Sunday, September 11, 2011
Lawrenceville Police Department held its second annual Run to Remember 5K and Fun Walk Saturday morning. Nearly 400 runners and walkers joined in the event that honored the fallen heroes of 9/11/2001.
Excitement and patriotism were in the air at the Lawrenceville Police Department Headquarters Saturday morning, as 449 runners and walkers assembled for the department's A Run to Remember 5K and Fun Walk. The event was held in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the attacks on our country ten years ago. Participants were decked out in red, white and blue, and several teams made up of police officers, veterans, fire fighters and military personnel participated in the run to honor their fallen brothers and sisters in service. Before the race began, the crowd gathered at the front of the LPD Headquarters building to hear brief speeches from Police Chief Randy Johnson and Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. In a particularly …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Lawrenceville Police organized a run to honor those lost September 11th.
About three or four years ago, Wanda Johnson and Alan Bannister were brainstorming a way to remember those lost on September 11, 2001. Wanda’s husband is the chief of the Lawrenceville Police Department and Alan is a lieutenant on the force. LPD did not have officers who responded directly to Ground Zero and none of the officers knew someone personally who was involved in the tragedy. “But regardless, they’re still our brothers in blue,” said Chief Randy Johnson with his wife Wanda adding “and sisters.” The Johnsons, along with Lt. Bannister and Lt. Phil Byers organized the "A Run To Remember" 5K. The first race was run on September 11, 2010. The group anticipated about 100 participants, but three times as many runners and walkers turned …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Nicholas Parra's design will be on the t-shirts for Saturday's race in Atlanta.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Atlanta Track Club announced today that seven-year-old's Nicholas Parra's design will be featured on their 2011 AJC Peachtree Jr. Race t-shirts. The 3K race will take place this Saturday at Piedmont Park in Downtown Atlanta. Parra's design was picked out of five finalists by Star 94 radio's Cindy Simmons. The winning design shows two children running toward the finish line on a sunny morning and is in the shape of a peach. Not only did Parra win the design contest, but the Kanoheda Elementary student will also take part in the 3K. His family regularly runs in races, competing in at least two each month. Parra has already finished three 5K races in the past year. His winning design reflects how much fun he gets out of running. “My …
Saturday, January 1, 2011
The 5th Annual Flashlight 5K raised funds and food for the Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry.
Just as the sun was setting over the City of Lawrenceville, more than 325 runners and walkers warmed up by stretching and jogging in place in the back of the First United Methodist Church's parking lot. Preparing for the church's 5th annual Flashlight 5k. Committee member Ann O'Steen says the name of the race not only refers to the fact that it's run at night, and volunteers help light the way with flashlights, "But it also goes with our Bible verse for the race, which comes from Psalm 119:105, 'Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.'" In addition to being an organizer of the fundraiser, O'Steen is also a runner. This is the fourth year she's laced up her sneakers for this race. Not only is the Flashlight 5k good for …