ABOUT OUR CAUSE:
Prostate cancer is the most common major cancer in American men today. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. On Saturday and Sunday, October 26, 2019, Forsyth Area Striders Team (F.A.S.T.), along with the Prostate Condition Education Council (PCEC), is proud to present the 11th annual FAST PACE RACE. This event, and its proceeds, promotes awareness and provides education regarding the importance of screening and early detection.
Physicians and staff for Georgia Urology will also offer FREE prostate cancer screening exams during the event.
Event details and schedule
COURSE DESCRIPTION: We’re Famous for our half-mile downhill start and finish on both 5k and the 10K courses! These courses was designed by runners, for runners. Both the 5K and 10K are chip-timed, point-to-point runs with an overall elevation drop to the finish line. The 5K faster than fast course will produce many memorable PRs and the 10K/5K with there exciting downhill finishes will boast many Peachtree Road Race qualifying times for 2020! We are now proven to be Metro Atlanta’s fastest 5k.
PRE-RACE PASTA DINNER with Steve Scott Thursday, October 24th:
Please join the Fast Pace Race staff for a pre-race pasta dinner with special guest Steve Scott at the Cumming Fairgrounds from 6:30 till 7:30pm on Thursday following packet pick-up. A FREE Presentation from Olympian Carrie Tollefson starts at 7:45 PM. Packet pickup will be Thursday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Exhibit Hall in front of Gate B and Friday at Heritage Village in the Fairgrounds. The cost for dinner will be $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for kids 17 and under.
2019 Race Spokesperson: Carrie Tollefson
We will be bringing Olympian Carrie Tollefson as our 2019 spokesperson. A 13-time State Champion: eight in track and five in cross country. Her five cross country titles established a national record for most consecutive titles, which still stands to this day. Carrie attended Villanova University, where she was a 5-time NCAA Champion and the 1998 NCAA Indoor Track Athlete of the year. She was also the first person in NCAA history to win both the 3K and 5K titles. In her post collegiate career, she was a three time national champion and after winning the 1500m trials in 2004, she represented the US in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Carrie still runs well today and will run our Fast Pace 5k.
Pickup your packet on Thursday, October 25th, before the Pasta Dinner or Friday, October 26th from 3:00 pm till 7PM at Heritage Village in the Fairgrounds. Race day packet pickup opens at 6:30am inside the Cumming Fairgrounds main building.
Parking will be available in the Cumming Fair Grounds Gate B or Lot 1. The fairgrounds will be the staging/finishing area with parking for approximately 2000 cars and ample restrooms.
ARRIVE ON TIME & be prepared to set a PR:
DON’T FORGET! Because this is a point-to-point course, you should arrive EARLY to be shuttled to the start. Buses for the 1-mile trip to the start line begin boarding at 7:00 am from the Fairgrounds and will end at 7:45 am. 5k and 10k begin promptly at 8:00 am.
Since we are a point to point race and it can be cool in October we will provide a bag check at the start line for warm up clothing, jackets and such to be transported back to the exhibit hall at the fairgrounds.
START LINE TRANSPORTATION:
The start line is approximately one mile from the fairgrounds. We will offer buses to transport runners/walkers to the starting line from 7:00 am – 7:45 am, or participants may choose to walk/run to the start via sidewalks.
HERITAGE VILLAGE POST RACE: 10k and 5k races finish in front of the Cumming Fairgrounds. Post-race food, beverages and ample restrooms will be available. Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female, and Age Group awards (Male/Female in 5-year increments) will be provided to the top 3 finishers for both the 5k and 10k. All finishers will receive finishing medals. 1 mile fun run stays 100% within the fairgrounds.
TITLE SPONSOR: GEORGIA UROLOGY
Georgia Urology is the largest urology practice in Atlanta and the Southeast.. Comprised of 45 of Atlanta’s top urologists, they provide comprehensive urologic care to men, women and children in over 30 convenient office locations through out the Atlanta metro area.
DIRECTIONS from EXIT 14 GA400 to Fairgrounds:
Starting from Buford Hwy/GA-20 W at GA-400 Exit 14 1 Head northwest on Buford Hwy/GA-20 W toward Atlanta Rd/GA-20 W/GA-9 N – go 0.2 mi 2 Turn left at Atlanta Rd/GA-9 S – go 0.2 mi 3 Turn right at Hutchinson Rd (At light beside KFC) – go 0.6 mi 4 Turn right to stay on Hutchinson Rd – go 0.4 mi 5 Turn right at Castleberry Rd – go 0.9 mi Destination (Cumming Fairgrounds) will be on the left Parking at Gate B in the Fairgrounds Total: 2.2 mi from 400.
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Information about the event is available in : English