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Tri-Cities run, walk returns
by Nneka Okona
April 24, 2013 11:23 AM | 1759 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Tri-Cities 10K run and 5K run/walk will return to the trio of cities — College Park, East Point and Hapeville —May 4.

Sponsored by eight, local affiliate locations and first held in 2010, the race features a 10K course looping through College Park, East Point and Hapeville and a 5K course that begins and ends in the same place as the 10K, both involving eight Marriott properties.

Pre-registration for the race is $22 by Friday and registration by May 2 is $25.

Registration for children ages 4 to 14 who want to participate in the 5K is $20 by May 2.

Day of race registration, beginning at 6 a.m., is $30, payable in cash only.

Free race training will be offered for registered participants every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Badgett Stadium, the last session to be held May 1.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Main Street Academy.

Tracie Greene, race director, said the race definitely sets itself apart from others in the community.

“The 5K loops through the charming neighborhood of Historic College Park and starts and finishes in the same location as the 10K making this event suitable for competitive runners, fitness enthusiasts and family and friends who simply enjoy exercising together,” she said.

Mark J. Spanka, general manager of the Atlanta Airport Marriott, said the company’s partner with the race represents its commitment to fostering local communities.

“Serving our world is embodied in Marriott’s pledge that our community be a better place to live and work because we are here,” he said.

“I know I speak for my other general managers when I say we are excited to partner with Main Street Academy to promote the well-being of the children in the communities we serve and where many of our associates live.”


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