Monday, January 23, 2012

Early registration deadline approaching for Berry Half Marathon - Feb. 18

Media release: The early registration deadline for the Berry Half Marathon is quickly approaching.

Participants have their choice of three different races: the half marathon, the Viking Classic 10K and a 5K. Those who register before Jan. 28 will save $10 on registration for the half marathon and $5 on the 10k and 5k. All three races are scheduled for Saturday, Feb.18, at Berry College.

Online registration is available at; search Berry College to access Berry's 2012 half marathon.

More than 2,100 competitors from 25 different states flocked to the world's largest college campus last year, and organizers expect an even greater turnout this year. All races feature electronic timing on courses that are certified by USA Track & Field. Both the half-marathon and the 10K are official qualifiers for Atlanta's Peachtree Road Race. There is also a one-mile fun run for children.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female overall finishers of the half marathon. All proceeds will go to Berry College Elementary and Middle School.


There will also be a Soles4Souls donation site at the marathon this year. For every pair of shoes that is donated Berry's race committee will donate $1 to assist with the shipping costs. And organizers will also be collecting finishing medals from runners (from any race they have run, not just Berry) for Medals4Mettle. The non-profit facilitates the donations of marathon, half marathon, and triathlon finishers' medals to children and adults fighting debilitating illnesses who might not be able to run a race, but are in a race to continue to live their life.

Call 706 346-6223 or email for more information.

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