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Action Dash race to raise money to fight poverty problem
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Action Ministries is fanning out across five cities on one day for one purpose: to raise awareness about the challenges of poverty in North Georgia.

To accomplish the goal, the nonprofit agency has organized Action Dash, a family-friendly 5K run/walk on Labor Day, Sept. 2, in Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Gainesville and Rome.

Every dollar raised will help Action Ministries achieve its mission of mobilizing communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education.

The race begins at 8 a.m. Monday in each of the five cities. The Gainesville race will be at the University of North Georgia campus.

Preregistration costs are $25 for the 5-kilometer run or $15 for the 5K walk. Registering on Monday will cost $30 to run and $20 to walk.

Participants are encouraged to wear costumes with capes, masks and racing shoes and become an action hero for neighbors in need.

Companies and church staff may get involved by taking the corporate or church challenge. Visit to register online or form a team.

If you cannot run, walk or stroll, a $25 gift as a virtual racer will help.

For information, contact Terri Armour at 770-531-0144 or

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