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Runners serving women in need at Abba House
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An anticipated 500 runners will gather to compete April 30 in the 2011 Run for Recover 5K/10K race at Vickery Village to help women whose lives have been broken by addiction. The Run for Recovery is held to benefit the ministry to women and children at Abba House.


Some of the runners will be wearing aprons in the inaugural Apron Run, where participants in the 5K and 10K will show their support and service to women in recovery.


Abba House has helped women who struggle with addiction and mental health issues for nearly 20 years. Many of the women have also been victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.


Abba House is a safe place where these women can find God’s love, forgiveness, peace and a new life. Abba House is located on the border of Forsyth and Dawson counties.


The 5K will begin in Forsyth County’s newly opened Fowler Park that connects to the Big Creek Greenway.


The 10K will begin in the Shiloh Woods neighborhood.


Both the 5K and 10K are Peachtree Road Race Qualifiers with chip timing, and each registrant receives a t-shirt.


The race will finish in Vickery Village where there will be a live band, an awards ceremony, prizes, food and fun activities for children.


Pre-registration is available at Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. April 30 at Vickery Village.