Back on My Feet Meaningful Miles 5K
|Saturday, August 25, 2012
Historic Fourth Ward Park
680 Dallas Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Event Organizer Website
The race will be a 5K this year, with one mile honoring each of our partner facilities/teams—a Trinity Mile, a Gateway Mile and a Salvation Army Mile. As Back on My Feet Atlanta grows so will this annual race, always adding one mile per partner shelter. Join us for an amazing event that promotes a new understanding of homelessness and brings the entire community together for a worthy cause. Be sure to stick around post-race for fun activities for the entire family!
As a runner, you know how the sport of running teaches life lessons about hard work, dedication, individual drive and teamwork. In 2007, Anne Mahlum, the founder of Back on My Feet and a serious marathoner, discovered these very same lessons could be delivered, through running, to help people transition out of homelessness. Since then, Back on My Feet has expanded to nine cities—Atlanta was the eighth!—and has helped more than 400 individuals experiencing homelessness move their lives forward. Back on My Feet Atlanta partners with local shelters—currently Trinity House, Salvation Army and Gateway Center—to provide community and structure to an under-served population. Alongside volunteers, Members run between one and three miles each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:45AM. Each Member who maintains 90% attendance at morning runs earns financial aid and receives educational, housing and job training opportunities. Through running, Members gain confidence and self-esteem that propels them toward independence and self-sufficiency. To join our team, visit our website today! www.backonmyfeet.org
Online Registration is CLOSED, but...
You can register in-store at Phidippides located in Ansley Mall at 1544 Piedmont Rd on Thursday August 23 (10a-8p) or Friday (10a-7p). Race Day registration is subject to availability. All race registrants must be registered by 7:00am in order to receive a timing chip.
Parking will be available at the open lot next to the park, located at 641 North Avenue Atlanta, GA 30308. Look for parking signs and parking volunteers. There is also free street parking around the AMLI lofts near the park.
DIRECTIONS to PARKING
I-85, I-75 (coming from the North): 1. Take Exit 249D. 2. Turn left onto North Ave. 3. Cross Peachtree and continue until you see the parking signs for the race on your right. I-75, I-85 (coming from the south): 1. Take Exit 249D. Continue straight one block to West Peachtree St. 2. Turn left on West Peachtree St. 3. Proceed one block to North Ave and turn right. 4. Cross Peachtree and continue until you see the parking signs for the race on your right.
**Arrive early for the traditional Back on My Feet Circle-Up at 7:00 AM**
START & FINISH
The 2012 Back on My Feet Meaningful Miles 5K starts at 7:30 AM in Historic Fourth Ward Park, goes around the park and surrounding neighborhoods then finishes back in the Park.
Gift cards from Phidippides for Overall M & F, Masters M & F and 1st place age categories.
EARLY PACKET PICK UP
Pick up race number and t-shirt at the following locations before the race:
Phidippides at Ansley Mall – Auguast 23 & 24 (for those registered by August 20th)
Race Day: On-site at Historic Fourth Park from 6:30am-7:30am.
RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Yes, you can register on Race Day if spots are still available (we are capping the race at 500 people). Arrive early--on-site registration is from 6:30am to 7:00am. On-site registration is $30.
Registration is $25 through August 1st and $30 thereafter. Don't procrastinate!!