Richmond Hill's Tim and Dave's Nursery is partnering with the local running company, Georgia Game Changers to sponsor FREE Friday Night Fun Runs at JF Gregory Park beginning Friday, June 6th at 6:30 pm. Participants can run or walk the 3 mile course at JF Gregory Park and earn ribbons for each run or walk completed.
"The Fun Runs are a way for the community to get together while also improving their fitness, whether they choose to run or walk." said Sandra Elliott, CEO of Game Changers.
Tim Fortier, owner of Tim and Dave's Nursery, and a seasoned Marathon runner, sponsored Friday Night Fun Runs a few years ago, and the runs grew to be quite popular.
According to Fortier, "The community runners got to track their progress, and by the end of the summer, most individuals were surprised to have increased both their speed and their endurance."
Fortier added, "We hope to get families as well as the youth of the area involved, since the camaraderie of people getting together to encourage each other is powerful."
The Fun Runs will be held on specific Fridays, and will coincide with two of the Friday Nights on the Train, at the Station Exchange, on both June 20th and July 18th.
"What better way to bring together the residents of Richmond Hill for both a fitness activity, followed by some fun and dancing right in the middle of Richmond Hill, said Elliott.
The dates of the Friday Night Fun Runs will be June 6th, 20th, and 27th, July 11th and 18th, and August 1st, 8th, and 15th.
Fun Run participants are highly encouraged to sign up on the Georgia Game Changers Running Company’s Facebook page, or contact the store, at 912-445-2163, for more information.