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Fourth Annual Peach Road Race to Benefit Local Critical Access Hospital

10.5K and 5K Races to be Followed by Health Fair

BYRON, GA (Wednesday, March 9, 2016) - Medical Center of Peach County, Atrium Health Navicent (MCPC) invites central Georgians to participate in the fourth annual Peach Road Race on Saturday, March 12.

The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. at MCPC, 1960 Highway 247 Connector in Byron, and participants may choose to compete in a 10.5k or 5k course. Registration is $20 until Thursday, March 10 and $25 on race day. All participants will receive a micromesh shirt, and awards will be given to the top three finishers overall, as well as the top three finishers in various age groups. To register for this event, please visit

Immediately following the race, MCPC will host a health fair with free health screenings, health and safety demonstrations, and exhibits from local vendors. The health fair will last until 12:00 p.m. and include free health screenings such as blood pressure, body fat analysis, cholesterol, dental, glucose, grip strength, heart rate and vision. For a nominal fee, participants may also obtain a lipid profile and PSA screening. Special guest Mark Ballard will emcee the race and meet fans during the health fair.  

“We want this Saturday to be a day of health and wellness for our community. We invite everyone to support Peach County's hospital by participating in this beautiful run, then stay afterwards to learn more about navigating their personal path to health and wellness,” said Darren Pearce, CEO of MCPC.