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Runners take off from the beginning line on the Keris Kares Royal Run 5k.
Runners of the Keris Kares Royal Run 5k ran via Newnan on Saturday morning.
Keris Kares is a nonprofit that gives monetary help to households who want help on account of a pediatric most cancers prognosis.
The 5k race raised roughly $30,000, mentioned Deidre Bembry, chairperson for Keris Kares, and 214 runners registered for the race.
The proceeds from the 5k will fund the nonprofit’s household emergency fund, an outreach that shares artwork provides for elementary college artwork academics and a meals program that gives meals to households who’re experiencing long-term remedy.
Bembry mentioned $10,000 will probably be donated to the Georgia Pediatric Mind Tumor Basis to assist households with mind tumors or mind most cancers.
The run featured a 1-mile enjoyable run and music, meals and video games for the runners after the race at Greenville Avenue Park.
Karian Hayes completed first general for the feminine runners with a time of twenty-two:54. Parker Whitlock completed first general for the male runners with a time of 17:22.
Hayes and Whitlock acquired $100 present playing cards from Dragonfly Working Firm as a prize for his or her victories.
Runners who gained of their age teams acquired $50 present playing cards for Dick’s Sporting Items.
Bembry described the race because the group’s “comeback yr,” since final yr’s run was cancelled due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Usually, the run is held in Might, nevertheless it was rescheduled to September this yr due to the March 26 EF-4 twister.
Subsequent yr’s race will probably be held on Might 21, 2022, Bembry mentioned.