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Milton Mayor’s Run presents Jog for a Cause Feb. 22

by Jonathan Copsey

February 10, 2014

MILTON, Ga. – The city of Milton will bring the 11th annual Jog for a Cause to the community as part of the fifth annual Milton Mayor's Run at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at Freedom Park. Applications and sponsorship packets for the 2014 Milton Mayor's Run presents Jog for a Cause are now available at the city's website, www.cityofmiltonga.us.

"I was thrilled when we were presented with the opportunity to host Jog for a Cause," said Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood. "I can't wait to see everyone out there with us again on Deerfield Parkway, staying fit, having fun and raising money for some great causes."

The partnership with Jog for a Cause is not the only change to the 2014 Mayor's Run. The race will follow the same route as in years past, but will begin and end at Milton's Freedom Park located at the corner of Deerfield Parkway and Webb Road, said Angela Thompson, Milton's special events and project manager. It includes a 5K race and tot trot. The race will be a Peachtree qualifier.

"As a founding member of the Milton Mayor's Run and a Milton resident, I am thrilled we could partner with the city to host Jog for a Cause," said Dr. Greg Cabrera of North Point Pediatrics. "We have raised over $250,000 in 10 years to fight childhood cancer and can't wait to get to work and raise more money in 2014."

Cost for participation is $25 if registration is received before Feb. 14; it will be $30 after. That fee includes a quality, moisture-wicking T-shirt with logo and plenty of food and fluids after the race. Runners can sign up at www.active.com.

Sponsorship levels to benefit Milton Parks and Recreation and its efforts to provide citizens with access to green spaces, parks, trails, facilities and recreation programs and activities include packages from $250 to $5,000 for title sponsors. Deadline for sponsorship is Feb. 4 to ensure inclusion in all advertising.

The 5K race will circle Deerfield Parkway, meaning it will be flat and fast. Awards will go to the 5K male and female open and masters and to the top three finishers in the various age groups.

For more information, contact Angela Thompson at 678-242-2530 or angela.thompson@cityofmiltonga.us.