MHS lacrosse hosts Run for Cover 5K

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MILTON, Ga. – The Milton High School boys’ lacrosse program is presenting its sixth annual Run for Cover 5K run. This year’s race will start at the Milton High School parking lot, 13205 Birmingham Highway in Milton, at noon Jan. 11, 2014.

The Run for Cover 5K benefits North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC), a nonprofit agency dedicated to preventing homelessness of individuals residing north of the Chattahoochee River in Fulton County. NFCC assists families with basic needs such as food, rent and utilities, clothing and adult education classes during short-term emergencies. All race participants are asked to bring an article of winter clothing and/or non-perishable food items for donation to the NFCC.

“Our Run for Cover is a wonderful event that rallies our community to help those that are in need,” said Tom Dell, Milton boys’ lacrosse coach and assistant athletic director.

Last year’s event saw 225 runners who donated more than 60 winter coats and several bags of food items for NFCC. Plans for this year’s race look to exceed these numbers.

New for 2014 is the race course has been certified by USTAF and times can be used to qualify for other events including the Peachtree Road Race. The race course can be viewed at www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/60097652.

Register before Jan. 4, 2014 to take advantage of the $5 registration discount. Register online at www.active.com. Walk-up registration will open at 11 a.m. on race day.

For more race information, visit www.miltonlax.com.