Run/Walk returns to honor legacy of Georgia Tech athlete

1:47 PM, Mar 14, 2013   |    comments
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MIDTOWN -- Janeen Jones McReynolds, a Georgia Tech athlete who was killed in a 2008 car accident, will be honored by those who take part in the fourth annual "Janeen's 5K Run/Walk" on March 30.

A spokeswoman for the race said Janeen is remembered for her achievements at Georgia Tech in academics and athletics. Before graduating, Janeen won four All-American Honors, six ACC championships, and became a Hall of Fame member for the university's track team while being named Georgia's Woman of the Year.

This year's run/walk and registration will be on Georgia Tech's campus. Those wanting to get involved can sign up beginning March 29 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the track, or March 30, 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. at the school's Petit Biotechnology building.

Race time is set for 9:00 a.m. - just after registration closes. The cost is $25 in advance, or $30 on the day of the race.

Shortly after the December 2008 accident, the Janeen Jones McReynolds Scholarship Endowment Fund was set up in 2009 to provide funds for girls on track teams in Georgia who need the financial help.

Race organizer Uwezu McReynolds hopes the race will draw as many participants as possible. She says there is a tremendous need for scholarship help for female college athlete hopefuls.

"Janeen was an incredible woman who touched the lives of people both near and far," McReynolds said. "She served as a board member of the Georgia Tech Letterwinners Club, a church elder, a divinity graduate student at Emory, in addition to being a loving mother, godmother and wife."   

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