Horton's Books & Gifts Quasquicentennial 12.5K

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Sep 17, 2016


Carrollton, GA


Activity Today Later

Running-12.5K - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

Walking-12.5K - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

Quasquicentennial Fun Run - Running - Individual Age group/open

$10 $10 Closed

Quasquicentennial Fun Run - Walking - Individual Age group/open

$10 $10 Closed

About This Activity

To promote literacy, health and wellness, Horton’s Books & Gifts is partnering with Carroll County’s Literacy is For Today and Tomorrow (LIFT) program and local merchants to organize a 12.5K run, a story walk and a one-mile Fun Run on September 17, 2016.

The Quasquicentennial 12.5 K will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the Fun Run will begin at 9:00 a.m. Throughout the event, participants and spectators will be encouraged to visit the Story Walk exhibit that will be stationed at Hobbs Farm that morning.

What Is A Story Walk?
It’s a great opportunity to exercise and learn at the same time. While walking through Hobb’s Farm, participants will pause at literacy stations along the way and read different sections of a children’s book. In order to hear the entire story, the children (and those who are children at heart) will have to complete the entire walk.

Why Are We Running?
Horton's Books & Gifts supports childhood literacy and community development through programs such as the Chloe Fund, Toys for Tots and the Find Waldo Local event. To celebrate our Quasquicentennial 125th Anniversary, Horton's is partnering with Carroll County’s Literacy is For Today and Tomorrow (LIFT) program, one of Georgia's 80 Certified Literate Community Programs. For more information on Carroll County's LIFT program, visit http://liftcarroll.wixsite.com/geds.

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule:

Saturday, September 17. 2016

6:30 am - 8:00 am - Registration

8:00 am - 10:00 am - 12.5K

8:30 am - Quasquicentennial Story Walk

9:00 am - 10:00 am -  Quasquicentennial Fun Run

Course: Hobbs Farm Greenbelt

Waiver and ID: Please bring valid photo ID. Waiver will be signed at check-in.

Arrival Info: Race check-in starts at 6:30 am. Fun Run check-in will contine after the 12.5K starts.

Parking Info: There is limited parking at the start line. Additional parking at various off-street parking locations.

What to Bring: Valid Photo ID.

What to Wear: Appropriate clothing for family event.

Other Information: Pre-registration will end Thurday, September 15, 2016 at 12:00 midnight.

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