Teenagers in Johns Creek plan on taking over Newton Park this weekend. It’s a way to remember a high school athlete that’s become a local legend because of his courage facing cancer. The First Annual Sam Rob Memorial 5K and One Mile Fun Run will take place Saturday, November 22nd at Newton Park in Johns Creek. Andrew George and Adam Kess, two athletes at Centennial High School, where Sam attended, organized the run. “I think Sam was just really brave through it all and I don’t think I really would have been able to handle having cancer,” Andy George said. Money raised on Saturday will benefit the Sam Robb Fund with CURE Childhood Cancer.
The event was featured this week on NBC 11Alive in the morning. Click here to see the segment clip on 11Alive.
The 5K begins at 8:00 am. and the mile begins at 8:45 am. The 5K is a three loop course taking place entirely in Newtown Park. It starts and finishes in the soccer field. The mile course is one loop around the park. Parking will be available in Newtown Park. For more information please contact Andrew George (email@example.com) 404-825-4100 or Adam Kess (firstname.lastname@example.org).