Race showcased Augusta

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I take great pride in being a born-and-bred Augustan. It also makes me proud when quality events showcase our beautiful city to visitors – the Masters Tournament, the Augusta Futurity, Half Ironman, Augusta State University’s golf tournament, et al.).

Another event is the Augusta Half Marathon. The 1,100 runners who ran the race Sunday were treated to one of Augusta’s best events, great weather and hospitality. The Augusta Sports Council’s management and execution was beyond superlative. The course took the runners through some of Augusta’s treasures: downtown, the Medical District, “The Hill,” skirting west Augusta by the Augusta National Golf Club, around Lake Olmstead, bisecting Harrisburg, by the new and impressive Kroc Center, over the Augusta Canal and finishing at the renovated Enterprise Mill.

As I visited with out-of-town racers, they praised the race organization, the variety and beauty of the course and, of course, the weather!

I hope Augustans will take a visitor’s perspective to experience what a wonderful city we have and the potential it holds because of climate, lifestyle, cost of living, economic resources, opportunity and good people!

Brad Usry

Augusta

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JRC2024
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JRC2024 02/29/12 - 10:01 am
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Thanks Brad, I love it here

Thanks Brad, I love it here and have always been proud also.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 02/29/12 - 01:41 pm
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Yes Brad, Augusta does have a

Yes Brad, Augusta does have a lot of potential. All of consolidated Augusta. I look forward to the day when I can see some of these bike races or marathons coming south on Hwys 25, 1, or 56 so they can showcase our area. The reason I look forward to seeing those things is that I have noticed these events are usually routed in and around where all of my tax money goes.

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c6murphy 02/29/12 - 03:08 pm
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What city are you talking

What city are you talking about? Certainly not Augusta, where they will mow the grass next month and then again next year. Not this Augusta where politicians would rather fight like dogs over scraps rather than work together to build something. The name should be changed to Detroit, it certainly mirrors that city more than anything you are talking about

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derekdugan 02/29/12 - 07:40 pm
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Great letter, Brad - says

Great letter, Brad - says perfectly what I have been trying to articulate about Augusta for years. Thanks for all you do for Augusta, too.

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