(Marietta, Ga. – Sept. 21, 2007) The Cobb County Family Fun Fest will combine with the annual Cobb County Make-A-Wish 5K to make an event for the whole family on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Registration for the charity 5K begins at 7 a.m. and the event starts at 8 a.m. The course begins and ends at the Marietta Square. Registration is $15; children 12 and under are $10; groups of 10 or more are $12 each; and kids under 5 are free (no T-shirt). Registration after Oct. 8 will be $20. All registered participants will receive a commemorative long sleeve T-shirt. “Phantom runners” who want to participate in spirit can pay $20 and indicate their T-shirt size on the registration form.
Proceeds from the race go to the Make-A-Wish foundation to help grant the wishes of children in Cobb County who have life-threatening medical condition. For more information or to register, visit CobbMakeAWish5K.org, or call 770-528-2620.
The Cobb Fun Fest, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, will include live music, arts and crafts, storytelling, inflatable carnival rides and free game booths with prizes. Admission is free.
Government departments, including police and fire, will be on hand to give interactive presentations. Cobb County and the City of Marietta are co-sponsors of the event. Magicians, balloon artists and face painters will roam Marietta Square throughout the day.
The Cobb County and Marietta school districts will also partner in the event and distribute health-related materials. For more information call 770-528-8800.