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Lots of children and adults were out early, Saturday morning, hitting the pavement at an annual race that will help improve literacy across central Georgia.

The Junior League of Macon sponsored the "Bookin' It 5K" race.

Organizers say the event is one of their largest fundraisers.

Runners started at Stone Edge church, and ran a course along Bass Road in Macon.

Kids also participated in a "book worm jog".

Nearly 300 people ran this year.

"When I showed up and saw all of these folks, it made me feel good that we're all pitching in for a really good cause. It's just a really great race," said Mike Austin.

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Chairperson for the race, Terese McGee, said, "It will allow us to make a difference in the children's lives by promoting literacy, improving literacy, so that they can be more successful."

The Junior League of Macon is planning their next big fundraiser, which will take place in April.


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