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Annual fundraiser honors late organizer
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Forsyth County News

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To register in advance for the race, go online at www.active.com. Cost is $20 for individuals or $15 for groups of 10 or more.

A road race in honor of a late Cumming runner and cyclist is set for Saturday morning.

The Jay Cullen Memorial Share the Road 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m., with registration at 7:15 a.m., at First Baptist Cumming, 1597 Sawnee Drive.

Now in its eighth year, the road race honors the late Cullen, who was killed in a January 2004 cycling accident.

This year’s race benefits First Baptist Cumming youth missions, the Brenau University girls cross country team and the New Balance Girls on the Run 5K.

The race, which First Baptist members began in 2003, encourages motorists to “share the road” with pedestrians and cyclists.

Cullen was a church member recruited to help organize the race because of his vast experience with competitive running and cycling. Tragically, he was killed prior to the race.

But church leaders decided to continue with the race and dedicate it to him.

Following Saturday’s run, there will also be inflatables and free face painting for kids, as well as an awards ceremony at 9:30 a.m.