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Technology Association of Georgia
Tony Cooper
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Runners to Compete in 7th Annual Techie 5/10K Walk and Run 

Annual Event to support the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education (STEM) in Georgia

Techie 10K Runners

ATLANTA --  August 25th, 2015--The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG Ed) will be hosting its 7th Annual Techie 5|10K Walk and Run, Saturday, October 3rd.   The race will take place in the Technology Park area of Peachtree Corners, located at 130 Technology Pkwy, Gwinnett, GA 30092.

Each year, individual runners and corporate teams from across the metro Atlanta area participate in The Techie 5|10K Walk and Run which is presented by TAG and platinum event sponsors, Aaron’s, AutoTrader.com and OpenSpan.  The Techie 5/10K Walk & Run is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier and is certified by USA Track & Field.

The event 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.

This year's event will feature the following competitive races:

  • The Corporate Cup Competition for Corporate teams in both the 5K and 10K
    1st and 2nd place for overall male and female in both 5K and 10K

  • Fastest CEO: Where CEO's of corporate teams compete against each other.

 

The highlight of the event is the Faster than Tino Competition which will award individuals who beat the 5K race time of TAG's President/CEO, Tino Mantella.  In addition to the competitions, the event will also feature interesting booths and food from local companies.

Onsite registration will be available for runners, clubs , schools and companies interested in competing  and the general public is invited to help cheer on race participants.

For more information please visit: http://www.active.com/norcross-ga/running/distance-running-races/tag-techie-10k-5k-2015

 

About TAG Education Collaborative
TAG Education Collaborative initiatives include an internship program for high school students interested in technology careers, two web-based team challenges for high school students interested in health IT and/or web design, and the Vine Event, a fundraiser launched in 2009 which has raised more than $160,000 to support STEM education.  The TAG Education Collaborative provides programs to feed information to middle and high school students to generate interest in S.T.E.M. education and technology careers.  Through partnerships with other programs providing hands-on activities, TAG-Ed fosters student and teacher interest in technology, and promotes the opportunities available in technology careers. For additional information, visit TAG Education Collaborative or contact Michael Robertson at (404) 920 – 2038 or mrobertson@tagonline.org.

 

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 28,000 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.
TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. 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 www.tagedonline.org.

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