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Cupcake Road Race in south Forsyth benefits Jesses House

If you go

* What: 4th annual Cupcake Road Race 15K/5K

* When: Saturday, packet pickup and registration starts at 6 a.m., 15K starts at 7:15 a.m.

* Where: Totally Running, 405 Peachtree Pkwy.

* Cost: $40 for the 5K; $65 for the 15K; $20 for the Baby Cake mile fun run

SOUTH FORSYTH — Cupcakes may not seem like the perfect snack to prepare for a road race, but Saturday the two will combine in south Forsyth to benefit a local nonprofit.

All proceeds from the fourth annual Cupcake Road Race 15K/5K and Baby Cake go toward Jesse’s House, a stabilization and assessment center for girls in Forsyth County.

Jesse’s House is the subject of the 2016 Leadership Forsyth class project, for which community members involved in the project will build a “much-needed recreation room remodel and sports court.”

The nonprofit provides safe and structured care in a nurturing environment to at-risk girls ages 7-17 to “adequately prepare them for life.”

The 15K will begin at 7:15 a.m., the 5K at 7:30 a.m. and the Baby Cake at 8:30 a.m.

Runners can pick up their race packet the day of the event starting at 6 a.m.

Fees to participate are $40 for the 5K, $65 for the 15K and $20 for the Baby Cake.

Animals or bikes are not permitted on the course, but strollers are welcome.

Starting from Totally Running, 405 Peachtree Pkwy., runners will travel from Ronald Reagan Boulevard south on Peachtree (Hwy. 141) for an out-and-back course.

Participants will use the median lanes on Peachtree and will run a portion of the course in the road, so motorists should expect delays.

Past participation has numbered in the hundreds.

Nothing Bundt Cakes-Cumming will provide the tasty treats for all finishers.

At the finish line festival at Totally Running, awards and prizes will be given to the top three overall male and female runners and the top three male and female runners in “all the typical age groups” starting at 10 and younger and going through 65 and older.

Pre-registered participants are set to receive a race hoodie, chip-timed bib and race bag. To register for the race, visit

For more information, contact Kim Hall at (404) 769-4408.