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Kick off Cherry Blossom Festival with 5K Run or 1K Walk, then go fly a kite?

Post Date:02/10/2017 4:46 PM

(Brookhaven, GA) --- The 3rd Annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival 5K Run and 1K Walk will kick off the weekend’s activities in Blackburn Park on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 am. The event is open to serious runners, casual joggers, families who enjoy healthy fun, and dog-lovers who want to run with their pets. The scenic course winds through flowering cherry trees and rolling hills. There will be awards in age groups, overall, and a Masters Division. In addition to a goodie bag, each runner will receive a special commemorative kite, perfect for flying in the park! Blackburn Park is conveniently located off the Ashford Dunwoody Exit on I-285 at 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Brookhaven, GA 30319.

Early Bird pricing is $20 for adults and $15 for children (16 years and under) and is available now through March 20. Regular pricing is $30 for adults and $20 for children and runs through March 22, when registration closes at Midnight. The official Race Packet Pickup will be held at Big Peach Running Co. Town Brookhaven from 4-9 pm on March 23. For those who want to register on-site the day of the race on March 25 the pricing is $35 for adults and $25 for children. Register here: http://www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=8563

The race day schedule on Saturday, March 25 is as follows:

  • 6:30 am-7:15 am - Registration & On-Site Packet Pick Up
  • 7:30 am - 5K Race Starts
  • 8:15 am - 1K Walk Starts
  • 8:45 am - Awards Ceremony

The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival 5K Race is USATF Certified for 2017 Peachtree Seeding. So, get your running shoes out and start training!

Bring your family, friends, and Fido for a fabulous weekend of fun when the 3rd Annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival returns to Blackburn Park. The festival will take place on Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26 from 10 am to 6 pm each day and admission is free.

The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organization, sponsored by the City of Brookhaven and produced by The NUN Group.  Additional sponsors include Discover DeKalb, Regency Centers, Farmers Insurance Hathaway Agency, Primrose School of Brookhaven, Pet Resorts, Bad Ferret Lure Chasing, Universal Tennis Academy, Brookhaven Children's Dentistry, Rick Mottern State Farm, and Big Peach Running Co.  Media Partners are Brookhaven Reporter and Dunwoody Crier.

Follow @brookcherryfest on social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram and use hashtag #blossom17.  For event schedule, run registration, parking and transportation information, as well as festival updates visit their web site: www.brookcherryfest.org.

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Media Contact:
Karen Hatchett, Hatchett PR
karen@hatchettpr.com
770.433.1137

MEDIA: Here are festival logos and photos: http://bit.ly/2iki7lV. For more information, additional photos, or to set interviews, please contact Karen Hatchett at karen@hatchettpr.com.

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