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Join the Oct. 21 walk, 5K and 10K

By Bryan Richardson
Pike County American Legion Post 197

Pike County American Legion Post 197 will host a 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 21 to be held as part of the Concord 50th Anniversary Jubilee activities. The start window is between 8 and 10 a.m. and a there is a choice between a 5K (3.1 miles) and a 10K (6.2 miles) course. The early registration fee is $25 by Aug. 13 and late and day-of registration is $35. Everyone who registers will receive an event shirt.

The registration area and start will be at the corner of Concord’s Main Street and Lee Street. Once you’re done with your run/walk, enjoy in the Concord Jubilee activities on Saturday or come back on Sunday. Any questions contact/text Bryan Richardson, event director at 678-764-2611 or

This event is Post 197’s fourth Run/Walk in Concord and its 17th overall in Pike County. The Run/Walk is a fundraising event to benefit our American Legion Veteran and Community programs while at the same time provide a healthy event for the community. The events rotate among the five cities of Pike County. By participating in each of the city events, one can conduct the Tour de Pike through traveling to and participating in the scenic courses. If you are an avid runner, you can use this event as an interesting workout for your running program. We take pride in providing scenic courses. The Run/Walk 5K course is mainly on the Concord city and Hilltop streets and the Concord fitness trail. The 10K course uses most of the 5K course and head out west on county paved and dirt roads. The courses are relatively flat. There are rest areas for the thirsty and tired, and there are mile markers for those pacing and timing themselves. Use of exercise strollers should not be a mobility problem and having dogs on leashes is fine.

Please help promote our event as best you can. If you know any potential sponsors, please refer them to me or provide me with contact information. Individual persons or participants can help sponsor the event with a donation of $50. The donation allows you to add a deceased veteran to be listed on the back of the shirt.

There was an article in the paper stating that the next run/walk would be in Meansville on Sept. 16. Due to heavy road construction on several of the streets in Meansville at the time of the event, the Meansville City Council had to cancel the event for safety reasons.

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