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Abundance of races to hit streets this fall season
Plethora of 5Ks in November and December
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Runners wanting to stretch their legs in a 5K race will have plenty of opportunities to do so in November and December.

Two 5-kilometer races at two area churches will be one week apart in Gainesville. Then, two 5K races will happen on Dec. 7, but one will be in Gainesville and the other in Oakwood.

The first race will be the second annual Faithfully Fit 5K on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, in Gainesville. A toddler dash will be at 8:30 a.m., a 1-mile kids fun run at 8:35 a.m. and the 5K at 9 a.m.

Individual registration is $25 and a family of five registration is $50. The toddler dash is free.

Proceeds benefit the ministry center, mission scholarships and Linwood afterschool program.

Contact Dom Ormsbee at for more information.

One week later, the second annual ‘Run of the Mill’ 5K will be Nov. 23 at Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church, 1210 West Ridge Road, in Gainesville.

Events include kids fun run 1K at 8 a.m. with the 5K at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is $15 for fun run and $25 for the 5K. Awards will be given to 5-year age groups.

Proceeds benefit the C3 student ministry. Email Amy Williams at for more information.

The Dec. 7 races are the inaugural Santa Spring 5K and Fun run and second annual HO HO Hustle 5K and Fun Run.

The Santa Spring will be at the Frances Meadows Aquatic & Community Center, 1545 Community Way, in Gainesville. Registration before Dec. 5 will be $20, and the day of the race is $25.

Proceeds will benefit the Children at Play Fund. Contact Brent Sexton at or 770-533-5840.

The HO HO Hustle will be at Oakwood City Park in Oakwood.

The fun run will begin at 4 p.m. with the 5K at 4:30 p.m.

Cost for the fun run is $15. The 5K costs $10 before Dec. 1 and $25 on race day.

Proceeds benefit the Disability Resource Center. For more information, email Shannon Loulton at

All four races are part of the AAA Health Series.