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Three 5k charity races on tap this fall
Freeman Race 2015
Participants line up at the start of the fifth annual Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial 5k on Veterans Day 2015. - photo by File photo

Georgia Game Changers Running Company has partnered with various organizations in the area to bring special races to Richmond Hill this fall.

One of the newest races, set for Sept. 17, is Timmy's 5K Glow Run, which will start at 7 p.m. at JF Gregory Park. You can read more about it at

The race includes a pre-run Zumba Party, a T-shirt, and plenty of glow swag. The race will benefit Timmy Shuman, a Richmond Hill man and a former 30-year employee of Bryan County Schools who received a liver and kidney transplant in 2015. The funds raised will help to offset the astronomical medical bills that resulted from the transplant, but organizers hope to make the race an annual event to raise awareness and to offer financial assistance to other transplant recipients. Race sign up is on and more information can be found on their website, Packet pickup will be at Georgia Game Changers from 4-7 p.m. on Sept. 16 and again at the park, before the race, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 1 brings the third annual Pacing For Polio, hosted by the Richmond Hill Rotary Club. The 5k race at J.F. Gregory Park begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a picnic to celebrate Rotary International's 100th anniversary. A family rate of $45 for up to four family members is available through Sept. 10. 

Packet pick up will be at the park on race day starting at 4:30 pm. Registration is both online at and at Georgia Game Changers Running Company.

November promises to get more residents to the park for the sixth annual Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial 5K, which starts at 8:30 a.m. on Veterans Day prior to Richmond Hill's annual Veterans Day commemoration. Packet pick up will be Nov. 10 at Georgia Game Changers.

Lisa Freeman, long-time Richmond Hill resident and former teacher, hopes this year's race will be a time to celebrate her son Matthew's life of service to his country, but also to bring awareness to the Matthew Freeman Project.

Contact Georgia Game Changers Running Company for more information on these races at (912) 445-2163. 

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