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Summer’s End benefit 5K for Treutlen House set for Aug. 16

POSTED: July 2, 2014 3:12 p.m.

The second annual Summer’s End 5K Trail Run to benefit the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer is set for Aug. 16.

Runners can register online at www.fleetfeetsavannah.com. Registration is $25 through Aug. 15 and $30 on race day.

All proceeds will benefit Treutlen House at New Ebenezer, a group home for boys in the foster-care system.

Participants can pick up their packets between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Aug. 15 at Fleet Feet of Savannah or starting at 7 a.m. on Aug. 16 at the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer. The race starts at 8 a.m.

Runners will take a scenic 5K trail run (cross-country style) down to the Savannah River and through historical sites at the New Ebenezer Family Retreat Center. The family-friendly day will also include food and refreshments.

Awards will be given in each age group and to the overall winners.

The Treutlen House is a community-based, ecumenical ministry for young people who have been estranged from their families due to neglect, abuse and/or abandonment.

According to its mission statement, “Through Christian nurture, education, love, counsel and prayer, the Treutlen House programs will lead young people in crisis to a wholeness in spirit, mind, and body, so that they may be more productive to themselves, their families, their community and their world.”

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