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Runners and Costumed Mascots Sought for Techie 5/10 K Walk & Run

Annual Event to Support the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education in Georgia

ATLANTA (September 23rd, 2013) –The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG Ed) today announced that it will be hosting its 5th Annual Techie 5|10K Walk and Run on Saturday, October 5th.   

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 500 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, and OpenSpan.

In addition to the Walk and Run race, the event will also feature corporate booths and The Mascot Minute which will pit costumed mascots from Georgia’s K-12 Schools, Colleges, professional sports teams and companiesin friendly , fun and short competition.   

The event benefits the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed),  a non-profitwhich 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 in the Mascot Minute should contact:

Barbara E. Martin at (404) 920-2024  or

Runners seeking to enter the5/10 K Walk and Run urged to register by visiting:


About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 21,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 33 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. 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 members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. 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 or TAG’s community website at


To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit


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