The 5th Annual Ella's 5k, Fun Run and Mud Run will again take place at the beautiful Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. New this year- the addition of the Mud Run! Ella's Run was the 2008 Event of Year presented by the Gwinnett CVB! We encourage everyone to bring their dogs for this fun mixed road and trail course. After the run/walk be sure to stick around for the festival featuring vendors, music, food, kid s activities and much more! Sign up now for this wonderful event. All competitors that register early will receive the 5th Annual Ella s Run t-shirt (late registration and "day of" only while supplies last) There will be prizes awarded to the top finishers for both men and women in various age groups. In celebrating the life of Meredith Hope Emerson, friends and family have founded Right to Hike, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports causes that were close to Meredith's heart, including hiking safety. Funds will be donated to purchase emergency solar/wireless phones for greenways, parks and trailheads, to help fund the Meredith Hope Emerson Award for Study Abroad at UGA, and to support animal rescues and microchipping.