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Ella’s Run – 5k for Right to Hike

October 17, 2010

For any of you in the Atlanta area, I wanted to share about an upcoming event that benefits a great cause.  On October 23, Right to Hike will sponsor its third annual Ella’s Run at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.  That morning, you can choose to run in the 5K or the one-mile fun run, or just come out and enjoy the festival which will feature music, kids’ activities, vendors, food and drinks, beer garden, pumpkin patch, door prizes and much more! All attendees are invited to bring their dogs.

Right to Hike is an organization started to honor the memory of Meredith Hope Emerson.  Meredith was an avid dog lover, a hiker, and a great friend.  On New Year’s Day 2008, she was abducted and murdered while on an afternoon hike with her dog, Ella.  Right to Hike now serves to honor Meredith through supporting groups close to her heart.  Funds will be donated to purchase emergency solar/wireless phones for greenways, parks and trailheads, to help fund the Meredith Hope Emerson Award for Study Abroad at UGA, and to support animal rescues and microchipping.

Chris and I will be heading out for the 5k along with our dog, Emmy (named after Meredith who we always called M.E.).  We would love to have you join us!

Here is the website for more information or feel free to email me (

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