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COUNTY'S FIRST MARATHON TO BE RUN IN SUWANEE ON FEBRUARY 26

Post Date:02/16/2017

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The City of Suwanee is teaming up with Georgia Fitness to host the inaugural Suwanee Marathon – Gwinnett County's first ever full marathon – in tandem with the 3rd annual Suwanee Half Marathon on Sunday, February 26.

Both races will begin at 7:00 a.m. at Town Center Park. From there, the Peachtree Road Race-certified, 13.1-mile course will meander through Old Town, along Eva Kennedy to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, to Tench Road and eventually George Pierce Park and the Suwanee Creek Greenway to McGinnis Ferry Road, up and back along Northolt, and back along the Greenway to the finish at City Hall. Marathon runners will complete the half marathon route twice.

"It takes some creative logistics to plan a 26.2-mile route in a nine-square-mile city," said Suwanee Events & Outreach Manager Amy Doherty. "We think it's a route so nice, you'll want to do it twice!"

This course has a great mix of flat and hills which will be fun for every type of runner. Finishers from each race will receive a medal and long-sleeved technical shirt, and a cash prize will be split between the top three male and female finishers from each race.

Those who want to participate in the inaugural Suwanee Marathon, but aren't into that whole running thing, are encouraged to join us as volunteers and course cheerleaders. The event will feature a sign-making and cowbell station, and event coordinators are looking for scout leaders/cheer mom/small group leaders/etc. to "own" their own cheer spot along the race course.

For more information, including route and registration details, visit georgiafitness.com/marathon. Interested volunteers can contact Amy Doherty at 770-904-3387 or adoherty@suwanee.com.

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