5th Annual Norcross Blue Devils Run

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5th Annual Norcross Blue Devils Run: Be a Part of the Community Excitement!

Join us for the 5th annual Peachtree Road Race Qualifier, the Norcross Blue Devils Run! The 5K is a fun and exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners alike, making exercising an absolute blast for you and your friends! We’ll have a race clock at the end of the race so you can take note how fast you run the race but we encourage you to focus on the fun you’re having! Jason’s Deli will have a delicious spread and the BDR race shirt will be awaiting you at the finish. There will be medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in all age groups, party beads for fun run participants, and raffle prizes (only runners can register!). Don’t forget to bring your friends! Spectators can have no shortage of fun while they watch the runners navigate through the neighborhoods and enjoy the music and festivities.

Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015 (it’s great to run in the cold!)

Location: Pinckneyville Middle School in Peachtree Corners (yes, it is a heated gym with bathrooms)

Time: 8 a.m. for 5K, 1 mile after 5K completed (doors open at 7 a.m.)

Cost: $25 pre-registration and $30 race day

Founded by former Norcross High School student athlete and current UGA student Amelia Watson in 2011, the race was taken over by Norcross High student athlete Eliza Antonowich who began preparations as race director for the 2013 race. Eliza, now a 16 year old junior, is excited to direct her third race. She states, “the money raised helps pay for NHS’ cross country/track & field uniforms, meet fees, travel expenses, equipment, and opportunities to participate in out-of-state competitions. The support from our community is astounding and we appreciate their commitment every year.” The 2014 race was the biggest yet with over 350 participants.

Huge shout outs go to our major sponsors: SunTrust and The Forum’s New Balance and Jason’s Deli. Thanks also to the YMCA (games for the young inside the gym); Hamilton, Westby, Antonowich & Anderson; Norcross Sports Training Academy; Nancy Minor Real Estate, Bardi Heating and Air, Generations Financial, and Gold’s Gym. Raffle prizes include gift cards and items from restaurants, athletic stores, and area businesses. Get grooving to the music before the 5K. Need a massage? Touchstone Therapeutic Massage will again be on hand to give sports massages. Starbuck’s on PIB will again serve coffee and expect a special visit by the Chick-fil-a cow!

It’s not too late to become a sponsor! Sponsors’ names/logos are placed on the race t-shirt, website, Facebook page, and receive race day recognition. Not a runner? Become a phantom runner (includes a t-shirt for pick-up on race day) or simply make a donation! For sponsorship details, please visit our website.

Kaitlyn Richards-Lynn is a senior at Duluth High School. She has been an active member of her school’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams for the past three years. She is also a member of the Gwinnett Student Leadership Team and Student Body Vice President.

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