Walk, run, get out, get active

Sarge’s dog walk and run at Lake Junaluska

The friends of Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation are putting on a one-mile run and dog walk Saturday, April 13, at Lake Junaluska. The proceeds will benefit Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation. 

First place takes home a Sarge’s T-shirt and participants are encouraged to bring their leashed pets to enjoy the event. There will also be a bake sale and photo booth. The walk/run starts at 10 a.m. The event will start at the Bethea Welcome Center parking area at 91 North Lakeshore Drive.

Registration is $5 and begins at 9 a.m. on race day. Participants can also register in advance at thefundraiser.wufoo.com or help with additional fundraising at www.crowdrise.com/sargesonemilefunrundogwalk

828.734.1307 or 828.508.2997.


Franklin Relay for Life coming up

The Banking on a Cure Fundraiser run and walk will take place Saturday, April 13, on the Franklin Greenway. 

The Relay for Life events will leave from the Tassee Shelter, at the corner of Wells Grove Road and Ulco Drive, on the Greenway. The one-mile walk will start at 8 a.m., while the 5k runners and walkers will set out at 8:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the Macon Bank. First place prizes will be awarded for male and female finisher in various age groups: 

www.Active.com or 828.524.7000, ext. 2449.


Run and walk for a healthy heart

Angel Medical Center’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is sponsoring a heart-healthy run and walk event beginning at the Little Tennessee Tassee Park Saturday, April 6. The annual Macon Your Heart Beat has a varied lineup of one-mile, 5K and 8K walk and run events that day. The longest of the events is new this year.

The one-mile starts at 8:30 a.m.; the 5K at 9 a.m.; and the 8K at 9:15 a.m. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the park shelter. The cost is $25 for the shortest distance and $30 for the other two before April 1, then the prices increase by $5 each. Registration is available online or by picking up a form at the hospital.

Last year more than 175 participants raised about $8,500 that went to benefit patients who could not pay for specialized rehabilitation. 


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