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Decatur’s neighbor, Avondale Estates, shares the following information about a race to benefit the Willadsen family:

Jack’s Rabbit Run is a 1-mile kids’ run at 8:30 a.m. and 5K adult run at 9 a.m. in Avondale Estates on Saturday, May 10.  Benefiting Jack Willadsen and his father Dave, and in memory of Tami and Jess Willadsen, the run is named for Jack’s love of rabbits.

Registration and payment for both the 1-mile and the 5K run can be made online in advance here.

The entry fee is $25 per person, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the family.  There is no fee for children under 12; however, they are encouraged to bring a monetary donation in any amount to help Jack and his family. Registrants have the opportunity to make additional monetary contributions separate and/or above the $25 registration fee online if they desire.

Onsite registration and payment the day of the race, as well as parking, will be at the First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates at 47 Covington Road.  Participants are asked to arrive by no later than 7:45 a.m.

For the complete 1-mile and 5K race route, please visit Jack’s Rabbit Run Facebook page.

For questions or for volunteer information, please contact Avondale Estates City Hall at 404-294-5400.

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2014 PGM Decatur Course MapReminder

Don’t forget the 2014 Publix GA Marathon is this Sunday, March 23, 2014.  There will be road closures and delays along the route as it weaves through the city between 7:15 am – 11:00 am.  The marathon enters Decatur on West College Avenue at Park Place near the East Lake Marta Station and exits the city in the 1100 block of Clairemont Avenue near the Decatur YMCA.  Keep in mind the marathon starts and ends in downtown Atlanta and travels through parts of DeKalb County as well.

Decatur Road Closures:

  • West College Avenue from Park Place to East College Avenue and Commerce Drive
  • East Ponce de Leon Avenue from Commerce Drive to Clairemont Avenue
  • Clairemont Avenue from East/West Ponce de Leon Avenue to Commerce Drive

Decatur Lane Closures:

  • Commerce Drive from East College Avenue to East Ponce de Leon Avenue
  • Clairemont Avenue from Commerce Drive to North Decatur Road

There will be traffic delays around the course throughout the duration of the marathon. The runners have the right-of-way at all times and no traffic will be released if it could impede the runners.  Traffic will not be permitted to turn onto roads that are closed and will only be allowed to cross at certain points when doing so will not impede the runners.  Traffic will be permitted onto the roads with partial lane closures when doing so will not impede the runners.  Please understand that even if you are travelling on a road that is not part of the course but crosses the course or is near the course, you will experience delays.  Please check your schedules and the course maps and plan accordingly.

The Bright Side

We are about the halfway point for the runners and regularly receive feedback about how great it feels to come through Decatur and have so many people cheering.  Aside from the fixed cheering stations at West College Avenue & Mead Road, Fellini’s on Commerce Drive and in front of the Old Courthouse on East Ponce de Leon Avenue, it is not uncommon for residents to pop up along the route and cheer.  So if you have Sunday morning plans that require driving, plan on heading out earlier or later or plot an alternate route.  If you have no plans that require driving, it’s a great day to walk into downtown Decatur for errands, brunch and to cheer!

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