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March 1, 2016

Berry Half Marathon Runs Saturday

Thousands of runners are getting ready for the ninth annual Berry Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K race set for Saturday, March 5 on the Berry College campus.

The race follows the “stretch road” to the mountain campus, past Frost Chapel, Berry College Elementary & Middle School, and the Old Mill, through the WinShape dairy barns, down Possum Trot Road and back to main campus on the Viking Trail to the finish line at the Ford Buildings. A relatively flat course with a few moderate hills, the bulk of the course is run on paved surface with a short distance on hard-packed dirt road and another short distance on gravel.  

“We are so excited about this year’s race,” said Berry College Elementary & Middle School Director Debra Belvin. “Berry College Elementary and Middle School parents, students, faculty and staff work in concert with Berry College and members of the greater Rome community to make this race a great experience for our runners. We are thankful to host a school fund-raising event that brings community members together to promote health and wellness for all.”   

Current registration fees are $80, $40, and $35 for the half marathon, 10K, and 5K races, respectively. For more information or to register for the race, visit  


Written by Public Relations Assistant Abbie Smith

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