Labor Day Weekend: Sunrise on the Square Road Race set for Sept. 4

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A local staple here in Coweta County returns over the Labor Day Weekend – The Sunrise on the Square Road Race.

This event has been held annually in downtown Newnan on the Saturday before Labor Day for over 40 years. The 2021 version will take place on Saturday, Sept. 4 and begin at 8 a.m.

The race begins in downtown Newnan and spans through “The City of Homes” where runners will catch a glimpse of our beautiful, historic in-town neighborhoods and commercial district. The race features a 5K USATF certified course (chipped timing), where runners will enjoy the diversity of terrain including: long flat stretches, downhill, and uphill sections. The Sunrise on the Square Labor Day Road race welcomes both runners and walkers of all skill levels.

This event is hosted by Main Street Newnan, in partnership to benefit Newnan-Coweta Boys & Girls Club.

“The Board of Directors of the Newnan-Coweta Boys & Girls Club is excited to partner with Main Street Newnan in welcoming competitive and causal runners alike to downtown Newnan for this annual tradition,” says Hasco Craver, Boys & Girls Club Board Chairperson. “The City of Newnan has been a steady supporter of the 200+ youth served each day in our Clubs. We have enjoyed the community’s support for over 15 years and we look forward to demonstrating our appreciation as we provide volunteer assistance to the race organizers.”

Runners are encouraged to register prior to Aug. 13, 2021, which is the end date for early registration. Runners who register after this date are not guaranteed a race tee shirt. Runners may pick up their race day packets in advance on Thursday, Sept. 2 and Friday, Sept. 3 at Dragonfly Running Co. in downtown Newnan from 2 to 6 p.m. Runners may also pick up their race day packets before the event begins on Sept. 4.

The Newnan-Coweta Boys & Girls Club works with hundreds of kids and teens to help them reach their full potential. The club provides an environment where all youth feel safe and secure to dream, discover, and develop. Programs focus on helping succeed in school, live healthy, and become leaders. The annual presenting sponsors of the Sunrise on the Square Road Race are Mike Fitzpatrick Ford and Josey, Young & Brady Realty.

Free parking during the event is available along downtown streets and in the City of Newnan’s public parking lots located at: 13 Lagrange Street, 25 Lagrange Street, 22 Spring Street, 6 First Avenue, 50 East Broad Street, 65 East Broad Street, 41 East Washington Street, and 22 East Broad Street.

Photo Credits: Main Street Newnan website.

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