Elijah Clark State Park and UGA's Walk Georgia team up for Fall 5K and Family Fun Day

By for CAES News

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Walk Georgia program will host a Fall 5k and Family Fun Day on November 14 in partnership with Elijah Clark State Park, located about 30 miles northwest of Augusta on Clarks Hill Lake near Lincolnton.

The event will begin at noon with family-friendly activities like archery, canoeing and putt-putt, and will conclude with a 5K race and walk at 3:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in each age category.

“We are delighted to partner with Georgia State Parks to offer a fun outdoor challenge with the Fall 5K and Family Fun Day,” said Maria Bowie, director of UGA Extension’s Walk Georgia program. “We encourage all Georgia residents to take advantage of the beautiful time of year and diversity of Georgia’s state parks and historic sites.”

The cost of participation is $20.00, and includes a T-shirt, participation in the 5K and an optional park activity — either archery, canoeing or putt-putt.

Pre-registration is encouraged, but onsite registration will be accepted (cash or checks only). Participants may register additional family members for the optional activities for $5.00 per person. A $5 park entrance fee is also charged per vehicle entering the park. Hot dogs will be for sale at the event.

For more information or to register for the Fall 5k and Family Fun Day, see www.walkgeorgia.org/events/index.php.

Local Walk Georgia/UGA Extension wellness events are offered throughout the state and include a Turkey Trot in Americus and a Family Fun Wellness Fair in Tifton, both scheduled for November 21.

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