Special Olympics 5K to be held Nov. 2 at Lanier Tech Conference Center in Cumming

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Special Olympians will cheer on the runners and offer high fives at the finish line at this year’s annual fundraiser.

The Special Olympics (SO) Forsyth 5K and Family Fun Run will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Lanier Tech Conference Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Cumming.

The event will also feature giveaways from nearby merchants and sponsors.

SO Forsyth is challenging schools to participate and see which school can register the most students.

The school with the most students receives a plaque to place in their school, a photo of their school’s runners and SO athletes, their picture in the paper and the honor of being a SO Forsyth Bronze Sponsor for a year.

SO Forsyth also invites Special Olympians to participate in a T-shirt art contest. The winner’s design will be displayed on the front of the SO Forsyth 5K T-shirt and the winner will receive a $25 gift card.

Special Olympics Forsyth serves more than 300 athletes in the Forsyth community through local games and sends over 70 of these athletes to state and regional competitions in hockey, softball, track, tennis, table tennis, power lifting, aquatics, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and bocce. Funds raised go to support athletes in these events, including equipment, uniforms, lodging and competition entry fees.

Rules and guidelines for the art contest as well as registration for the races can be found at www.soforsyth.com/our-events/5k.