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February 1, 2014

17th annual Sweetheart Run coming Feb. 22

TIFTON — The 17th annual Sweetheart Run is scheduled for, Feb. 22, 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 1-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 1-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. Awards will also go 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-sleeved event T-shirt or hoodie (for an additional cost).

 The overall male winner of the 5K was Michael Love of Tifton with a time of 19:31.

For the second year in a row, the overall female winner was Ashlee Golden of Tifton. Her 2013 time was 21:50. The masters male winner was Bret Wagenhorst of Tifton with a time of 20:05. And the masters female winner was Penny Peters of Tifton with a time of 23:57.

 The overall female winner of the 1 mile run was Emily Golden of Tifton with a time of 7:35. The overall male winner was Blair Golden of Tifton with a time of 8:07.

 Participants can pre-register at www.rehaboftifton.com. Early registration ends Feb. 7, but participants can register at the event on Feb. 22. For questions, call 229-386-5200.

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