East­side, New­ton foot­ball will not ad­dress me­dia

Press con­fer­ence will not take place be­tween ri­val schools COV­ING­TON ‘FUZZ RUN’ An­nual race be­gins on Septem­ber 8

The Covington News - - SPORTS -

There will be no press con­fer­ence be­tween the East­side and New­ton foot­ball pro­grams Thurs­day evening at The Oaks Course.

Orig­i­nally, the idea came from sev­eral sources at New- ton High School in hopes of gen­er­at­ing more at­ten­tion to the crosstown sea­son-opener be­tween the Ea­gles and Rams Fri­day night at Homer Sharp Sta­dium.

“The idea of a press con­fer­ence is er­ro­neous,” said New- ton prin­ci­pal Joe Gheesling. “No one from East­side or New­ton is go­ing to par­tic­i­pate in such an event.”

Fail­ure to com­mu­ni­cate through the proper chan­nels and com­ply with both prin­ci­pals and ath­letic direc­tors from each school led to the mis­in­ter­pre­ta­tion.

The Cov­ing­ton Po­lice 24th an­nual “Fuzz Run” be­gins at 8 a.m. on Septem­ber 8 at the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice De­part­ment.

The race in­cludes two events, start­ing with the “Fun Run” at 8 a.m. fol­lowed by the 5K at 8:30 a.m. In fact, it has been voted the best 5K in Ge­or­gia for the past four years.

There are 16 dif­fer­ent age groups, giv­ing each run­ner an equal op­por­tu­nity to win.

Rib­bons will be pre­sented to all par­tic­i­pants in the one­mile “Fun Run,” as well as awards to first, sec­ond and third place male and fe­male

run­ners un­der 12.

For the 5K, sev­eral awards will be granted to the over­all first place male and fe­male run­ners, in­clud­ing masters, grand masters and awards for the top three places in each age group. In ad­di­tion, cash awards will be given to the over­all masters and grand masters win­ners.

Each par­tic­i­pant will re­ceive a top qual­ity short sleeve race shirt (guar­an­teed to pre-reg­is­tered run­ners only). Prizes in­clude unique po­lice tro­phies and 100 other great door prizes.

Pro­ceeds from the race will ben­e­fit the “Po­lice Who Care” fund.

The course in­cludes runs through scenic down­town Cov­ing­ton. It is well marked, su­per­vised and cer­ti­fied, with splits each mile and wa­ter avail­able near the one-mile and two-mile spots, in­clud­ing the fin­ish line.

The event will be pro­fes­sion­ally timed by Clas­sic Race Ser­vices.

Pre-reg­is­tra­tion, which costs $13, must be post­marked by Septem­ber 1. Race day reg­is­tra­tion is $16. There is also a fam­ily pack, which in­cludes four for $45 (pre-reg­is­tra­tion and fam­i­lies only).

All reg­is­tra­tion fees are non-re­fund­able. Mail early reg­is­tra­tion to: Cov­ing­ton Po­lice De­part­ment, 1143 Oak Street, Cov­ing­ton, Ge­or­gia 30014. Make checks payable to Po­lice Who Care.

To reg­is­ter on­line, visit the Web site at www.ac­tive.com or www.cov­ing­ton­po­lice.com.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call (770) 385-2145.

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