Residents have two events Oct. 16: Mayor's Run and Rivers Alive.
MILTON, GA., Oct. 14, 2010 - Saturday, Oct. 16 is going to be busy in Milton, with two events helping build a stronger community: The 2nd Annual Milton Mayor's Run and River's Alive 2010.
2nd ANNUAL MILTON MAYOR'S RUN
The 2nd Annual Milton Mayor's Run begins at 8 a.m. sharp in the parking lot of the Kohl's at the corner of Ga. 9 and Deerfield Parkway (10397 Ga. 9 North) with a 5K run. A 1K fun-run for younger children will begin at 8:45 a.m., or immediately following the finish of the race. CorePhysique founder and Milton Fitness Camp coach Kolleen Riddick will warm-up racers before the start.
Spots are still available for runners, and race-day registration is encouraged. The cost is $25 for the 5K run and 1K fun-run. That fee includes food and fluids after the race and a quality, moisture-wicking T-shirt with an event logo designed by Milton resident Andy Furman. Proceeds benefit the Milton Parks and Recreation Department.
Awards will be given to the 5K male and female Open and Masters winners and top three finishers in 14 age groups ranging from under-10 to 70-plus. All finishers in the 1K fun-run receive ribbons, while the top five racers under 12 will be awarded medals.
Results and photos from the race will be posted Monday morning on the City of Milton Web site, www.cityofmiltonga.us.
Drivers in the area should expect delays on Deerfield Parkway from 8 to 9 a.m., as there will only be one lane open in each direction and no left hand turns from Ga. 9 to Morris Road. In addition, there will be no through traffic on Webb Road at Deerfield Parkway.
RIVERS ALIVE 2010
After the race, why not pitch in to keep Milton clean and beautiful? The "Rivers Alive" waterways cleanup, education and protection program will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, as well.
The Milton Grows Green Committee (MGG) is co-sponsoring the event with Bailey Farm & Gardens, Inc., which has been involved with the project for 13 years. Rivers Alive 2010 will kick off from its traditional location at Bailey Farm & Gardens, 255 Hickory Flat Road, one mile west of the Birmingham Crossroads.
Everyone, regardless of age, is welcome to this unique, hands-on opportunity to learn more about our Coosa River watershed and help improve the quality of our drinking water.
Depending on age and capabilities, volunteers will be assigned to predetermined local waterways to remove debris deposited from upstream and left by passers-by. Waders and boots will be a plus for those who want to get in the river. Volunteers should wear appropriate shoes with good traction, as the river banks are slippery.
For younger participants there will be an opportunity to apply storm drain markers in a local neighborhood.
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