Jan. 19’s Run Road Atlanta to benefit World Language Academy


World Language Academy second-grader, Brayden Durham, prepares for last year’s race as he waits for his dad, John Durham, to pin on his number.

So, you’re a runner with plenty of track mileage? How many of those have been around a professional race track – for high performance automobiles?

Road Atlanta has, again, donated its winding asphalt track for a Jan. 19 road race of the pedestrian sort with races of 1K, 5K and 10K to benefit World Language Academy.

WLA is a Hall County charter school in which students from pre-kindergarten through seventh grade are taught both in Spanish and English with additional coursework in Mandarin Chinese.

Run Road Atlanta race will assist the WLA in reaching its $40,000 funding goal toward the creation of a leveled language library that will provide multilingual books for each classroom. Last year, the race raised $8,000 toward the books’ purchase.

In last year’s race, the runners followed behind the safety car.

The 5 and 10K distances are USATF certified races; all registered runners will receive long-sleeved technical T-shirts. Registration is available through race day on the WLA website, www.hallco.org/wla or at Active.com. Contact April Brass at aprilallyear@msn.com for more information.