November 23rd, 2019 – 1:15 PM
Press Release –
Registration is being held for the annual Rome Half Marathon to be held Saturday, Dec. 14 at State Mutual Stadium. In addition to the 13.1-mile Half Marathon, the event that is presented by GoGo Running and Redmond Regional Medical Center includes a 5-kilometer race.
The Rome Half will once again benefit Rome-area middle and high school running programs and this year support the Haven Health Clinic of Rome. All of the races start and end at State Mutual Stadium, with the 5k starting at 8 a.m. and the Half Marathon starting at 8:05. All Half Marathon and 5k Finishers receive long-sleeve T-shirts and will enjoy a post-race pancake breakfast provided by the Rome Braves.
Before the runners toe-the-line, the area’s high school teams and athletes will be honored at the 2019 GoGo Running All-Area Cross Country Banquet that will be held Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Krannert Center at Berry College. In the last five years, the race has raised nearly $15,000 for the running programs at area high schools.
Schools that have received at least one donation check include Armuchee, Coosa, Model, Pepperell, Rome, Calhoun, Gordon Central, Rockmart, Darlington, Providence Prep Academy, St. Mary’s, Cedartown and Unity Christian. Some of these schools have only had volunteers for the race for one year while others have participated with volunteers each year, which is the requirement for schools to be eligible for a donation.
To register and for more information on the Rome Half Marathon and 5k, and the GoGo Running
All-Area Banquet, go to www.romehalf.com or contact GoGo Running at The Shoe Box at 706-291-0752.