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6C Wednesday, July 16, 2014 DU.Cu,.. nwfu, rfulresslve, epu, tr A participant of last year's Color Run in Quincy gets "the blues" as she finishes the five-kilometer course. The popular run/walk is scheduled to take place again on July 26. A new color is added to participants after each kilometer they finish. Photo by James Wilson Popular Colo Run set to return James Wilson SPOrts Editor The most colorful running event in Plumas County is set to return to Quincy on Saturday, July 26. The second annual Color Run will feature a five-kilometer course that people can either run or walk. The only catch? Every kilometer, participants will be belted with a non-toxic color powder made from corn starch and coloring. Each kilometer, another color will be added to participants passing by. By the time runners and walkers finish the course, they will look like walking rainbows. Tanah Braswell started the event last year as her senior project and decided to hold it again this year. She got the idea after seeing a color run featured on a local news station. Originally, the idea of the run was inspired by the Hindu festival, Holi. Participants will start at Quincy High School's lower parking lot at 8 a.m. The course will follow the bike path to Feather River College, then turn around and end at Gansner Park. Pre-registration is $30 for adults, $25 for students and $15 for those under 10. Registration the morning of the event goes up $5. Registration fo families of four costs $70. People who register before July 18 will receive a commemorative shirt. Braswell, a Sweetheart of the Mountains contestant, is raising money toward a Scholarship fund; half will go to the Plumas-Sierra County Fair Foundation and half will go to Braswell if she fulfills all of the Sweetheart obligations as defined by the fair. To register; stop by Carey Candy Co. or contact Braswell at or 394-7511. ..,. Graeagle triathlon James Wilson Sports Editor Mary Icanberry has been named the official winner of the women's overall category of the Tri-Graeagle triathlon. In last week's Sports and Recreation section, it was reported that Jacqueline Sasaki placed first in the women's overall category for the Olympic course at the disqualifi, July 6 triathlon in Oraeagle. Since the event, and after conferring with U.S.A. Triathlon, Sasaki has been disqualified, making Icanberry the first-place winner of the women's Softball for a cause Ron Schwartz tosses a slowpitch softball during the sixth annual Scotty Schwartz Tournament held at Gansner Park in Quincy on July 12. Each year, the Schwartz family holds the tournament to raise funds for a scholarship that assists students in Plumas County with special development needs. This year's scholarship went to a student to buy a tablet for home that matched the tablet used at school, thus providing learning continuity. Photo by James Wilson Graeagle Century set James Wilson Sports Editor For the second year, Community Multi-Sport Events plans to hold its rigorous 101-mile ride known as the Graeagle Century. The ride, set for July 27, is custom made for the more experienced street riders out there, with 6,615 feet of elevation gain. There are also a few other rides offered for less seasoned riders; two half-century rides. One has a 2,353-feet elevation gain, and the other climbs more than twice that height at 4,795 feet. A route that follows the whole century route except for the fmal climb is available as well. All riders will start and end at the Graeagle Fire Hall. A post-ride barbecue with libations provided by The Brewing Lair will be available for riders. The ride is sanctioned by U.S.A. Cycling and every rider must be a member to take part in the ride. One-day memberships will be available. Registration for the event costs $65 per person. One change to the ride from last year is that two nonprofit organizations will benefit from the event. The aid stations will be manned by members of the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce and the Loyalton Rotary Club. Community Multi-Sport Events will donate $500 to each -. organization in return. Another change the ride's organizers are considering is making it a timed event for those wishing to compete. Last year, the event wasn't " " timed and all the riders took off and finished at different times. Those interested in competing are encouraged to contact race coordinator Alice Berg at = racedirector@communitymul To find out more information on the event and to pre-register, go to :ation leads to new winner overall category for the Olympic course. When the results are sent to U.S,A. Triathlon, Icanberry will be named as the overall winner. After ffmishing the Olympic swimming and biking courses, Sasaki went off course and ran the Sprint course rather than the Olympic course. Sasaki ran the Sprint course twice to make up for the difference in distance, however, she was still off course. A volunteer accidentally pointed Sasaki in the wrong direction. However, according to U.S.A. Triathlon's rules, it is each triathiete's responsibility to know the course prior to the race. In a statement to Feather Publishing, Tri-Graeagle's race director Alice Berg commented, "It is unfortunate when an athlete does not take the time to study a course prior to a race. I always drive a race co.urse, with map in hand, prior to racing in a triathlon event. Further, directions were given on maps and verbally before the race started. However, what is even more unfortunate, is that a volunteer may have given an athlete wrong directions out on the course." "Next year," Berg continued, "we plan to combine the run courses so there is not a split out on the course, making it less confusing for volunteers and athletes. I challenge these women involved to come back next year for a duel - I'm confident that these high-level athletes would finish in a very close race." Icanberry won the non-sanctioned Fourth of July triathlons in Graeagle in 2011 and 2012. Chain Saw Work Piling & Burning Machine Brushing Certified Hand Crews First 100" Defensible Space Yard Raking00 Gutter Cleaning00 etc. I I