senior Softball
Sign up now for Sebring senior softball. If you were born in 1950 or before you are eligible for the over 70 league. Call John Kloet at 414-2926 or Bill Todd 385-5632.
To sign up for the 50 and over league call Gary Kindle at 835-2405. Starting time for 70 league is 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The 50 and over league plays at noon on Tuesday and Thursday. Games to be played at Highland County Sports Complex.
Lake Placid Senior Softball
The Lake Placid Senior Softball League is currently practicing for the 2019 season on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. at the Lake June Ballfield. Interested men 60 and over should come with their bat, glove, and enthusiasm to sign up and get in shape for the upcoming season which will run from January through March. League games will be played at the County Sports Complex. For further league information please visit lpsoftball.com.
Lake Placid Youth Baseball/Softball
Lake Placid Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball are now taking registrations for the upcoming season. Draft Day is set for Dec. 15 at 1:00 p.m. Please arrive 30-45 minutes early to get stretched and warmed up. Opening Day is tentatively schedule to start near the end of January 2019.
The age groups that are now open for registration are 7-8 year old baseball has a $75 fee. 9-10 year old baseball has a $75 fee and 7-10 year old softball has a $75 fee. Also LPYB is offering 4-6 year old Tee Ball with a $65 fee.