Technology Association of Georgia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Runners Brave the Elements for Techie 5/10 K Walk & Run
Annual Event supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education in Georgia attracted over 300 participants.
ATLANTA—October 5, 2015-- The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG Ed) hosted its 7th Annual Techie 5|10K Walk and Run on Saturday, October 3rd at the Technology Park area between the cities of Peachtree Corners and Norcross in Gwinnett.
This year, more than 300 runners and teams from across the metro Atlanta area participated in the race which was presented by TAG and sponsors, Aaron’s, Cox Automotive, and OpenSpan.
This year’s top winners include:
5K Team Winner: CORUS360
5K Individual Runners:
- BLAKE JORGENSEN, ATLANTA, GA
- BRIAN SYDOW, Duluth, GA
- MARLENE ODDO, ATLANTA, GA
10K Team Winner: North Highland
10K Individual Runners:
- IBRAHIME BALDE LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
- DAVID BRUNNER JOHNS CREEK, GA
- SAMUEL TESFAYE ATLANTA, GA
The 7th Annual Techie 5|10K Walk and Run benefits the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), a non-profit which promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education in Georgia through web challenges, student internships, scholarships and more. It is predicted that some 211,000 STEM-related jobs will need to be filled in Georgia by 2018 and TAG-Ed is dedicated to helping the state prepare for these jobs. The Annual Techie 5|10K Walk and Run are just two of the many events that help support these efforts. For more information about the race visit: http://www.tagonline.org/events/techie-5k-10k-run-walk/
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.
The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.hubga.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.