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Suwanee Day adds new 10K race

SUWANEE - Just because the sun is setting on summer, doesn't mean it's time to throw those running shoes in the closet.

On Sept. 13, as a part of the Suwanee Day festival, runners will have the option of pounding out the traditional 5K course through downtown Suwanee as well as a new 10K course.

"We decided to add the 10K for those runners seeking an additional challenge and as a way to incorporate the Suwanee Creek Greenway into the course," said Jason Vance of BodyPlex Fitness Adventure, the Suwanee Day Classic organizer.

Both courses will start and finish at Suwanee's Town Center Park. The 5K race will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the 10K run will start at 8:30 a.m. About 350 runners participated in last year's race.

Applications are available at www.suwaneeday.com or by calling BodyPlex at 770-614-6140. The registration fee is $18 through Sept. 6, and runners who register by that date are guaranteed a race T-shirt. After Sept. 6, the fee is $20 and T-shirts will be provided while supplies last. On-site registration will be available race day beginning at 6:30 a.m.