‘2018 Lutzie 43 Road Race’ slated for Aug. 4 in Marietta


Special to the
Opelika Observer

The Lutzie 43 Foundation will host the fourth-annual “2018 Lutzie 43 Road Race” Aug. 4 at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia.
Featuring a 5K and kids one-mile fun run, the event serves as a fundraiser for the foundation, which was created to honor the memory of former Auburn tight end Phillip Lutzenkirchen, who died in a 2014 drunken car crash.
Both Lutzenkirchen and the driver of the vehicle died and were later found to have been intoxicated.
Lutzenkirchen’s father, Mike, started the foundation to pass on Philip’s remarkable characteristics in terms of community service, leadership and service to others.
The foundation’s motto for young students and athletes is to “Live like Lutz, Love like Lutz, and Learn from Lutz,” reflecting from the organization’s desire to help others live out the many positive character attributes that Philip displayed, while learning from the circumstances that led to his death.
Registration for the race will begin at 6:30 a.m. EST in the school’s gymnasium, and the race will start at 8 a.m.
Pre-registration is open now, with digital registration forms available on the foundation’s website. The cost for each adult is $43, and $30 for students 22 and under.
Those unable to participate in the race will be able to make donations on www.roadrace.lutzie43.org.
For more information, email info@lutzie43.org or call 205-936-4527. The event venue is located at 2601 Shallowford Road in Marietta, Georgia.


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