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Post 197 to host 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk Dec. 11 in Concord

Pike County American Legion Post 197 will host a 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk fundraiser to be held in the Concord area Saturday, Dec. 11. Participants can start anytime between 8 and 11 a.m. and choose between a 5K (3.1 mile) and a 10K (6.2 mile) course. The early registration fee is $25, and the deadline is Dec. 4. Late and day-of registration is $35. Everyone who registers will receive an event T-shirt. The T-shirt design will be a caricature of two Concord historical and distinctive landmarks.  

Parking and the starting line will be outside the city of Concord on the Richardson property at 1067 Strickland Road, Concord, GA 30206. Signs will be placed to direct participants to the starting line location. For registration forms, contact event director Bryan Richardson at 678-764-2611 or email him at rich5060@bellsouth.net.  

“This event is Post 197’s third Run/Walk in Concord and the 13th overall in Pike County,” said Richardson. “The Run/Walk is a fundraising event to benefit our American Legion veteran and community programs while at the same time providing 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. For those of you who have attended a previous Run/Walks in the Concord area, this year’s course has new sights and are different from the last two Concord events. The two courses are generally flat and use city streets and walking path, and county secondary paved and dirt roads. Rest areas will be located on the courses. There are mile markers for those timing themselves. There are no restrictions on strollers and dogs on leashes.”

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