Exciting Weekend Ahead for Sports Events in Erie

Tuesday Aug 9th, 2016

The Color Run Set to Headline ESC Weekend Calendar August 13

Erie, PA: Four events hosted by the Erie Sports Commission kick off this weekend as the Shoot the Rock Back to School Jam, The Color Run, Soccer in the Sand, and The Dave Chaffee Arms Classic II will all take place this weekend, beginning Friday.

Shoot the Rock Back to School Jam starts Friday, August 12 with games continuing through Sunday, August 14. Fourth to eleventh grade boys’ teams and fifth to eleventh grade girls’ teams will play games at Family First Sports Park and Central Tech High School. Admission is $6, $3 for seniors, and free for children under 10. For schedules and more information, visit

The Color Run returns to Erie for the third year on Saturday, August 13 with its 2016 Tropicolor World Tour. The pre-race party begins at 6 a.m. with a Zumba dance party on State Street, and waves of runners will begin running the course at 8 a.m. at Perry Square and West 6th. New in 2016 will be a beach-themed finish festival, featuring sand, beach chairs, and photo ops, and a Tropicolor Zone on course. For a course map, registration, and more, visit

Soccer in the Sand Nationwide Series, a one-day beach soccer tournament, is back in Erie on Saturday, August 13 at Presque Isle State Park Beach 11.  Five-on-five play will take place between teams in the following age divisions: under 8 through under 18 boys and girls, adult men, adult women, and adult co-ed. The first game begins at 9 a.m. and play continues all day. Admission for spectators is free. For additional information and tournament schedule, visit

The Dave Chaffee Arms Classic II returns August 13 and will feature amateur and pro arm wrestling matches starting at 12 p.m. at Presque Isle Downs and Casino. Eight super matches will start at 7 p.m. culminating in a bout between Erie native Dave Chaffee and Travis Bagent. Registration for competitors will be held Friday, August 12 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at REAL Training and Fitness and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Presque Isle Downs and Casino. More information is available on the Dave Chaffee Arms Classic Facebook page.

For more information about all of these events, please visit

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