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Southern Hills, Tanner’s Faith in Health Coalition Partner to Host Resolution Run


Make your New Year’s resolution to exercise count by signing up for the Southern Hills Resolution 5K Run.

Southern Hills Christian Church is hosting the run in partnership with Get Healthy, Live Well’s Faith in

Health Coalition. The USATF-certified 5K event will be held at 3:30 p.m. on New Year’s Day, beginning and ending at the Hobbs Farm trailhead on the Carrollton GreenBelt. The trailhead is just off Rome Street on Believers Way in Carrollton.

To help make quality health care and education more accessible, Get Healthy, Live Well has partnered with local churches to help connect the community to the resources needed to lead a healthy lifestyle. There are currently 14 churches participating in the Faith in Health Coalition.

“With there being such a strong faith-based community in west Georgia, Get Healthy, Live Well is working with local churches to spread the message of good health,” said Phyllis Head, community liaison for Get Healthy, Live Well. “We are thankful for our continued partnerships with local faith-based organizations that are helping us improve the health of residents in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties.”

Shannon Lovelady, lead pastor at Southern Hills, believes one of the biggest things churches are lacking is a sense of community, often working in individual silos all over town.

“One of the things we want to do is work together for one cause,” said Lovelady. “The Resolution Run will provide a great time of fellowship for our churches to come together and get to know each other a little bit.”

All proceeds from the Resolution Run will benefit the Blake House in Carroll County, Beloved Atlanta and Fishing for Freedom (F4F). The event will kick off a month-long water/Bible verse challenge involving all the churches. There will be a tent at the event where Get Healthy, Live Well staff will be signing church members up for the challenge.

The Resolution Run is the first of four quarterly Faith in Health Coalition events that will be held in 2017. This upcoming spring the coalition is hosting a basketball challenge at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Carrollton.

The Resolution Run is a rain or shine, fast, flat road race. The 5K course is USATF-certified, which means it’s a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. This is a competitive race for those who want to race and an easy walk or run for those who just want have a fun time.

Not a walker or runner? Come out and cheer on the participants.

Participants in the 5K will receive a swag bag and a beautifully-designed long-sleeved T-shirt. Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners in the 5K by age group in five-year increments.

One-mile run participants will receive a completion ribbon (shirt not included). Packet pickup information will be announced to prepaid registration entries via registered email.

Event pricing and details:

$30 per person for the 5K
$5 per person for the 1-mile run

Race day registration will be from 2 to 3 p.m. The 5K starts at 3:30 p.m., and the one-mile run begins at 4 p.m. Parking and restrooms will be available. There is a 10 percent discount available for the first 100 entrants who use the discount code: CommAd.

To register, visit www.sohillscc.com/resolution-run. For more information about Get Healthy, Live Well’s faith-based initiatives, visit www.GetHealthyLiveWell.org.

Participating churches include: A Place of Refuge; Agape of God Ministry, Inc.; Antioch Missionary Baptist Church; Church Without Walls; Covenant Word Ministry; First Baptist Church of Bowdon; First Baptist Church of Carrollton; First Baptist Church of Villa Rica; Friendship Baptist Church; Overcomers Christian Center; Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church; Southern Hills Christian Church; Tabernacle Baptist Church; and Word of Truth.


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Krystal Horne
Krystal is a graduate of the University of West Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Psychology. She enjoys weightlifting, loves journalism and social media, UWG football, The Walking Dead, hanging out in bookstores, photography, cooking, doing yoga, and watching Falcons football.