Fred and Willa Deane Birchmore were always ready for their next adventure. Fred, who was 100 years old when he passed away in 2012, and Willa Deane, who was 97 when she passed away in 2015, were married for 76 years. They moved to Athens—where Fred was born—after World War II and lived in a house encircled by a massive stone wall Fred built named the Great Wall of Happy Hollow. World travelers, naturalists, historians, authors and beloved citizens of the Classic City, they together had more than 80 years membership in the Kiwanis Club of Athens. Their parting wish was always “Until we see each other again may good health and happiness go with you for the rest of your journey through life on God’s beautiful spaceship Earth.”
Event details and schedule
Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup: Begins at 1PM
Fun Run: Starts at 2PM
5K: Starts at 2:30PM
Awards: Overall first place male / female; first place Masters male / female; and top 3 male/female finishers for all age groups beginning 10 and under through 75 and over.
Timing and Results: Finish line management and results provided by Classic Race Services with results posted to www.classicraceservices.com, www.active.com, www.runningintheusa.com and www.coolrunning.com.
Shirts and Goodies: Shirts are guaranteed to thsoe who register by 9/1/17. Those registering after that date and on race day are not guaranteed a shirt or size. There will be plenty of refreshments.
Series Affiliation: The race is part of the 2017 Black Bag Race Series, Clover Glove Series and the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix.
Other Info: In case of rain, the races will go on. Delay of the start may happen in case of severe weather in the area at race time. If severe weather continues, then the race director or local authorities may make the call to cancel the race at that time. Sorry, no refunds.
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