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January 30, 2013

Annual Sweetheart Run coming up

TIFTON — The 16th annual Sweetheart Run is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9 at Rehabilitation Services of Tifton/Tifton Fitness & Wellness Center. The event will consist of a 5K Sweetheart Run at 9 a.m., as well as a One Mile Clot Trot at 9:45 a.m.

“We are so glad to be able to donate our proceeds from the Sweetheart Run and Clot Trot to Hemophilia of Georgia again this year,” said race volunteer Cindy Spurlin. “My family has directly benefited from the assistance that their organization provides for families affected by Hemophilia.”

Hemophilia of Georgia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services and support for Georgians who have hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. HoG exists so that people in Georgia affected by bleeding disorders live as normally and productively as possible.

Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female winners of the 5K and the one mile, the male and female masters of the 5K and the top three finishers in each age group for ages 19 and under for both events. Travel insulated mugs will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group for ages 20 and over for both events.

All pre-registered runners will be guaranteed a long-sleeve event T-shirt.

The 2012 overall male winner of the 5K was Matthew Myers of Tifton with a time of 19:38. The overall female winner was Ashlee Golden of Tifton with a time of 22:54. The masters male winner was Darren Jones of Baconton with a time of 20:42, and the masters female winner was Wendy Hester of Leesburg with a time of 23:56.

The 2012 overall male winner of the one mile run was Brandon Bell of Douglas with a time of 6:52. The overall female winner was Ryleigh Bell of Americus with a time of 7:11.

Participants can pre-register at www.rehaboftifton.com. Early registration ends Feb. 2, but participants can register at the event on Feb. 9. For questions, call 386-5200.

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