By Justin Ove (Patch Staff)
The race will take place at the Polo Fields in Cumming in early February. A soccer academy which serves the Cumming community is planning a 5K race in Cumming to raise funds for its scholarship program.

According to United Futbol Academy, the first-ever Race for the Goal 5K and 1K Fun Run will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Polo Fields in Cumming. Runners who register before Feb. 1 will be eligible to receive a free t-shirt, the academy says. The cost toregister for the 5K is $25, while the 1K fun run will cost $15. Race day registration costs $5 extra.

All proceeds generated by the event will benefit the academy’s scholarship fund, which provides opportunities for disadvantaged youngsters to play in recreational and competitive leagues that they would not normally be able to afford to participate in.

For more information on the race, please contact United Futbol Academy at 678-648-7033 or

Fun Run(ning) Fact: A 5K may seem like a long distance, but it’s a warmup for the average soccer player. During a full 90-minute match, a player usually runs more than 11 kilometers. That’s a seven mile run!


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