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Berry Half MarathonHundreds of runners, joggers and walkers will converge on the Berry campus Saturday, March 28, for the eighth-annual Berry Half Marathon, 10K and 5K road races.

Now a beloved tradition, this fundraising event for Berry College Elementary and Middle School promises fun and fitness for a good cause. The half-marathon and 10K start at 8 a.m.; the 5K follows at 8:20 a.m. The half-marathon course takes participants down Lavender Mountain Drive (stretch road) to Berry’s mountain campus, past such famed landmarks as Frost Chapel, the Old Mill and WinShape Retreat Center, then back to main campus by way of the Viking Trail. The 10K and 5K races utilize shorter sections of stretch road and the Viking Trail. There’s also a 1-mile fun run for children in the Clara Bowl. Registration fees are currently $70 for the half marathon ($75 after March 22; $80 on race day), $35 for the 10K ($40 on race day) and $30 for the 5K ($35 on race day). Sign up today at www.berryhalf.com.

By Maxine Donnelly, philanthropic communications student assistant

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Old MillIn the most recent edition of the Alumni Accent poll, we asked you to weigh in on your favorite outdoor activities at Berry. The No. 1 answer was hiking to the reservoir with 35% of the vote. Next with 22% was taking it easy (you’ll get no argument from us!), followed by walking/jogging on the Viking Trail and horseback riding (each with 11%). Intramural sports (8%), mountain biking (5%), ropes courses (5%) and disc golf (3%) rounded out the list.

For our first poll of 2015, we’ve decided to focus on the iconic landmarks of the Berry campus, one of which recently showed up on the cover of  Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s budget report. The photo, taken by Georgia artist George Hernandez, was selected to hang in the Office of the Governor as part of “The Art of Georgia” rotating exhibit. Visit www.gaarts.org for more information.

Scroll to the blog footer to vote for your favorite Berry landmark.

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