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Basketball fans everywhere know the road to the 2013 NCAA® Men’s Final Four® ends in Atlanta. But on Saturday, April 6, another road to the Final Four will occur – namely, the “Northwestern Mutual Road to the Final Four 5K.” The Northwestern Mutual sponsored event takes participants on a scenic detour through the streets of Georgia’s capital and ends at International Plaza outside the Georgia Dome, where the day’s semifinal games will take place.
The 5K is open to all ages and will benefit the Coaches vs. Cancer® program, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society® and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers coaches, teams and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. Participants can register online at www.ncaa.com/finalfour or www.active.com until 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. Registration and packet pick-up for the Road to the Final Four 5K begins at 6:30 a.m. on race day at the International Plaza near the Georgia World Congress Center. Runners and walkers also can register on race day beginning at 6:30 a.m. A $25 entry fee applies for the Timed 5K Run and a $20 entry fee applies for the Untimed 5K Walk/Run. The entry fee for those who register on race day is $30 for the Timed 5K Run and $25 for the Untimed 5K Walk/Run.