Atlanta Gladiators to have 5km race/walk Nov. 3
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The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL will have a 5-kilometer race/walk on Sat., Nov. 3 at the Infinite Energy Center. Money raised from the walk/race will go to the Atlanta Gladiators Foundation (previously known as the Gladiators for Kids Foundation). 

The event is called Circus Maximus. The term "Circus Maximus" was a chariot racetrack constructed in Rome in the sixth century B.C. The arena was also used for gladiator fights and the Roman Games. The name of the event is also fitting to the Gladiators hockey club because Maximus is the name of the Gladiators mascot. 

The day will begin with a Maximus Kids Fun Run starting at 8 a.m. ET. It will be a shorter distance than the 5km race/walk that will start at 8:30 a.m. ET. The start line and finish line of the race will be at the Infinite Energy Arena, the home hockey arena for the Gladiators. Medals will be given to those in first, second and third within various age groups and gender categories. 

Those who participate in the walk/run will also get a free ticket to one of two Gladiators home games. The games where fans have the opportunity to watch the Gladiators for free if they participate in the walk/run are Fri., Nov. 2 against the Norfolk Admirals at 7:30 p.m. ET and Sun., Nov. 4 against the Admirals at 3:05 p.m. ET. 

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