5K / 1M

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6:30 am - walk-up registration & packet pickup begins
7:30 am - pre-race celebration & warm up
7:30 am - walk-up registration closes
8:00 am - 5K / 1M begins
9:00 am - Tot Trot
​Awards to follow! remony to Follow

Event Summary - Celebrating the life & mission of Alyssa Faith Hartfield Wright

On January 14, 1989, the world shined a little brighter as Alyssa Faith Hartfield made her grand entrance to this life. The oldest of three she lived and loved big. As a graduate of Union Grove High School, Gordon College, and Georgia Southern University, she obtained her Master's in Education and began her passion serving special needs students at Woodland Elementary in Henry County.

On September 21, 2013, Alyssa married her best friend, Michael Wright and together they served students as educators. Alyssa loved to make the learning process interesting and fun and regularly engaged her students in planning, planting, harvesting, cooking and canning vegetables they grew in the school garden.  Alyssa also lived an active lifestyle and enjoyed running and CrossFit. She and Michael competed in many races and competitions. 

On July 5, 2017, Alyssa was tragically killed in an automobile accident. While saddened by her departure her family grew determined that her legacy should live on. Today a nonprofit established in Alyssa's name continues to celebrate her life and mission by assisting with  the educational needs of special needs students and the improvement of local school gardens.

A portion of the proceeds from this #LIVELikeAlyssa event helps support the mission of this nonprofit.

Event Location

Course Information

Salem Baptist Church
1724 GA-155 N
McDonough, GA 30252

Course Distance: 5K / 1 Mile Fun Run
Corse Terrain: 5K paved/nonpaved, 1M paved
5K distance is chip-timed.

Event Pet Zone by The Healthy Pet Vet
Event Swag:  t-shirt, award medals

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