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Fundraiser recalls life of late NFHS student
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Forsyth County News
Those dedicated to remembering the life of a late North Forsyth High School student have scheduled a second annual 5K run and walk next month to benefit the community.

Last year’s 5K Run for Tyler drew some 100 runners and raised more than $8,000, which went toward a new trophy case for North Forsyth Middle School and laptops for graduating seniors at the high school.

Tyler Howarth was electrocuted in an accident on Lake Lanier in July 2006. He was 15 years old and enjoyed playing football, baseball and basketball.

“Tyler was quite the person,” said his mother, Melody Howarth. “He left a huge impact in our community, and he was an example not just to his family but to his friends as well.”

Howarth said she and her son used to run road races together. Friends suggested a local race would be a good fundraiser.

Organizers arranged the 5K run and one-mile walk, which is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. May 9 at North Forsyth Middle School.

Early registration deadline is Friday. Those who do not sign up ahead of time should arrive at 7 a.m. the morning of the race.

Awards will be given out for male and female divisions, as well as age-group specific winners.

Registration is $20 the day of the race, and $15 before then.

To sign up, contact: Susan McIntyre at (770) 887-8315 or (770) 596-8756; e-mail; or go online at

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