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Elementary Grand Prix Race Series begins Oct. 4
Elementary Grand Prix Race Series begins Oct. 4

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Rotary Club has announced the 2014-15 lineup of its popular Elementary Grand Prix Race Series.

The series was started in 2005 as a way to curb childhood obesity in Peachtree City and Fayette County. Every elementary school in the county hosts a 5K to encourage students and their families to run and to lead active, healthy lives.

Last year's series raised about $100,000 for the rotary club and local schools.

Participants earn points at each race; the higher they place in their age groups, the more points they earn. The top three finishers in each age group will receive plaques and be recognized at a special rotary club reception in May.

This year's schedule includes:

Saturday, Oct. 4
Fayetteville Elementary 5K
(490 Hood Avenue)

Saturday, Oct. 25
Peeples Elementary 5K
(153 Panther Path)

Saturday, Nov. 1
Sara Harp Minter Elementary 5K
(1650 Georgia 85)

Saturday, Nov. 8
Braelinn Elementary 5K
(975 Robinson Road)

Saturday, Nov. 15
North Fayette Elementary 5K
(609 Kenwood Road)

Saturday, Dec. 6
Peachtree City Elementary Jingle Bell Trail 5K
(201 Wisdom Road)

Saturday, Dec. 13
The Bedford School 5K
(5665 Milam Road)

Saturday, Jan. 10
St. Paul Lutheran School Frostbite 5K
(700 Ardenlee Parkway)

Saturday, Feb. 7
Kedron Elementary School 5K
(200 Kedron Drive)

Saturday, Mar. 7
Oak Grove Elementary 5K
(101 Crosstown Drive)

Friday, Mar. 13
Springhill Elementary 5K
(100 Bradford Road)

Saturday, Mar. 21
Burch Elementary 5K
(330 Jenkins Road)

Saturday, Mar. 28
Inman Elementary 5K
(677 Inman Road)

Saturday, Apr. 18
Huddleston Elementary 5K
(200 McIntosh Trail)

Saturday, Apr. 25
Cleveland Elementary 5K
(190 Lester Road)

Friday, May 1
Crabapple Lane Elementary 5K
(450 Crabapple Lane)

Learn more about the race series at rotarygrandprix.org.