The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG Ed) today announced that it will be hosting its 7th Annual Techie 5|10K Walk and Run on Saturday, October 3rd.
The race will take place in the Technology Park area between the cities of Peachtree Corners and Norcross, located at 130 Technology Pkwy, Gwinnett, GA 30092.
Each year, over 600 runners and teams from across the metro Atlanta area participate in The Techie 5|10K Walk and Run which is presented by TAG and race sponsors, AutoTrader.com, Aaron’s and Careerbuilder.
"This is a unique opportunity for Georgia's technology companies to become more directly involved with their community and each other. It's about strengthening the camaraderie within our own businesses as well as within Georgia's technology sector," said Tino Mantella, President and CEO of TAG.
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.
Groups interested in participating should contact:
Crystal Bradshaw at (404) 920-2024 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Runners seeking to enter the5/10 K Walk and Run urged to register by visiting: 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 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.
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 www.tagedonline.org.