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Upcoming race benefits The Place
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Forsyth County News

If you go

• What: The Place to Run

• When: 8 a.m. Saturday

• Where: The Place of Forsyth, 2550 The Place Circle

• Cost: 5K or 10K: $35 in advance, $40 on race day; 1K fun run $20 in advance, $30 on race day

• Online: theplaceofforsyth.com

The Place of Forsyth will hold its inaugural race fundraiser on Saturday.

The nonprofit, which has served county families in need since 1975, decided to offer a run as a different way to get people involved, said Sandy Beaver, executive director.

“People are more orientated toward going out and doing healthy things, like walking or running,” Beaver said. “This is going to be a 1K for kids and a 5K or 10K for adults.”

Routes for the adult courses will travel nearby streets, including Antioch and Pilgrim roads for the 5K.

The 10K will cross from Pilgrim Mill Road to Dahlonega Highway through side streets and return to The Place using Antioch Road. Officers will be available to direct traffic, according to the race map.

The company Spincycle is handling the registration and organization of the event, Beaver said.

After the runs, participants can enjoy food, children’s workshops, chair massages and appearances by the Atlanta Silverbacks soccer team.

Runners or walkers will also be eligible for giveaways, including a $150 gift card for Publix.

The money raised from the event will go toward operation costs for the nonprofit, Beaver said.

“People donate money and we use that to help others,” she said, “but it takes money to keep our doors open.”

Beaver said The Place continues to receive many requests from families in need, though the amount has remained fairly constant from last year.