Run 2 End Alzheimer’s 5K race raises money for a cure

BONAIRE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Runners and walkers laced up their shoes to take part in the fifth annual Run 2 End Alzheimer’s Disease.

More than 300 people ran the 5K race. Others walked to raise money for a cure to Alzheimer’s and to bring awareness to the disease.

People packed into the parking lot of Landings Pointe Plaza near the finish line to cheer on the runners.

“To have all these people come out here for Alzheimer’s, it’s really overwhelming,” says race director John Rowlands. “It really is. A lot of people are out here for different reasons.”

Rowlands says trophies were awarded to runners and walkers in 15 different categories.

People over 40 competed in the Master Runners division, and people over 60 competed in the Grand Masters division.

Georgia Tech student Ryan Judson finished first in the 5K race for the fourth time.

“The first time I ran this race, I won it and it was not mainly because I worked out but because I gave it my best,” says Judson. “I really did and I would like people to do the same thing anytime they race or do anything, give it their best.”

Race officials say last year they raised more than $15,000. This year they are hoping to raise just as much or even more.

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