The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill and Georgia Game Changers Running Company have added a special family rate of $35 for their second annual Pacing for Polio 5K, set for this Saturday at J.F. Gregory Park at 6 p.m.
“This special rate will allow families to participate at a reduced cost, while still donating to the worthy cause of eliminating polio worldwide,” Rotary Club President Rich DeLong said. “There is already a special student discount of $8 that allows students to participate at a reduced rate, if their families chose not to participate.”
This year’s race also will feature finisher medals for all participants, and awards. A recognition ceremony for the top finishers and light refreshments will follow the race.
“Pacing for Polio is a wonderful opportunity to participate in both a local and global effort,” DeLong said. “Since 1979, Rotary clubs around the world have been raising awareness and money in the effort to help eradicate polio worldwide.”
Last year’s Rotary Club of Richmond Hill President, Lesley Francis, embraced Rotary’s national focus on wiping out polio. Working with local businesses as sponsors, the race raised more than $1,500.
Game Changers owner Sandra Elliott thanked the local businesses that sponsor Pacing for Polio. This year’s sponsors include Lesley Francis Public Relations, Ameris Bank, Re-Max Accent, Pittman Engineering and Boost by Design.
DeLong and Elliott want to increase the race participation this year. Packet pick-up is planned for Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and on race day from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
For more information about the race, visit www.savannahraces.com.
Race registration is available online until Thursday night at www.savannahraces.com.