Veterans parade, Fountain City Classic among weekend events

Big turnout expected at Soldier Marathon

spedersen@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 9, 2013 

Big turnout expected at Soldier Marathon

By STEPHANIE PEDERSEN

spedersen@ledger-enquirer.com

Temperatures should reach the 50s by the time the Veterans Day Parade kicks off today at 10 a.m. in Phenix City.

Folks should bundle up if they're planning to catch the parade, attend the Fountain City Classic or cheer on their favorite runner at the Soldier Marathon. Temperatures are expected to reach into the 60s after lunch.

Although it's getting cooler, the activities in the Chattahoochee Valley haven't slowed down.

Here is a sampling of things to do this weekend:

Tri-City Veterans Parade: This annual parade starts at 10 a.m. today on the corner of Dillingham and Broad streets in Phenix City, going down Broad Street in Phenix City and turning right on 13th Street and going over the 13th Street Bridge, down Broadway to Ninth Street in Columbus. The route is subject to change.

Soldier Marathon: Beginning and ending at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, 1775 Legacy Way in Columbus, the course covers

Fort Benning and the Chattahoochee RiverWalk, It starts at 8 a.m. today. Racers can choose from a full or half marathon, as well as a relay and 5K. There is a kid's relay. Register at htwww.active.com. Call 706-243-8128.

Fountain City Classic: The annual game between Albany State and Fort Valley State begins at 2 p.m. today at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $20/$25 at the gate for adults and $12/15 at the gate for children and students. The halftime show will feature ASU's Marching Rams Show Band and FVSU's Marching Blue Machine. Call 706-324-4080 or log onto www.fountaincityclassic.com for more information.

Light It Up Blue for Autism: This nighttime bike ride raises money for local autism groups. A donation isn't required, although any donation gets you a T-shirt and glow necklace, as well as a raffle ticket for one of two prizes. The race starts at 7 p.m. today at 1036 Broadway in Columbus. Register online at www.active.com

Craft Fair: Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary of Columbus from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the visitation hall of St. Anne Catholic Church, 2000 Kay Circle. Homemade cakes and pies, jewelry, quilts, and more. More than 40 vendors are expected to participate. Funds raised from vendor fees will help support a variety of charities, including the St. Anne Community Outreach Center.

Call 706-561-8678.

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