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Run 863 enjoys first year success

The first Run 863 race series is in the books. PCTSM’s four race series, which mixed two existing events, the Carillon Classic 5K on March 10 and the Tiger Trot 5K on March 31, with one returning race, the Brick Dash 5K presented by Publix on April 14, and a new...

“Miss America Serves” day benefits kidsPACK

The Miss Florida Class of 2018 packed food for thousands of Polk County children who would have otherwise gone hungry, all part of the annual Miss America Serves Day. On Saturday, April 7, 42 contestants as well as Miss Florida board members gathered at the Hilton...

Lake Eva ground zero for IRONMAN

The rain clouds cleared away from Haines City just in time for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Florida to go off without a hitch for the more than 2,100 athletes from around the world, including the more than 80 Brazilian athletes who participated. While 39-year-old Brazilian...

Orange Cup Regatta turns 80

80-years-old and still goes more than 100 mph? Not bad for the second-oldest sporting event held in Polk County. Once again, Lake Hollingsworth’s normally placid waters and tranquility were replaced with roaring engines as the 80th Orange Cup Regatta took to the water...

Winter cold is Polk pitch perfect

While the citizens of the Northeast sit inside in their homes during the gray days of winter, Florida, with its blue skies and golden vistas, beckons. This fact isn’t lost on the staff of Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing, who brave both the cold and the snow –...