Race for Orphans set for May 9


On Saturday, May 9, hundreds of runners, joggers, and walkers will be “on their marks” and ready to participate in the third annual Race for the Orphans at the Coweta County Fairgrounds in Newnan.  The race features a 5K, 1 mile Fun Run, and Tot Trot.

The Tot Trot (1/4 mile) begins at 8:15 a.m. and costs $10.The one mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. and costs $15. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. and costs $25. Registration fees increase by $5 after May 1. A Phantom Runner (T-Shirt) will be available for $20.

Other festivities include lots of door prizes, food, a gift for all participating moms in honor of Mother’s Day, and a live musical performance by Georgia native, John Waller.

Race for the Orphans is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Newnan’s orphan/foster care ministry with the ongoing mission of “Raising Awareness, Compassion, and Education (RACE) about the needs of orphans around the world.”   Started in 2013, the race has enabled three families to realize their dream of adopting a child domestically or internationally.

“The monies we raise from registrations, T-shirt sales, and corporate sponsorship enables us to assist adoptive families,” said Kelly Preston, event co-organizer

The Coweta County Fairgrounds are located at 275 Pine Street in Newnan.  To register, visit www.racefortheorphans.weebly.com, or call RACE for the Orphans, 770-310-8222.