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Run for a Reason aids high school seniors
Second annual race set for April 26
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Forsyth County News

At a glance

The second annual Run for a Reason 5K is scheduled for 8 a.m. April 26 at Cumming City Park.
• Participants may register early online at
• The entry fee is $20 per runner and those who register before the event are guaranteed a T-shirt.
• Registration on the day of the race will begin at 7 a.m.

Those looking for a reason to get out and run may find just what they’re looking for later this month.

The second annual Run for a Reason 5K is set for April 26 at Cumming City Park.

This year’s event is a scholarship fundraiser for Forsyth County high school students.

Jeremy Walker, Run for a Reason’s organizer, said last year’s race raised $1,500 for the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation.

Walker explained that the money collected this year will go to one graduating senior from each of the county’s four public high schools.

“People are encouraged to participate because they’re raising money for a great cause,” he said. “They’re helping out the community and most of the people that come to this event are local and they’re helping out a program that eventually their child may be a part of to help advance their education.”

He said students may apply for the scholarship through the event’s Web site and the deadline is Friday.

Walker said runners may register online or download registration forms and then mail them in along with a check for the fee. Registration on the day of the race will begin at 7 a.m. He said those who sign up ahead of time are guaranteed a T-shirt.

Walker said the race will begin and end in the top parking lot of the Cumming City Park. Runners will go down Pilgrim Mill Road, past Five Springs Farm, to a turnaround point and come back to the parking lot.

He said Cumming police will assist with traffic.

For more information, go online at