Ache Around the Lake set for Sept. 16

Published 5:35 pm Friday, August 18, 2017

Even in these sweltering summer temperatures, runners and walkers are in training for the 12th Annual Ache Around the Lake Run/Walk—a benefit for St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation set for Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 a.m. at Lake Lanier. Ache Around the Lake is a community event that includes The Ache (8K or 5 miles) or The Ouch (a two-mile fun run). The Ache and the Ouch are open to all runners, walkers, strollers and your canine friends on a leash!

The Ache has become known as one of the ‘biggest little races’ on the racing circuit — boasting gorgeous mountain lake views, moderate weather, and a challenging USAT&F-certified course. Local elites, power walkers, and weekend racers enjoy this challenging race in the Carolina Foothills each fall.

This year, your support of Ache Around the Lake will benefit the Infusion Center at St. Luke’s Hospital.

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St. Luke’s Hospital Infusion Center, a member of Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) Network, offers the community a close-to-home alternative for chemotherapy and IV therapy treatments. Patients no longer have to travel far to obtain the care they need.

In addition to treatments for cancer diagnoses, patients have the support of ground-breaking clinical trials and expertise in sub-specialty cancer care. In addition to chemotherapy, area residents needing blood transfusions, arthritis infusion therapy or other IV medication can count on St. Luke’s Hospital Infusion Center to deliver that care in an atmosphere that’s both comfortable and focused on their specific treatment needs.

T-shirts will go to the first 200 registered participants.

Race Facts:

Both races will be professionally timed. Only the 8K is USATF-certified.

Beautiful handmade pottery awards will be given to top three Overall and Overall Masters for The Ache.

Beautiful handmade pottery awards will be given to first place in age groups for The Ache and top male and female for The Ouch.

Top Dog award will go to fastest canine-human team.

Registration is open. Visit to register or learn more.

– article submitted by Jennifer Wilson