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Brookhaven celebrates Parks & Recreation Month with 5K race

Post Date:06/21/2017 9:26 AM


Brookhaven celebrates Parks & Recreation Month with 5K race
‘It Starts in the Park’ taking off in Blackburn Park

Brookhaven, GA, June 21, 2017 – July is National Parks and Recreation Month, so what better way to celebrate than to get out and run in one of the City of Brookhaven’s beautiful parks?

The City’s Parks & Recreation Department is hosting its third annual “It Starts in the Park” 5K, which will begin and end in Blackburn Park on Saturday, July 22, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road.

Race fees are $25 before July 4, $30 through July 20, and $35 on-site. Awards for various categories will be presented. Click here to register online.

“We encourage everyone to take part in this annual event at one of Brookhaven’s most beautiful parks,” said Recreation Coordinator Philip Mitchell. “All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate.”

The department is also seeking about volunteers to help out between the hours of 6:15 to 9:30 a.m. All ages are welcome. Duties include checking in pre-registered participants, taking registration/money for people signing up on-site, manning the corner of a small side street intersection while racers pass by, manning a water table during the race, helping pass out shirts and giving out awards post-race.

For more information about the race or to volunteer, email Philip Mitchell at, or call 404-637-0512.


Media Contact:
Ann Marie Quill
Communications Manager

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