Rotary 5K set for Saturday in Suwanee

The Rotary Club of Buford/North Gwinnett will host a 5K run at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The Suwanee Sweetheart Sprint is an annual fundraiser for the club, and registration is $25 for individuals and $40 for pairs. You can register at www.active.com and www.northgwinnettrotary.org.

Registration and race packet pickup will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Town Center, which is at Buford Highway and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Runners will receive long-sleeve shirts at registration.

The race will start on the other side of the pedestrian tunnel on Main Street and wind through Old Town.

"The race offers a reasonable goal for New Year's resolutioners to check their progress," organizer Duane Champlin said. "And, the race course provides a variety of sights and topography that will offer a challenge even for those who've been running for a while."

The Rotary Club of Buford/North Gwinnett provides service and support for a variety of community needs and organizations. The Rotary Club meets at noon on Wednesdays at the Home Plate Club at Coolray Field, 2500 Buford Drive, in Suwanee. Meetings are open to guests and those interested in learning more about rotary. For registration and more information, call 404-583-1595.-- From staff reports