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Racers stay fit in 5K run

POSTED: May 1, 2014 1:00 a.m.

The third annual Hall County Schools Fit Families 5K will be Saturday, May 3, at Laurel Park

The 5-kilometer and 1-mile fun run is part of the school system’s wellness initiative, which encourages healthy life styles.

Hall County School District wellness coordinator Jake Weiers will direct the event, which features award winners in multiple categories from grade school to senior citizens. Categories in the 5K include top overall male and female, top male and female masters (40 and older) and top three male and female in groups age 8 and younger, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50 and older. Categories in the 1-mile fun run are top overall male and female as well as top three male/female in the groups 8 and younger, 9-12 and 13-16.

The fun run starts at 9 a.m. with the 5K starting 30 minutes later. Race-day packet pickup is at 7:30 a.m.

Entry fees are $20 on race day.

Register online at In the search box in the upper right, type Hall County Fit Families 5K.

For questions, email Jacob Weiers at


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