Foxhall Cup Cross-Country Course Steeplechase Run

Lace up your running shoes because The Atlanta Track Club will be returning to Foxhall Events this year for their annual 3-mile race, the "Foxhall Cup Cross-Country Course Steeplechase Run." The ...Lace up your running shoes because The Atlanta Track Club will be returning to Foxhall Events this year for their annual 3-mile race, the "Foxhall Cup Cross-Country Course Steeplechase Run." The ...

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Lace up your running shoes because The Atlanta Track Club will be returning to Foxhall Events this year for their annual 3-mile race, the "Foxhall Cup Cross-Country Course Steeplechase Run." The race, part of the ATC’s Grand Prix Series, will take place on Saturday, April 19 at 8:30 a.m. Runners will make tracks all around the cross-country steeplechase course, where riders and horses will be galloping later on in the afternoon. Anyone interested in participating must sign-up at the race site by 8:00 a.m.; $10 for non-members, FREE for ATC members. For more information call (404) 231-9064. All runners will receive complimentary admission into Foxhall Events on Saturday.

Founded in 1964, the Atlanta Track Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and fitness, through programs of amateur road racing, cross-country, and track & field, in the spirit of fun and competition.

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The Foxhall Flower Show, in its second year, is the only outdoor flower show in the United States with Standard Flower Show status. This year’s theme, "A Southern Springtime," will showcase the best of the American South while reflecting the history of traditional European open-air flower shows. Featuring the creativity of award winning professional and amateur designers, Foxhall will offer Show Garden, Horticulture and Floral Design divisions. Show gardens will compete for $60,000 in prizes. Attendees will enjoy exceptional outdoor show gardens and will be informed about the latest trends in gardening through informational displays and a lecture series.

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In its fourth year, the Foxhall Cup has been designated the National Championship of Eventing by USA Equestrian. Over one hundred international and American riders, including 2000 Sydney Olympic Gold Medallist David O’Connor, will compete for $50,000. Eventing features Dressage, Cross-Country, and Show Jumping and is the ultimate comprehensive test of the all-around ability of the horse and rider. Captain Mark Philips, the Foxhall Cup cross-country course designer, has made innovative modifications to the course that covers Foxhall Farm and runs alongside the Foxhall Flower Show. This year there will be Combined Driving and Dressage Exhibitions.

Foxhall Events will be held on Thursday, April 17 through Easter Sunday, April 20, on Foxhall Farm in Douglas County, Georgia. Tickets are available online at www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Publix Supermarkets and Tower Records, or to charge tickets by phone, call (404) 249-6400. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults – $20, Seniors – $15, Members – $40, 4-Day Members Pass – $125. For event information, please call (404) 572-7255 or visit the official website at www.foxhallevents.com.