Fifth Annual Goblin Gallop Fast Approaching

Volunteers from Heron Bay Golf and Country Club and the Hands of Hope Clinic have been diligently making preparations for the fifth annual Goblin Gallop benefiting Henry County’s Hands of Hope Clinic.

[USPRwire, Sat Oct 11 2008] Volunteers from Heron Bay Golf and Country Club and the Hands of Hope Clinic have been diligently making preparations for the fifth annual Goblin Gallop benefiting Henry County’s Hands of Hope Clinic. People of all ages are invited to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes at Heron Bay for an evening of fall family fun. The event, a 6K run, 1mile Run/Walk and Tot Trot, is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2008.

“Our Goblin Gallop volunteers have been excitedly preparing for the event, ordering water, fruit and supplies, registering runners, securing sponsorships and spreading the word about the event,” said Julie Griffin, Associate Broker at Keller Williams Realty Traditions, Board Member at Hands of Hope and Goblin Gallop Committee Chairperson. “Our volunteers are so passionate about the Goblin Gallop because it is our largest fundraiser for the Hands of Hope Clinic, which provides medical and dental services to over 30,000 uninsured adults and children in Henry County.”

Established in 2004 as a way to bring the community together while drawing awareness of and raising funds for the Hands of Hope Clinic, the Goblin Gallop has grown in size each year, and has been hosted by Heron Bay Golf and Country Club since 2005. Last year’s Goblin Gallop attracted more than 230 participants and raised more than $20,000 for the clinic.

The Goblin Gallop is an event for every age group with three different races: 6K Run, 1 Mile Run/Walk and the “Tot Trot,” for kids aged five and under. Pre-registration is now being accepted for the race. The cost is as follows: 6K Run - $15, Pre-registration, $20 at the door; 1 Mile Run/Walk - $10 Pre-registration, $15 at the door and “Tot Trot” ages 5 and under, 60 yards – no charge. During the Goblin Gallop, guests are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costumes and prizes will be awarded to the most creative costumes. Pre-registration forms are available at Click on the Goblin Gallop icon to access the form.

Georgia fans need not worry about missing the big University of Georgia versus Louisiana State University game. Heron Bay will broadcast the game on-site during the race on a plasma television, which will be raffled off to a race participant following the event. All 6K participants will receive a raffle ticket upon registering and additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the race, so be sure to bring a few extra dollars.

The Hands of Hope Clinic is a free Christian medical clinic in Henry County. The clinic operates every Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 1010 Hospital Drive on the campus of Henry Medical Center. Its commitment is to provide any resident of the county who does not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid, has no private health insurance and who cannot afford to see a doctor, with basic medical care and free medications as available. Hands of Hope Clinic relies on help from volunteers, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, therapists, and other various healthcare personnel and is financially supported through its volunteers and charitable donations. All monies raised during the Goblin Gallop and plasma television raffle will support the clinic.

To visit Heron Bay, take I-75 South to Exit 216. Turn right and proceed five miles to Heron Bay Golf & Country Club.

About Heron Bay Golf & Country Club

Named the “Community of the Year” in 2005 by the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association, and awarded the 2006 Grand Award for Outstanding Development by the Georgia Urban Forest Council, Heron Bay Golf & Country Club, developed by Minerva Properties, is a master-planned community that is setting new standards for development in the Atlanta marketplace. Heron Bay includes a variety of neighborhoods designed for every life stage and features a full complement of unparalleled amenities in a resort-like setting in Locust Grove, Ga., just south of Atlanta. For more information, visit or call 770-957-5633.

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