The Lutzie 43 Foundation hosted the 8th annual Road Race 5K run, presented by Jim Ellis Kia of Kennesaw, on Aug. 6.
The inaugural Road Race was the first event the Foundation hosted after Philip Lutzenkirchen’s passing in 2014. Since the first race, it has become a staple event in Marietta and to Auburn and Lutzenkirchen fans across the country.
The event took place at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Lutzenkirchen’s hometown, at Lutzie 43 Field. Lassiter has memorialized Lutzenkirchen by naming the football field “Lutzie 43 Field.” This year’s race saw over 670 on-site runners.
Runners from across the country had the opportunity to participate in the Road Race as virtual runners and run from wherever they are. This year’s race saw over 420 runners participate from various locations across the country such as Birmingham, Nashville, Miami, Auburn, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis and more.
The Lutzie 43 Foundation aims to encourage and empower all drivers to be positive ambassadors for safe driving through character development, mentorship and real-world application.
For more information, visit lutzie43.org.