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5K Race Set To Help Special Olympics Georgia

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S.F.C Tommy Goodwin discusses how the help of the community impacts the race. S.F.C Tommy Goodwin discusses how the help of the community impacts the race.
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LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

"96 different medals..."

That's how many awards the Lee County Sheriff's Department is giving away for their very first 5K, "September To Remember", a first responders run. It's one of several events taking place to benefit the Lee County Athletes In Special Olympics Georgia.

"I do runs a lot, my partner Daphne, Lindsay and I thought we needed to do a run, it's real easy to organize. Here we are six months later fixing to have our first run," Sergeant First Class Tommy Goodwin said.

But not everyone has to run five miles, people can also signup for the one mile walk. Sergeant Goodwin says it's a way to get out and be active and also showing support.

"I hope everything goes smooth. We've had a lot of people who have done runs in the past, assisting us, trying to get everything smoothed out," Goodwin recalls.

Assistance of over 10 sponsors providing not only refreshments for the runners but also donating gift cards for restaurants and retail stores, even the trophies and medals were donated. Those receiving the awards will divided up into different categories of age, gender and first responders.

Goodwin continues, "We've go tons of stuff. So, everybody that comes there, everybody that wins first, second or third--they're trying to make them compete."

A competition designed to help those in need.

 

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