AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Augusta Sports Council is encouraging participation in the GRU Augusta Half Marathon and 10K by offering a $10 off coupon for the half marathon registration.
The race, presented by American Family Insurance, will start at 8 a.m. on Feb. 23. Registration for the half marathon is $60. The coupon code is ASCNEWYEAR. The code is valid through Jan. 31. Registration for the 10K is $40.
The GRU Augusta Half Marathon and 10K is in its sixth year of existence, with the 10K component and wheelchair division added last year. A new start/finish line at Lake Olmstead Stadium was announced in August, and the race will follow a similar route as years past.
Training groups for the race are being held by Fleet Feet Augusta and the Augusta Striders.
A health and fitness expo on Feb. 22 will be featured at the Julian Smith Casino where athlete check-in and packet pick-up will take place. Race registration will be available at the expo, but there will be no race-day registration. Various vendors, sports groups and race organizations will be present.
The Medals for Miles program, presented by the Family Y, inspires children of all ages to complete a total of 12 miles on their own. At 4 p.m. on Feb. 22, they are encouraged to come run their last 1.1 miles on the race course to earn their own medal at the actual finish line.