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Russell Forest Run Supports Alexander City Students
Each year in late February, runners from across the South flock to Russell Crossroads for the Russell Forest Run 5K and 10K races. And, each year, the event benefits students in our local schools. Last Friday, August 5, we were able to make a $9,000 donation to the Alexander City Schools Education Foundation. Because of the support of thousands of runners over the past 13 years and the support from sponsors and volunteers, the Russell Forest Run has donated close to $110,000 to the foundation!
The Russell Forest Run 10K course has been deemed one of the more challenging courses in this part of the state—mostly for the hills—but that breathtaking view from atop Heaven Hill as you turn and head toward the finish line makes it all worth it. And, that final mile is almost completely downhill as runners break for The Stables for the post-race party!
Go ahead and add the date to your calendar for the 14th annual Russell Forest Run. It will be Saturday, February 25, 2023! We hope to see you then!