Sports & Recreation

Flagler College Cross Country Runners Run From Savannah to St. Augustine For Charity

Flagler College Cross Country Runners Run From Savannah to St. Augustine For Charity

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla - The Flagler College cross country team raised $3,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation by running 187 miles.

The team ran the "Lionheart Relay" from Savannah, Georgia to St. Augustine's Bridge of Lions. There were six pairs of runners who traded off running three-mile legs. Each runner logged about 30 miles.

The relay started on the campus of Armstrong Atlantic State Univeristy in Savannah, a rival of Flagler's in the Peach Belt Conference (NCAA Division II).

Volleyball Added at Surf & Sand Challenge in St. Augustine March 26 & 27

The 2011 Corona Light Big Shot Volleyball Series, presented by 4C Totally Light 2Go Energy Drinks, has added joined forces with the St. John’s County Surf & Sand Challenge to kick off the start of the beach season in St. Augustine, FL. The addition of beach volleyball to the event will complement the surfing contest, endurance contest (triathlon with paddling instead of swimming) and a kids run making for a full fun day at the beach. Food vendors will be available at the main event site, Frank E Butler Park E at 5860 A1A South, St Augustine.

Alligator Adventure Course to Open March 23

Alligator Adventure Course to Open March 23

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Open wide!

The newest adventure at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm is set to open next week. 

It is called "Crocodile Crossing" and it is a high-wire rope and zip line course directly over the alligators on display.

The course will officially open to the public on Wednesday, March 23, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $65 per person for the 45-minute to hour-long adventure.

Visitors must be 57 inches tall and weigh less than 250 pounds to enjoy the course.

See a sneak peek of "Crocodile Crossing!"

Bassmaster Elite Coming to Palatka

The Putnam County Chamber announced today that the Power Pole Citrus Slam Tournament plans have been finalized and the public is invited to participate!

The festival surrounding the tournament will be free and open to the public Saturday, March 19 from noon – 9:00 pm and Sunday, March 20 from noon until 6:00 pm. Activities include a Kids Zone featuring a rock-climbing wall, bungee, water walkers, casting contest, demonstrations, food, fun and more – all FREE!

Great Atlantic Surf Festival

Great Atlantic Surf Festival

Great music, delicious seafood, and Florida’s finest surfing talent all coming together in the same weekend down at the beaches? Truth be told on March 19th and 20th the Florida Surfing Association will be hosting the Great Atlantic Surf Fest in cognition with the Great Atlantic Seafood Festival in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The contest site will be located to the right of Jacksonville Beach pier and will kick off at 9:00am on the 19th. 

St. Johns Golf Club to host FREE Demo Day on March 9th

St. Johns Golf Club is hosting a free Demo Day on Wednesday, March 9th from 11 am to 3 pm.  The club will have representatives from TaylorMade available to demonstrate their newest products and answer any questions. The free event will be held on the driving ranges and is open to the public. Golfers of all levels are welcome.

N. Florida Spotted Seatrout Season Reopens March 1

The recreational harvest season for spotted seatrout in northern Florida reopens on March 1.  This means all Florida waters will be open to the sport harvest of spotted seatrout beginning in March.

Spotted seatrout harvest is prohibited in February in Atlantic Ocean waters north of the Flagler-Volusia county line to the Florida-Georgia border and in Gulf of Mexico waters north of a line running due west from the westernmost point of Fred Howard Park Causeway, which is about 1.17 miles south of the Pinellas/Pasco county line, to the Florida-Alabama border.  This one-month closure helps maintain spotted seatrout abundance.