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County Heroes 5K on March 30
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Rockdale County Parks and Recreation will host the first annual Rockdale County Above and Beyond Heroes 5K Run/Walk to show appreciation for all the public safety workers within the county and to help raise money for local charities.

The family-friendly event will be Sat., March 30 starting and ending at the Rockdale County Government Annex Building, 1400 Parker Rd., Conyers. Check-in time for the race will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and the race will begin at 9:15 a.m.

Donations and registration fees will benefit local charities that include Rockdale Firefighters Charity Fund, The Vicki Greenwell Memorial Scholarship, Conyers Police Department's Shop with a Cop, and the Rockdale County Task Force Against Family Violence.

Registration costs are $20 per person for participants ages 13 and older. Registration is $15 for participants age 12 and younger. On the day of the race the fee increases by $5.

Participants in the Rockdale County Above and Beyond Heroes 5K are encouraged to pre-register for the run by March 18. Those registered in advanced are guaranteed a t-shirt for participation. Some t-shirts will be available the day of the race, but there are no guarantees of receiving one.

Registration, T-shirt forms and donations can be turned in at Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Rd., Conyers, GA 30094 or through the mail to P.O. Box 224, Conyers, GA, 30012. Please make checks payable to Rockdale County Parks and Recreation.

For more information, please contact Jamille Sandy at or 770-278-7241.  People can also visit to register.