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Laurel Park hosts Five Points of Life Kids marathon
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J.J. Briscoe, 11, sprints Saturday toward the finish line during Five Points of Life Kids in Laurel Park. - photo by Erin O. Smith

Gainesville is the newest of the 10 cities in Florida, Georgia and Alabama to host the Five Points of Life Kids marathon. The Five Points of Life Foundation, started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, hosted the marathons as a fun way to get kids active. Participants walk or run 25 miles over a specified amount of time logging their distance as they go.