An upcoming race in Cedartown will be raising money for a local organization seeking to help counsel and provide services to expecting mothers.

The Life Matters Outreach Pregnancy Care Center is hosting an inaugural 5K Run/Walk race in October to help fundraise for their organization.

Here’s the full details from the organization’s Facebook page:

Life Matters Outreach and the LMO Pregnancy Care Center Invite you to join us for the inaugural running of the “Life Matters 5K & 1M Health Walk”! The race will be held Saturday morning, October 9th at 8:30 AM and will serve to raise funds in support of the Life Matters Outreach Organization and the LMO Pregnancy Care Center.

The LMO Pregnancy Care Center is a Christian Education Ministry. Since 2001, the organization has been working with young women in the Polk County, Haralson County, and surrounding areas to assist them with unexpected pregnancies.

By offering physical, spiritual, and emotional support along with truthful information about pregnancy, abortion, parenting, adoption, and sexual activity, they strive to share God’s plan with their patients.

To register for the race visit:…/LifeMatters5Kand1MHealthWalk

Race Registration Fees:
*$25 5K Pre-Registration Entry Fee / $35 Day of Race
*$25 1M Health Walk Entry Fee / $30 Day of RaceRace Route / Start-Finish & Parking:

The 5K and 1M will start and finish across the street from the Cedartown Welcome Center located at 609 S. Main St., Cedartown, GA.

The Race Route will exit the Welcome Center and flow along the scenic, super-fast & flat, Silver Comet Trail on an out-and-back loop.

There is plenty of parking at the Welcome Center as well as on the surface streets around the Cedartown Welcome Center location

Race Day Schedule of Events

*7:00 AM Race Day Registration Opens
*8:15 AM Race Day Registration Closes
*8:30 AM 5K & 1M Start Time
*9:45 AM Awards Presentation


Awards will be given to the following:

*Top 3 Overall Male and Top 3 Overall Female Winners
*Top Masters Male and Top Masters Female Winners
*Top 3 Male & Female in the following Age Categories: 14-Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & OverPre-

Registration Packet Pick up:
Pre-Registration Packet-Pick up will be held Friday, October 8th from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, in the parking lot of the LMO Pregnancy Center, 134 Fairmount Ave, Cedartown, GA 30125.

Please note, this is a rain or shine event.

Professional Timing: This race will be chip-timed by Wire2Wire Running, LLC using the latest RFID technology.

Results will be posted after the race at

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