The Pace Academy Booster Club will host its 37th annual Pace Race April 13 on its campus in Buckhead.
Registration/check-in begins at 7 a.m., the one-mile fun run starts at 8:30 a.m., the 5K race commences at 9 a.m., music and activities for children begin at 9:30 a.m., and the awards ceremony will take place at 9:45 a.m.
In a message posted to Pace's website, the school stated, "The goal of the Pace Race is twofold: To offer a family friendly, community-building experience for Pace Academy, its neighbors and other fitness-minded partners, and to provide a competitive race environment that attracts local high-school track and cross country teams, amateur runners and serious 5K competitors."
Proceeds from the Pace Race benefit the booster club, which supports Pace Athletics and physical education programs in all divisions.
This year Pace has partnered with the Kyle Pease Foundation, an organization that strives to improve the lives of disabled individuals through sports. This partnership is especially close to the school's heart because Pace fourth-grader Marin Smith has cerebral palsy, and she and her father, Greg Smith, participate in races through the foundation. Greg Smith is also a member of the Pease Foundation board.
Brothers Kyle and Brent Pease founded the Pease Foundation and recently made history as the first push-assisted team of brothers—and second duo ever—to finish the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
The Pease brothers spoke to Pace lower school students April 5, and they’ll be back on campus April 8 to address middle and upper school students before running the race April 13.
Registration is $25 for the one-mile fun run, $40 for the 5K and $55 for both, and participants can preregister online. Those who do not want to run in the race but donate can pay $40 to be a phantom runner, and a T-shirt is included in the price.
For more information or to preregister, visit http://bit.ly/2GbJQ37.