Suwanee 5K to benefit Gwinnett firefighters

SUWANEE -- A 5K and fun run to benefit local heroes and their familes is scheduled for Saturday in Town Center Park.

The Gwinnett Fire 5K is set to begin at 8 a.m. and the cost to run is $25. Proceeds benefit the Gwinnett Fire Employees' Benevolent Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which has a mission to help Gwinnett Fire employees and their families in times of crisis.

Awards will be given for top three finishers in five-year increment age groups that start at 20 to 24 years old, along with a firefighter division and jogging stroller division.

The run will travel along the greenway in Suwanee starting and finishing in Town Center Park. A packet pickup will be at 8 p.m. on Friday at Big Peach Running Co., or at 7 a.m. on Saturday.

To register, visit www.fundracers.org/Default.aspx.