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The 3rd Annual 5K for ADay will be held Sept. 16 in downtown Canton. Runners are pictured during last year’s successful event. Photo by Jeff Reed

Lace up and run on for Reinhardt University’s 5K for ADay – set for Saturday, Sept. 16 in downtown Canton.

The third annual event is an exhilarating way to exercise and raise money for Cherokee County residents attending Reinhardt University.

“5K for ADay is always a great event,” said Rick Rowland, the 2017-18 chairman for the ADay for Reinhardt Cherokee County committee. “The course is perfect for the amateur or expert runner, and it’s all for a great cause.”

The third annual 5K for ADay will begin in Cannon Park, 130 E. Main St., Canton, at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Healthy snacks will be served after the race. Early registration packet pickup will be held Sept. 15 from 3-5 p.m. at the Bank of North Georgia, 300 E. Main St., Canton.

The 5K run/walk costs $25 for ages 12 and older until Sept. 9. After that and on race day, the cost is $30. Runners age 11 and younger cost $15, and those wishing to contribute but not participate on race day can Support a Student for $25. Those who register by Sept. 9 are guaranteed a T-shirt in their race day bags.  Door prizes also will be given.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and female finishes. The top three finishers in each age group also will earn a trophy.

The 5K for ADay is part of the Black Bag Race Series and is a rain or shine event.

“We could not do this event without our wonderful sponsors and runners,” said Dale Morrissey, director of development and external relations for Reinhardt University. “We have sponsorships for different budgets and all include free race registrations.”

The presenting sponsor for this year’s 5K for ADay is Northside Hospital Cherokee. Gold sponsors are Bank of North Georgia and Family Life Publications. Silver sponsors are United Community Bank and South State Bank. Bronze sponsors are North Georgia CPA Services, PC, Credit Union of Georgia, Sarcraft and Hamilton State Bank. The mileage sign sponsors are Greg Elwell DMD, PC and R&D Mechanical Services, Inc., and Anytime Fitness is a Friends of Reinhardt sponsor. More sponsorships are available. Deadline is Sept. 1. For more information, visit