October brings cool breezes, pumpkin spice lattes and on this city, the Apple Annie 5K.
The Oct. 28 race and enjoyable run will benefit the Pink Elephant Fund and Women’s Health Fund on the Athens Limestone Hospital Foundation.
The Athena League determined to add a yearly 5K race to their listing of fundraising efforts three years in the past. The League has been elevating cash for packages that assist native women and youngsters since 1972.
This yr’s proceeds will go to the Pink Elephant Fund and Women’s Health Fund on the Athens Limestone Hospital Foundation in honor of breast most cancers survivor and League member, Britney Carter.
The fund supplies mammogram scholarships, improved gear for detecting women’s health issues and gear that’s much less invasive.
Recent statistics present one in eight U.S. women might be recognized with invasive breast most cancers of their lifetime.
“By giving to the Pink Elephant Fund and Women’s Health Fund, we believe we can help lower that statistic by finding better methods of detection and care,” McNutt stated.
Last yr Athena League member Britney Carter was recognized with invasive ductal carcinoma, the most typical type of breast most cancers.
“She fought it and is now cancer-free,” McNutt stated.“We are rejoicing over Britney’s recovery and using this year’s funds to help more women in our community like her.”
Racers can register on-line at appleannie5k.itsyourrace.com or between 7-7:50 a.m. on the day of the race. The race will begin at eight:00 a.m., and the 1-mile enjoyable run will instantly comply with at 9 a.m.
This yr’s route has modified barely. Runners will begin on Market Street and finish on Marion Street by the Regions Bank.
The prime three men and women in every age group will obtain awards. Local companies have donated present playing cards for the prize drawing.
There may also be a prize for probably the most spirited runner, so Halloween costumes are inspired.
Near the end line, a “family fun zone” can be arrange within the Regions Bank parking zone. Families can take pleasure in meals from native distributors, face portray, video games and inflatables.
McNutt expects about 200 individuals to end up for the race.