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‘Lucky Laces’ 5K set for March 2 at Panola Mountain State Park
by Nneka M. Okona
nokona@neigbornewspapers.com
February 27, 2013 01:12 PM | 3318 views | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Katherine Frye<br>From left, Brooke Lee Smith and Hilory Harding at Panola Mountain State Park where the fun run will take place.
Staff / Katherine Frye
From left, Brooke Lee Smith and Hilory Harding at Panola Mountain State Park where the fun run will take place.
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Cotton Indian Elementary will host an inaugural Lucky Laces 5K run/walk and Little Leprechaun fun run March 2 at 9 a.m.

The race, which will be at Panola Mountain State Park, is intended to provide for a special cause at the school.

“This is the first run to benefit Cotton Indian Elementary and its technology program,” said one of the coordinators, Brooke Lee Smith.

Registration for the 5K is $25 in advance and $30 on race day, while fun run registration is $15 in advance and $20 on race day.

Race registration will be held on race day starting at 8 a.m. and the fun run will begin one hour after the 5K.

Each race registrant will receive a custom-designed T-shirt.

“Our T-shirt was designed by a student, Emma Harding,” said Smith. “We held a design competition.”

The theme of the race is Irish-inspired, because the race date comes two weeks before St. Patrick’s Day.

“This race will differ from others because of not only the theme, but activities that will be ongoing at the park simultaneously,” said Smith. “We will have pots of gold coins with raffle tickets on the backs of them for runners and walkers to grab as they pass by.”

Additionally, the park will also offer tree climbing, archery and fly fishing lessons.

Because of the theme, participants are encouraged to wear costumes.

“We would love for the community to participate to not only help raise funds for our technology program but to show support for the amazing teachers, staff and students at one of Henry County’s top schools,” said Smith.

Panola Mountain State Park is at 1700 Hwy. 155 in Stockbridge.

Information:
www.active.com/running/stockbridge-ga/lucky-laces-5k-and-little- leprechaun-fun-run2013
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Eric VanDeGenachte
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February 28, 2013
Correction: The main entrance to Panola Mountain State Park is 2600 GA-155, SW; Stockbridge, GA 30281 (Not 1700...). That said, the race mentioned in the article will be taking place at 5089 Flat Bridge Road SW, Stockbridge, GA 30281 on the other side of the park. I am the Park Manager.
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