Sports & Fitness

Run Like a Superhero

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You don”t have to be as fast as The Flash to participate in the 15th annual Suwanee Fest Superhero 5K & 10K Classic on Saturday, September 12. Presented by Georgia Fitness to benefit Cure Childhood Cancer, the annual Suwanee Fest races, including a children”s 1K fun run, begin and finish at Town Center Park. Superhero costumes are strongly encouraged.

Registration is now available at active.com. Course maps for the 5K, which meanders through historic (and hilly) Old Town, and the 10K, which is an out-and-back route primarily on the Suwanee Creek Greenway, are available at runsuwanee.com. All participants who register before September 1 will receive a finisher”s medal, race shirt, and goodie bag.

Last year, more than 900 runners participated in these races. Those interested may sign up to run both the 5K and the 10K. Race start times are:

7:30 a.m. – 5K

8:30 a.m. – 10K

8:35 am – Fun Run

Prizes will be awarded for overall winners as well as best costumes. Early packet pick-up will be available from noon-6 p.m. September 9 and 10 at Classic City Running at 3480 Financial Center Way near the Mall of Georgia and from 4:30-7 p.m. September 11 at Suwanee City Hall, 330 Town Center Avenue. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 6:30 a.m. at Town Center Park.