Drug Court 5K in downtown Newnan Saturday morning

by Wes Mayer

Coweta County Drug Court is hosting its fourth annual 5K race Saturday morning, and those interested in running or walking can still register.

The annual 5K, “Race for a Drug Free Community,” begins at 8 a.m. on Newnan’s Court Square, said Jennifer Barnett, coordinator of Coweta County Drug Court. Runners will race down to Newnan High School and then loop back to end at the historic courthouse. Gold and silver medals will be rewarded to the top runners in each age group, Barnett said.

“Our staff and participants have worked hard in putting the race together,” Barnett said. “The money raised by having the race will support medical services needed for participants, and we donate to Coweta Samaritan Clinic as well.”

Those interested in registering may still register Friday online or after 7:15 a.m. Saturday at the race. The price for adults is $20 and $15 for students and children. Those in wheelchairs or strollers may race for free.

Barnett said the Drug Court staff will also be holding a raffle with prizes including gift certificates to Kroger, Golden Corral, Great Clips and Operation Boot Camp, and prizes from local jewelers R DuBose and Mucklow’s, Three Coins Cast and Vapes Gone Wild. There are also many sponsors for the race – REASON Mobile Welding, McKoon’s, Progressive Heating and Air, By Grace Hauling, Arnall Grocery, Fine Lines Art and Framing, Grace Harbour, WingYard, Southtowne, Maw & Paw Kettyle, Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, Newnan Bankruptcy.



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